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Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one day will help bring local identities to American whiskeys. | Video

Glen where? EU court questions German's whisky branding

LUXEMBOURG A German distiller selling a whisky called "Glen Buchenbach" may be infringing Scotland's rights on its national drink even though he makes clear he produces it in Germany, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday.

07 Jun 2018

Russian art gallery to review alcohol sales after attack on masterpiece

MOSCOW One of Russia's leading art galleries announced on Monday it would try to stop the sale of alcohol on its premises after a man attacked a masterpiece with a metal pole after drinking vodka there. | Video

29 May 2018

For public guests inside castle, royal wedding 'like a dream'

WINDSOR They may not have been in the chapel or the reception, but the 2,640 locals, community representatives and members of the public invited to witness Saturday's royal wedding inside the walls of Windsor Castle still felt they had front-row seats.

19 May 2018

The media are agog but are Britons really bothered about royal wedding?

ETON, England Drinking pints in a traditional English pub in the genteel town of Eton under swathes of red, white and blue bunting, locals say Saturday's wedding of Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle is going to be a massive event. Others are not so sure.

14 May 2018

Cosby lawyers suggest accuser testified against him to help career

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Bill Cosby's defense team on Wednesday questioned the motives of a witness who says the comedian drugged her for four days in 1984 and sexually molested her, asking whether she was telling her story in a bid to revive her flagging career in musical theater. | Video

11 Apr 2018

France's Galeries Lafayette turns to art and gourmet food to lure shoppers

PARIS France's chic department store Galeries Lafayette is betting on an art foundation and an Italian gourmet food hall in Paris to help differentiate its brand from bricks-and-mortar rivals and e-commerce competitors.

21 Mar 2018

Feeding the fashionistas: Gucci turns to fine dining

Luxury labels are accustomed to tempting fashionistas, and now they're stretching from haute couture to haute cuisine.

09 Jan 2018

Champagne? It's all in the taste, says top Europe court

BRUSSELS Europe's top court dashed brand-jealous champagne producers' hopes on Wednesday with a ruling that a sorbet sold by German discounter Aldi Sud could be labelled with the word champagne because it contained it.

20 Dec 2017

It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

FUNCHAL, Portugal The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.

13 Dec 2017