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1 hr ago | USA Today

Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine

As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine. Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Food and Drug Administration, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Coffee, University of Toledo

5 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Castro Valley winery fined $115,000 for using volunteers

A small-time vintner's use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines -- and sent a chill through the wine industry. The volunteers, some of them learning to make wine while helping out, were illegally unpaid laborers, and Westover Winery should have been paying them and paying worker taxes, the state Department of Industrial Relations said.

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Related Topix: Wine, Castro Valley, CA

9 hrs ago | The Tribune

Go For the Food: The ultimate beer run in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vermont - Let's not call this a "beer run." That has such a... Friday night frat boy connotation.

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Related Topix: Beer, Vermont, Montpelier, VT, Waterbury, VT, Life, Food, Cheese

12 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

Rugby-lovers have a ball at annual beer festival

Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club's annual beer festival. From left, Andrew Gassor, vice-chairman of the rugby club and beer festival organiser, Richard Davies, Martin Dickson, Luke Marchment and Olly De Chair, who are all club members REVELLERS enjoyed a winning combination of watching rugby and tasting real ales during Royal Wootton Bassett 's beer festival at the weekend.

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Related Topix: Beer, World News, United Kingdom,

16 hrs ago | Bicester Advertiser

Good summer means corking vintage for our wine-makers

OXFORDSHIRE'S winemakers are looking forward to raising a glass to next month's harvest after a perfect summer for growing grapes. The warm weather - without too much rain - that the county has enjoyed over the last few months has been a boon for Oxfordshire's vineyards and means 2014 is set to be a good vintage.

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Related Topix: Wine, Weather

16 hrs ago | Bicester Advertiser

Good summer means corking vintage for our wine-makers

OXFORDSHIRE'S winemakers are looking forward to raising a glass to next month's harvest after a perfect summer for growing grapes. The warm weather - without too much rain - that the county has enjoyed over the last few months has been a boon for Oxfordshire's vineyards and means 2014 is set to be a good vintage.

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Related Topix: Wine, Weather

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Winemaker to watch: Brandon Armitage, pinot tiger

Winemaker Brandon Armitage, from the Heart o' the Mountain winery family, in his new winery and tasting room in Aptos, Calif., Thursday, Sep. 5, 2014. In Chinese astrology, the tiger is a born leader.

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Related Topix: Wine, Aptos, CA, Hitchcock, Big Sur, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

WFAA-TV Dallas

Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins

A Texas oncologist had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him, prosecutors said. Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins A Texas oncologist had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him, prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Texas, Oncology, Medicine, Coffee, Harris County, TX

WKYT

Diageo welcoming visitors at historic distillery

The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller becomes the ninth stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Last year, more than 630,000 people visited the state's distilleries.

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Related Topix: Whiskey, Liquor

Vallejo Times-Herald

Inmates used to harvest wine grapes in Northern California

Jail inmates in Northern California are getting paid to harvest wine grapes as part of a new program that seeks to connect them with private companies seeking workers. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman says he launched the program after hearing local employers complain that the county's illegal marijuana business was snatching up most available labor.

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Related Topix: Wine, Mendocino County, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Heineken rejects Miller takeover bid

Miller Lite beverage truck equipped with an HTS-30D Direct Mount Ultra-Rack by MobiusDaXter [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL ], via Wikimedia Commons The family-owned Heineken of Amsterdam said last night that it will continue preserving its heritage as an independent company. Heineken is the world's third-largest beer-maker.

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The Drinks Business

Gallo donates $100k to Napa quake fund

The E&J Gallo Winery has donated US$100,000 to the American Red Cross to help winemakers affected by the earthquake that struck Napa Valley last month. Napa's wine industry is estimated to have lost US$80 million after a quake measuring 6.1 on the richter scale ripped through the region in the early hours of Sunday, 24 August, on the eve of the 2014 harvest.

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Related Topix: Wine, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Napa County, CA

This is Local London

Stat Chat: Which professions drink the most coffee?

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: The workers who drink most coffee.

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Related Topix: Coffee

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

Most say the picking is behind schedule by 10 days to two weeks, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. And they expect to get less fruit than last year because the hard winter, a cool summer and lots of rain hurt growing conditions.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oregon, WI, Stoughton, WI, Wine

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Heineken Owners Reportedly Rebuff SABMiller's Purchase Offer

In a move seen as a way to fight off a potential takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev, large brewer SABMiller has reportedly offered to buy Heineken. The family that controls the Dutch-based brewer rejected the idea, according to Bloomberg News.

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The New Zealand Herald

What professions drink the most coffee?

Whether you stayed up late watching three episodes of The Good Wife instead of one, accidentally finished the whole bottle of red or got lost in an internet well of stupid videos about Chihuahuas using neck massagers, a cup of coffee is an early morning panacea for many workers, vital to stifling 11am yawns. It seems a caffeine injection is more important in some professions than others however, as a poll by Pressat has revealed.

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Related Topix: Coffee

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Shocker: Journalists are utterly addicted to coffee

Yup. Well, at least according to a survey by press release distributor Pressat. Journalists and media staff apparently consumed more cups of joe than any other profession.

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Related Topix: Coffee

The Advertiser

Indian restaurant creates 11 new jobs in Trimdon Village

BUSINESS VENTURE: Brothers Sabir Ahmed and Mohammed Miah joined forces to transform a run-down bar on the outskirts of the village into the Cinnamon Club and Champagne Bar. Brothers Sabir Ahmed and Mohammed Miah joined forces to transform a run-down bar on the outskirts of the village into the Cinnamon Club and Champagne Bar.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

North Kitsap Herald

Washington's oldest winery continues to shine | Kitsap Week

Running the Northwest's largest winery is daunting. Simultaneously crafting some of our region's best wines is downright difficult.

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Related Topix: Wine, King County, WA, Woodinville, WA

CBS Atlanta

Two perfect days in Camden, Maine

Straight up, over ice, or frozen, daiquiris are just as good now as when Hemingway drank them. Of course, like many classics, the daiquiri is easy to make and easy to get wrong.

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Related Topix: Camden, ME, Tea, Portland, ME, Life, Food, Dining

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