| Oct 9, 2013
In Southern California's outer orbit, a dusty highway drive away from the L.A.'s health-obsessed celebrities and hipsters, a massive $70-million factory is preparing to churn out 140,000 gallons of premium juice a week.
The 264,000-square-foot Rancho...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Superstar athletes Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Serena Williams led their colleagues with endorsements of food and beverages that are calorie-dense and unhealthful – sending mixed messages about diet and health, researchers said.
Of 512 brands...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:23 PM
STEVINSON, Calif. — A leggy bridesmaid smoothed her Grecian-pleated dress and stuffed lipstick and two cigars into her cowboy boots.
Over by the horses, the best man slipped a flask out of his vest and offered a mare a sip.
The preacher was...
| Nov 2, 2013
Italian immigrants were instrumental in founding the California wine industry, yet when winemakers sought to upgrade the image of their wines in the mid-20th century, they followed the then-current fashion and went with French grapes — Chardonnay...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Jon Bonné’s new book, “The New California Wine: A guide to the producers and wines behind a revolution in taste,” is a wonderful, engaging read with an actual narrative and a cast of characters who think outside the box, care about...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Treasury Wine Estates, the maker of Beringer wines, is dumping up to $35 million worth of wine that's past its prime.
Unsold expired wine has been sitting in warehouses awaiting store shelves, including the mass-marketed Beringer label wine, based in...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:22 AM
BEIJING -- Revelations by a New Zealand dairy company that its exports could contain toxic bacteria have sent shock waves across Asia -- perhaps nowhere more so than in China, where officials announced a recall of potentially tainted powdered milk over...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Even if you spit, hire a designated driver and plan your route with the efficiency of a mom navigating Costco, there are only so many wineries you can visit in a day. Which is a problem in California, home to nearly 3,000 wineries. Most of them make...
| Aug 30, 2013
Americans might soon need to get used to apple or grape juice as their breakfast drink of choice — unless, that is, they're willing to pay exorbitant prices for orange juice. Or maybe scientists, plant breeders and farmers will manage to save the...
| Jun 14, 2013
It's always amazing that we need academic studies to state the obvious, such as the one in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology a few years ago finding that people are happier during weekends.
No less amazing, though, is the knee-jerk...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Faced with a crippling combination of low revenue, high labor costs and declining funding from the state, El Monte is moving to declare a fiscal emergency and seek a tax on all sugary beverages sold within the city. The moves......