As his deadline approached to act on bills passed at the end of the 2011-12 legislative session, Gov. Brown signed a number of measures supported by farm organizations and vetoed two bills that would have imposed inflexible heat illness-prevention rules on California farmers and ranchers.
The more age-worthy a wine, the more likely it's going to need recorking at some point in its life. And, while the procedure is something you can try at home, it's not a procedure to be done carelessly or taken lightly.
The current go-to beverage option for Halloween parties is a spiked punch with chunks of dry ice added to create a mysterious layer of fog. It's a fun option, but don't let your beverage selection stop there.
Liquor prices in Washington fell gradually through the summer, taking the edge off higher prices that surprised some drinkers - and voters - when private retailers began selling spirits June 1. Spirits sales increased in July and August after falling in June.
Velvet Palate specializes in time-limited sales on selected wines. (Velvet Palate) If Amazon.com jumps into the wine business, as I discuss in my column this week, it could give a dramatic boost to online vino sales.