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  • Vancouver founder of meme-friendly White Claw on bringing the drink to Canada

    A tsunami of social media hype and celebratory trend pieces have already made White Claw a sensation in the United States. And so the hard seltzer's long-awaited Canadian debut this weekend comes with no shortage of expectations for similarly effervescent fortunes.
  • Smoke, extreme heat pose harsh test for West Coast vineyards

    TURNER, Ore. (AP) — The heat wave that recently hit the Pacific Northwest subjected the region’s vineyards to record-breaking temperatures nine months after the fields that produce world-class wine were blanketed by wildfire smoke.
  • California's Paso Robles area offers wine-tasters variety

    PASO ROBLES, Calif. - Winemakers around this central California city can grow a mind-boggling variety of grapes thanks to a wide diversity of microclimates.
  • From modest beginnings, Washington now a force in wine world

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington.
  • Set the table early, and other tips for Thanksgiving hosts

    Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family dynamics, buried deep below the surface for the other 364 days a year, that threaten to bubble up through the gravy.
  • Despite fires, California wine is doing just fine - for now

    HEALDSBURG, Calif. - If you're worried that wildfires might have created shortages of Northern California's 2019 cabernet sauvignon, or even just imparted it with an undesirable smoky flavour, you can relax. The wine is just fine. For now.
  • RIGHT AT HOME: Terracotta makes a colour comeback

    There was a time not that long ago when designers were tearing out anything terracotta-colored, whether it was tile, painted walls or upholstered furniture. A darling hue of the '80s, the brownish orange — evocative of terracotta earthenware — was considered dowdy and done.
  • From Zen to zany, backyards with style and personality

    For some people, backyards aren't just backyards anymore.
  • Easy-breezy: Planning ahead can make your picnic just that

    As the weather warms up, many of us start thinking about enjoying our meals outdoors. But a seamless, successful picnic takes some planning. Having a checklist and some ideas for what foods work best can keep the easy-breezy notion of a summer picnic just that.
  • Pergolas: Ancient garden structures are getting updated

    Pergolas have been part of home gardens for a long time, but they're getting some modern upgrades because of trends toward backyard sanctuaries and entertaining.

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