Food & Beverage

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Honeysuckle tea could help treat flu


  • Daily Meal, The

Researchers at Nanjing University in China found that the traditional Chinese medicinal use of honeysuckle tea could be used to fight the most common strains of influenza virus A. Researchers called t… Read More

Calif. city promotes wineries, distilleries with "Spirits Alley" brand


  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)

The City of Alameda, Calif., has dubbed an area concentrated with wineries, distilleries and beverage distributors as "Spirits Alley," in an effort to support the "entrepreneurial spirit" of existing … Read More

France tops Italy as world's biggest wine producer


  • Reuters

France has recaptured its standing as the biggest wine maker worldwide after two years of coming in second to Italy. France increased its wine output by 10% over last year, producing 46.2 million hect… Read More