Hefeweizen, the German-style beer characterized by tiny particles of yeast left behind after brewing, has grown in popularity in the U.S., where it is often served with a slice of citrus fruit and a frothy head. Experts taste-tested the top American brews.
Some scientists caution that low-carb foods will make people fatter if they overeat them. And confusion still reigns over how to calculate total carbs, as the FDA struggles to develop a definition. The Canadian government announced that no low-carb claims will be permitted on food labels, while an industry group says the low-carb label should mean no more than nine grams of total carbohydrates per serving.
Vintners increasingly are relying on technology as they seek to create the perfect bottle of wine. Software to track fruit, increase record-keeping efficiency and control temperatures and fermentation rates, along with GPS-enhanced tractors all are streamlining the process of making wine for several California wineries, including San Martin-based Clos LaChance.
United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 700 is recommending its members vote for a four-and-a-half-year contract it negotiated with Kroger. The agreement covers workers at 58 central Indiana stores. Union members had rejected a contract proposal in November.