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.
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.
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.