Actress Amy Poehler has opened a wine store in New York City's Park Slope neighborhood named Zula Wines & Spirits. The store holds free wine tastings and offers free local delivery, with a wide variety of wine options, including many wines under $13, Poehler says.
Canadian Club is debuting its 41 Year Old whisky, which is the initial release in a series of premium options coming from the company. Other winter spirits launches include Freeland's first craft bourbon and Knob Creek's Twice Barreled Rye.
Heaven's Door Spirits, the whiskey operation backed by musician Bob Dylan, is bringing out its first limited edition. Heaven's Door 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon has been mellowed with charcoal and will retail for about $130.
Ohio's Division of Liquor Control has rebranded its shops as Ohio Liquor, with the new name and logo to debut at the state's shops next year. The state noted that the rebranding process will be "a gradual change that will take a few years to fully implement."
Investigators in California haven't discovered a source for the romaine-related E. coli outbreak, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing water samples from the area. Romaine is returning to grocery produce departments, starting with greens that have been bagged and tagged with tracking information.
The process of tracing the source of a foodborne illness outbreak is time-consuming and has gaps that could be addressed by a more united approach to food safety throughout the industry, said PMA's Bob Whitaker. He identifies gaps, details the next steps and suggests tools to help speed the process, such as a "scannable, permanent electronic record that can be accessed quickly and sorted."
Researchers are set to harvest the first crop of bananas grown in greenhouses without soil, as part of an effort by Chiquita Brands International and Netherlands-based Wageningen University. The project is designed to avoid a soil-dwelling fungus that's increasingly taking a toll on the popular Cavendish banana.
The House and Senate have reached a bipartisan compromise on the farm bill, and a vote on the measure is likely later this week. The bill doesn't include tighter restrictions on food stamp recipients; it contains several provisions backed by the National Potato Council.
Several powerful women are leading the finance industry forward, despite the fact that women are still underrepresented as executives in the field. Here is a look at the careers of such leaders as Ellevest's Sallie Krawcheck, Visa's Jolen Anderson and Mary Callahan Erdoes of JPMorgan Chase.
A woman is more likely to experience bias at work if she is the only woman in the office, according to a report from McKinsey & Co. and LeanIn. In addition, women in these situations report feeling "on guard" and "closely watched."