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France Reclaims Title: World's Largest Wine Maker

Saturday Oct 25, 2014
France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent.

Artisanal Ciders Give Growers New Revenue Stream

By Mary Esch | Oct 24
With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for artisanal brews.

Rudi Gernreich: A Fashion Revolutionary

By Andy Smith | Oct 24
"The two most important pieces of the Mid-Twentieth Century design are Yves St. Laurent's beatnik alligator jacket and Rudi Gernreich's topless swimsuit." -Cameron Silver

In the Spirit: Get Hard... With Cider

By Kristen Siebecker | Oct 24
Halloween is almost upon, but instead of bobbing for apples, consider a more adult approach: hard cider.

Dubai Cuts Into Medical Tourism Market

By Aya Batrawy | Oct 24
Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East's plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in six years.

The Meaning of Organic Beyond Food

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 23
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.

Ikea Makes Push for Growth

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 23
Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.

America Says Yes to Wasabi Ginger Potato Chips

By Candice Choi | Oct 22
Frito-Lay says "Wasabi Ginger" won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists - "Mango Salsa" and "Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese."

JFK Wedding Negatives Sell for $34K at Auction

By Philip Marcelo | Oct 22
One black-and-white photograph captures a dapper John F. Kennedy slicing into his wedding cake. This was among the images imprinted on 13 original negatives from the Kennedys' fairytale wedding that sold for $34,073.

No Time to Cook? Hire a Cyber Sous Chef

By Michele Kayal | Oct 21
If the only thing standing between you and a home cooked meal is the time and energy to shop and prep, a new breed of would-be cyber sous chefs wants to help get you cooking.

Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

By Shelley Acoca | Oct 21
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.