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Metal shades shimmer on BAFTAs red carpet


LONDON Despite the chilly winter, guests at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards appeared to ditch traditional gowns for some fun and flirty looks, with metallics, sequins and embellished dresses dominating the red carpet. | Video

Australian wine exports to China soar as premium labels sparkle

SYDNEY The value of Australian wine exports to China surged 40 percent in 2016, industry figures showed on Friday, unexpectedly driven by sales of premium labels rather than the cheaper wines that major producers had been looking to boost.

Jan 27 2017

Melania Trump's hometown hopes new-found fame will boost trade, tourism

SEVNICA, Slovenia "First Lady" apple pies in the Kruhek bakery in Melania Trump's hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia are selling like hot cakes.

Jan 20 2017

Decades-old Madrid cafe keeps flamenco spirit alive

MADRID In one of Madrid's oldest flamenco venues, a heart-wrenching voice commands attention as arms rise, fingers curl and feet strike wooden floors to the sound of gypsy chords. | Video

Jan 19 2017

Berlin Christmas market attack threatens European tourism again

BERLIN The truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday evening is the latest blow for Europe's tourism industry, hitting a city that had been attracting more and more visitors in recent years.

Dec 20 2016

Strange brews as UK whisky distillers cash in on gin boom

METHVEN, Scotland Seaweed, rhubarb, Christmas pudding and even ants - all ingredients used by a new generation of gin makers enjoying a booming British market.

Dec 15 2016

Starbucks courts millennials with $10 coffee at new Reserve bars

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK Starbucks Corp Chief Executive and co-founder Howard Schultz's plan to build a new prestige brand is a bet that moving upscale can raise the profile of the world's largest coffee brand with millennials like Megan Sauers. 

Dec 07 2016

For London's food and wine businesses, Brexit has a bitter taste

LONDON Importing fine foods from Spain has been a good trade for London firm Brindisa, but like many food and wine businesses that rely on the free movement of goods and workers within the European Union, it has been badly hit by Britain's vote to leave. | Video

Dec 06 2016

Haute cuisine? Santa serves up sleigh-borne dinner in the sky

BRUSSELS Not waiting at home for Santa Claus, gourmets in Brussels are flying off aboard his sleigh to dine with him above the city's rooftops and twinkling Christmas lights.

Nov 26 2016

Michelin hands stars to 54 San Francisco restaurants

Michelin awarded stars to 54 San Francisco-area restaurants in the 2017 edition of its eating guide on the City by the Bay that will be launched on Wednesday.

Oct 25 2016