February 5, 1999 |
The Clinton administration plans to propose changes in existing wine labels that would include references to the health effects of drinking wine. The Treasury Department is expected to announce the proposed new wording for the labels today, according to a senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "I think it's a very major accomplishment," said John DeLuca, president of the San Francisco-based Wine Institute.
December 1, 2002 |
To the 5 million tourists who visit Napa Valley each year, the quiet community offers an idyllic escape to a place where the wealth and the wine are always flowing. But behind the picturesque charm of this viticultural Mecca brews an ongoing battle between vintners and environmentalists over the narrow stretch of land, 40 miles north of San Francisco, that has the wine industry looking for ways to stave off increased government regulation. The Wine Institute and the California Assn.
April 13, 2007 |
They won the best picture Oscar with 2002's blockbuster "Chicago," and now director Rob Marshall and producer Harvey Weinstein plan to adapt another hit Broadway musical for the screen. This time the production is "Nine," which won the Tony for best musical. The Weinstein Co. said Thursday that Marshall will direct the adaptation, with Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist for the original 1982 production, reprising his songwriting roles.
March 19, 2003 |
If only she were singing "Having My Baby." A tremendously pregnant Catherine Zeta-Jones has agreed to perform in Sunday's Academy Awards, joining Queen Latifah in singing "Chicago's" nominated song, "I Move On." The John Kander and Fred Ebb tune had been performed in the movie musical by Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger, but Zellweger declined to perform in front of the Oscars' global television audience.
February 9, 1993 |
The musical comedy "Romance Romance," videotaped in its original theatrical form, brings the Broadway theater to TV in "Clairol on Broadway" (6 and 10 tonight on A&E). The first of a series of performing arts showcases designed to share the theatergoing experience, this 1988 Tony-nominated show was staged by the Old Globe in San Diego in 1989 but never made it to Los Angeles, which is not hard to understand.
August 19, 1986 |
Jos. E. Seagram & Sons, California's second-largest wine producer, resigned from the San Francisco-based Wine Institute over policy differences, the company said Monday. Samuel Bronfman II, president of Seagram Vintners, said the company was taking the action because the institute "misled our industry as to Seagram's interests and materially undermined (Seagram's) reputation."