Wine Time: CrossBarn Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma Coast

...with perfect weather conditions.The Sonoma Coast vineyards where the grapes were grown are influenced by the cool Pacific Ocean. Daytime temperatures are moderated by fog rolling in from the ocean, and nights can dip into the 40s. This gives...

First day of fall brings relief from Augusta's hot summer

...pattern is expected to increase through the winter before waning in the spring.El Nino is the warming of the eastern Pacific Ocean that can result every two to seven years in varying intensity. The warming sets off a reaction that will likely bring...

Cooler, wetter winter might be ahead for Augusta

A strong El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean could signal a wetter, cooler winter than normal for the Southeast, Georgia's top climatologist said. It could also mean less...

July was Earth's hottest month on record

...combination of man-made climate change and a strong, near-record El Nino. An El Nino is a warming of the equatorial Pacific Ocean that alters weather worldwide for about a year.The oceans drove the globe to record levels. Not only were the world's...

Wine Time: Anderra Carmenere 2013, Chile

...Chile, and when I drink one I can picture the beautiful Andes Mountains towering over vineyards that slope down to the Pacific Ocean.The wines usually are full of ripe fruit, with all kinds of juicy flavors. When I think Carmenere I don't usually...

Lockheed Martin to buy helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion

...also makes presidential helicopters, and its aircraft have returned astronauts home after they splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.Lockheed Martin plans to add Sikorsky to its mission systems and training unit. The Bethesda, Md., defense contractor...

Eventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean suffering

...earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 500 people and destroyed nearly 220,000 houses in the country tucked by the Pacific Ocean."In the locker room we kept thinking of our family, our sons, the people that suffered in Chile because of the...

Wine Time: Montes Alpha Syrah 2012, Chile

...sustainability, let the terroir express itself and, of course, quality."The Colchagua Valley is only 11 miles from the Pacific Ocean, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The cold climate allows the grapes to ripen slowly and reach full maturation...

Michaux: McIlroy's injury a summer bummer

...Bahamas with his sons. Lucas Glover missed the first two months of 2012 after spraining his knee paddle boarding in the Pacific Ocean before the season-opener at Kapalua.Thomas Levet once broke his leg leaping into a lake beside the 18th green after...

PGA of America pulls Grand Slam event in October from Trump course in Los Angeles

...calls Trump Turnberry. LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan has said there are no plans to change the venue.Trump said losing the Grand Slam of Golf this year will give him time to rebuild the Los Angeles course that fronts the Pacific Ocean.