Beverages Distillers and Vintners

  • "Kentucky at its finest," said visitor Christy Trout, who sipped a lemon basil bourbon sour— one of three cocktails on the menu— and shared a toast with Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe as the bourbon bar opened Wednesday. The world's largest bourbon producer is among distilleries tapping into a new Kentucky law aimed at building on the state's burgeoning bourbon...

  • As the froth drains out of Asian economies like China, Treasury has found a lucrative market in selling $10- plus bottles of wine to millennial drinkers instead of relying on prestige sales to older, wealthy customers. The Melbourne- based company, owner of brands such as Penfolds and Wolf Blass, posted annual net profit growth of 131.2 percent to A $179.4 million,...

  • MÁD, Hungary, July 22- Two plaques put up in the village of Mád last month commemorate the important role Jewish families played in making Hungary's golden Tokaj wine, most of whom perished in the Holocaust. The plaques mark another step in Hungary on a painful journey in coming to terms with the treatment of its Jews during World War Two when most were handed over...

  • MÁD, Hungary, July 22- Two plaques put up in the village of Mád last month commemorate the important role Jewish families played in making Hungary's golden Tokaj wine, most of whom perished in the Holocaust. The plaques mark another step in Hungary on a painful journey in coming to terms with the treatment of its Jews during World War Two when most were handed over...

  • *Recovery in China wine market driven by online, logistics firms. *China wine market worth around $14.2 bln- IWSR report. China's wine market, hit hard by Beijing's crackdown on ostentatious spending and corruption in 2012, is starting to show signs of revival but lavish spending by China's wealthy elite has been replaced by more prudent consumption.

  • NEW YORK, June 21- There are few names in America as iconic as Mondavi, one of the original families who put California's Napa Valley on the winemaking map decades ago. When the original business was sold to beverage giant Constellation Brands back in 2004, Michael Mondavi started again, building Folio Fine Wine Partners with his wife, son and daughter.

  • May 23- Vodka maker Stock Spirits Group Plc's shareholders voted for all the proposals put forth by Western Gate Private Investments Ltd, handing the top investor a victory nearly two months after it started agitating for changes at the company. Stock Spirits, which operates mostly in Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy, said last month it returned to profit in...

  • Backwoods moonshine goes upscale

    Ned Vickers, Sugarlands Distilling, and Digger Manes, Discovery's "Moonshiners," talk about the booming market for high-end hooch.

  • LATUR, India, April 27- Haribhau Kamble, an unemployed labourer in India's richest state of Maharashtra, is forced to queue for hours in scorching heat to fetch water even as the government puts on trains to ship water to the region parched by back-to-back drought years. "The government says it is bringing water by train every day, but we are getting water once a week,"...

  • Nolet celebrates 325 years of vodka making

    The distillery behind Ketel One Vodka, is now in its 11th generation.

  • A shopper outside a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Illinois.

    Kroger has delivered 43 straight quarters of rising sales at stores open at least a year.

  • The UN food price index has dipped to a four-year low as good weather has resulted in an oversupply of cereals and dairy imports have slowed.

  • Bottles of wine sit on a shelf at Ludwigs Fine Wine and Spirits on October 30, 2013 in San Anselmo, Calif.

    The U.S. became the world's biggest market for wine last year, beating France into second place for the first time.

  • A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    Companies and industries that rely on low-income spenders could see a boost to the bottom line thanks to rising wages in many American states.

  • Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L'Oreal SA

    L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.

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    If you couldn't be Don Draper on "Mad Men," you could at least drink like him, but now vodka is back as America's favorite.

  • As Coca-Cola unveiled its first processing plant in Myanmar, one analyst warned that the move into frontier markets could mean emerging markets are not as attractive to multi-nationals as they once were.

  • A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    British grocery giant Tesco came to America nearly six years ago. Sadly for the British company, its invasion ended like the Revolutionary War.

  • Cheerios

    The "astonishing" growth of the middle class in emerging markets is benefiting General Mills and creating jobs in the U.S., CEO Ken Powell told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Thursday.

  • One sector that is yet to be truly tapped in Africa is the brewing industry, according to research firm Bernstein Research, which believes it is probably the most attractive region for long-term profit growth for global brewers.