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  • Drink up! Barrel-aged vodka a happy accident Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    OYO’s barrel-rested vodka is a successful accident.

    Barrel-Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka is selling for $36 online. Middle West Spirits' new flavored vodka ties natural infusions and barrel aging.

  • Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2- cent- per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates.

  • Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Coca-Cola Co. reported quarterly sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as demand weakened for Diet Coke in North America. Globally, the world's biggest beverage maker, said sales volume rose 3 percent, boosted by gains in places including China, India, the Middle East and South Africa.

  • Coca-Cola CEO defends growth plan     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola chairman & CEO, shares his thought on David Winter's comments that Coca-Cola needs to restore credibility with investors. Our equity plan is a good plan approved by the shareholders, says Kent.

  • Coca-Cola's 'sparkling' plans for growth: CEO     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Muhtar Kent, CEO of The Coca Cola Company speaks at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative.

    Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola chairman & CEO, shares his company's plans to grow its sparkling beverage brands globally.

  • Coca-Cola quarterly profit falls 3 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    July 22- Coca-Cola Co reported a 3 percent fall in quarterly net profit due to restructuring of its juice operations in Russia and the separation of its Brazilian bottling operations last year.

  • It once owned a handful of stores in New York City, Seattle and Philadelphia but closed most, including one in Times Square, in 2010.. At the same time Starbucks Corp last week opened its first store in Colombia 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain began buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Coca-Cola Co may have annual profits of about $9.3 billion, but that princely sum could fall short of what the world's largest soda maker needs to tempt would-be franchisees into taking over more of its regional bottling operations.

  • Collapse of Stroh's Brewing Company     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    Kerry Dolan, Forbes, discusses her article on the rise and fall of the Stroh family who immigrated to this country with nothing but a beer recipe, turned it into a fortune, and lost it all.

  • End game for Monster Beverage     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Shares of Monster Beverage are down more than 3 percent today. CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg, shares his opinions on the health issues associated with this company.

  • Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    The move also marks a continuing departure from the status quo of mass market lagers or stouts, demonstrating a willingness of American breweries to explore— and innovate— old world beer styles from Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom.

  • Chicago is Lagunitas Brewing’s kind of town Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Lagunitas Brewing cut the ribbon on a 300,000-square-foot brew house and tap room in Chicago's Douglas Park neighborhood.

  • Cacao fruit in your drink? Don't think chocolate Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    If you think cacao is synonymous with chocolate, think again—at least so far as your spirits collection is concerned.

  • Is that a weed in my drink? Cocktails go wild Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Forager Brian Early walks Tales attendees through finds from a recent tour in New Orleans.

    Farm-to-table sourcing is downright tame compared with what some distillers and bartenders are doing to source spirited ingredients.

  • Stone Brewing to open brewery in Berlin Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Stone Brewing Co. has closed on a deal to open a brewery and bistro in Berlin, becoming the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe.

  • Here's why you ordered that premium cocktail Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    Bartender as therapist is a universal concept. There's a different kind of bar psychology, though, that can get you to spend more.

  • Cocktail science: Aging spirits in wine casks Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    A San Francisco distillery is aging its gin in sauvignon blanc or cabernet sauvignon casks. It's the latest craze in the boutique spirits industry.

  • POWRANNA, Australia, July 18- Thousands of Black Angus bulls snort steam gently into the frigid early morning air at Tasmania's largest cattle feedlot as they jostle for space at a long grain trough.

  • Battle of the sexes, bartender edition: Who wins? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    At the Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans, teams of men and women squared off to see which gender makes the best cocktails.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 17- Arca Continental, Latin America's No. 2 Coke bottler, said on Thursday its second-quarter profit rose 3 percent, as cost-cutting helped offset a drop in sales caused by a tax on sugary drinks.