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  • Jan 8- Alcoholic beverage maker Constellation Brands Inc reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher sales of its beer brands such as Corona and Modelo. The company's net income rose to $222 million, or $1.10 per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 30 from $211 million, or $1.07 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $1.54 billion from $1.44...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 8- Wildfires sweeping through southeast Australia are carrying with them the spectre of a silent killer for grapes growing in the nearby Adelaide Hills wine region. As fears grow that climate change is lengthening the time and severity of Australia's bushfire season, government funding to find a solution to the phenomenon is drying up.

  • Jan 7- Keurig Green Mountain Inc will sell Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc's soda pods for its at-home cold beverage system, Keurig Cold, expected to be launched this year. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Wednesday that the two companies had signed a deal. Keurig signed a deal with Coca-Cola Co in September to sell the carbonated drink maker's Honest Tea...

  • Jan 7- Keurig Green Mountain Inc, maker of the K-Cup single-serve coffee pod, signed a deal with Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc to sell capsules that make its sodas in Keurig's planned cold-drink machine, the Wall Street Journal reported. Keurig and Dr Pepper didn't disclose the financial terms for their multiyear deal, which Dr Pepper said prevents it from sharing...

  • Investment firm 3G Capital scouts new targets - WSJ Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 1:53 AM ET

    Executives at the New York- based Brazilian investment firm are discussing the possibility of buying a food or beverage company such as Campbell Soup Co or even PepsiCo Inc, the newspaper reported. 3 G could collaborate with brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev or end up taking only pieces of PepsiCo, which has a market capitalization of about $140 billion, the...

  • Bud’s Super Bowl playbook: Puppies and Pac-Man Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    Will a lost puppy, Clydesdales and Pac-Man be the winning combination this Super Bowl? Anheuser-Busch hopes so.

  • Imported beer, sparkling wine & brown liquor hot  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands discusses the most popular alcoholic beverages among consumers now.

  • Can champagne sales forecast Q1?  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides insight to data showing champagne sales are closely correlated with incomes and consumer sentiment.

  • Want the best bubbly? Check the year, not the price Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    There's no need to spend $100 or more for a bottle of Champagne. Even a $9 bargain pick can offer value—if you don't make common serving mistakes.

  • HAVANA/ MIAMI, Dec 22- International rivals have a clear head start in Cuba but U.S. companies could catch up quickly if the economic embargo that has kept them away is dismantled in a new era of cooperation between Washington and Havana. "We've found it to be quite a stable and good place to do business and have had a lot of success there," said David Pathe, the chief...

  • Beverage trends in 25 years  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a looks at how consumer demand and innovation is driving big change in the beverage industry.

  • Booze: The holiday gift that keeps on giving Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    New York Distilling Company's Rock & Rye cocktail.

    Recipe for a great holiday gift: Add one of these bottles. Pour. Serve.

  • Icelandair hotel serves cocktail named 'apartheid' Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    An Icelandair airplane sits on the tarmac as travelers wait for a flight inside the Akureyi Airport, in this April 24, 2010 photo in Akureyi, Iceland.

    A vodka cocktail served in one of Icelandair's hotels was named 'Apartheid.'

  • Festive drinks for your office party!  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Tonight is the most popular night for the Christmas office party. Dustin MacMillan, head of creative at Hix Restaurant Group, shows you how to make a straight up martini, made from cow's milk vodka; and a traditional boozy eggnog to get you in the festive mood.

  • Invest in the holiday drink  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    From an investment perspective, how can you find opportunity in popular festive cocktails? Trevor Stirling, European beverages analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, says we've moved away from gummy bear and cookie dough flavoured vodkas, towards flavoured whisky.

  • 'Mad Men effect' behind whisky's revival: Expert  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    Olly Wehring, managing editor at Just-Drinks, says the popularity of whisky in TV programs such as Mad Men is helping the spirit's fortunes.

  • LONDON, Dec 17- Alcoholic drinks maker Diageo forecast flat sales for the first half of its financial year in the United States, its biggest and most profitable market, after demand over Thanksgiving fell short of its hopes. Part of the reason for the weaker performance is that Diageo is more heavily discounting Smirnoff vodka in the United States as it aims to...

  • Dec 17- PepsiCo Inc earnings could come under pressure in the fourth quarter due to currency fluctuations, investors said, as the company's biggest foreign markets- Russia, Mexico and Canada- have all taken hits to their currencies in recent months. While international expansion has helped PepsiCo diversify, it has exposed it to broader economic problems and...

  • Move over beer and wine; whiskey's time has come Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Sales for whiskey continue to rise, as do the number of craft distilleries popping up across the country.

  • The Jack Ma-tini: Wall Street holiday cocktails Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    Jack Ma

    The best way to celebrate a successful year on Wall Street is to have a celebratory toast. Here are some drink suggestions.