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  • Most loved beer label? Here are 4 brews to watch Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Troegs Bros. Hop Knife Harvest Ale

    CNBC is once again setting out to find the most loved beer label. This year's vote begins Tuesday.

  • For two years, Napa Valley, California- based Mira Winery has been submerging bottles of wine in the harbor in Charleston, South Carolina, where its president lives, to determine the effects of water, motion, light and temperature on aging. But last week the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issued an advisory saying water pressure could cause...

  • NEW YORK— PepsiCo Co.' s board of directors elected Richard W. Fisher, former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as a member of the Pepsi board. Fisher served as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2005 to March 2015, and as a Deputy U.S. The former chairman and CEO of H.J. Heinz is an advisory partner to activist investor Nelson Peltz's...

  • SHANGHAI, March 23- China's largest food and beverage maker Tingyi Holding Corp said net profit fell 2 percent in 2014, while a slowing economy and fierce competition dragged sales down for the first time in almost two decades. Hong Kong- listed Tingyi, owner of the Master Kong brand and a partner with PepsiCo Inc and Starbucks Corp in China, said on Monday profit...

  • CVIKOV, Czech Republic— After shutting down in droves during the decades of Communist rule, the Czech Republic's small brewers are staging a comeback. Dilapidated beer making facilities dotted across this patch of Central Europe, which is better known for a clutch of global brands like Pilsner Urquell, are being reopened to revive local brewing traditions...

  • NAPA, Calif.— Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make his fortune in Napa Valley's famed wine country. He once bought a $42,000 Harley Davidson motorcycle rather than delay a road trip while another nearly new bike got fixed. Dahl, 47, then killed himself, leaving behind his wife, three children and two decades worth of failed projects,...

  • Diageo, the global alcohol giant behind those brands, along with Smirnoff, Bailey's, Bushmills and others, says it will put alcohol-content and nutrition information on the labels of its products. Diageo had long expressed interest in putting the information on its labels so it could appeal to consumers on low-carb diets. London- based Diageo PLC is the world's...

  • The heist led authorities to a backyard in Franklin County, where the barrels holding the bourbon— weighing up to 500 pounds each— were recovered behind a shed last week. One man has been arrested, and Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said investigators have other suspects. Wild Turkey's distillery is at Lawrenceburg, which is in a county neighboring Franklin...

  • Exemption in 'Tennessee Whiskey' law raises legal flags Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:45 AM ET

    The state Legislature in 2013 excluded Kelso- based Pritchard's Distillery from the law passed at the behest of Jack Daniel's that for the first time established rules for which products could label themselves as Tennessee whiskey. "If I subscribe to this rule that Jack Daniel's has imposed on us all, then I would then be paying homage to Jack Daniel's and not...

  • SHANGHAI/ SEATTLE, March 19- Starbucks Corp will partner Taiwanese drinks maker Tingyi Holding Corp to produce and sell ready-to-drink beverages in China, becoming the latest global firm to latch on to a local peer to expand in the tricky market. Starbucks will have Tingyi manufacture the drinks for China and help extend its distribution on the mainland, the U.S....

  • Starbucks shareholders weigh in on race   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Starbucks shareholders weigh in on race

    Outside the Starbucks annual meeting, shareholders like Mary Melalson, Evie Scribner and Steve Nussbaum react to the company's new "Race Together" initiative, and baristas Harrison Deatherage and Tyler Wright prepare to write those words on coffee cups.

  • Customers outside first Starbucks on 'race together'   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Customers outside first Starbucks on 'race together'

    Customers lined up out the door outside Starbucks' very first store in Seattle have mixed reactions to the company's new "Race Together" initiative.

  • Sláinte! Irish whiskey sales soar   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Sláinte! Irish whiskey sales soar

    Stephen Teeling, Teeling Whiskey Company, discusses the growing popularity of craft spirits as Dublin opens its first new distillery in more than a hundred years.

  • In battle of the beers, this brand is tops Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    Samuel Adams lager

    When it comes to generating a positive perception among consumers, this brand is still the beer to beat.

  • No bans on NZ dairy products after poison threat -govt Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 2:41 AM ET

    Countries including China, the biggest buyer of New Zealand dairy products, were not closing the door on shipments, a top official from the ministry told Reuters, as police track down the sender of letters to dairy giant Fonterra and the national farmers' group which were accompanied by infant formula laced with the pesticide 1080.. Following the announcement...

  • The fizzy future of champagne   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    The fizzy future of champagne

    Francoise Peretti, director of the UK Champagne Bureau, discusses why the champagne business is still booming.

  • WELLINGTON/ SHANGHAI, March 11- Chinese demand for New Zealand infant formula has fallen after a threat by suspected environmental activists to contaminate the product with an agricultural poison, the head of an exporter group said on Wednesday. Following the announcement, China said it would increase scrutiny of milk powder imports from New Zealand, which...

  • SHANGHAI, March 11- China will increase scrutiny on milk powder imports from New Zealand, its quality control watchdog said late on Tuesday, after suspected environmental activists threatened to contaminate infant formula in the top global dairy exporter. New Zealand police said on Tuesday letters were sent to the national farmers' group and dairy giant...

  • WELLINGTON, March 10- Suspected environmental activists have threatened to contaminate infant formula in New Zealand, the world's largest dairy exporter, in an attempt to halt the use of an agricultural poison on pests such as rats and possums. New Zealand police said on Tuesday letters were sent to the national farmers' group and dairy giant Fonterra in...

  • WELLINGTON, March 10- Suspected environmental activists have threatened to contaminate infant formula in New Zealand, the world's largest dairy exporter, in an attempt to halt use of an agricultural poison on pests such as rats and possums. New Zealand police said on Tuesday several letters were sent to the national farmers' group and dairy giant Fonterra in...