• 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.

  • These entrepreneurs are driven to drink Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    For spirit makers, there's a variation of the old adage: To make a small fortune, start with a large one.

  • You're a bad bartender: Homemade cocktail mistakes Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Making cocktails at home isn't a bargain if your DIY drinks aren't as good. Avoid these mistakes for a better drink—and better value.

  • Cuckoo for coconut water     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    Michael Kirban, Vita Coco co-founder & CEO, discusses the growing demand for coconut water.

  • HOBART, Tasmania, July 14- Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley- the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz.

  • Wine lovers raise a glass to direct shipping law Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    BOSTON— Whether it's pinot noir, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, wine lovers in Massachusetts will soon be able to have some of their favorite bottles shipped straight from the vineyards to their homes. Out-of-state domestic producers would initially pay $300 for a direct shipper's license, with a $150 renewal fee each subsequent year.

  • Craft beer has Carolina on its mind Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    The gold medal-winning Hop Drop ‘n Roll being readied for distribution at NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, N.C.

    The passage of "Pop the Cap" in 2005, local food movements, and arriving big craft brewers have poised N.C. as craft beer's new hotbed.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's largest brewer, sees great growth opportunities in Asia but prospects are lukewarm in Africa, Chief Executive Carlos Brito said on Friday. "Our culture is focused on Latin America and Asia. Brito said AB InBev has businesses with great potential in Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.

  • Creating a knockout summer party punch Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    G.M. Gurton’s Communal Punch, served at The Dead Rabbit  in New York City.

    Punch (yes really) is making a comeback on bar menus. Here's how to make the real deal at home.

  • Delicious summer punch for your next party     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Why not try pleasing everyone with this delicious punch? It's pleasing on the eye and tasty on the lips

  • Brewery sues law firm for trademark infringement Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:17 PM ET
    Full Sail Brewing Company Sessions Lager sues The Sessions Law Firm for copyright infringement.

    Full Sail Brewing is suing The Sessions Law Firm, which specializes in driving under the influence (DUI) cases, for trademark infringement.

  • Bottoms up! US brewery count tops 3,000 Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    The Brewers Association says the total number of breweries in operation has topped the 3,000 mark, crossing a barrier not likely seen since the 1870s.

  • 'The Duke' duels Duke over trademark rights Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    John Wayne in "True Grit"

    John Wayne's heirs are suing Duke University over its objections to use of his nickname in alcoholic beverages, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

  • Pubs cheer World Cup: J D Wetherspoon chairman     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    The World Cup has been good to pubs because it is a spectacle enjoyed by sporty and non-sporty people alike, says Tim Martin, founder and chairman of J D Wetherspoon.

  • *Tsogo Sun to buyback shares worth $260 mln from SABMiller. LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG July 7- SABMiller will sell its $1 billion stake in South Africa's top gaming and hotel group Tsogo Sun, the brewer said on Monday, giving it cash to beef up its African beer business.

  • LONDON/ ACCRA, July 4- Tucked in a corner of a Guinness brewery in a run-down part of Ghana's capital, flanked by industrial silos and crates of bottles, stands the Cube, a gleaming mini-factory that may point the way forward for global consumer goods companies in Africa.

  • Favorite sodas by region     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    A judge on Monday declared New York City's ban on the sale of large sugary drinks "arbitrary and capricious.''

    The top sodas being sold in the U.S. are boring. Here are more exciting choices and where they're popular.