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  • The Bourbon Economy Bounces Back Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:49 PM ET
    Bottles are filled with Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey on the production line at the company's distillery in Versailles, Kentucky.

    Bourbon now accounts for 70 percent of the $1.1 billion in spirits the U.S. exports annually, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Citigroup estimates that sales could double over the next seven years. And that is giving Kentucky's economy a healthy boost.

  • The 2012 Premiere Napa Valley Trade Auction at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Helena, CA.

    Forget Dow 13,000, for an indication of which direction the economy may be heading look no further than Napa Valley. After a record $3.1 million in wine was sold at the Premier Napa Valley trade auction this past weekend, it appears the economy may be looking up.

  • Sunoco’s Craft Beer Exchange Program has been a hit with customers since it began as a pilot program in 12 locations in Western New York in July 2011. The company expanded the program last fall across the state of New York and announced Friday it would be bringing the concept to South Carolina.

  • Coca-Cola Exec Talks Enterprise  Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    John Brock, Coca-Cola Enterprises Chairman & CEO, shares insight on Coca-Cola's latest enterprise and marketing efforts.

  • The Boston Marathon

    The Boston Beer Company will announce a first-ever partnership between the maker of Sam Adams and the Boston Athletic Association, the organizer of the Boston Marathon to brew a special beer for the race.

  • A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    In this age of Facebook and Twitter, capitalizing on new media is both an opportunity and a conundrum for many companies. Social media can be a great way to connect and stay top-of-mind with consumers, but how can you really quantify what a “like” on Facebook is worth? This is a question the country’s No. 3 craft brewer recently set out to answer, and it now says it’s determined what its Facebook fans mean to its bottom line.

  • The Booming Beer Brand No One Is Talking About Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 8:45 AM ET
    Grupo Modelo Beers

    Coors Light recently made national headlines when, according to industry trade publication Beer Marketer's Insights, it passed Budweiser as the No. 2 best-selling beer in the U.S. in 2011, but a lesser known beer quietly put up some impressive numbers of its own: Modelo Especial.

  • 2012: The Year of the Stock Picker Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 5:44 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, shows examples of divergence among stocks in the same sector.

  • Beer Giant Taps Into Cider in a Bid for Growth Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 2:27 PM ET
    Crispin Cider

    Tenth and Blake, the craft and import division of MillerCoors, is looking to take a bite out of the burgeoning cider industry with the acquisition of the Crispin Cider Company. The move will give the global beer giant a presence in the beer industry’s fastest growing category.

  • Food Companies: We're Ready for the Super Bowl Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 12:16 PM ET

    If man (and woman) has got to eat, the Super Bowl represents to food companies what Christmas is to retailers — a major percentage of sales.

  • What Your Drink Says About You Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 3:32 PM ET
    Glass of Whiskey

    Over at the Gloss, bartender Kristen Hamill reveals what you've known all along: your bartenders are judging you by what you drink.

  • Glass of Whiskey

    About 38 million Americans binge drink at least four times a month, a new study says, with an average eight drinks per sitting.

  • Would You Invest In Porn? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    The Porn Convention - Adult Entertainment Expo 2012

    If sin sells — and sex sells, as the success of Internet pornography industry and its annual convention more than demonstrate — then does it follow that investing in sin makes sense?

  • Sin Tax for Paid Internet Porn? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:09 PM ET
    The Porn Convention - Adult Entertainment Expo 2012

    Is it a good way to influence behavior and/or raise revenue, just like tobacco and alcohol?

  • Sodastream & Kraft in Branding Deal  Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    Sodastream shares get a pop Thursday on the announcement of co-branding a deal with Kraft Foods. CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in.

  • Kraft Deal Adds Sparkle to Sodastream: CEO Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 11:28 AM ET
    Kombucha Tea

    Sodastream Chief Executive Daniel Birnbaum told CNBC Thursday the company's  deal with Kraft not only adds "sparkle" to some of Kraft's iconic brands, it enhances Sodastream's business model.

  • Investors Thirsting for Boston Beer  Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports the Boston Beer Company hit all time highs.

  • Trading Top Stocks for 2012  Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 12:39 PM ET

    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders discuss stocks making moves in the market.

  • Beer With That Burger? White Castle Tests Alcohol Sales Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
    White Castle Crave Crate

    The hamburger chain is sipping on the idea of selling alcoholic beverages at its restaurants. The 90-year-old company is testing beer and wine sales at a location in Indiana.

  • Tequila Avion: Bottoms Up?  Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer takes a look at the spectacular growth in high-end spirits, with Ken Austin, Tequila Avion CEO.