• 10 Unusual Vodka Flavors Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 3:01 PM ET
    Stir in one part candy store, one part alcohol and a splash of cocktail risk taking. For many vodka producers, this is a recipe for success as they seek to capture the American consumer and draw attention to their brand through creative new flavors. Flavored vodka accounts for approximately 27 percent of leading brand vodka volume and continues to grow in popularity as total vodka sales also increase, according to market research firm Technomic. In 2011, David Ozgo, senior vice president of econ

    With such whimsical flavors as cookie dough, smoked salmon, and whipped cream, today’s vodka aisle is getting adventurous as companies seek to draw consumers and generate attention for their brands.

  • Coca-Cola Beats Top & Bottom Line   Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 7:50 AM ET
    Coca-Cola Beats Top & Bottom Line

    Breaking down KO's first quarter numbers, reporting revenues of $11.14B vs. $10.8B est, with Mark Swartzberg, Stifel Nicolaus beverage analyst.

  • Cramer: 5 Earnings to Watch Tuesday Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 3:55 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals which earnings reports he plans to monitor.

  • Barman pulling a pint of stout

    Regional distribution for many craft brewers is limited, the demand is not. The category continues to show consistent growth year after year and the question facing many brewers is how to best meet increased demand.

  • North Carolina Crafts a New Beer City, USA Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 2:32 PM ET

    Move over Milwaukee and step aside St. Louis! There’s a new Beer City, USA, that's the hottest spot in the brewing world. Pull up a barstool and we'll tell you where it is!

  • Daniel Craig and Sean Connery as James Bond

    James Bond will be reaching for a Heineken, not his signature martini — shaken, not stirred — in the upcoming Bond flick, Skyfall, as part of in a six-figure cross-promotion deal, reported by Ad Age.

  • Brewing Profits: Cider Takes on Beer Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 3:39 AM ET

    As the beverage industry gears up for the Summer Olympics and warmer weather, Barry Dixon, head of Davy Research, told investors that C&C is the stock to watch as cider meets the U.S.

  • What’s in a Name? Bulgari Family Enters Wine Business Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    Starting this week, sharp-eyed wine consumers might notice the Bulgari name in an unexpected place, a wine label, as the Bulgari family slowly enters the wine business.

  • Jamba Juice CEO on Hiring   Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 2:45 PM ET
    Jamba Juice CEO on Hiring

    James White, Jamba Juice CEO, discusses hiring and what's behind Jamba Juice stock's 62% rise year-to-date.

  • Craft Beer Industry Continues To Surge Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    The Brewers Association, the trade association representing small and independent brewers, has released its full 2011 data and the numbers, as usual, are striking.

  • Another Round for Miller Time Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    Miller Lite

    One of the best known slogans in advertising is making a comeback. MillerCoors is bringing back the tagline “It’s Miller Time”, made famous in the 1970’s during its use with Miller High Life and brought back a second time for Miller Lite from 1997 to 2002.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Has Brewers Seeing Green Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 3:16 PM ET

    It’s often said it’s good to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but it may better to be in the beer business.

  • $94,000 Scotch? Why Not, It's St. Patty's Day Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 12:49 PM ET
    Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, celebrated 125 years of pioneering achievement.

    St. Patrick’s Day is the smallest of all consumer holidays in terms of how much people spend, but more Americans than ever — some 54.4 percent, according to BigResearch — are planning to celebrate the traditional Irish holiday this year. The market researcher estimates consumers will spend about $35 on the holiday, or about $4.6 billion.

  • Unique Neighborhood Coffee Shops Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    Whether dark roast, light roast, with milk or black, no matter how you take your morning cup, you are part of a worldwide community of java drinkers that have made coffee one of the world’s top-traded agricultural commodities.For as many coffee drinkers as there are in the country, it seems there are just as many coffee shops, from international chains to the coffee house on the corner. It’s those neighborhood Coffee appliance maker Krups created its Best Brew Awards in 2011 to honor the best sm

    This year, voters chose 10 shops from across the country to receive the Best Brew Award. Find out who the winners are.

  • Learning From the Spurned and Tipsy Fruit Fly Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 8:57 AM ET
    Fruit Fly

    Fruit flies apparently self-medicate just like many humans do, using alcohol as a balm when rejected by desired mates, the New York Times reports.

  • Juice Cleanse Craze   Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 1:55 PM ET
    Juice Cleanse Craze

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on a booming segment of the beverage sector.

  • 2007 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    The online wine retailer TastingRoom.com now offers a solution for wine connoisseurs who wish to indulge in high-end wine by the glass at home. The strategy caters to consumers who are breaking out the corkscrew more often and whose tastebuds are more adventurous than those of older generations.

  • Green Mountain vs. Starbucks   Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    Green Mountain vs. Starbucks

    The Fast Money crew discuss unusually large option volumes in both Green Mountain and Starbucks ahead of last night's announcement by Starbucks. Ketih Siegner, analyst at Credit Suisse, weighs in.

  • Beer Companies Looking Beyond Beer for Growth Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 3:13 PM ET

    It appears the fastest way to growth for many beer companies is to look beyond beer. The latest example came Tuesday when Molson Coors Brewing announced it is launching Coors Light Iced Tea in Canada next month, with a possible U.S rollout at a later date.

  • 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.