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  • China slows, so does Scotch whisky demand     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    Direct scotch exports to China are down 39 percent from last year. John Rutledge, Safanad, and the "Closing Bell" panel, discuss the decline in consumption.

  • Do tips perpetuate unfair wages for workers? Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Is tipping the right thing to do, or does it perpetuate an unethical system low wages for certain jobs?

  • Japan's whisky pour     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    Suntory Global Ambassador and former master distiller Mike Miyamoto says tasting is believing when it comes to Japanese whisky "Suntory Hibiki 21."

  • A sampling of the good stuff     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    John Glass, malt master at Ian Macleod Distillery, shows Michelle Caruso-Cabrera how to judge a good glass of Scotch whisky.

  • Scotch industry & the Scotland vote     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Barrels of Scotch whisky at the Ian Macleod distillery just outside Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Scotland polls open on Thursday for people to vote on whether the country should become independent from the United Kingdom. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports why scotch producers are nervous.

  • Scotland vote worries its No. 3 industry: Whisky Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    An employee works the production line at the Ian Macleod distillery in Scotland.

    Members of Scotland's best-known industry are watching the vote for independence with serious trepidation.

  • Stiffed restaurant sells NFL star receipt on eBay Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Receipt signed by LeSean McCoy as shown on eBay

    The restaurateur who publicly blasted LeSean McCoy for leaving a 20-cent tip told CNBC he won't apologize for starting the controversy.

  • Traders try next cult wine     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    Terroir Capital founder Charles Banks is the man behind one of Napa Valley's most sought after cult wines known as "Screaming Eagle." The FMHR traders try Fable Mountain Vineyards' Syrah.

  • Blasting NFL star's bad tip: Restaurateur not sorry Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:32 PM ET
    Philadelphia Eagles’ running back LeSean McCoy watches from the bench during a preseason game between the Eagles and the New York Jets in Philadelphia.

    The restaurateur who publicly blasted LeSean McCoy for leaving a 20-cent tip told CNBC he won't apologize for starting the controversy.

  • Bottoms up! The pumpkin craze hits the bar scene Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    Craft distillers are taking advantage of Americans' obsession with pumpkin spice everything—with results that could rival the pumpkin spice latte.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Would you give up alcohol to help balance the family budget? I posed that very question on social media recently. These were some of the answers I got:.

  • Olive Garden bends $100 pasta pass rules Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass for sale on eBay

    In the wake of Olive Garden's highly successful promotion for never-ending pasta, its plans to bend the rules of the pasta pass.

  • Peter Gago, chief winemaker at Penfolds Wines, says people are willing to pay a high price for Australian wines.

  • Panera asks customers to leave the guns at home Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    A customer exits a Panera Bread Co. location in New York, U.S.

    The request places it on a growing list of companies asking guests to refrain from toting firearms into their locations.

  • These sisters have no appetite for Carl's Jr.'s ads Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 5:56 PM ET
    A Carl's Jr. restaurant in San Bruno, Calif.

    Carl's Jr.'s ads featuring scantily clad women are designed to grab the attention young men. Now two sisters are calling for a boycott.

  • El Pollo Loco's ingredient to success: Competition Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:49 PM ET
    An El Pollo Loco restaurant

    El Pollo Loco can thank some of its recent success to competitors like Chipotle Mexican Grill, its CEO said.

  • Burger flippers earn the least here Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:42 AM ET
    Fast food workers protesting outside a McDonald's in Times Square, New York

    Fast-food workers across the nation went on strike Thursday. So where do the nation's burger flippers earn the least and the most?

  • Sept 3- The leading vodka brands in the United States are losing their buzz as craft distillers and other alcoholic drinks infringe on their turf. Both Diageo Plc, which markets Smirnoff, and Pernod Ricard SA, known for its Absolut brand, say newcomers to the vodka market are cutting into their sales.

  • Starbucks through the years Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    Starbucks has been successful for years but as with any famous coffee chain, there is a history behind the success.

  • Liquid investments     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    Peter Kaufman is the co-founder and managing partner of Bacchus Capital Management, a private equity firm that invests in wineries. Kaufman discusses investing in wine.