Beer, Wine & Spirits


  • Craft beer exports near $100 million Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    Inside the Brooklyn Brewery, maker of Brooklyn beers.

    Craft beer is growing by double digits at home and it’s picking up momentum overseas as well, with exports rising 35.7 percent last year.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A lawyer for a Dartmouth College fraternity accused of branding new members compared it to a form of self-expression like body piercing or tattooing. Alpha Delta was suspended in October for violating alcohol rules during one party and hosting another without registering it with the college. A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired...

  • MOSCOW— As the economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in this heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products. Layoffs, wage cuts and price increases are combining to worsen the problem of alcoholism, which has long been a major public health issue, by...

  • Most loved beer label contest: Underdogs to watch Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Prairie Artisan Ales Chrismas Bomb.

    CNBC's beer label contest is all about having the right flair. Here are three potential Cinderella labels that could make some noise in the brackets.

  • 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.

  • Golf legend Greg Norman launches Shark fund Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Greg Norman

    U.S. golf may be in doldrums, but Great White Shark Enterprises is thriving by diversifying into everything from finance to wine-making.

  • World's best single malt whiskey comes from where? Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:56 PM ET

    Whiskey connoisseurs in Scotland and Japan may have shed a few tears into their snifters this weekend.

  • 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...

  • There is now an app for your vodka bottle Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    Medea Vodka

    Everything has an app these days, even vodka bottles.

  • Shaken or stirred? With Palcohol it won't matter Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    New York Distilling Company's Rock & Rye cocktail.

    Palcohol, a new take on the old fashioned cocktail, has lawmakers and parents alike up in arms.

  • Where's the beef? Restaurants flock to chicken Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm in Osage, Iowa.

    Amid soaring beef prices and a chicken "health halo," chains are churning out new chicken items on menus and cutting back on promoting burgers.

  • Another round for this old bourbon Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Campbell Brown (L) and his great great grandfather George Garvin Brown (R).

    Brown-Forman is investing $50 million in a push to revive Old Forester, "America's first bottled bourbon."

  • Kin at helm of Old Forester's revival   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Kin at helm of Old Forester's revival

    Campbell Brown, Old Forester president, discusses the whiskey maker's plans to rejuvenate the bourbon brand.

  • Here's how to invest in wine   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 9:47 PM ET
    Here's how to invest in wine

    Peter Lunzer, CEO & CIO at Lunzer Wine Investments, likes the Bordeaux wine as an investment choice because it remains as the perfect and traditional way to honor guests.

  • This fast food ban hasn't cut obesity: Study Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    obesity over weight health

    What happens when a city tries to restrict fast food openings in poorer areas in hopes of reducing obesity?

  • Starbucks announces 2-for-1 stock split Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Coffee giant Starbucks announced a 2 for 1 stock split on Wednesday, its first split in nearly a decade.

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana could ban powdered alcohol before it even has a chance to hit store shelves, as a House committee voted unanimously Wednesday not to allow the new product's sale, purchase or even possession in the state. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, earlier this month approved the sale of the powdered alcohol product, Palcohol.

  • Smashburger CEO: IPO an option at some point Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:21 PM ET
    Smashburger CEO Scott Crane

    While Smashburger may consider going public "at some point," right now it has big plans to grow, CEO Scott Crane told CNBC.

  • Starbucks race discussion plan draws backlash Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Starbucks' baristas across the country have begun writing "Race Together" on coffee cups as part of a wider company effort to raise awareness on race relations.

    'They're entering almost a war zone where you have to be careful,' said one brand consultant.

  • 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.