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  • 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.

  • Beer distributor keeps up Indiana liquor law fight Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Indianapolis- based Monarch Beverage Co., the state's largest beer distributor, has filed documents seeking a liquor wholesaler's permit for a separate corporate entity. The state Alcohol and Tobacco Commission has already notified the company it intends to deny the request, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported.

  • 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.

  • A sweet shortcut to tastier cocktails at home Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    A collection of cocktail syrups for your next cocktail party.

    Cocktail mixers are going high end. When to buy, and how to make the most of syrups and shrubs at home.

  • 6 bar-worthy homemade cocktails using craft syrup Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    New small-batch syrups and mixers make it easier for consumers to craft cocktails at home.

  • Here's your chance to win a lifetime of Taco Bell Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    A lifetime of Taco Bell could be hiding in your wallet.

  • Bull market crisis: Rosé runs dry in the Hamptons Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    Several hotspots across Long Island's playground for the rich have run low on both local and imported vintages of the pink wine.

  • Napa winemakers absorb quake costs Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:41 PM ET
    A worker cleans up barrels that collapsed in a storage room at Kieu Hoang Winery on August 25, 2014 in Napa, Calif.

    As Napa Valley winemakers clean up after the 6.0-magnitude earthquake, many will have to pay for damages out of their own pockets.

  • Wine cost: What's in that bottle? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    What makes one bottle of wine cost $15 while another goes for $1,000? Joe Bastianich of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" explains the cost of wine.