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  • Want to buy a vineyard? Here’s where to look Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    Wealthy wine fanatics are opting to buy U.S. vineyards rather than the traditional French and Italian wineries.

  • Booze: The holiday gift that keeps on giving Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    New York Distilling Company's Rock & Rye cocktail.

    Recipe for a great holiday gift: Add one of these bottles. Pour. Serve.

  • Starbucks CEO wants to talk race in America Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starbucks President and CEO Howard Schultz speaks at a press conference, June 16, 2014, in New York.

    In a rare move for a CEO, Starbucks is discussing a touchy subject with employees: racial tension in America.

  • Lane County bans e-cigarette sales to minors Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    EUGENE, Ore.— Lane County commissioners have voted to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Lane County's two major cities are Eugene and Springfield. The county intends to begin random checks or "decoy purchases" to test whether tobacco retailers sell to minors, much as the Oregon Liquor Control Commission does with alcohol sales.

  • LONDON, Dec 17- Alcoholic drinks maker Diageo forecast flat sales for the first half of its financial year in the United States, its biggest and most profitable market, after demand over Thanksgiving fell short of its hopes. Part of the reason for the weaker performance is that Diageo is more heavily discounting Smirnoff vodka in the United States as it aims to...

  • Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November. "Alcoholic beverages are a key contributor to...

  • Powdered alcohol? Not so fast, lawmakers say Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    DENVER— Powdered alcohol, touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on-the-go, hasn't even arrived in stores but states are moving to ban the product amid concern that it will increase underage drinking. Colorado is the latest state considering banning "Palcohol," marketed as an ounce of rum or vodka in powdered form. "I think being proactive and jumping out...

  • Just how bloated is McDonald's menu? Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Car queue at the McDonalds drive-through in Anaheim, Calfornina.

    McDonald's menu has become so unwieldy that even the chain's U.S. president doesn't know how many items it contains.

  • Surprise! This country is shaking up the wine world Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Portugal's Douro Valley

    In a region known for port, winemakers along the Douro Valley are taking top prizes for reds and whites, Global Post reports.

  • Move over beer and wine; whiskey's time has come Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Sales for whiskey continue to rise, as do the number of craft distilleries popping up across the country.

  • 'Monsieur' Wonderful's big wine bet  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    Shark Tank investor Kevin O'Leary, discusses his big bet to revolutionize the wine industry.

  • Zipz Wine's big 'Shark' deal  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    "Shark Tank's" Kevin O'Leary and Andrew McMurry, Zipz national wine consultant, discuss Zipz's innovative single-serve container and why it could do for wine what aluminum cans did for soda.

  • Fast food CEO: McDonald's has problems. We don't Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    Carl’s Jr. "All-Natural Burger".

    One fast food CEO says 'sales have been very good since about the middle of June' as lower gas prices boost orders.

  • 'Mistletoe' drone at TGI Fridays injures woman Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    The drones were intended to hover over couples and inspire a little "mobile mistletoe mischief," according to TGI Fridays.

    The drone at a Brooklyn TGI Fridays was intended to inspire couples to get romantic, but a piece of customer's nose was chipped off instead.

  • Cult wines in demand  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Silver Oak CEO David Duncan discusses holiday demand for wine around the globe, and how his brand differentiates from others.

  • Red Lobster fires back: Comps are positive Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    Red Lobster fired back against a new poll that shows its attempt to win over customers with more seafood may be having the opposite effect.

  • Sweet blend of wine and music  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    Michael Dorf, City Winery CEO, discusses how he is able to attract wine enthusiasts around his growing business by placing live music on the menu.

  • 'Incredible craze' over new bourbon: Maker's Mark Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Maker's Mark is releasing a new bourbon and it's causing an "incredible craze … like nothing we've ever experienced," says chairman emeritus.

  • Maker's Mark 'Cask Strength' craze  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    As Bourbon continues to outperform Vodka, Bill Samuels Jr., Maker's Mark chairman emeritus, discusses the release of "Cask Strength," an uncut and unfiltered 113.5 proof bourbon straight from the barrel.

  • Yes, you can compete in beer chugging while running Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Corey Gallagher, who is training for the beer mile, at Yellow Jacket Stadium in Austin, Texas, Nov. 28, 2014.

    A new race lets you down as many beers as you are able, while running at full speed and trying not to vomit, reports the New York Times.