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  • Mario Batali hit with $500,000 liquor-license fine Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Mario Batali

    Mario Batali agreed to settle charges brought by the NY State Liquor Authority. Eataly's temporary wine shop closure will include a fine, Crain's reports.

  • How drunk are you?  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    Your smartphone can tell you, says Charles Yim, Breathometer founder & CEO, explaining how his device allows people to check their BAC levels. This is more of a second reference point and not a replacement for good judgment, says Yim. And Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" co-host explains how this device has changed behavior in his home and demonstrates how it works.

  • A wine for all seasons  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Tom Steffanci, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits president, discusses the growing demand for wine and spirits as the Easter season approaches.

  • Meet Mangria—Adam Carolla's manly drink  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Adam Carolla Hosts Cinco De Mangria Party Benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

    CNBC's Jane Wells speaks to Mangria creator Adam Carolla about how he created his popular drink.

  • Why margarita drinkers are seeing double Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    Lime prices are surging, putting pressure on restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

  • Spirited battle: Craft beer vs. hard alcohol  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Craft beer is taking on the multibillion-dollar spirits business for your consumer dollar, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • George Washington: The distiller  Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    We know George Washington as the first president of the United States, a patriot and a leader, but few may know he was also a very successful distiller.

  • Want a miracle? Bless this beer Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    Lakefront Brewery is holding a "Blessing of the Bock" ceremony modeled after a Middle Age tradition to bless beer to make it ferment.

  • Starbucks to sell wine & beer  Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Starbucks is slowly introducing beer and wine to bring customers in during later hours.

  • Food costs rising, but will you feel the pinch? Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    Whether rising food costs will translate into a higher restaurant bill depends on where you go, according to CEOS appearing on CNBC.

  • No water, no beer! MillerCoors' quest to save water Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    A sign near one of MillerCoors' two owned-and-operated barley farms where the company is constantly testing new ways to improve water usage.

    MillerCoors has made water conservation one of its key priorities, from its breweries around the country to the farms that supply it.

  • New fund takes its whisky neat Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:41 AM ET

    Investors looking for drinkable alternative assets now have an option besides wine: Whisky.

  • Starbooze? Cramer likes Starbucks' new menu Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Starbucks' move into alcohol sales and specialized stores is part of its effort to cover a larger market, both the day crowd and the evening crowd.

  • Skip the tip, restaurant CEO says Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Noodles' Kevin Reddy weighs in about possible increases in the minimum wage and why his restaurant chain has a no-tip policy.

  • Roll out the barrel! Craft beer growth jumps again Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    The Brewers Association reports craft brewers saw an 18 percent rise in volume last year and a 20 percent increase in retail dollar value.

  • St Patrick's Day cocktails  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Bushmills' master of whiskey Gerry Graham offers a few St. Patrick's Day cocktails to the "Squawk Box" crew, and Morgan Stanley Vice Chair Gary Kaminsky.

  • Why restaurants care so much about your breakfast Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Breakfast Wars! New breakfast offerings from Taco Bell (L), Dunkin' Donuts (C) and Starbucks (R).

    Breakfast is increasingly the restaurant meal to watch although analysts say entering the space is no slam dunk.

  • Wine from a keg?  Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares the new way wine is being poured in Pebble Beach, California.

  • For the serious wine lover: Merlot in a keg Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    Red wine kegs from the Pebble Beach Company.

    As California's drought hits winemakers, they've explored new—sometimes novel—ways to sell wine.

  • Calif. drought impacting vine & wine  Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the California drought is causing problems for Napa vineyards and shows new technologies being employed to fight drought.