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    Six news stories that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week.

  • Winemakers Blend Tradition and Technology Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    Winemaking is experimenting with social media, iPhone apps and other digital advances to lift sales and solidify customer relations.

  • Getting Into the 'Spirits' of the Season     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    Rich Bergsund, CEO of Wine.com, discusses the booming business of online wine sales.

  • I'll Drink to That: Why Diageo Is Buying in India Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    Why did Diageo spend over $2 billion to buy a majority stake in India's United Spirits? It's simple math, CEO Paul Walsh told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."

  • Diageo's $2.1 Billion Bet on India     Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo, discusses his company's agreement to acquire 53.4 percent of India's United Spirits. "India is a very attractive market, and we just got the number one player in that market," he says.

  • Best Sommelier of the America's Competition     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    The best of the best from North and South America are preparing to go "palate to palate" in Brazil next week, with the "Closing Bell" crew.

  • Rare Whiskey Collections     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:50 PM ET

    Ken Grier, The Macallan Distillers director, discusses just how much money one can make investing in whiskey, and the growing number of whiskey collections around the world.

  • Shares Constellation Brands surged more than 4 percent on Friday leaving the stock up 75 percent for the year after strong quarterly earnings.

  • Constellation Brands president & CEO, discusses his company's strong earnings, why the company is so optimistic about its Mexican beer brands, and whether a slowing economy is causing people to drink more.

  • Talking Numbers: Booze Battle     Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    Shares of Constellation Brands are up 3 percent today on strong earnings, and its competitor Diageo has also had an impressive run lately. Jeff Tomasulo, Belpointe Alternatives, and Tim Ramey, D.A. Davidson analyst, discuss which makes a better buy now.

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  • London's Luxury Firms Look East as City Bonuses Shrink Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:50 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    "In a normal year before 2008 you’d find 20 percent of the £2 million-plus market was  ‘City money’," says a London real-estate agent.

  • Attacks on Bling in China Add to Luxury's Woes Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 12:22 PM ET

    Burberry's profit warning signals a broader problem for the luxury market: China's slowdown.

  • Chinese Snap Up Bordeaux Vineyards Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    Dongjun Shen, group managing director of Chinese jewelry group Tesiro, poses on March 1, 2011, in a winebar in Bordeaux, in the world-renowned Bordeaux' wines region, southwestern France, after his group bought the 'cru bourgeois' Chateau Laulan Ducos in the Medoc area.

    From buying fine Bordeaux wines to buying the wineries that make them, the Chinese are changing the landscape of France's top wine country, leading some locals to worry about an "invasion".

  • Strong Spirit Sales Boost Diageo     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo, offers insight on the company's growth forecast and earnings. Shares are up by 40 percent in the last year driven, in part, by torrid growth in Latin America.

  • Christie’s First Online Auction Sells $820,000 in Wine Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 2:22 PM ET
    Christie's first online exclusive wine sale.

    Christie's Sold $820,000 worth of wine in an online-only sale, setting the stage for more auctions to be held online.

  • Lower Growth in 2013: Treasury Wine Estates     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:15 PM ET

    David Dearie, CEO, Treasury Wine Estates says despite a 40% rise in full year net profits, he has a gloomy outlook for 2013's growth rate due to a lower wine supply.

  • Chinese Buyers Branch Out from Bordeaux     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 3:45 AM ET

    Joe Marchant, investment expert at Bordeaux Index, told CNBC, the diversification of wines that the Chinese have been buying has increased much more rapidly than many traders in the UK and Europe have expected.

  • Are French Fine Wines in Trouble?     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 2:53 AM ET

    With its moderate climate and approximately 250,000 acres of vineyards it is no surprise that Bordeaux is one of the world's top wine producing regions. So how is the area benefiting from one of the most popular alternative investments out there?

  • An Expensive Mistake     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Last year wine collectors shelled out nearly half a billion dollars for rare and exotic vintages. With that kind of money at stake, it's no surprise this high-end hobby is a target for fraud.

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