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  • Buzzkill? Restaurants Fear Tough Drunk-Driving Law Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 12:34 AM ET

    Restaurant owners are worried that a tough new drunk driving law, which would make it illegal to drive with at blood-alcohol content level above 0.05, may hurt their business.

  • Beer Me Up Scottie: Star Trek Brew To Be Released Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:48 PM ET

    Star Trek is licensing its first official alcoholic beverage, Dogfish Head Brewery and the Grateful Dead team up for a brew.

  • Chinese Rich Pouring Into Vineyards     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 6:27 AM ET

    Wealthy Chinese looking for good real estate investments are finding them in vineyards, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • NTSB Recommends Tougher Drunken Driving Standard Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    The National Transportation Safety Board wants to make it easier for police to charge someone with DUI. NBCNews.com reports.

  • Stella Artois Hops on the Cider Bandwagon Saturday, 11 May 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    The Stella Artois family is getting larger. But this time around you can the leave the beer chalice on the shelf. The new addition is a cider.

  • World's Biggest Brewer Suffers as Brazilians Cut Back Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:03 AM ET
    AB Inbev

    AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, cut its outlook for full-year growth in its second-biggest market, Brazil, after first-quarter earnings fell short of expectations.

  • Soaking up profits in flavored whiskey     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    Flavien Desoblin, owner of Brandy Library in Manhattan, offers insights on trends in flavored whiskeys.

  • Beer With That Burger? Smashburger Does Pairings Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Smashburger has offered craft beers at its restaurants as a way to extend its focus on local flavors, but a decision to pair craft beers with burgers has been a huge success for its sales.

  • Is it Time to Stock Up on Wine?     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Peter Shakeshaft, founder of Vin-X, says there is real value to be found on the wine market right now as customers in the far-east are becoming more sophisticated and looking for a bargain.

  • Beer Companies Settle the Tab     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    Rob Sands, President & CEO of Constellation Brands talks with CNBC's David Faber, about the company's settlement with regulators, allowing it to move forward in its purchase of Grupo Modelo; a move that will transform the wine seller to a beer giant.

  • Beer Choice Matters for Seattle Mariners' Fans Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Safeco Field offering craft beer to patrons.

    Fans attending a Mariners game can choose from more than 50 different varieties of beer, reflecting the taste of the region's consumers.

  • Peltz Builds Bigger Stake in PepsiCo, Mondelez Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 7:22 AM ET
    Nelson  Peltz

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz has amassed large stakes in both PepsiCo and Mondelez International, sources told CNBC on Friday, which total a combined $2.7 billion.

  • Budweiser Dresses Up Its Can With a Bow Tie Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Budweiser says its new can will be "eye-catching" and easy to grip. But to borrow a slogan from a competitor, it will also be "less filling." Here's why.

  • CNBC Beer Label Madness Champ Crowned Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    Troegs Brewery Nugget Nectar

    The two-week battle for the best beer labels has come to an end and Troegs Brewing Nugget Nectar took home the title of CNBC Beer News "Beer Label Madness" Champion.

  • The Case for Investing in Wine     Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Peter Lunzer, CEO & CIO of Lunzer Wine Investments says many markets have realized that there is value in holding a physical commodity such as wine as opposed to cash. He addresses the challenges of investing in wine.

  • Beer Label Madness -- The First Results Are in! Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:39 PM ET

    We're out to find the most-loved beer label in a March Madness-inspired contest. Check the first day's results and cast your vote!

  • Beer Label Madness Begins Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    Beer lovers have plenty of options, but which label do consumers love the most? The madness is underway. Vote for your favorite.

  • 'F' for Nutrition: Inside Restaurant Kids' Meals Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    The menus offered to children by most U.S. restaurant chains have too many calories, too much salt or fat, and often not a hint of vegetables or fruit, according to a new study.

  • How Much for the Chili? Panera Lets Diners Decide Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:52 PM ET
    Chili Turkey

    Order a bowl of turkey chili at a St. Louis-area Panera Bread cafe, and it'll cost you a penny. Or $5. Or $100. In other words, whatever you decide.

  • Beer and Africa: A Recipe for Profit? Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    One sector that is yet to be truly tapped in Africa is the brewing industry, according to research firm Bernstein Research, which believes it is probably the most attractive region for long-term profit growth for global brewers.