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  • 2013 king of fine wines  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby's Wine, discusses Sotheby's strong wine business. CNBC's Robert Frank assesses the supply and demand of high end wines. Ritchie reveals the most sought after wine on the market.

  • Why cider is the best thing to happen to beer Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    As Anheuser-Busch InBev's Stella Artois takes its cider brand national, rival MillerCoors is preparing its own major cider launch.

  • Sotheby's crowns its king of fine wines for 2013 Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Romanée-Conti, vintage 1990

    What was a favorite wine of the global wealthy last year? Here's a hint: It's from a vineyard in Burgundy that produces fewer than 500 cases annually.

  • Copa Di Vino on 'The Shark Tank Effect'  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    James Martin's company, Copa Di Vino, specializes in wine by the glass. Martin appears on CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss how his business has grown since appearing on "Shark Tank."

  • Suntory buying spirits maker Beam  Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Suntory Holdings is acquiring Beam for $13.6 billion. CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on signals of a boom in the business of booze.

  • Gabelli: Belly up to bourbon  Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Gabelli Funds Chairman and CEO Mario Gabelli owns 4 million shares of Beam, which is being acquired by privately held Suntory. He provides insight on the deal's benefit for shareholders.

  • New marijuana laws get brewers buzzing Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Two Washington state brewers released a collaboration, Joint Effort, in July.

    As Colorado and Washington light up their legal pot experiments, brewers are marking the milestone with some novelty beers.

  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs is a 'marketing genius': Pro  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Trevor Stirling, senior research analyst of European beverages at Sanford Bernstein, says Sean 'Diddy' Combs is a "marketing genius" after helping boost Ciroc vodka sales and teaming up with Diageo to take over tequila brand DeLeón.

  • Beam shakes up brand with 'Sauza'  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    Bill Newlands, Beam North America president, reveals the spirit company's latest Tequila brand and collaboration with celebrity Justin Timberlake.

  • Cheerios drops genetically modified ingredients Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    General Mills said it has stopped using genetically modified ingredients in its Cheerios as the U.S. branded foods manufacturer hopes the move will firm up customer loyalty.

  • Global whiskey demand doubles last decade  Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 5:27 PM ET

    Nicholas Pollacchi, The Whisky Dog CEO, advises investors on what to look for when investing in Scottish whiskey.

  • Wealthy party about to crash?  Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 2:44 PM ET

    Sharing his top predictions for the rich, CNBC's Robert Frank thinks millionaire investors will play it safe in 2014.

  • Drinking wine without popping the cork  Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Greg Lambrecht, Coravin founder, explains how his device allows consumers to pour a glass of wine without ever having to open the bottle.

  • Fast food CEO: How govt regulation drove us abroad Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Carl's Jr. restaurant in Shanghai.

    Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are expanding rapidly abroad due to higher potential outside the U.S., CKE Restaurants' CEO said.

  • Wine or stocks: Which is a better investment?  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    John Kapon, Acker Merrall and Condit CEO, shares the top wine brands of 2013. Kapon recommends wine as an investment.

  • Why fewer champagne bottles are set to pop Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    Economic woes in champagne's home market of France took the fizz out of global sales for the second year in a row in 2013 between 3 and 4 percent.

  • Resurgence of classic cocktails: Brown-Forman  Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 12:44 PM ET

    Brown-Forman's chief entertainment officer Tim Laird discusses trends in whiskeys and bourbons, and shares a few cocktail recipes for the holidays.

  • How diseased shrimp are hitting Red Lobster profit Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Shrimp and lobster meal at Red Lobster.

    Decreasing sales and fewer visitors aren't the only problems Red Lobster is facing: Expensive shrimp are crimping the company's bottom line.

  • Airport personal shoppers goose layover spending Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Burberry store at London's Heathrow Airport

    To boost revenues and help passengers spend, airports are hiring personal shoppers. Heathrow's shoppers, for example, speak 11 languages.

  • Get ready for a beer cocktail boom Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    While brewers will continue to push the innovation envelope, here are things beer drinkers can expect to see in 2014.