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  • A bourbon lover's Holy Grail: The Bourbon Trail Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 4:31 PM ET

    California has its wine trails but what many people don't know is that Kentucky, where 95% of the world's bourbon is made, has a bourbon trail.

  • Brewers tap India's thirst for potent beer Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 10:26 AM ET

    With up to 8 percent alcohol, Carlsberg's Tuborg Booster Strong is sold only in India, where consumers in the world's third-fastest growing beer market prefer an extra kick.

  • Drink up! Wines fly free on Alaska Airlines Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Wine tasting event in McMinnville, Ore.

    Wine lovers visiting the West Coast can buy cases directly from the wineries and Alaska Airlines will waive the baggage fees.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings wooing diners, a beer at a time Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Buffalo Wild Wings

    Forget Bloomin' Onions or boneless wings, for many consumers, the choice of where to dine often comes down to a different factor.

  • Historic bubbles     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Auction prices for vintage Champagne are popping. CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • $5,000 a pop? Moët to auction 1914 Champagne Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    1914 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection

    Will there be a price bubble for bubbly? We'll soon find out when a 99-year-old bottle of Moët Champagne is sold at Sotheby's.

  • Sam Adams and the data defining craft beer Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Samuel Adams beer

    Why the craft beer category is defined by Sam Adams maker Boston Beer Co.

  • Craft beer calls time on brewing big boys Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    Safeco Field offering craft beer to patrons.

    Small might be beautiful, but it can also be dangerous – at least in the beer business – according to investment bank Nomura.

  • Hello Kitty beers make a splash in Asia Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    Hello Kitty has engaged in a decidedly adults-only undertaking – brewing her own beer.

  • $330 million in extra beer sales next year? Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    Brazilian beer sales are expected to gain a $330 million boost when the soccer World Cup kicks off next year, according to a report by research firm Bernstein.

  • Spirit sales continue to pour in     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Despite a difficult year in Europe, French wine and spirits company, Pernod Picard, is boosting its annual profit. Pierre Pringuet, CEO of Pernod Ricard, joins to discuss what is driving demand for spirits today.

  • Good gourd! Early pumpkin beers brew dismay Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Southern Tier's Pumking beer

    It's bad enough back-to-school comes in June, and Halloween in July. Now even the craft beer industry is caving to seasonal creep. And not all beer drinkers are saying, "Cheers!"

  • With sales sagging, Heineken Light gets crafty Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops and a redesigning product packaging.

  • Top-rated beers worldwide Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    Craft beers may be giving big brewers a run for their money, but the top-rated beers worldwide in terms of taste come from all over the map, according to one product research site.

  • Can frozen yogurt and ice cream coexist? Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

    It is a question that has plagued many great thinkers for a number of years: does the rise of "healthy" frozen yogurts signal the death knell for the indulgent ice cream?

  • Budweiser is king of beers in the ER: Study Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    When Johns Hopkins researchers surveyed ER patients who had been drinking, they found that Budweiser was the No. 1 brand consumed, followed by Steel Reserve Malt Liquor.

  • Banking On Beer     Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Christopher George's journey to find his hoppiness. Watch him leave the world of finance to find a sweet spot in the field of beer.

  • Taco Bell's Doritos shells set to get 'Fiery' Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 5:20 PM ET

    Taco Bell has already sold 600 million of its Doritos-flavored shells in 18 months and will add a new flavor Aug. 22: "Fiery."

  • Private wine cellar worth millions     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 10:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on one collector's private collection worth millions of dollars with one bottle worth $30,000.

  • Less than bubbly over Postal's alcohol delivery plan Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    If U.S. law is changed to allow the Post Office to deliver beer, wine and spirits, it could help the cash-strapped agency and drive alcohol sales. But other challenges linger.