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  • US Wine Exports Hit New Record     Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Wine is the one thing California does right. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on new record numbers for wine exports.

  • The 'Sober Pill'     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 3:41 PM ET

    Makers Mark will no longer try to stretch supplies of its famous Bourbon by adding water, reports CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. Also, scientists may have discovered an instant hangover cure.

  • Gold Rush Beer and Beer: The Arcade Game Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 7:33 PM ET
    Anchor Steam California Lager

    Beer becomes an arcade game (and the winner gets ... beer!), beer trading cards and — yeeeeeeeeeehaw! there's beer in them thar hills! — Gold Rush beer.

  • Maker's Mark Controversy: Just Add Water Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    Makers Mark

    Maker's Mark is watering down its whiskey. The question is whether demand in the U.S. will be affected by the move because backlash has been quick and angry.

  • Styrofoam Could Come Off NYC's Takeout Menu Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Could Styrofoam containers get 86'd from the menu of takeout food options in the nation's biggest city?

  • Beer Bowl 2013: San Francisco vs. Baltimore Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 9:19 PM ET

    It's the battle of the beers in the Super Bowl team hometowns. And dreams do come true, Jimmy: A land where beer is cheaper than water!

  • BEAM CEO on Earnings Beat     Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 8:10 AM ET

    Matt Shattock, Beam CEO, talks about his company's better-than-expected fourth quarter, and reveals which brands are becoming rising stars.

  • Diageo CEO: Europe Market Is Lackluster Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Diageo, the world's biggest spirits maker, reported slowing growth in earnings on Thursday and the CEO told CNBC the Europe market was lackluster.

  • Fine Wines With Healthy Returns     Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Miles Davis, partner at Wine Asset Managers, expects the fine wine market to earn healthy returns in 2013, correlated to growing wealth in developing economies.

  • Does Marriage Make You Drink More or Less?     Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells walks into a bar to find out first hand if, according to a report by Psychology Today, women drink more after they say, "I do," but men drink less.

  • A Budweiser Heir's Crafty Investment Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    Flying Fish Brewery's new brew entitled FU Sandy (Forever Unloved).

    Six things that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week including FU Sandy beer, an Anheuser-Busch heir's latest investment and the New Hampshire beer tax battle.

  • Six news stories that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week, including a pricey bid for the White House brew.

  • Uncorking Profits in the Wine Industry     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    Rick Tigner, Jackson Family Wines president, provides an outlook on the wine business, and reveals how much the consumer is willing to spend for wine and which are the best-selling brands.

  • Budweiser Unveils Its Super Bowl Ad Lineup Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Budweiser Black Crown

    Budweiser Black Crown will make its national television debut in a spot fit for a king.

  • Corona beer

    The CEO behind such brands as Corona, Svedka and Manischewitz said a late-2012 slowdown was due to "fiscal cliff" blues.

  • Brewery Hopes Its Local Focus Will Bring It Far Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Hangar 24's Polycot, the brew that helped launch the Field Series, a collection of beer that relies on locally sourced ingredients. In this case, it's apricots.

    In a beer industry over flowing with competition, it can be difficult for a brewer to stand out. But one Southern California-based brewery, Hangar 24, is hoping that brewing distinct beers grounded in its geographic roots will eventually bring its beer to faraway places.

  • It sounds like a setup for a joke: Hey, did you hear the one about the high school swim champ who got Taco Bell to make him a customized Speedo? It's not a hoax, though — more of a lesson in the power of social media marketing and teenage chutzpah.

  • Welfare's Sleazy Money     Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    The New York Post reports today that welfare recipients used electronic bank transfer cards to take out case for strip clubs, liquor stores and x-rated shops. Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son," provides perspective. "The real elephant in the room is why are so many people on food stamps and welfare," says Elder.

  • Liquid Assets: Million Dollar Wines!     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    Robert Frank looks at one connoisseur whose rare wine collection is worth millions

  • Rare Wines Worth Millions     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    Wine is way off its peak in 2010, and the wine auction market fell around 20-25 percent in 2012, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.