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  • The 2012 Premiere Napa Valley Trade Auction at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Helena, CA.

    Forget Dow 13,000, for an indication of which direction the economy may be heading look no further than Napa Valley. After a record $3.1 million in wine was sold at the Premier Napa Valley trade auction this past weekend, it appears the economy may be looking up.

  • Wine Spills on Beijing’s Favored Candidate Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 2:02 AM ET
    Henry Tang, Hong Kong's former chief secretary

    Beijing’s hopes of orchestrating next month’s election for Hong Kong’s chief executive were unraveling on Friday, undone by allegations that its Favored candidate had built an illegal wine cellar. The Financial Times reports.

  • Patron's Billion Dollar Buzz     Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 6:46 AM ET

    A look at how much Patron Spirits was able to grow its company and the growth in the spirits industry, with John McDonnell, Patron Spirits Company chief operating officer.

  • Fine Wine, Nifty Profit Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 10:20 AM ET
    1988 Romanée-Conti

    For reliable investment-grade wine, look only to France, principally select wines from Bordeaux, and a few from Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.

  • Sin Tax for Paid Internet Porn? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:09 PM ET
    The Porn Convention - Adult Entertainment Expo 2012

    Is it a good way to influence behavior and/or raise revenue, just like tobacco and alcohol?

  • Are Consumers Wining & Dining?     Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    Checking in on just how much consumers are enjoying themselves this holiday season, with Chris Adams, Sherry-Lehmann CEO, and David Bouley, Bouley Restaurant owner and executive chef.

  • Constellation Brands Growing     Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Constellation Brands CEO, Rob Sands discusses the company's anticipated Q3 earnings report to be released in January and plans for over 20 new product launches by the end of 2012.

  • Miami Bar To Pay Heat Fans $25 For Every Loss—Again Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 8:54 AM ET
    (L-R) Chris Bosh #1, Dwyane Wade #3, and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat are introduced at the HEAT Summer of 2010 Welcome Event at AmericanAirlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

    When John Todora announced last season that he’d be offering every customer who came in to watch Miami Heat games at his bar a $25 bill credit if the team lost that night, many people thought he was crazy.

  • Tequila Avion: Bottoms Up?     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer takes a look at the spectacular growth in high-end spirits, with Ken Austin, Tequila Avion CEO.

  • Yao Ming, From Playmaker to Winemaker Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 10:49 AM ET
    Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets

    Retired NBA star Yao Ming goes from the basketball court to the tasting room, as he starts his  own Napa Valley wine company: Yao Family Wines.

  • Reality TV Shows Spawn American Collectible Craze Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 5:29 PM ET
    Storage Wars

    A new bargain-hunting culture has emerged, where Americans of all incomes look for antiques  in pawn shops and flea markets — even their own attics and basements.

  • Invest in Bordeaux Wines     Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 9:40 PM ET

    Peter Lunzer, CEO, Lunzer Wine Investments, says that Bordeaux wines have consistently offered investors steady returns.

  • Wide World of Investing Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    Alternative investing may not be for everyone, but there's an entry point for almost anyone—and as popular cable TV programs illustrate every week, small fortunes can be found in attics, basements and, yes, storage rooms.

  • Portugal's Fight Over Wine Corks     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 2:47 PM ET

    Portugal is fighting to regain share of one of its major exports: cork, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Housing Hits Napa     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    The housing crisis has even hit the Napa Valley. Jane Wells talks to buyers, sellers, and realtors about steals and deals in wine country.

  • Pernod Brands: Success in Spirits     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 10:19 AM ET

    Sales of spirits have increased two percent and Pernod Brands posted an eight percent rise in profit this year. Insight on the company's strategy and plans to keep profit flowing, with Pierre Pringuet, Pernod Ricard CEO.

  • Diageo Weathers US Liquor Slump     Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 2:05 AM ET

    "In the US we are not only getting volume growth, but getting price mix. Consumers are coming back to the higher price point brands," Paul Walsh, chief executive at Diageo, told CNBC.

  • Heineken's Results Disappoint, Slamming Shares Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 6:00 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    Growth within the beer industry depends on an 'equation' of factors which are more present in developing markets than in Europe and the US, Heineken CEO Jean Francois van Boxmeer told CNBC after the beer firm posted disappointing first half results.

  • Heineken CEO: Beverage Market Down in West     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 2:20 AM ET

    "We have low trading levels, and low consumer confidence, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. We have had a lot of positive developments in the developing part of the world - if we think about Asia, the Middle East and Africa, these markets are very strong, and that compensates a lot," Jean-Francois van Boxmeer, CEO of Heineken, told CNBC.

  • No Sour Grapes Here: Wine.com Battles the Heat Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:17 AM ET

    When a heat wave grips the nation, “temperature management” becomes an issue for anyone looking to stay comfortable. But when your business involves shipping heat-sensitive items, it takes on a whole new meaning. The recent surge in temperatures across the country has many Wine.com customers opting to delay shipments of their wine purchases.

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