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  • Chairs: Guinness Toasts St. Patrick's Day     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 6:50 AM ET

    More than 13 million pints of the well-known Irish brand will be poured this weekend in celebration of the holiday. Greg Kryder, CFO of Diageo North America, discusses the liquor business, with the "Squawk Box" news team.

  • NYC Sugary Drink Ban: No More Big Gulps? Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:26 PM ET
    A judge on Monday declared New York City's ban on the sale of large sugary drinks "arbitrary and capricious.''

    New York City starts a ban this Tuesday on the sale of big sugary drinks. But there are exceptions to the rule and places to buy them.

  • Health Alert: Eat Red Meat and Drink Red Wine Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:22 PM ET

    While NYC bickers over giant sugary drinks, you may have missed this important health alert: red meat and red wine are good for you! CNBC's John Carney is on it.

  • The Brewing Battle Over Big Beer Bottles Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    Six things that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week, including craft beer in big bottles, Heineken revamps its iconic green bottle and the top-selling craft brands at supermarkets in 2012.

  • Is Fine Wine Here to Stay?     Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Peter Shakeshaft, chairman at Vin-X, tells CNBC why he expects the fine wine investment market to continue growing as it represents a safer option than more mainstream investment opportunities.

  • China Gets a Thirst for Red Wine     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 5:53 PM ET

    David Dearie, CEO of the world's second largest wine company Treasury Wine Estates, explains how the Chinese consumer's appetite for red wine is presenting exciting opportunities in Asia.

  • Beer School Is Now in Session Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    Six things that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week, including Auburn University's new graduate program in Brewing Science and Anheuser-Busch InBev's fight against charges of watered-down beer.

  • Budweiser Lampoons 'Watered Down' Beer Claim in Ads Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Anheuser-Busch Budweiser

    The maker of Budweiser is using splashy newspaper ads to poke fun at a lawsuit that alleges its beer is watered down.

  • Patron Taps China for Affordable Luxury     Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    John McDonnell, COO at Patron Spirits, says demand for tequila in the Asia Pacific remains strong, as the company taps into the region's insatiable demand for luxury products.

  • Dough for Merlot     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stephen Burton, owner of Bordeaux Cellars, has made lemonades out of lemons .. or more like champagne out of raisins, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Workers at Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland have accidentally flushed thousands of gallons of the company's Scotch down the drain.

  • 'Endless' Love? Smaller, Cheaper Plates at Olive Garden Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    New management has big changes in store for the casual dining chain, which touts family-style Italian food and has struggled with declining sales. Among Olive Garden's changes: smaller plates, cheaper items and lower-calorie meals.

  • 'Bud-Water?' Did Budweiser Water Down Beer?     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on a class-action suit against Anheuser-Busch InBev in regards to knowingly adding water to the beer.

  • Could Lawsuit Halt Bud's Turnaround? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    Recently Maker's Mark announced that it was going to add more water to its signature bourbon, reducing the alcohol content. Now, a beer giant is accused of doing the same with its beer.

  • Watered-Down Beer? Bud Sued Over Alcohol Levels Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 4:20 PM ET

    Beer lovers have filed $5 million class-action lawsuits accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands.

  • Sam Adams Beer Gets Canned and...A Beer Museum?! Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 8:43 PM ET
    Anchor Steam Beer

    I WILL put beer in a can, Sam I Am! Plus, a beer museum and a Napa winery goes to the bottom of the ocean floor in the quest for the perfect cabernet.

  • 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.