Beer, Wine & Spirits


  • Food costs rising, but will you feel the pinch? Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    Whether rising food costs will translate into a higher restaurant bill depends on where you go, according to CEOS appearing on CNBC.

  • No water, no beer! MillerCoors' quest to save water Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    A sign near one of MillerCoors' two owned-and-operated barley farms where the company is constantly testing new ways to improve water usage.

    MillerCoors has made water conservation one of its key priorities, from its breweries around the country to the farms that supply it.

  • New fund takes its whisky neat Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:41 AM ET

    Investors looking for drinkable alternative assets now have an option besides wine: Whisky.

  • Starbooze? Cramer likes Starbucks' new menu Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Starbucks' move into alcohol sales and specialized stores is part of its effort to cover a larger market, both the day crowd and the evening crowd.

  • Skip the tip, restaurant CEO says Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Noodles' Kevin Reddy weighs in about possible increases in the minimum wage and why his restaurant chain has a no-tip policy.

  • Roll out the barrel! Craft beer growth jumps again Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    The Brewers Association reports craft brewers saw an 18 percent rise in volume last year and a 20 percent increase in retail dollar value.

  • St Patrick's Day cocktails   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    St Patrick's Day cocktails

    Bushmills' master of whiskey Gerry Graham offers a few St. Patrick's Day cocktails to the "Squawk Box" crew, and Morgan Stanley Vice Chair Gary Kaminsky.

  • Why restaurants care so much about your breakfast Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Breakfast Wars! New breakfast offerings from Taco Bell (L), Dunkin' Donuts (C) and Starbucks (R).

    Breakfast is increasingly the restaurant meal to watch although analysts say entering the space is no slam dunk.

  • Wine from a keg?   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    Wine from a keg?

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares the new way wine is being poured in Pebble Beach, California.

  • For the serious wine lover: Merlot in a keg Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    Red wine kegs from the Pebble Beach Company.

    As California's drought hits winemakers, they've explored new—sometimes novel—ways to sell wine.

  • Calif. drought impacting vine & wine   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    Calif. drought impacting vine & wine

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the California drought is causing problems for Napa vineyards and shows new technologies being employed to fight drought.

  • California drought hits Napa   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    California drought hits Napa

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the California drought is causing problems for Napa vineyards.

  • The cork vs. screwcap decision   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    The cork vs. screwcap battle

    Clay Shannon of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines started out using screwcaps for his wine bottles, but switched to cork as the cork industry fights to regain market share.

  • Merlot sales no longer 'Sideways?'   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Merlot sales no longer 'Sideways?'

    David Duncan of Silver Oak Cellars and Jennifer Putnam of Napa Valley Grapegrowers say Merlot is back in vogue ten years after the movie "Sideways" nearly destroyed the market for the varietal. But Clay Shannon isn't so sure.

  • Tapping the wine keg   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Tapping the wine keg

    Ted Carrick of Free Flow Wines and Wendy Heilmann of Pebble Beach Company explain why they're serving wine out of kegs at one of America's top resorts.

  • The high end nightlife indicator   Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    The high end nightlife indicator

    Nightlife proprietor Scott Gerber, Gerber Group Principal and CEO, discusses the opening of his new rooftop bar at the Viceroy Hotel in New York City. Gerber also weighs in on spirits versus beer.

  • Opportunity to invest in fine wine   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Opportunity to invest in fine wine

    Discussing if now is the time to invest in fine wine, with Jennifer Williams-Bulkeley, AOC Advisors managing partner. Williams-Bulkeley shares her most coveted wines.

  • Rich and collecting? The best and worst bets Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Artist Jeff Koons poses beside one of his works, "Balloon Dog," on display at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.

    According to a new report from Knight Frank and WealthInsight, fine art was the worst performing collectible last year, with prices down 3 percent.

  • Bud Light expands Lime-A-Rita family Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    At a time when beer sales are slumping, Bud Light is finding success with its line of margarita-flavored malt beverages.

  • Wine for a cause   Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    Wine for a cause

    ONEHOPE wine donates half its profits to charity for every bottle sold. Jake Kloberdanz, ONEHOPE founder and CEO, discusses its charitable efforts and partnership with Robert Mondavi wines.