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  • Burger King Debunks Hands-Free Whopper Holder Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder.

    Multitaskers will be sad to learn the hands-free Whopper holder is not real. Burger King says the viral video is no more than an advertising campaign.

  • The 'Elysee Premium': Wines Fetch Nearly $1 Million Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Bottles of the finest wine from the cellars of the Elysee Palace went up for auction on May 30, 2013.

    France's auction of wines from the Elysee Palace fetched more than three-times its original estimate. The lofty price was the result of the premium placed on the seller—the French presidential palace.

  • The Rich Get Richer     Friday, 31 May 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    The top 1 percent now controls 39 percent of the world's wealth, according to the Boston Consulting Group. CNBC's Robert Frank details some examples of how the wealthy are spending their money.

  • Bacon Backlash Unlikely Over China-Smithfield Deal Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:57 PM ET
    A butcher chops pork at a market in Shanghai.

    The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.

  • Why Uncle Sam Is Funding More Microreweries Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    The Small Business Administration has backed hundreds of small breweries. Sure, Uncle Sam likes pilsner. But what's the broader motivation behind the loans to small breweries?

  • Wine Is Closely Correlated to Gold: Expert     Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Glendevon King Asset Management, tells CNBC that there's been some correction in the wine market since 2011, and this is likely to continue for older vintages.

  • France's $325,000 Wine Auction     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 8:17 PM ET

    France's Elysee Palace is set to auction off more than $325,000 of wine Thursday. But as CNBC's Tom Mackenzie reports, the sale isn't just about sharing the French's love of wine.

  • 'Summer of Shandy' Coming to the US Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:25 AM ET
    Glass of shandy with slice of lemon

    Fed up with beer? This may be the answer to your prayers as "shandy" - a beer and lemonade blend sometimes called "radler" - is set to take the U.S. by storm, according to new research.

  • Budweiser's 'Do-It Yourself' Draught     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Pat McGauley, Budweiser VP of Innovation, offers insight on the buzz around his company's home draft beer device.

  • NJ Says Bars Peddled Cheap Booze as Premium Liquor Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    N.J. officials have seized inventory and demanded records from 29 bars and restaurants that allegedly sold cheap liquor to patrons who thought they were buying premium brands.

  • Buzzkill? Restaurants Fear Tough Drunk-Driving Law Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 12:34 AM ET

    Restaurant owners are worried that a tough new drunk driving law, which would make it illegal to drive with at blood-alcohol content level above 0.05, may hurt their business.

  • Beer Me Up Scottie: Star Trek Brew To Be Released Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:48 PM ET

    Star Trek is licensing its first official alcoholic beverage, Dogfish Head Brewery and the Grateful Dead team up for a brew.

  • Chinese Rich Pouring Into Vineyards     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 6:27 AM ET

    Wealthy Chinese looking for good real estate investments are finding them in vineyards, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • NTSB Recommends Tougher Drunken Driving Standard Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    The National Transportation Safety Board wants to make it easier for police to charge someone with DUI. NBCNews.com reports.

  • Stella Artois Hops on the Cider Bandwagon Saturday, 11 May 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    The Stella Artois family is getting larger. But this time around you can the leave the beer chalice on the shelf. The new addition is a cider.

  • World's Biggest Brewer Suffers as Brazilians Cut Back Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:03 AM ET
    AB Inbev

    AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, cut its outlook for full-year growth in its second-biggest market, Brazil, after first-quarter earnings fell short of expectations.

  • Soaking up profits in flavored whiskey     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    Flavien Desoblin, owner of Brandy Library in Manhattan, offers insights on trends in flavored whiskeys.

  • Beer With That Burger? Smashburger Does Pairings Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Smashburger has offered craft beers at its restaurants as a way to extend its focus on local flavors, but a decision to pair craft beers with burgers has been a huge success for its sales.

  • Is it Time to Stock Up on Wine?     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Peter Shakeshaft, founder of Vin-X, says there is real value to be found on the wine market right now as customers in the far-east are becoming more sophisticated and looking for a bargain.

  • Beer Companies Settle the Tab     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    Rob Sands, President & CEO of Constellation Brands talks with CNBC's David Faber, about the company's settlement with regulators, allowing it to move forward in its purchase of Grupo Modelo; a move that will transform the wine seller to a beer giant.