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  • 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.

  • 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.