Beer, Wine & Spirits


  • Leinenkugel: Beer that's easier to drink than to say Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Five generations after it was founded, Leinenkugel Brewing is still run by the family and still trying to help those who just can't pronounce the name.

  • Alcohol firms drown sorrows as shares tumble Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:51 AM ET

    Shares of major drink makers got battered on Thursday after poor results from Diageo and Rémy Cointreau caused a sell-off.

  • Wild Turkey! Investing millions in bourbon boom Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell sniffs a glass of bourbon.

    From spiced bourbon to a new #nevertamed campaign, here's what Wild Turkey is doing to capitalize on the bourbon boom.

  • Ex-Man United boss sells $5 million wine collection Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    12 bottles of Sassicaia 2004

    Ex-Man United boss Alex Ferguson is auctioning thousands of bottles of vintage wine worth around £3 million ($5 million).

  • Panera CEO: Don’t get trampled by elephants Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 9:20 AM ET
    Panera's Breakfast Power Sandwich

    "These guys are all competing for this very broad mass market, which is essentially very much focused on price and speed," said Ron Shaich, Panera's CEO.

  • Beer sales fuel Constellation Q4 rise   Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Beer sales fuel Constellation Q4 rise

    Rob Sands, Constellation Brands president & CEO, talks about the acquiring U.S. ownership of the Modelo Corona brand and its contribution to the company's strong quarterly earnings.

  • The worst tippers live here ... Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Perhaps the most perplexing food-delivery decision is the final one: How much to tip?

  • The Profit: Four qualities that make a great leader

    What makes a good leader? Marcus Lemonis, of CNBC's "The Profit," uses Amazing Grapes as an example of absentee ownership and provides four essential qualities that he feels makes a great leader.

  • Start-up crowdsourcing restaurant menus Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    A course at a Dinner Lab pop-up event

    What if opening night were less of a gamble for restaurants? Accomplishing this is the driving force behind Dinner Lab's new venture.

  • Some distributors killing craft breweries: NY op-ed

    Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and President Steve Hindy, provides insight on "franchise laws," which he says limit the distribution of craft beer brands.

  • Diet drink use linked with heart disease and death Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Diet Coke

    Researchers found an "association" between using diet drinks and health problems, but can't say the drinks caused the problems.

  • Air travel gets 'sweeter' for craft beer drinkers Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    SweetWater is partnering with Delta to offer the brewery's 420 Extra Pale Ale on Delta's 34 daily flights between Atlanta New York.

  • Cost of stiffing workers? $450K for fast-food biz Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    An employee prepares customer orders inside a Domino's Pizza franchise in New York.

    NY has reached settlements totaling $448,000 with six Domino's Pizza franchisees following a string of labor violations.

  • Mario Batali hit with $500,000 liquor-license fine Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Mario Batali

    Mario Batali agreed to settle charges brought by the NY State Liquor Authority. Eataly's temporary wine shop closure will include a fine, Crain's reports.

  • How drunk are you?   Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    How drunk are you?

    Your smartphone can tell you, says Charles Yim, Breathometer founder & CEO, explaining how his device allows people to check their BAC levels. This is more of a second reference point and not a replacement for good judgment, says Yim. And Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" co-host explains how this device has changed behavior in his home and demonstrates how it works.

  • A wine for all seasons   Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    A wine for all seasons

    Tom Steffanci, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits president, discusses the growing demand for wine and spirits as the Easter season approaches.

  • Meet Mangria—Adam Carolla's manly drink   Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Adam Carolla Hosts Cinco De Mangria Party Benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

    CNBC's Jane Wells speaks to Mangria creator Adam Carolla about how he created his popular drink.

  • Why margarita drinkers are seeing double Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    Lime prices are surging, putting pressure on restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

  • Spirited battle: Craft beer vs. hard alcohol   Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Spirited battle: Craft beer vs. hard alcohol

    Craft beer is taking on the multibillion-dollar spirits business for your consumer dollar, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • George Washington: The distiller   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
    George Washington: The distiller

    We know George Washington as the first president of the United States, a patriot and a leader, but few may know he was also a very successful distiller.