Beer, Wine & Spirits


  • Bottoms up: There's enough wine to go around Saturday, 2 Nov 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Harvesting grapes in the Ribeira Sacra region of Spain on Oct. 8, 2013.

    A recent report of a wine shortfall just marks a return to a more typical level of production and won't lead to bottles vanishing from store shelves.

  • The world is running out of wine!  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 7:31 PM ET

    According to a report, there is a rising risk of a global wine shortage, which could lead to higher prices and increased demand for exports.

  • FM traders find out the magic of whiskey  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Flavien Desoblin, owner of Brandy Library in Manhattan, says "you don't have to spend a lot of money," in sharing some of the best spirits to sip on Halloween.

  • World running out of wine?!  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    A new Morgan Stanley report says the world is running out of wine. John Kapon, Acker Merrall and Condit, and Andre Mack, Mouton Noir Wines owner, provide perspective.

  • Watch: The future of food... packaging you can eat Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 4:28 AM ET

    It might sound like whacky science, but the latest food revolution is an attempt to bring sustainable food to the fore.

  • Move over, Slurpee: 7-Eleven brings fine wines Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 2:40 PM ET
    Wine in 7-Eleven store

    The world's largest chain of convenience stores has suddenly embraced upscale wine. Today.com reports.

  • When it's time to change: Craft brewers cash out Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    After building a business over years, many craft brewers wonder whether it's time to plan for the next generation to take over.

  • World Series beer bet: Battle of the breweries Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    Boston Beer founder and Chairman Jim Koch

    Brewers from Boston and St. Louis are putting local beer and food on the line in a friendly wager as their teams head to the Fall Classic.

  • Whisky & wine may not be such liquid assets Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Alternative investments, like wine and whisky, can truly diversify an investor's portfolio. But there could be a catch.

  • First tulips, then housing...Is beer bubble next? Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    The beer industry has the largest amount of breweries in operation since Prohibition, but insiders say the brew business still has room to grow.

  • Investing in wine as an alternative asset class  Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 8:45 PM ET

    Anthony Hansen, Senior Consultant for the International Wine Department at Christie's, discusses the swings in wine prices and how investors use them for both consumption and as an investment.

  • The booming beer brand trying to be the next Corona Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Crown Imports hopes to grow Modelo into the same size as its popular Corona brand.

  • Sugar: The food industry’s tobacco moment? Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    The food industry is facing a backlash against high sugar content on the same scale as the one experienced by the tobacco industry.

  • Shutdown puts craft beer industry on hold Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    No new labels, products and breweries can open until the shutdown ends. CNBC's Jane Wells reports from the "Super Bowl of Beer" in Colorado.

  • Bud's brewmasters at it again: New 'ZIP code' beer Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    A Budweiser bartender serves up samples of Brewmaster's Project Twelve.

    Budweiser is bringing back "Project 12," releasing three new brews named for the ZIP codes where the recipes were created.

  • Russians in $200K bar tab battle or 'receipt porn?' Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    Two Russian multimillionaires racked up a $207,116 bill between them in a head-to-head contest at a London nightclub, to see who could amass the biggest bar tab.

  • $200,000 bottle of wine goes on sale  Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 5:11 AM ET

    The world's most expensive bottle of wine goes on sale on Thursday in Dubai. Each of the six 2009 Chateau Margaux bottles is estimated to fetch just around $200,000.

  • Leinenkugel seeks 'halo effect' from shandy sales Saturday, 28 Sep 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Jake, John and Dick Leinenkugel

    The sun has set on the summer and you can't blame Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing if it wanted it to last a little longer, given strong sales of its Summer Shandy.

  • An intoxicating guide for Q4  Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    What spirits should you have on hand next quarter? Flavien Desoblin, owner of Manhattan's Brandy Library, shares his guide to cognac and cocktails.

  • Luxembourg prince taps Asia's thirst for wine  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 9:53 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview, His Royal Highness Prince Robert of Luxembourg, President of Domaine Clarence Dillon, discusses the firm's push into China.