Beer, Wine & Spirits


  • How diseased shrimp are hitting Red Lobster profit Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Shrimp and lobster meal at Red Lobster.

    Decreasing sales and fewer visitors aren't the only problems Red Lobster is facing: Expensive shrimp are crimping the company's bottom line.

  • Airport personal shoppers goose layover spending Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Burberry store at London's Heathrow Airport

    To boost revenues and help passengers spend, airports are hiring personal shoppers. Heathrow's shoppers, for example, speak 11 languages.

  • Get ready for a beer cocktail boom Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    While brewers will continue to push the innovation envelope, here are things beer drinkers can expect to see in 2014.

  • From Wall Street to the wine shop  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Former Merrill Lynch investment banker Sharon Severns quit her job on Wall Street to open specialty wine shop Amanti Vino.

  • 3,000 gallons of beer leaked at Mass. brewery Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Brothers Jack, left, and Sam Hendler at their brewery, Jack's Abby Brewing.

    Jack's Abby Brewing says that, after the accident, its supply will run out by the beginning of January, Boston's WHDH TV 7News reported.

  • Banker says goodbye to Merrill, hello to merlot  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Sharon Sevrens uncorks from investment banking and pours herself into a new career as the founder and owner of Amanti Vino. It's a unique shop in Montclair, NJ, that offers hand-selected wines, specialty beers, WSET wine courses and the chance for Sevrens to indulge in her dream job.

  • Constellation CEO: It's a recession resistant business  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 10:47 AM ET

    Constellation is the world's largest publically traded wine company with brands across the wine, beer and spirits categories. Rob Sands, Constellation Brands president & CEO, discusses the company's holiday advertising strategy and how they appeal to millennials.

  • Losing steam? Starbucks selloff after pro's report Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 12:24 PM ET

    Starbucks stock retreated in heavy volume after a report suggested the coffee chain's growth may be losing some steam.

  • Investing in whiskey  Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    Nicholas Pollacchi, The Whisky Dog & The Whisky Isle CEO, reveals which whisky could double in price over the next few years.

  • Big liquor's nasty emerging market hangover Sunday, 1 Dec 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    A bartender mixes a Gibson cocktail behind the counters at Dolce & Gabbana Martini Bar in Shanghai, China.

    The world’s biggest liquor brands stocked the emerging markets' top shelf to get dollars from the new middle class, but the hangover has been nasty.

  • Take a long, slow drink of $4,000 whiskey Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Whiskey fans are trying to buy limited stocks of Michter's Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey, made by a Kentucky distillery, for nearly $4,000 per bottle.

  • Wines under $20 wines to impress holiday guests Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    We spoke with some top sommeliers for their picks on good wines that don't break the bank.

  • Kosher beer for your 'Thanksgivukkah'  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    A look at top shelf craft, as well as kosher beer, with Jeremy Cowan, Shmaltz Brewing founder and CEO. "Kosher Supervision of America accepted by the Orthodox Union," has blessed the beer, he explains.

  • What's brewing for Black Friday? Beer Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 5:33 PM ET

    Forget cheap electronics, many consumers will be lining up for something else on Black Friday: beer. Many brewers are using the day to release limited-edition beers.

  • Thirst for pricey wine: $39,700 bottle sets record Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
    Romanée-Conti, vintage 1990

    A case of 1978 Romanée-Conti Grand Cru set a record for the brand at $39,7000 a bottle, making it one of the most expensive cases ever sold at auction.

  • Wall St. cocktails & best public bathroom  Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    Thirsty for a "financial holiday cocktail?" CNBC's Jane Wells suggests a "JPMor-Garita," a $13 billion drink that leaves the top bank execs without a hangover. Also, Wells shares her favorite bathrooms around the globe.

  • Booze news: Seasonal beer  Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 7:54 AM ET

    Leinenkugel is looking to boost sales with a variety of fresh fall and winter flavored beer. Jake Leinenkugel and Dick Lienenkugel of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing, provide insight.

  • Drink up, Wall Street! Time for a JPMor-garita Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    It's been quite a year on Wall Street. New record highs, new record fines. If you're in the mood for a drink, you may want to sample one of these.

  • Good news if you're thirsty: USA has a lot of wine Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 3:41 PM ET
    Trinchero Family Estates in Napa Valley, Calif.

    A Morgan Stanley report in October sent wine lovers into a panic, suggesting that global supplies were dropping as demand was rising. But don't fret.

  • 'Duck Dynasty' on the vine  Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on "Duck Dynasty's" move into the wine business. She also weighs in on China's vastly growing wine market.