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  • Life After Wall Street—The Whiskey Olympics Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 2:59 PM ET
    Joshua Wortman

    What do you do if you get fired from your job on Wall Street? If you're Josh Wortman, you head off to Ireland to compete in the Olympics of the whiskey world.

  • Glass of Whiskey

    A crate of Scotch whisky that was trapped in Antarctic ice for a century was finally opened on Friday—but the heritage dram won't be tasted by whisky lovers because it's being preserved for its historic significance.

  • Getting the Chinese to Drink Like Americans Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 3:43 AM ET

    China is likely to drive global growth for years to come and businesses across the globe are positioning themselves for the doubling of the Chinese middle class in the next 20 years.

  • Move Over Napa, New York City’s Making Wine! Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 12:43 PM ET

    New York City is elbowing its way onto the wine scene, with its very own home-grown merlot, premium red and chardonnay. Hey, Vinny, getta load a this!

  • Personal Finance: Dollars & Sensamillia Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:06 AM ET
    marijuana

    Taking a pocketbook approach to marijuana consumption, black-market prices make the weed more expense than alcohol and tobacco, but legalization could change that.

  • Wines to Bring to a Holiday Meal Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 4:05 PM ET
    Which wines to bring - or serve - with a holiday meal? It's a question that plagues many at this time of year when plans for turkey, ham and root vegetables conquer your to do list. Choosing which wine pairs well with what is being baked, roasted or frosted can compel one to reach for the boxed Franzia. No worry. We've consulted a handful of wine and food experts to do the work for us.Click ahead and read which wines experts like Royal wine advisor Jancis Robinson and Wine TV creator Gary Vayner

    See which wines experts like Royal wine advisor Jancis Robinson and Wine TV creator Gary Vaynerchuk recommend for your holiday soiree.

  • Uncorking the Fine Wine Market Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 6:19 AM ET
    Wine glass

    Investors looking for variation from stocks, bonds and currencies could try investing in good wine, which has provided good returns over long periods of time,  but should beware of unprofessional advice in the area.

  • Collectible Wines: Money In A Bottle Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    Some investors have a taste for alternatives, such as collectible wine. Here are some examples of rare and specialty wines that have captured collectors' attention.

  • Wine Industry In The...Red Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    If you love wine, it's a very good year. Not only is the vintage coming out of California expected to be excellent, but prices have collapsed. You can get good wine for cheap.

  • Investors' Guide to Fine Wine Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    Lafite

    If your traditional portfolio has left a bad taste in your mouth, you may want to consider a more flavorful investment.  Now that wine prices are down from their peak last year, experts say now is the time for new and seasoned wine investors alike to hit the bottle.

  • Recession Special: Steak for $5! Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    In our latest installment of Eat Like a King at Pauper's Prices, it's steak! There's a lot of heartache out there but my, my, my, this recession sure is tasty!

  • The recession has claimed many culinary victims but the upshot is: You can eat like a king at pauper's prices! Lobster at lunch-meat prices, wine cheaper than water and now, completing the "Recession Special" trilogy: Chocolate!

  • Recession Special: Wine Cheaper Than Water! Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 2:52 PM ET
    Wine glass

    First, lobster dropped to lunch-meat prices. Now, wine is cheaper than water! So, you know what you have to do to beat this recession, right? Have a feast!

  • Joe Six-Pack, Meet Charles Chardonnay Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 2:23 PM ET

    It's hard to say for sure exactly who's drinking what, but a Gallup Poll from last July found that among women who drink, 43 percent say wine is what they drink most often and 28 percent say beer. Among men who drink, 58 percent say beer is what they drink most often and 17 percent say wine.

  • Get Drunk, Twitter—Make $10,000 a Month Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

    If you’re sitting at the bar lamenting your lost employment, have I got the job for you! One Sonoma winery is offering $10,000 a month for someone to use Twitter and other social media to spread the word about its wines.

  • Drink It in; Swiss Wine Fund Returns 20% Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 9:51 AM ET

    Financial turmoil may drive investors to drink but this could be a boon for some of them.

  • Barack-Tails Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | 11:10 AM ET
    In the days leading to the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the buzz is building about the inaugural balls. And what’s a party without a few cocktails?  Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the celebrations, along with their recipes.

    Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the inaugural celebrations, along with their recipes.

  • A Dozen Fine Cigars Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 9:01 AM ET
    Love em or hate em, for centuries cigars have been the choice tobacco product for millions of smokers and like fine wine, has been universally recognized as a sophisticated vice of the well-heeled connoisseur. The US spends more than $1 billion a year on the often sneered at stogie and its impact on popular culture has grown with celebrities such as James Gandolfini's character Tony Soprano who was rarely seen without one protruding from his face.Whether you favor the lighter claro wrappers or t

    Whether you favor the lighter claro wrappers or the darker maduro, see what Cigar Aficionado's editors select as their choice sticks for this season.

  • Wines to Bring to a Holiday Meal Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 1:20 PM ET
    We've asked a reputable and distinguished group of wine authorities a simple, yet often frustrating question facing millions this time of year: Which wines would you bring to a holiday meal and why? Click ahead and read which wines experts like Wine Spectator's Executive Editor Thomas Matthews and world renowned chefs Lidia and Joseph Bastianich chose to pair with the traditional American turkey feast with all the fixin's.

    A distinguished group of wine authorities answer an oft-thought question: Which wines would you bring to a holiday meal and why?

  • Top 20 Beer Drinking Countries Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Even in times of global financial downturn, you can be sure of one thing people will continue to buy and consume: beer. It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

    It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

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