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  • NEW YORK, March 21- It only took a look at the financial statements of the world's largest maker of spirits to convince Larry Seruma that Africa was the place to go. While African alcohol consumption lagged Europe or the Americas, Diageo's rapid expansion on the continent was such that, by 2013, the region accounted for 13 percent of global revenue.

  • Starbooze? Cramer likes Starbucks' new menu Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Starbucks' move into alcohol sales and specialized stores is part of its effort to cover a larger market, both the day crowd and the evening crowd.

  • Skip the tip, restaurant CEO says Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Noodles' Kevin Reddy weighs in about possible increases in the minimum wage and why his restaurant chain has a no-tip policy.

  • Roll out the barrel! Craft beer growth jumps again Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    The Brewers Association reports craft brewers saw an 18 percent rise in volume last year and a 20 percent increase in retail dollar value.

  • St Patrick's Day cocktails     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Bushmills' master of whiskey Gerry Graham offers a few St. Patrick's Day cocktails to the "Squawk Box" crew, and Morgan Stanley Vice Chair Gary Kaminsky.

  • Why restaurants care so much about your breakfast Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Breakfast Wars! New breakfast offerings from Taco Bell (L), Dunkin' Donuts (C) and Starbucks (R).

    Breakfast is increasingly the restaurant meal to watch although analysts say entering the space is no slam dunk.

  • Wine from a keg?     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares the new way wine is being poured in Pebble Beach, California.

  • For the serious wine lover: Merlot in a keg Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    Red wine kegs from the Pebble Beach Company.

    As California's drought hits winemakers, they've explored new—sometimes novel—ways to sell wine.

  • Calif. drought impacting vine & wine     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the California drought is causing problems for Napa vineyards and shows new technologies being employed to fight drought.

  • California drought hits Napa     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the California drought is causing problems for Napa vineyards.

  • The cork vs. screwcap decision     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Clay Shannon of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines started out using screwcaps for his wine bottles, but switched to cork as the cork industry fights to regain market share.

  • Merlot sales no longer 'Sideways?'     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Duncan of Silver Oak Cellars and Jennifer Putnam of Napa Valley Grapegrowers say Merlot is back in vogue ten years after the movie "Sideways" nearly destroyed the market for the varietal. But Clay Shannon isn't so sure.

  • Tapping the wine keg     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ted Carrick of Free Flow Wines and Wendy Heilmann of Pebble Beach Company explain why they're serving wine out of kegs at one of America's top resorts.

  • The high end nightlife indicator     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Nightlife proprietor Scott Gerber, Gerber Group Principal and CEO, discusses the opening of his new rooftop bar at the Viceroy Hotel in New York City. Gerber also weighs in on spirits versus beer.

  • Opportunity to invest in fine wine     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    Discussing if now is the time to invest in fine wine, with Jennifer Williams-Bulkeley, AOC Advisors managing partner. Williams-Bulkeley shares her most coveted wines.

  • Rich and collecting? The best and worst bets Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Artist Jeff Koons poses beside one of his works, "Balloon Dog," on display at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.

    According to a new report from Knight Frank and WealthInsight, fine art was the worst performing collectible last year, with prices down 3 percent.

  • Bud Light expands Lime-A-Rita family Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    At a time when beer sales are slumping, Bud Light is finding success with its line of margarita-flavored malt beverages.

  • Wine for a cause     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    ONEHOPE wine donates half its profits to charity for every bottle sold. Jake Kloberdanz, ONEHOPE founder and CEO, discusses its charitable efforts and partnership with Robert Mondavi wines.

  • McDonald's to expand 'build your own burger' test Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    McDonald's is planning to expand "build-your-own burger" concept, as it aims to adopt the customization trend in the fast-food industry.

  • Slumping Diet Coke goes Slurpee Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    Diet Coke Frost

    More than three decades after hitting the market, Diet Coke brand is experimenting with a frozen variety for the first time.

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Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, says China has been a "cash cow" for drink-makers, but the slowdown is having a big impact on sales.

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the Co-Operative's troubled story from drug buying allegations against the former chairman, to big financial black holes.

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

European shares opened mixed on Thursday, failing to continue a rally on Wall Street after accommodative comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.