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  • These are Wall Street's top restaurants for 2015 Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:39 PM ET
    A customer holds Starbucks Corp. beverages as she exits one of the company's coffee shop.

    Cheap gas helps more than just people's budgets. Restaurant stocks are poised to benefit too. Here are analysts' top picks.

  • Wine thieves target $15,000 per bottle Burgundies Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California.

    Call them the Burgundy Bandits. Thieves in San Francisco are targeting high-end restaurants in a search for Domaine de La Romanee-Conti, a pricey Burgundy.

  • McDonald's latest attempt to win back customers Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    An employee waves 'I'm lovin it' flags behind a cash till at McDonald's.

    McDonald's is ringing in the new year with another push in its effort to revamp its image and relationship with customers.

  • New Year binging may kill more than brain cells Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 9:49 AM ET

    Binge drinkers beware: that hangover reveals only a fraction of the physical damage you will weather.

  • Imported beer, sparkling wine & brown liquor hot  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands discusses the most popular alcoholic beverages among consumers now.

  • Can champagne sales forecast Q1?  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides insight to data showing champagne sales are closely correlated with incomes and consumer sentiment.

  • Your fast food is as fatty as ever! Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    Conventional wisdom says that fast food portions are growing bigger and bigger and bigger. It's also wrong, two new reports found.

  • Restaurant loses $300K of wine in Christmas heist Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    The French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif.

    The French Laundry, a noted California restaurant, lost 76 bottles of wineworth about $300,000 in a Christmas break-in.

  • 'Tis the season ... for bubbly  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Thomas Bouleuc, Moet & Chandon, discusses the tradition of champagne on New Year's Eve and their participation in tonight's celebration in Times Square.

  • Toasting the new year... cheers!  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    Ray Isle, Food & Wine, shares insight on the sparkling wine market. And the "Squawk Box" crew toasts the New Year.

  • Why California egg prices are skyrocketing Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:34 PM ET
    A farm worker collects eggs in an old-fashioned chicken house at an egg farm, on November 6, 2014 in San Diego, California.

    A new California requirement is already leading to a surge in egg prices, NPR reports.

  • Best bubbly for your buck  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    Le Bernardin wine director Aldo Sohm, discusses price points for good wine and champagne, and discusses the proper temperature for serving bubbly.

  • Whisky for the holidays  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    Nicholas Pollachi, The Whisky Dog, shares his spirit picks and the best way to serve them for the holidays.

  • Want the best bubbly? Check the year, not the price Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    There's no need to spend $100 or more for a bottle of Champagne. Even a $9 bargain pick can offer value—if you don't make common serving mistakes.

  • Gerber Group preps for New Year's Eve  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Scott Gerber, Gerber Group founder, discusses New York real estate and how the nightlife industry is faring in the run-up to New Year's Eve.

  • Want to buy a vineyard? Here’s where to look Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    Wealthy wine fanatics are opting to buy U.S. vineyards rather than the traditional French and Italian wineries.

  • Booze: The holiday gift that keeps on giving Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    New York Distilling Company's Rock & Rye cocktail.

    Recipe for a great holiday gift: Add one of these bottles. Pour. Serve.

  • Starbucks CEO wants to talk race in America Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starbucks President and CEO Howard Schultz speaks at a press conference, June 16, 2014, in New York.

    In a rare move for a CEO, Starbucks is discussing a touchy subject with employees: racial tension in America.

  • LONDON, Dec 17- Alcoholic drinks maker Diageo forecast flat sales for the first half of its financial year in the United States, its biggest and most profitable market, after demand over Thanksgiving fell short of its hopes. Part of the reason for the weaker performance is that Diageo is more heavily discounting Smirnoff vodka in the United States as it aims to...

  • Just how bloated is McDonald's menu? Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Car queue at the McDonalds drive-through in Anaheim, Calfornina.

    McDonald's menu has become so unwieldy that even the chain's U.S. president doesn't know how many items it contains.