Beer, Wine & Spirits


  • Diageo CEO: Europe Market Is Lackluster Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Diageo, the world's biggest spirits maker, reported slowing growth in earnings on Thursday and the CEO told CNBC the Europe market was lackluster.

  • Fine Wines With Healthy Returns     Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Miles Davis, partner at Wine Asset Managers, expects the fine wine market to earn healthy returns in 2013, correlated to growing wealth in developing economies.

  • Does Marriage Make You Drink More or Less?     Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells walks into a bar to find out first hand if, according to a report by Psychology Today, women drink more after they say, "I do," but men drink less.

  • A Budweiser Heir's Crafty Investment Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    Flying Fish Brewery's new brew entitled FU Sandy (Forever Unloved).

    Six things that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week including FU Sandy beer, an Anheuser-Busch heir's latest investment and the New Hampshire beer tax battle.

  • Six news stories that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week, including a pricey bid for the White House brew.

  • Uncorking Profits in the Wine Industry     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    Rick Tigner, Jackson Family Wines president, provides an outlook on the wine business, and reveals how much the consumer is willing to spend for wine and which are the best-selling brands.

  • Budweiser Unveils Its Super Bowl Ad Lineup Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Budweiser Black Crown

    Budweiser Black Crown will make its national television debut in a spot fit for a king.

  • Corona beer

    The CEO behind such brands as Corona, Svedka and Manischewitz said a late-2012 slowdown was due to "fiscal cliff" blues.

  • Brewery Hopes Its Local Focus Will Bring It Far Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Hangar 24's Polycot, the brew that helped launch the Field Series, a collection of beer that relies on locally sourced ingredients. In this case, it's apricots.

    In a beer industry over flowing with competition, it can be difficult for a brewer to stand out. But one Southern California-based brewery, Hangar 24, is hoping that brewing distinct beers grounded in its geographic roots will eventually bring its beer to faraway places.

  • It sounds like a setup for a joke: Hey, did you hear the one about the high school swim champ who got Taco Bell to make him a customized Speedo? It's not a hoax, though — more of a lesson in the power of social media marketing and teenage chutzpah.

  • Welfare's Sleazy Money     Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    The New York Post reports today that welfare recipients used electronic bank transfer cards to take out case for strip clubs, liquor stores and x-rated shops. Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son," provides perspective. "The real elephant in the room is why are so many people on food stamps and welfare," says Elder.

  • Rare Wines Worth Millions     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    Wine is way off its peak in 2010, and the wine auction market fell around 20-25 percent in 2012, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Liquid Assets: Million Dollar Wines!     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    Robert Frank looks at one connoisseur whose rare wine collection is worth millions

  • Toasting To Top Spirits In 2013     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports defense stocks jumped after the "cliff" deal; and the best spirits to toast the "fiscal cliff" deal to, with Flavien Desoblin, The Brandy Library.

  • Climate Change Threatens French Wine Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Red wine grapes

    Warmer temperatures mean soon you may have to pay more for your favorite Bordeaux — if you can find it, the Global Post reports.

  • Beer Made by Monks and the Beer Drinker of the Year! Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:35 PM ET
    Ovila Abbey Dubbel

    Need more serenity in your brew? Check out these beers made by monks! Plus, get your application in -- it's the Beer Drinker of the Year contest!

  • Starbucks will use its ubiquitous coffee cups to tell U.S. lawmakers to come up with a deal to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff'' and triggering automatic tax hikes and spending cuts.

  • Time to Buy Wine!     Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Stephen Wickens, Managing Director, Wickens & Co says that it is time to buy wine as valuations look cheap.

  • A customer holds a six-pack of Westvleteren 12 at Ales Unlimited on December 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California

    Just 15,000 packs of six bottles of Westvleteren 12 were sold in the United States at $85 each this week.

  • Why an Epic 12-12-12 Party Is on Tap at Stone Brewing Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Dec. 12, 2012, will see the final release of The Stone Brewing Company Vertical Epic Ale series, one of the longest running undertakings in craft beer.