Beer, Wine & Spirits


  • '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.

  • No way we'll run out of wine: Fred Franzia  Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports wine production in the U.S. is estimated to be up 20 percent. Trinchero Family Estates is investing in expansion.

  • New England coffeeshop takes on Starbucks—and wins Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Starbucks is known for roasting coffee—but in the case against a small family-run rival, the coffee giant itself got roasted.

  • How this ale became craft's most popular brew Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Harpoon IPA

    Craft beer sales are booming, but one beer style is standing out from all the rest: the India Pale Ale. But it wasn't always this way. A look how IPA became so popular.

  • Big reveal! The best wine of 2013 Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    Harvesting grapes in the Ribeira Sacra region of Spain on Oct. 8, 2013.

    A fifth-generation winery in Spain just hit it big at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday when its Rioja was named the best wine or 2013.

  • Big Reveal: #1 wine of 2013!  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    After more than 20,000 wines were reviewed, Tom Matthews, Wine Spectator executive editor, reveals the top wine for 2013. Mathews describes how they scale their wines and what factors go into selecting the number one wine.

  • Wine Spectator's Number 1 wine of 2013  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    A fifth-generation winery in the Rioja region of Spain just hit it big on Friday. Wine Spectator executive editor Thomas Matthews unveiled Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 as the magazines No. 1 wine of 2013 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Asian demand has changed wine market: Expert  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Serena Sutcliffe, board director and worldwide head of wine at Sotheby's, discusses the wine market ahead of Sotheby's fine wine auction.

  • Debut 'Downton Abbey' wines are fit for a lord Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    Wine plays an important role in "Downton Abbey," and one company saw an opportunity to create a line of wines named for the wildly popular miniseries.

  • Bottoms up: There's enough wine to go around Saturday, 2 Nov 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Harvesting grapes in the Ribeira Sacra region of Spain on Oct. 8, 2013.

    A recent report of a wine shortfall just marks a return to a more typical level of production and won't lead to bottles vanishing from store shelves.

  • The world is running out of wine!  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 7:31 PM ET

    According to a report, there is a rising risk of a global wine shortage, which could lead to higher prices and increased demand for exports.

  • FM traders find out the magic of whiskey  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Flavien Desoblin, owner of Brandy Library in Manhattan, says "you don't have to spend a lot of money," in sharing some of the best spirits to sip on Halloween.

  • World running out of wine?!  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    A new Morgan Stanley report says the world is running out of wine. John Kapon, Acker Merrall and Condit, and Andre Mack, Mouton Noir Wines owner, provide perspective.

  • Watch: The future of food... packaging you can eat Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 4:28 AM ET

    It might sound like whacky science, but the latest food revolution is an attempt to bring sustainable food to the fore.

  • Move over, Slurpee: 7-Eleven brings fine wines Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 2:40 PM ET
    Wine in 7-Eleven store

    The world's largest chain of convenience stores has suddenly embraced upscale wine. Today.com reports.

  • When it's time to change: Craft brewers cash out Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    After building a business over years, many craft brewers wonder whether it's time to plan for the next generation to take over.

  • World Series beer bet: Battle of the breweries Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    Boston Beer founder and Chairman Jim Koch

    Brewers from Boston and St. Louis are putting local beer and food on the line in a friendly wager as their teams head to the Fall Classic.

  • Whisky & wine may not be such liquid assets Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Alternative investments, like wine and whisky, can truly diversify an investor's portfolio. But there could be a catch.

  • First tulips, then housing...Is beer bubble next? Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    The beer industry has the largest amount of breweries in operation since Prohibition, but insiders say the brew business still has room to grow.

  • Investing in wine as an alternative asset class  Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 8:45 PM ET

    Anthony Hansen, Senior Consultant for the International Wine Department at Christie's, discusses the swings in wine prices and how investors use them for both consumption and as an investment.