Beer, Wine & Spirits


  • Scotch boom to continue?   Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Scotch boom to continue?

    Chris Watt, Premium Brands Whyte and Mackay Americas marketing director, and Chef-Restaurateur Daniel Boulud, discuss investing in scotch.

  • NFL legend in beer ad: Don't drink and drive Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 9:16 AM ET
    Defensive end Bruce Smith of the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field on December 14, 2003 in Landover, Maryland.

    One of the most dominant players in pro football history, is about to appear in a Bud Light ad against drunk driving.

  • Joe's 'peak' beer experience

    CNBC's Joe Kernen hikes up the mountain to check out the highest-altitude brewery in Switzerland.

  • AB InBev snaps up leading South Korea brewer Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    The maker of Budweiser has agreed to repurchase South Korea's Oriental Breweries from private equity firms for $5.8 billion.

  • Single malt whisky breaks world record at auction Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    A rare bottle of Macallan whisky has set a world record for the most expensive single malt whisky sold at an auction over the weekend.

  • Seattle brewery scores with Seahawks beer Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Hilliard's The 12th Can

    Hilliard's Beer, a 2-year-old brewery with six full-time employees, has scored big with its 12th Can beer, named in honor of Seahawks fans.

  • Wine's big threat (hint: it could be you) Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    This year will bring good news to the wine industry despite aging boomers presenting a question mark for future demand, according to a new report.

  • Chart of the Day: America's love for wine Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    For more than two decades, people have been slinging back wine at an ever increasing level, according to Wine Institute data.

  • Bud Light gets a Super Bowl makeover Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 5:41 PM ET
    One of Anheuser-Busch's Super Bowl ads, "Puppy Love," follows up on a previous theme.

    This year, Bud Light will be getting a new aluminum can and new tagline, while Budweiser will trot out the popular Clydesdales for the second year in a row.

  • 2013 king of fine wines   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    2013 king of fine wines

    Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby's Wine, discusses Sotheby's strong wine business. CNBC's Robert Frank assesses the supply and demand of high end wines. Ritchie reveals the most sought after wine on the market.

  • Why cider is the best thing to happen to beer Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    As Anheuser-Busch InBev's Stella Artois takes its cider brand national, rival MillerCoors is preparing its own major cider launch.

  • Sotheby's crowns its king of fine wines for 2013 Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Romanée-Conti, vintage 1990

    What was a favorite wine of the global wealthy last year? Here's a hint: It's from a vineyard in Burgundy that produces fewer than 500 cases annually.

  • Copa Di Vino on 'The Shark Tank Effect'   Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 1:53 PM ET
    Copa Di Vino on 'The Shark Tank Effect'

    James Martin's company, Copa Di Vino, specializes in wine by the glass. Martin appears on CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss how his business has grown since appearing on "Shark Tank."

  • Suntory buying spirits maker Beam   Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 1:10 PM ET
    Suntory buying spirits maker Beam

    Suntory Holdings is acquiring Beam for $13.6 billion. CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on signals of a boom in the business of booze.

  • Gabelli: Belly up to bourbon   Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Gabelli: Bullish on bourbon

    Gabelli Funds Chairman and CEO Mario Gabelli owns 4 million shares of Beam, which is being acquired by privately held Suntory. He provides insight on the deal's benefit for shareholders.

  • New marijuana laws get brewers buzzing Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Two Washington state brewers released a collaboration, Joint Effort, in July.

    As Colorado and Washington light up their legal pot experiments, brewers are marking the milestone with some novelty beers.

  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs is a 'marketing genius': Pro   Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Sean 'Diddy' Combs is a 'marketing genius': Pro

    Trevor Stirling, senior research analyst of European beverages at Sanford Bernstein, says Sean 'Diddy' Combs is a "marketing genius" after helping boost Ciroc vodka sales and teaming up with Diageo to take over tequila brand DeLeón.

  • Beam shakes up brand with 'Sauza'   Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 8:12 AM ET
    Beam shakes up brand with 'Sauza'

    Bill Newlands, Beam North America president, reveals the spirit company's latest Tequila brand and collaboration with celebrity Justin Timberlake.

  • Cheerios drops genetically modified ingredients Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    General Mills said it has stopped using genetically modified ingredients in its Cheerios as the U.S. branded foods manufacturer hopes the move will firm up customer loyalty.

  • Global whiskey demand doubles last decade   Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 5:27 PM ET
    Global whisky demand doubles last decade

    Nicholas Pollacchi, The Whisky Dog CEO, advises investors on what to look for when investing in Scottish whiskey.