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  • 2010 Pops For Champagne Producers Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine, discusses the status of 2009 and 2010 Champagne business.

  • $230,000 can buy you a brand new Ferrari Italia or a two-week stay at the Ritz in Paris. Instead, a private Asian bidder at a recent Sotheby's fine-wine auction in Hong Kong chose to spend it on a bottle of Bordeaux. The sale gave the 1869 Chateau Lafite vintage instant headlines and the distinction of the most expensive bottle of wine in the world.

  • Japanese Wineries Betting on a Reviled Grape Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 5:19 AM ET

    Once reviled, Japan's koshu grapes could soon deserve a place among the world’s fine white-wine grapes as local producers change their winemaking practices. The NYT reports.

  • An Investors' Guide to The Fine-Wine Market Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:09 AM ET

    Fine wine now coming out of well-known regions in France is some of the best yet, experts say, and with so much good wine hitting the market, prices will be pushed lower, making it an opportune time to buy.

  • A strong rebound from the global recession and the elimination of wine-import taxes is driving the boom.  “It’s unstoppable," says one local wine consultant.

  • Editor's Introduction: A Wealth of Options Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
    Alternative Investing - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Alternative investing is a big space; an alphabet soup of options to diversify your portfolio. From commodities to coins to cars, there's money to be made.

  • Collectible Wines: Money in a Bottle Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    Here are some examples of rare and specialty wines that have captured collectors' attention. Click to see if they capture yours, too!

  • How Much Water Does it Take to Make Beer? Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 12:21 PM ET

    MillerCoors is trying to reduce the amount of water it uses to produce beer, through conservation on farms to changes in the manufacturing process.

  • And the Winner of the Whiskey Olympics Is … Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 6:10 PM ET

    After fierce competition in archery, barrel making, climbing and whiskey tasting, the winner of the Whiskey Olympics is ....

  • Life After Wall Street—The Whiskey Olympics Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 2:59 PM ET
    Joshua Wortman

    What do you do if you get fired from your job on Wall Street? If you're Josh Wortman, you head off to Ireland to compete in the Olympics of the whiskey world.

  • Glass of Whiskey

    A crate of Scotch whisky that was trapped in Antarctic ice for a century was finally opened on Friday—but the heritage dram won't be tasted by whisky lovers because it's being preserved for its historic significance.

  • Getting the Chinese to Drink Like Americans Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 3:43 AM ET

    China is likely to drive global growth for years to come and businesses across the globe are positioning themselves for the doubling of the Chinese middle class in the next 20 years.

  • Move Over Napa, New York City’s Making Wine! Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 12:43 PM ET

    New York City is elbowing its way onto the wine scene, with its very own home-grown merlot, premium red and chardonnay. Hey, Vinny, getta load a this!

  • Personal Finance: Dollars & Sensamillia Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:06 AM ET
    marijuana

    Taking a pocketbook approach to marijuana consumption, black-market prices make the weed more expense than alcohol and tobacco, but legalization could change that.

  • Wines to Bring to a Holiday Meal Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 4:05 PM ET
    Which wines to bring - or serve - with a holiday meal? It's a question that plagues many at this time of year when plans for turkey, ham and root vegetables conquer your to do list. Choosing which wine pairs well with what is being baked, roasted or frosted can compel one to reach for the boxed Franzia. No worry. We've consulted a handful of wine and food experts to do the work for us.Click ahead and read which wines experts like Royal wine advisor Jancis Robinson and Wine TV creator Gary Vayner

    See which wines experts like Royal wine advisor Jancis Robinson and Wine TV creator Gary Vaynerchuk recommend for your holiday soiree.

  • Uncorking the Fine Wine Market Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 6:19 AM ET
    Wine glass

    Investors looking for variation from stocks, bonds and currencies could try investing in good wine, which has provided good returns over long periods of time,  but should beware of unprofessional advice in the area.

  • Collectible Wines: Money In A Bottle Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    Some investors have a taste for alternatives, such as collectible wine. Here are some examples of rare and specialty wines that have captured collectors' attention.

  • Wine Industry In The...Red Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    If you love wine, it's a very good year. Not only is the vintage coming out of California expected to be excellent, but prices have collapsed. You can get good wine for cheap.

  • Investors' Guide to Fine Wine Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    Lafite

    If your traditional portfolio has left a bad taste in your mouth, you may want to consider a more flavorful investment.  Now that wine prices are down from their peak last year, experts say now is the time for new and seasoned wine investors alike to hit the bottle.

  • Recession Special: Steak for $5! Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    In our latest installment of Eat Like a King at Pauper's Prices, it's steak! There's a lot of heartache out there but my, my, my, this recession sure is tasty!