Beer, Wine & Spirits


  • 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.

  • Surprise! This country is shaking up the wine world Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Portugal's Douro Valley

    In a region known for port, winemakers along the Douro Valley are taking top prizes for reds and whites, Global Post reports.

  • Move over beer and wine; whiskey's time has come Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Sales for whiskey continue to rise, as do the number of craft distilleries popping up across the country.

  • 'Monsieur' Wonderful's big wine bet  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    Shark Tank investor Kevin O'Leary, discusses his big bet to revolutionize the wine industry.

  • Zipz Wine's big 'Shark' deal  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    "Shark Tank's" Kevin O'Leary and Andrew McMurry, Zipz national wine consultant, discuss Zipz's innovative single-serve container and why it could do for wine what aluminum cans did for soda.

  • Fast food CEO: McDonald's has problems. We don't Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    Carl’s Jr. "All-Natural Burger".

    One fast food CEO says 'sales have been very good since about the middle of June' as lower gas prices boost orders.

  • 'Mistletoe' drone at TGI Fridays injures woman Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    The drones were intended to hover over couples and inspire a little "mobile mistletoe mischief," according to TGI Fridays.

    The drone at a Brooklyn TGI Fridays was intended to inspire couples to get romantic, but a piece of customer's nose was chipped off instead.

  • Cult wines in demand  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Silver Oak CEO David Duncan discusses holiday demand for wine around the globe, and how his brand differentiates from others.

  • Red Lobster fires back: Comps are positive Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    Red Lobster fired back against a new poll that shows its attempt to win over customers with more seafood may be having the opposite effect.

  • Sweet blend of wine and music  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    Michael Dorf, City Winery CEO, discusses how he is able to attract wine enthusiasts around his growing business by placing live music on the menu.

  • 'Incredible craze' over new bourbon: Maker's Mark Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Maker's Mark is releasing a new bourbon and it's causing an "incredible craze … like nothing we've ever experienced," says chairman emeritus.

  • Maker's Mark 'Cask Strength' craze  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    As Bourbon continues to outperform Vodka, Bill Samuels Jr., Maker's Mark chairman emeritus, discusses the release of "Cask Strength," an uncut and unfiltered 113.5 proof bourbon straight from the barrel.

  • Yes, you can compete in beer chugging while running Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Corey Gallagher, who is training for the beer mile, at Yellow Jacket Stadium in Austin, Texas, Nov. 28, 2014.

    A new race lets you down as many beers as you are able, while running at full speed and trying not to vomit, reports the New York Times.

  • Short sellers aim at the chicken AND the egg Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm in Osage, Iowa.

    Poultry producer stocks have surged in part due to pricing power and strong demand, but investors are betting that this trend will reverse.

  • FedEx expects 290 million packages this holiday  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports from Berkeley, California, inside Wine.com's distribution hub, on expected shipping volume for FedEx during this holiday season.

  • Holiday shipping scramble  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    With millions of packages set to be shipped this holiday season, CNBC's Morgan Brennan goes behind the scenes and shows what it takes to get your packages delivered on time,

  • Wine and dine: US sending sales to new highs Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Look for another record year of wine sales in the U.S., thanks to the needs of consumers who have to entertain during the holidays.

  • Black Friday: The new beer drinkers' holiday Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    Fans of Goose Island Beer Company have their own annual Black Friday tradition: Standing in line for Bourbon County Brand Stout.

  • 'Pandora' for beer and wine  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    Trace Smith, co-founder and COO of Next Glass demonstrates its app "Next Glass," which rates wine and beer based on individual's preferences.

  • Cocktails at the airport? A tip for drinking smarter Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Rethink the airline beverage cart. Bartenders say it's easy for travelers to make a classier cocktail with mixers you can carry onto the plane.