Six news stories that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week.
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New hope for the beer business? According to recent survey by Consumer Edge Insight, 39 percent of alcohol-drinking consumers name beer as their favorite category.
Football history will always link former NFL quarterbacks Drew Bledsoe and Rick Mirer together. The wine business may link their future.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz believes there could be more Starbucks stores in China than in the U.S. one day.
A new wine-themed park is ready to open its doors to the general public on June 1.
Minimum wage hikes could lead to higher prices at McDonald's as franchisees push back, says Morningstar's R.J. Hottovy.
Exotic ingredients mean beer may have been the ancient Chinese version of a $70,000 Bordeaux, say archaeologists.