Food and Beverage

Tom Rotunno

Tom Rotunno
Senior Editor

Tom is a Sr. Editor and assignment desk manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about business of beer for CNBC.com. Prior to joining the CNBC News Desk, Tom was an Emmy winning producer covering a variety of topics, most recently sports business. You can find him @TomRotunno and @CNBCBeerNews.

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    According to a recent analysis by the Beer Institute, a national beer trade association that represents beer brewers and importers, 45 percent of what consumers pay for a beer goes to taxes.

  • Glass of Whiskey

    Steve Jobs once famously said “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” French beverage company Pernod Ricard is applying a similar philosophy to its spirits business.

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    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including comic-book beer and the Playboy Wine Club.

  • Barman pulling a pint of stout

    According to the Alcoholic Beverage DemandTracker, 33 percent of alcohol drinkers who visit restaurants regularly report that they are more likely to order beer when offered a large selection of beer brands.

  • Budweiser Fall Sampler Pack

    Budweiser, the world’s biggest brewer, is thinking small. It has announced the results of its Project 12 contest. The contest features three limited-edition beers named after the ZIP codes where they were created.

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    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including how beer drinkers may decide the next president, a free round for Philly — and more!

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    Adidas is hoping to inspire consumers with basketball star Derrick Rose's tale of recovery from an ACL injury with a campaign that gives consumers a peek behind the scenes. They also are not waiting for Rose's return to launch a new line of shoes and apparel under the D Rose logo.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg gives his first interview since the Facebook IPO; Ex-JCP exec joins the GAP; Steve Wynn releases a scathing statement on Joe Francis and Ford may soon have a CEO succession plan.

  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest milkshake

    Consumers can't seem to get enough of craft beer. Now some hamburger chains are hoping to capture a piece of the craft beer momentum.

  • Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn smiles during a news conference.

    Steve Wynn wins $20 million from Girls Gone Wild Joe Francis; GoDaddy suffers a denial of service attack; another Zynga departure and Moody’s cuts Panasonic debt rating.

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