America's image of New Yorkers combines swagger, style and an unwillingness to get pushed around. Humphrey Bogart once warned a Nazi commander in "Casablanca" that "there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade." Seventy years ago, movie audiences would have laughed in appreciation of the city's toughness.
AeroShot is a lipstick-sized inhaler that allows users to ingest what amounts to a cup of coffee's-worth of caffeine.
Drinking a daily cup of coffee -- or even several cups -- isn't likely to harm your health, and it may even lower your risk of dying from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.
Marketplace Africa looks at the growing global popularity of rooibos, or redbush tea.
In cafes across Cape Town, brewing the perfect cup of rooibos has become a fine art.
The scene is a familiar one: women and men decked out in traditional dirndls and lederhosen while they swig steins of beer to the toe-tapping tune of oompah bands.
On that first date, when you bonded over barbecue, the sauce drips on her chin only made her look cuter. You knew it was love when you learned John Donne was his favorite poet, too. What hooked you on the slopes was how she made black diamond runs look easy.
That morning cup (or cups) of coffee may do more than just kick-start your day.
Elizabeth Cohen reports on a Harvard study about coffee cutting the risk of endometrial cancer.
While many visitors to Canada -- especially those who think Canadians live under a permanent blanket of snow -- are surprised to learn that wine is produced in Canada, their suspicion is always tempered after a drink or two.
"The cupcakes are a great choice if you're preparing for a TV viewing party with your girlfriends," Sutter tells PEOPLE
When it was first invented, soda pop was a treat most people had once in a while for special occasions.
Don't follow the crowds to Napa or Bordeaux this fall. You'll save nearly 40% on lodging at these locations -- and the vino is cheaper, too.
Like a caffeine junkie on a morning buzz, the price of coffee futures began spiraling higher in late 2010 -- and coffee brands passed those higher costs on to consumers.
Oenophiles are opening up their wallets again, and a new crop of wine lovers are emerging overseas -- in places like China -- the price of vino is also bubbling up. You can cut your costs, though, with high-tech help and smart substitutions.
Japan's green tea fields sway in the early summer winds, the picture of bucolic beauty. But beneath these peaceful rows of young green buds, ready for the second harvest of the year, a national crisis is brewing.
The nuclear crisis wreaks havoc on one of Japan's prized exports: green tea. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Uganda is Africa's second-largest coffee producer, but some of its farmers say they are getting a raw deal when it comes to profiting from their beans.
Alcohol sales climbed with little interruption throughout the recent recession, and have continued to expand in recent months.
Consumers got a jolt this week with news that the price of coffee was hovering near $3 a pound, the highest price in more than three decades, forcing many coffee houses to consider raising prices or cutting services.
Inside Africa heads to the Ethiopian Highlands where coffee is king.
For many in Ethiopia, it is part of their daily routine -- a steaming hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. But in an area considered to be the birthplace of the coffee bean, the drink is also an important part of the economy and culture.
The soda world is bubbling with the news that Diet Coke has surpassed Pepsi as the No. 2 carbonated soft drink in the U.S. (regular Coke still reigns). But what's been lost in much of the hoopla is that the industry overall is, well, flat.
Score one for the Coca-Cola Company.
Lawmakers can't agree on anything except ... beer.
Wine tastings in Hong Kong begin the same way as anywhere else in the world: Connoisseurs are poured a vintage, they hold it up to the light to look at the color, they swirl the wine in the glass and savor the bouquet, they take small sips to assess the wine's tangy tannin-like "finish."
First thing every morning, Ellen Talles starts her day by draining a supersize Styrofoam cup filled with Diet Coke and crushed ice. The 61-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., drinks another Diet Coke in the car on the way to work and keeps a glass nearby "at all times" at her job as a salesclerk. By the end of the day she has put away about 2 liters.
Drinking a lot of soda and other sugary beverages has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes, among other health problems.
Bourbon runs deep in American lore. David Crockett swigged it. Harry Truman liked a glass when playing poker. Screen star Tallulah Bankhead was famed for being able to polish off a bottle of the stuff in under 30 minutes.
Call it the Mad Men effect: retro fashions, debonair dinner parties and especially classic drinks -- like bourbon -- are back with a vengeance.
McDonald's has long been the darling of Wall Street, posting increases in same-store sales for 30 consecutive quarters since early 2003. Even during the depths of the recession in 2008, same-store sales rose by 6.1%.
Indians may have come a step closer to sipping venti Frappuccinos after Starbucks signed a deal Thursday with a coffee conglomerate in India, a previously untapped market.
The pair get their hearts racing as they press on with a national caffeine tour
The world's most expensive coffee is thriving in Indonesia. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
The manufacturers of seven caffeinated alcoholic beverages labeled a "public health concern" have stopped producing or shipping the products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.
The drink of choice for creative types through the ages, wine is now making significant inroads into the realms of contemporary culture.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told the manufacturers of seven caffeinated alcoholic beverages Wednesday that their drinks are a "public health concern" and can't stay on the market in their current form.
The FDA bans seven caffeinated alcoholic beverages from staying on the market in their current form.
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to ban caffeinated alcohol drinks, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday. In response, one leading manufacturer of these drinks announced that it will remove caffiene and other ingredients from its product.
Nine Central Washington University students were hospitalized after drinking Four Loko, but students at the University of Maryland, College Park, say they're aware of the drink's effects and know their own limits.
The Washington state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday banned the sale of alcoholic energy drinks after a group of college students got sick from consuming a drink nicknamed "blackout in a can."
Four Loko, an alcoholic energy drink, is blamed for making students sick by combining caffeine and high alcohol content.
Eating well has always been easy in wine regions. It makes sense: people who pay close attention to what they drink don't typically settle for fast-food cheeseburgers. But dining well is different from eating well, and in many wine areas it has become possible only recently.
The makers of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice say that the drink improves blood flow and heart health, prevents and treats prostate cancer, and works 40 percent as well as Viagra (whatever that means). All for about four bucks a bottle.
Where better to while away the afternoon than a communal table at one of these beer halls and gardens, from an old-time Bohemian favorite to a newcomer with all Asian brews.
The chill of fall is in the air, pour some beer in your glass. Germany's Oktoberfest isn't the only outlet for beer lovers this season. Check out these five beer festivals across the United States.
Advertisements for sports drinks have long featured world-class athletes such as Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and LeBron James. The message is clear: If you want to "be like Mike," pick up a Gatorade.
In September 1997, I went for a run with a friend in New York City. We both wanted a tasty post-exercise drink, but everything on the market was too sweet.
We're in California's famous wine country -- shopping for frying pans.
Elaine Murszewski is a self-proclaimed coffee addict.
Celebrity chef and mixologist Kathy Casey shares her trendy recipes for festive cocktails from a hotel bar in Abu Dhabi.
Celebrity chef Kathy Casey predicts two flavor trends in cocktails for 2010 will be fresh ginger and hibiscus.
At Lutz Tavern in Portland, Ore., the beer-drinking crowd goes through about 20 to 25 cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer on a Friday night. "It's our No. 1 seller, no questions asked, hands down," says Lilias Barisich, whose family has owned the bar since 1954.
As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to debate the catastrophic effects of climate change there are some places in the world, such as the English vineyards, which stand to benefit from warmer temperatures.
Is climate change changing the face of British winemaking? CNN's Max Foster reports.
You don't need us to tell you that Napa Valley is a nice place to visit. What you do need is a way to lose the masses.
The Food and Drug Administration has notified about 30 manufacturers of alcoholic beverages containing added caffeine that it intends to take a look at their products.
When you think of a winery, you probably imagine the bucolic Napa Valley or the dangling vineyard grapes in French wine country.
Hong Kong opens its first winery, despite having no vineyards or land. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports.
There's an oft-repeated bit of eno-philosophy that says the wine business is immune to recession because people drink in good times and bad. But it turns out there's a caveat: In bad times such as these, they mostly drink the cheap stuff.
In this adaptation from his new book, Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't (Broadway Books), author Kevin Maney explains the tension between two key qualities and how a great brand got caught in a no-man's-land between them.
If the two forks of Long Island's East End were sisters, the North Fork would undoubtedly be the innocent, modest one.
At Samovar Tea Lounge, a chain of three teahouses in San Francisco, you'll find no wireless Internet or bulletin board littered with local news and advertisements.
Perhaps they're not the first place you think of when it comes to wineries, but these four regions offer character and great wine, without the hoopla.
When it comes to taking spirited vacations, wandering a vineyard falls flat in the face of handcrafted brew. With more than 1,500 breweries across the United States, beer is not just a drink -- it's a destination.
In Money & Main Street, Stephanie Elam introduces us to a coffee lover on a quest to open her own shop.
Ask most wine hounds and sommeliers on either side of the Atlantic where the best chardonnay originates, and the answer will almost certainly be California or France.
Last year it seemed as if the proud wine growers of Bordeaux might actually have to share the financial pain the rest of us were going through. After a wet summer with little sunshine, even the Bordelais -- who like to think their reds are the global benchmark for quality -- were conceding that the 2008 vintage might not be one for the history books. Everyone else hoped that after an overpriced 2007 vintage, Bordeaux prices, which have been mounting steadily over recent vintages, might descend from the stratosphere, aided by weaker global demand.
Baristas from around the world pulled espressos, cappuccinos and specialty drinks in Atlanta to compete for the 2009 World Barista Championship title.
A Briton bested competitors from 51 other countries to win the recent World Barista Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.
The high-end specialty coffee industry isn't immune to the effects of a recession, but many companies are still doing well.
Susan Todd loves her daily coffee fix. "I can drink four or five cups, easily, comfortably," said Todd, 59, of Clinton Township, Michigan.
If you miss your daily caffeine fix you might suffer from withdrawal symptoms, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
If you think you're doing your teeth a favor by sipping white wine instead of red, you may need to rethink your tooth-whitening strategy.
When Bruce Gutlove holds up his vineyard's finest bottle of chardonnay, he sees the clarity, senses the anticipated crisp taste, and savors the hard summer of tending to his grapes.
American winemaker Bruce Gutlove has a world-class winery with a staff of autistic workers. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
If you've got cabin fever and are looking for a cozy outing, afternoon tea is bound to hit the spot.
Professional golfers and hackers alike try all sorts of unusual things to avoid the dreaded three-putt: cross-handed grips, staggered stances, elongated putters. Jayson Woodbridge has his own trick. He swings with one hand.
Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, has introduced a new product to keep cash-strapped consumers sipping its brew.
Red wine and chocolate are a darling pair these days. With all those deep, dark chocolate notes right in a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine seems like a natural match for an intensely-flavored, dark chocolate dessert.
Wine expert Gary Vaynerchuk has tips on picking the best wine for your Valentine's Day date.
Travel guide writer Pauline Frommer takes us to San Francisco and the wine country.
As midnight approaches on December 31st, more than a few of us will crack open a bottle or two of champagne to help toast in the New Year.
It's hard to walk down the aisle of a liquor store without running across a bottle bearing someone's name.
As the former president of Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Television, Rich Frank has a long list of blockbusters to his credit, from Cheers and Entertainment Tonight to Pretty Woman and The Lion King. He's a born marketer with a knack for convincing the public that we want what he's got. And now he's ready to reveal his latest masterpiece, several years in the making. At his office in Calistoga, Calif., he reaches behind his desk for a dark, unmarked bottle that must weigh five pounds or more. It's called Promise. He hands it over. "This," he says, "is going to be one of those cult wines."
From Mexico's Guadalupe Valley to Blue Hill, Maine, these 10 waterfront getaways offer a toast to the good life.
Spanish scientists unveil an electronic "tongue" that can tell the difference between a chardonnay and a macabeu
High-alcohol brews, known in the trade as big or extreme beers, are among many craft beers that are grabbing a growing market share in the United States
A new study shows the beverage can protect the heart arteries by keeping them flexible and relaxed
In an effort to alleviate problems facing the company, Starbucks announced that it will close 600 company-run U.S. stores over the next year. Most of the stores are near another Starbucks and aren't profitable.
There is perhaps no better example of the democratization of wine marketing than Gary Vaynerchuk. His almost-daily, 25-minute video rants about the subject, Wine Library TV, boast 60,000 viewers, who post an astonishing 300 to 500 comments per episode.
Some men never grew up Fortunate like you Some men never found out What it takes to be a dude That's sports and wine -- Ben Folds Five
Dick Vermeil was concerned. He had gotten off to a good start with his 2003 vintage Charbono, a dark, stylish wine that is made only in California. It was a correct wine, mixing the dark brooding touches of this exotic grape with a clean taste of berryish fruit, but then the next vintage, the 2004, had shown an overripe, spirity quality that puzzled a few of the tasters in the room.
Some things just don't make any sense: Elton John and 50 Cent? The Godfather (I and II) and When Harry Met Sally?
Consultations: Dr. De-Kun Li of Kaiser Permanente on what pregnant women should know about caffeine
A rare, expensive coffee with delicate origins goes on sale in London. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
A London department store has started selling coffee for $100 a shot.
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