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Seafood Divestiture

Darden Restaurants is selling Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion.

Buffet Behavior

Cornell University researchers have come up with some interesting conclusions about customer behavior at all-you-can-eat buffets.

The Affluence of Artisanal Beer

Craft beer has become a booming business. Here we take a look at how the public is drinking it all in.

Craft Beer Style Guide

Need a crash course in craft beer? Here, we offer-up a quick guide to help decipher the styles of those frothy brews.

Pairing Beer & Bites

Master Cicerone Nicole Erny gives us some basic rules on pairing craft beer with food.

The Price of Corkage

Chef Thomas Keller has raised the corkage fee to $150 at both of his three-star Michelin restaurants.

Boom to Bust in Oz

Changing circumstances have the Aussie wine business in a slump—but help is on the way.

Hilliard Bruce

John Hilliard and Christine Bruce are turning out Burgundy-style gems in California's Santa Rita Hills.

A Visit From the First Lady

Heidi Barrett, called "the first lady of wine" by Robert Parker, conducts a tasting of her personal label, La Sirena.

Kosher Bubbles

Just in time for Passover, Freixenet has released their kosher Excelencia Brut Cava ($18).