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California wine exports see record 2015

US wine exports (90% of which come from California) reached $1.61bn in winery revenues in 2015, up 7.6% from the year before.  Exports were boosted by demand for premium products.  

Demand for citrus flavour blends on the rise in Europe, says FMI

Demand for citrus flavour market is set to rise in Europe in the next ten years, says Future Market Insights (FMI) - but which are the most popular flavour blends,...

What’s hitting the shelves? New launches in the beverage aisle

From drinks that blend juice and tea, through to a new series in the hard cider category, we take a look at some of the new products reaching beverage aisles...

Fairtrade sales hit by sugar price plummet despite double digit growth in certain categories

The value of UK Fairtrade sales dropped by €127m last year due to falling demand for cane sugar but the Fairtrade Foundation says it is remaining cautiously optimistic for 2016...

Non-alcoholic and low alcohol beers: Opportunities and challenges

Non-alcoholic and low alcohol beers only account for a small proportion of the global beer market. However, these categories are showing stronger growth than the overall beer market, according to...

Entrepreneur seeks to disrupt US tea market with anthocyanin-rich Kenyan purple tea

It’s purple, intriguing from a nutritional perspective owing to its anthocyanin content, and poised to create a completely new category in the US beverage market, says one man on a...

Video: Meet the sommelier, Vinisud 2016

'I’m a wine soldier!' Sharing wines from around the globe

Sommelier, blogger, and film and TV personality Charlie Arturaola sees himself as a ‘wine soldier’ - someone who goes back to the wine country and meets the people who make...

Video: Meet the wine bloggers, Vinisud 2016

'Wine bloggers tell the story': How bloggers provide a link between industry and consumers

Today there’s a vast online community of wine bloggers - but what exactly do they contribute to the wine industry?

US bottled water sales reach record high in 2015, with growth expected to continue: Mintel

Sales of bottled water in the US increased 6.4% to reach more than $15bn in 2015, according to research from Mintel. And as consumers continue to look for alternatives to...

A new era of sports drinks: health-conscious consumers, functional beverages & entrepreneurial brands

While functional sports drinks have been used by athletes for decades, a wider range of consumers are now turning to the beverages, according to a report from MyDrink Beverages. 

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Craft may have come of age, but the risk of becoming clichéd remains strong

Craft has become ever more visible in both brand DNA and marketing. And while craft doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon - has its success reduced its potency,...

Highlights from the 2016 Beverage Innovation Summit: Suja's 'dog years', soda in a funk, and high pH water on fire

Want to know the size of the cold brew coffee prize, when Suja finally broke even, and what all the fuss is about over alkaline water? Check out the highlights of...

Kombucha market to grow 25% each year to 2020

The kombucha market is poised for huge growth by 2020, growing 25% each year, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets.

Around the Mediterranean in wine: Vinisud 2016

Vinisud has been showcasing wines from around the Mediterranean this week, including those from France, Italy, Spain and many more.

Baobab Foods predicts baobab will explode in the US beverage industry

SPINS data shows baobab sales have increased 208% in all natural sales channels from June 2014 to July 2015, and 267% in supplements. US supplier Baobab Foods is working with...

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Kona Deep brings desalinated deep ocean water to the US market

It’s a billion-dollar market in Asia, but it’s almost unheard of in the US. Thanks to Kona Deep, bottled deep ocean water will soon roll its way across the US from...

Big brand, big trust: Land O’ Lakes, Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s have consumers’ trust

Name recognition won the day in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, as brands such as Kraft, Kellogg’s, and Folgers won big in their representative categories.

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Indian brewers: Lowering beer tax would do ‘immense good to society’

Over 90% of all alcohol consumed in India is in the spirits category, according to a survey by the All India Brewers Association which also found beer languishing at 7%...

Tranquini eyes up ‘tremendous potential’ for functional relaxation beverages

Consumers worldwide are becoming more interested in a relaxed, balanced lifestyle, says premium beverage brand Tranquini, as it expands into new markets this year.

Distilled spirit supplier sales up 4.1% in 2015

It was a good year for distilled spirits, as supplier sales were up 4.1% and volume was up 2.3%, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

2016 Beverage Innovation summit: Have you registered yet?

Diet soda sales plummet further, but what's taking their place?

Bottled water, sparkling flavored water, energy and sports drinks, and ready-to-drink coffee have all made strong gains in the New Year as shoppers have continued to spurn carbonated soft drinks...

Beer sector urges chancellor to cut duty in Budget

Drinks industry trade bodies have called on chancellor George Osborne to cut beer duty for a fourth consecutive year in next month’s Budget.

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DRY Sparkling to debut Fuji Apple at Target, pushing craft soda trend forward

DRY Sparkling just saw the first production of their latest Fuji Apple flavor run last week, which will be distributed nationwide at Target in April, the company told Beverage Daily.

Australian wine exports to Asia: Growing markets, cultural differences, and following the trends

Australian wine exports to Asia are showing strong growth. To make the most of the opportunity, Australian wine brands need to be on the ground in exports markets and understand...

Premium brands could boost profits in China’s high-volume beer market

China’s high-volume, low-profit beer market is set to be transformed, with increased “premiumisation” providing opportunities for imported and licensed foreign beer brands, says Rabobank.

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