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New grape press cuts the cost of controlling oxygen

French company Vaslin Bucher has unveiled a cost effective method of controlling oxidation of grape must during pressing.

Sri Lankan brewery switches to water

The World Health Organisation has warned that the death toll of the Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster could double if disease is allowed to spread. Clean drinking water is amoung the...

Liquid blending system ups efficiency

In the US Oden Corporation and Emerson's Micro Motion division are re-launching Oden's patented Mass/Blend Continuous Stream Liquid Blending Systems. The system features straight tube Coriolis metres that are said...

Keeping wine at its Pek

A hi-tech way of preserving open bottles of wine from oxygen contact could prevent consumers and restaurants from being afraid to open better bottles of wine, reports Kim Hunter Gordon.

Satellite controlled vine planting

As vineyards think about shopping for the planting season in Spring, one German company has put out a technology high above the rest, writes Kim Hunter Gordon.

German packaging regulations ruling meets with EC approval

The European Court of Justice (ECJ)'s ruling on Germany's packaging regulations has been welcomed by both the EC and firms that import packaged beverages into the country.

Water to be tasty in the new year

Several major beverage companies plan to begin selling flavored water early next year, a move that could bost their sales in the rapidly growing bottled water market, according to a...

Taskforce looks on the bright side of steel packaging

A development programme to enhance the appearance of steel for packaging has been carried out by Arcelor Packaging International, Corus Packaging Plus and Rasselstein.

More health benefits found in Cranberry Juice

Cranberries have been given a major promotion in the UK as a leading dental charity advises they could help prevent a host of oral health problems, such as tooth decay...

KWV hit by more tampering revelations

Following last week's assurances that the 2003 KWV Reserve Sauvignon Blanc "has been tested and is clean", South African winery KWV faces the enormous task of winning back public trust...

Czech Beer seeks EU protection

The Czech Republic has submitted a proposal to Brussels that 'Czech Beer' be given EU protection, writes Kim Hunter Gordon.

Soiken links up with drink maker to develop health drink

Japanese biotech firm Soiken signs joint research agreement with a beverage manufacturer to drill into the established functional food market.

Red wine compound direct impact on heart cells

A key compound in red wine could have a direct beneficial effect on heart cells, report researchers from the US, building on a raft of science that suggests this popular...

Square barrels could triple oaked wine capacities

After seven years of development, Swiss company Cybox unveiled its square oak barrel, which triples barrel storage capacity, at the Vinitech exhibition in Bordeaux last week, reports Kim Hunter Gordon.

Cranberry juice not to be drunk alongside warfarin

Patients taking the blood-thinning drug warfarin should avoid all cranberry-based products, according to new advice from the UK's Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM), after it reviewed evidence of several...

Topaz voted top Russian vodka

Russian vodka brand Topaz has beaten off prestigious competition to emerge as the country's best-tasting vodka brand, according to a recent taste test by the Russian alcohol producers' association. But...

Sunnyland adopts Amcor Plasti-Twist closure

European juices producer Sunnyland has included Amcor's 33mm Plasti-Twist closure in its range of PET-packaged hot fill juices and juice based products produced in-house.

Glass closures - more elegant than the cork?

Last week Alcoa began commercial production of Vino-Lok, its glass-on-glass wine closure system. Has upmarket wine finally found an alternative to the screw cap? asks Kim Hunter Gordon.

Coca-Cola invests in fluid processing technology

Pursuit Dynamics has signed an agreement with the UK subsidiary of Coca-Cola Enterprises to supply innovative fluid processing technology for the production of soft drinks.

Carlsberg's new bottle not worth paying for

Carlsberg Denmark yesterday announced that it would reduce the price of Carlsberg Pilsner in its new lightweight modern bottles.

BASF targets multivitamin drinks with new beta-carotene

Number two vitamin maker BASF has developed a new beta-carotene product, designed to meet increasing demand from fortified beverages and vitamin-enriched juices, reports Dominique Patton.

Cork solution wins top prize

French wine closure manufacturer Oeneo has won the prestigious Gold Award at this year's Vinitech exhibition in Bordeaux for its 'Diamond Process', which removes the molecules from cork that can...

Green tea mechanism supports anti-cancer activity

The polyphenols present in green tea help prevent the spread of prostate cancer by targeting molecular pathways that shut down the proliferation and spread of tumour cells, as well as...

Boehringer product to meet rise in demand for magnesium

German fine chemicals supplier Boehringer Ingelheim is offering a new magnesium product to meet increasing demand from companies looking to fortify with this mineral, writes Dominique Patton.

Health benefits of red tea boosts sales

While green tea has been getting its name around the block, red tea has taken a little longer to become a household name, but its sales are said to be...

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