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Evidence that red wine could prevent prostate cancer

A study published in the International Journal of Cancer this month has provided evidence that red wine could reduce the risk of prostate cancer, and that general alcohol consumtion has...

Coca-Cola defends C2 despite shake-up

Coca-Cola's chief marketing officer resigned last week, but the company would not reveal whether poor sales of the low-carb, low-cal drink C2 prompted this decision.

Quest launches citrus flavor for beverages

Quest International last week launched a range of citrus flavors that it claims provide a real taste of the original fruit.

Asahi joins Japan's fake beer revolution

Asahi Breweries is to become the second brewer to start production of a malt and wheat free, "beer flavoured", alcoholic drink.

Thermo develops fill-level monitoring technology

Thermo Electron has developed the Inscan X-Ray System, which it claims offers ultra-safe high speed technology to monitor fill level and closures.

New evidence supports camomile tea's health benefits

The popular herbal tea camomile may help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps, UK researchers will report.

Ukranian vodka, by Paco Rabanne

Fashion designer Paco Rabanne is to create new haute couture bottles for vodka brand Nemiroff LEX, as the drink continues to build on its luxury image writes Angela Drujinina.

Anheuser-Busch introduces aluminium bottles

Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewer, has introduced aluminium beer bottles for its Michelob, Michelob Light and Anheuser World Select brands in certain bars and clubs across the United States, writes...

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.

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