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Enhanced water - American science, European branding

Sales of oxygen-enriched water have almost quadrupled in Germany since 2002 to 30 million litres. But in the US where it has been available for over a decade longer, growth...

V-Net to test rival beverages for ginseng

V-Net Beverage has condemned the drinks industry's lack of transparency about its use of ginseng and is launching a 'Truth in Ginseng' campaign which it hopes will force manufacturers to...

Alcoa begins US production of new wine closure

In the US, Alcoa Closure Systems International has begun the commerciallaunch of VinTegra, its new closure system for wine bottles as an alternative tocorks and synthetic stoppers.

Sports drink improves footballers' stamina

Drinking a carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink helped soccer players maintain their stamina, a small study found.

Beer compounds, not alcohol, may fight cancer

Non-alcoholic beer may fight off cancer, suggests new laboratory research on mice.

Fuller's accommodates growth with KHS kegging

Fuller Smith & Turner, the brewer of London Pride ale, has geared up for growth by investing in a £2 million new line of keg racking equipment supplied by German...

Sherwood develops laser-responsive packaging ink

Sherwood Technology has developed a laser-responsive coating or 'virtual label' for packaging materials such as cartons, cases and overwraps that removes the need for the application of variable-data print-and-apply labels...

PET popularity growing in Russia

Rumours of the death of PET bottles in Russia have been greatly exaggerated, as plastic continues to be the packaging medium of choice for both brewers and soft drink producers,...

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...

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