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Do diet sodas spur weight gain or help lessen America's obesity epidemic? Does moderate wine consumption help the kidneys? Do thinking men prefer Pepsi to Coke? Stay up to date with all the latest beverage research in this section of BeverageDaily.com.

Budweiser saga rumbles on

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar and its Swedish distributors has been forced to pay nearly $100,000 (€94,000) in compensation to US rival Anheuser-Busch in the latest...

Vitamin E for 'designer' waters

ADM Natural Health and Nutrition is launching a new vitamin E for use in clear beverages onto the European market. 230 Clear, to be presented...

WBD enters water market

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, the Russian producer of dairy products and fruit juice, has embarked upon a third line of business - bottled water. The company yesterday...

Safer information exchange - guaranteed

Global Wine & Spirits (GWS), the Canadian company which develops web-based business-to-business (B2B) applications for the wine and spirits industry, has been awarded a security...

Will wine snobs ever drink from cans?

Australia's Gowrie Mountain Estate is preparing to release wine in cans to the US, UK and Japan - not a new concept, but nevertheless one...

Ball to market 'bottle can' in North America

Ball, Daiwa Can Company and Mitsui have entered into an exclusive agreement for the sales and distribution of Daiwa's New Bottle Can beverage container in...

Sidel to exhibit new PET machines

Sidel is to preview five new machines for PET container production at the upcoming international packaging fair, Hispack, to be held in Barcelona from 31...

World's first organic fino hits the shelves

An organic fino wine which claims to be the first of its kind has been launched by a Spanish winery based in Cordoba. The fino,...

SIG develops can-shaping technology

In an effort to give a boost to the stagnant beverage can market, SIG Cantec has come up with several developments aimed at producing more...

'Bitter' twist in Spanish cola wars

The rivalry between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo is legendary, but it is not restricted simply to their cola brands. Coca-Cola this week launched a new brand...

Beam and Cola set to shake up US RTDs

The market for ready-to-drink (RTD) alcoholic drinks is dominated by two countries. In Europe, the UK leads the way, although other countries also have burgeoning...

Stoli Strasberi hits the UK market

A new variant of Stolichnaya, the Russian vodka brand, has been launched in the UK. Stolichnaya Strasberi claims to be the first strawberry flavoured vodka...

DBG to focus on Royal and Heineken

Denmark's second largest brewer, the Danish Brewery Group, last week announced a major restructuring plan which it claimed would result in improved profitability as early...

Fogg launches new filler

Fogg Filler, the US-based processing systems provider, has begun making the first shipments of its newly launched Fill Pro 3000 Filling System. Fogg Filler said...

Faster teabags

Tecnomeccanica, the Italian processing equipment supplier, has launched the T2 PRIMA tea bagging machine, designed to produce string and tag filter bags for tea, herbal...

Oregon winery adds to screw cap range

The debate over the use of cork or other alternatives as the best means of sealing wine bottles is set to continue this week with...

Bud-ding success for Czech brewer

After last week's decisive ruling in the UK, Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has won another trademark court case, this time in Switzerland. The state-owned brewer...

Beer: healthy, up to a point

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has warned a British brewer against advertising its beer as a healthy, nutritious food. An ad for Gales Best beer,...

Racke creates wine-based RTD

Everyone, it seems, wants to get on the ready-to-drink (RTD) act. The market created by brands such as Bacardi Breezer and Smirnoff Ice has grown...

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo launch new drinks

New products are clearly going to play a major part in the development of the US soft drinks market this year, with the announcement today...

Drop packing made easy

California-based SWF Companies has launched a new drop case packer designed to help make the packaging of dairy and beverage products easier and quicker. The...

Bonding session Down Under

In Australia, CSIRO has established the spin-off company, Polymer Surface Technology, to commercialise its breakthrough SICOR bonding technology which has a number of application for...

Improving wine quality

Foss, the Danish based quality assurance equipment provider, has announced the relaunch of its Winescan sampling and testing system with an improved quality assurance module.

'Exceptional' new whisky from The Macallan

Edrington, the Scotch whisky company behind The Famous Grouse and Highland Park, has announced the latest addition to its Macallan line of single malt whiskies....

Amcor changes the face of cans Down Under

In the first significant change to the standard 375ml beverage can in Australia since 1986, Amcor is set to introduce a new 202 SuperEnd, replacing...

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