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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.

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...

Nestlé expands HOD business

Swiss food company Nestlé continues to expand its home and office delivery (HOD) water business, with the announcement this week that it has acquired the...

Krones redesigns filling lines

Krones has announced the redesign of its cold-aseptic filling lines in an attempt to simplify handling for the users while retaining the same level of...

AB appeal nipped in the Bud

The UK's highest court, the House of Lords, ruled yesterday that Czech beer company Budejovicky Budvar has the right to use the trademark 'Bud' in...

AD goes nationwide with Fruja

Allied Domecq, the UK-based wine and spirit group, has extended the distribution of its Fruja fruit liqueur brand in the US after a highly successful...

Perfecting bottle production

Agr has launched its Magnetic Bottle Thickness Gauge (MBT) to add to its line of container inspection and measurement products. The MBT is a portable...

Checking for leaks gets easier

EMP Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom machinery, has launched a Package Testing System (PTS) primarily aimed at liquid packaging. PTS is a...

Campari set to take Spain by storm?

Campari, the Italian spirits group which last week was linked to an aborted takeover bid for parts of the Eckes spirits business, has instead formed...

Beer in plastic bottles: next generation from Interbrew

Belgian brewer Interbrew has introduced a new innovative beer packaging, Pivopack. The launch marks the first monolayer barrier enhanced PET bottle worldwide and will be making its debut on the...

DPSU goes online with latest marketing drive

Dr Pepper/Seven Up (DPSU), the US soft drinks business owned by London-based Cadbury Schweppes, has taken a novel approach to its latest consumer marketing campaign....

Heineken soft drink unit goes with the flow

Vrumona, the Netherlands-based soft drinks arm of Heineken, has specified Tyco Valves & Controls equipment for an extension to its main production facility. Vrumona's newly...

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