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Chinese now make up nearly half of Aussie university’s oenology places

One Australian university has seen an almost three-fold increase in Chinese enrolments in its winemaking courses over the past five years.

Winners and losers in the alcoholic drinks market: Mintel

Gin’s impressive growth continues: but what other drinks are doing well in today’s UK alcoholic beverage market? 

How can beer appeal to women?

Creating a 'beer for women' simply won't work, say two beer sommeliers: instead, brands and retailers need to think carefully about how beer is labeled, advertised, and presented if they...

Effective digital marketing for beer brands: 5 top tips

Digital marketing brings myriad opportunities for brands to reach a wide audience: but communications need to be carefully tailored if they are to be effective. 

Euromonitor: Global alcoholic drinks market sees slight lift but remains in negative territory

The global alcoholic drinks market was in negative growth territory for the second year in a row registering a 0.2% in volume terms led by a slowdown of the North...

Challenging the definition of beer? The growth of NABLAB

The non-alcoholic beer and low-alcohol beer sector (NABLAB) is growing against a background of stagnant beer volumes. Can innovation in this sector disrupt the entire beer industry and challenge the...

Anheuser-Busch: $2bn investment in American brewing

Anheuser-Busch has announced a major capital expenditure program in the US, saying it is one of the largest in the country’s brewing history. 

Crown opens greenfield plant in New York

Crown has opened a greenfield plant in New York claiming demand for specialty can sizes is flourishing in the US as brand owners seek to refresh their packaging mix.

The future of the beer market: ‘You can’t talk about growth without talking about premiumization’

Premiumization will be key for the beer market going forward, but that doesn't mean simply charging more for products: they must offer added value and an experience, say industry experts.

Brewers Association sees more engaged craft beer audience rally behind American Craft Beer Week

To appeal to a more engaged and educated craft beer audience, the Brewers Association has launched its #beeritforward social initiative and a partnership with pub trivia organization Geeks Who Drink...

Could rum be the dark horse of spirits? Rum author and importer sees it chip away at whiskey’s supremacy

Driven by the rising price of whiskey many US consumers are switching over to rum in the search for an alternative brown spirit. 

Craft spirit growth outpaces craft beer with premium whiskey leading the way

Craft spirit growth is outpacing that of craft beer in the US, registering a CAGR of 13% and 6% respectively, with premiumization and on-premise alcohol sales being key trends driving...

AB InBev's core beer brands boost revenues

AB InBev’s three core global brands, Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Corona, collectively grew by more than 12% for Q1 2017, mainly driven by revenues outside of the US.

Extreme weather & natural disasters across wine regions cause $10bn in annual wine losses

Mendoza and San Juan wine regions of Argentina face the highest risk of production losses due to extreme weather conditions and natural disasters, according to a wine index study by...

Interpack 2017

Cosmo Films showcases BOPP Black Velvet Lamination film for premium F&B

Cosmo Films is exhibiting its BOPP Black Velvet Lamination film and speciality films for PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive) labeling applications at Interpack.

Anheuser-Busch acquires Wicked Weed Brewing

Marking its 10th craft brewery acquisition, Anheuser-Busch has added Wicked Weed Brewing of Asheville, North Carolina, to The High End portfolio.

China direct

Craft going draft in China’s booming brew market

Demand for draft beer will account for almost a third of the booming Chinese craft beer market by 2020, according to new analysis. 

The Beverage Forum 2017

Boston Beer Company: Craft brewers will keep innovating the category despite consolidating beer landscape

Per capita beer consumption has declined 25% since 2000 and “it would’ve been significantly more than that if it weren’t for craft beer,” Boston Beer Company founder, Jim Koch, said...

News in brief

Wine and pig meat the highest EU exports for February 2017

EU exports reached €10.7 bn in February 2017, an increase of 1.2% compared to last year, says Commission.

Guest article

Breeding improved brewer’s yeast – and brewing quality beer

The biodiversity of yeast is an incredibly powerful force capable of not only profoundly shaping the utility of yeast, but also is the foundation of a global beer industry estimated...

Chilean craft beer Rothhammer launches in the UK

Trilogy Beverage Brands has partnered with Petainer to launch its Chilean craft beer Rothhammer in the UK.

South Asia radius

India sees 1000% beer growth in six years

Having seen substantial growth since 2011, India’s beer market is expected to reach volumes of nearly 470bn litres by the end of this year—a near thousand-fold increase since 2011.

Scientists create printed transistors for interactive smart food labels

Scientists at AMBER (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research) at Trinity College Dublin have created printed transistors from 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. 

Operation Opson: Counterfeit alcohol tops list

Nearly 26 million litres of fake alcohol has been seized as part of an INTERPOL-Europol operation.

2017 Craft Brewers Conference

Sealed Air delivers faster ROI for craft brewers with expanded hygiene and processing needs

Sealed Air has expanded its Diversey Knowledge-based Services for craft brewers looking to drive down water or energy use and increase productivity while seeing a return on investment (ROI). 

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