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Wine and cheese do go hand in hand, study says

The Center for Taste and Feeding Behavior in Dijon, France, conducted a scientific study using a new sensory evaluation method to identify how exactly eating cheese with wine impacted an...

Strong margin growth for SME manufacturers, thanks to craft and artisan trends

The artisan food boom continues to fuel profitability of SME (small and medium size enterprise) food and drink manufacturers, evidenced by the success of craft brewers and gin distillers, says...

What’s hitting the shelves? Ginger Coca-Cola, pumpkin spiced rum, and lemon drizzle gin

From Ginger Coke in Australia to Starbucks’ Nitro Cold Brew in Canada, we take a look at some of the new beverages launching this month around the globe. 

Carlsberg UK adds premium gluten-free lager to its portfolio

Carlsberg UK will add gluten-free craft Czech lager Celia to its portfolio as of next month. 

Scottish court backs minimum unit pricing plans

Scotland’s Court of Session has approved the government’s plans to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol. 

New still is just the tonic for Kangaroo Island gin distillery

One of Australia’s first dedicated gin distilleries will begin ramping up production in the next few weeks following the arrival of a new still.

‘Exceptional growth’ in Australian wine exports to China

China becomes top wine export market for Australia

China has become the top market for Australian wine exports (by value), thanks to the middle class’ increased interest in wine and the benefits of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. ...

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WILD on trend with vegan protein power drinks and Clarisoy dessert toppings

WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI), part of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), is tapping into the vegan market with its protein power drinks and Clarisoy dessert toppings.

Analytical Flavor Systems CEO: ‘We’ve made flavor a predictive measurement’

Analytical Flavor Systems has developed technology using artificial intelligence (AI) to quantify flavor in a relevant and useful way for beverage companies. 

Tesco expands craft beer section

UK supermarket giant Tesco says craft beer is the fastest growing drinks trend in the UK, as it rolls out more craft drinks in its stores this week and trials...

World's largest beer company AB InBev has ‘mindset of a startup', seeking to disrupt business with accelerator program

After three months of vetting nearly 1,000 entries to a joint accelerator program funded by AB InBev and Techstars Connection, ten startups have been selected for the 17 –week program...

More calories consumed from alcoholic drinks than soft drinks: Euromonitor

Up to four times more calories are consumed in alcoholic drinks than in soft drinks, according to data released by Euromonitor today. 

Constellation Brands sells Canadian wine business; buys US-based Charles Smith Wines

Constellation Brands has announced the sale of its Canadian wine business to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for C$1.03bn ($785m USD). 

Award-winning Parisian boutique sells everything but French wine

What was once a well-kept secret has become an award-winning wine shop thanks to its labels from around the world.

Diageo wedges itself into hard soda space with Quaker City Malting Co.’s ‘old-timey’ malt beverages

Diageo has entered the hard soda category in the US with the launch of two new products in partnership with Philadelphia-based Quaker City Malting Co., hopping on the booming hard...

Three Rivers gin raises the bar with metallic finish

Three Rivers gin has partnered with Royston Labels to design its brand label reflecting the city heritage where it is based.

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‘Rise of craft beer demands packaging that can stand up to the needs of an artisan beverage’

‘The growth of the craft beer industry has accelerated rapidly in recent years.

News in brief

Market update: Beer in India

India is among the top five beer markets in Asia-Pacific in terms of volume. Four large global players—Heineken, Budweiser, SABMiller and Carlsberg—together control 86% of India’s market and account for...

AB InBev completes takeover of SABMiller

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the successful completion of its takeover of SABMiller, a process that has taken a year to complete.

Buchanan’s Scotch whisky pushes harder into US Latino consumer market

Diageo Scotch whisky brand Buchanan’s has launched a new national marketing campaign named “Es Nuestro Momento,” targeting Latino consumers, who have significantly contributed to the company’s growth in the US....

SABMiller 2020 target to stop buying HFC fridges

SABMiller has announced a 2020 target to stop buying hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) fridges as the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces a second Refrigeration Resolution.


Penfolds winemaker given Australian science’s highest accolade

A prominent South Australian winemaker has been recognised as a leader in science for his contributions to oenology.

Best global brands: Which beverages make the 2016 list?

Coca-Cola takes third place in Interbrand’s 2016 Best Global Brands Report, but which other beverage brands make the list?

Constellation Brands acquires High West Distillery

Constellation Brands has today announced the acquisition of US craft whiskey company, High West Distillery.

Asahi set to bid for SABMiller’s Eastern European beer brands: reports

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings is set to bid $4.87bn for SABMiller’s Eastern European beer operations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania, according to reports. 

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