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Rather than steel tanks, the GoFermentor ferments inside disposable, biodegradable plastic bags.

Can winemaking go tankless and water-free?

By Beth Newhart

Wineries struggle with massive water waste during production, which is particularly hard on urban-based and small startup winemakers. The self-contained GoFermentor system wants to change that.

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Not just a Laos-y mass-produced beer

Beerlao: Blazing a trail in Laos' beer industry

By Richard Whitehead

Powerhouses like Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia take centre state in Southeast Asia: but Laos is also booming - with a great deal of its success coming from beer.

Carbonated soft drinks, water, coffee, energy drinks and sports drinks are the top beverages in c-stores. Pic: Getty/Sarah Casillas

Convenience store beverage purchases rise in the US

By Beth Newhart

Convenience store and gas station shopping habits for US consumers are analysed in GasBuddy’s 2019 C-Store Beverage Study, showing more impulse buys and higher demand for bottled water.

A potential aggressor to the market is European tariffs, particularly in wine trade with France. Pic: Getty/BrianAJackson

A healthy job market bolsters US wine and spirits

By Beth Newhart

Both large and small US wine and spirits (W&S) companies have been more progressive and competitive with work benefits and compensation than the market average, according to a talent report from ForceBrands.

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Guest article

How teetotal became less taboo

By Mike Nolan, CEO, Product of the Year UK

The popular image of Brits in the pub downing pints of beer is fading. People want to go out without becoming intoxicated and drinks brands are helping them with burgeoning ranges of non and low-alcoholic options, writes Mike Nolan in this guest article.

Skinny Brands reduces calories - not ABV - with its lager

Skinny Brands reduces calories - not ABV - with its lager

By Rachel Arthur

Skinny Brands is eyeing up an opportunity for lower calorie - rather than lower alcohol – drinks. ‘The overwhelming majority of consumers want a better product – not to stop drinking all together,’ says its co-founder.

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