New legislation in Spain designed to restrict alcohol advertising
in a bid to reduce consumption levels will take account of the fact
that beer and wine both have a lower strength than spirits,
according to the country's food...
The US Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has named
Accelerade, made by PacificHealth Laboratories, its official sports
drink. As part of the new partnership, PacificHealth will also
develop a nutrition education programme...
Rioja wine exports grew by 8.5 per cent in the first eight months
of the year as a result of increasing demand in core markets such
as the UK and Germany. But the average price per litre continued to
fall, showing that Rioja's...
Beverage producers, wholesalers and retailers should join forces
with their respective industry associations to present a united
front on the issues of responsible drinking and taxation, says Paul
Clinton, head of Diageo's US...
The surging interest in farm wineries led to a doubling in the
population of bonded wineries across the United States in the past
decade and has now reached 2,700, according to a survey by the
American Vintners Association (AVA),...
ZonePerfect Nutrition Company is launching five new nutrition bar
flavours at the Natural Products Expo East show taking place this
weekend in Washington. The company says the new flavours are in
response to high demand for its products.
South African wine sales in the UK have been growing rapidly in the
last few years, and four SA brands are now among the top 20
best-sellers there. But more can be done to promote Cape wines in
the UK, such as focusing on recognisable...
Declining consumption has prompted many observers to pronounce the
premature death of the German beer industry - with investment by
major foreign brewers seen as the only waty of resurrecting the
body. But is this really the case?...
The different levels of taxation on wine, beer and spirits within
the European Union remains a 'distortion of the single market',
claims taxation Commissioner Fritz Bolkestein who, it seems, has
not abandoned his much-derided...
Artificial sweeteners are less likely to lead to weight gain in
overweight people than consumption of foods containing sucrose,
according to research from the US published this week. With rates
of obesity increasing worldwide, the...
Red Bull continues to dominate the western European energy drink
market with a 66 per cent share, and it also provides the model for
most of its rival brands. But despite the dominance of one brand,
the market shows no sign of stagnating,...
Starch ingredients company Cerestar formally launched a bio-organic
sweetener at Health Ingredients Europe in Paris this week.
CBio-Sweet is derived from bio-organic wheat and hydrolysed with
Good weather in California throughout the summer has led to another
bumper year for the state's wine grape producers. The UK's Allied
Domecq is predicting that this year's wines will be of excellent
quality to boot.
The rapid growth of Belgian beer giant Interbrew has prompted the
company to assess how best to optimise its capacity. As a result,
the group is closing one Dutch brewery and significantly reducing
production at one of its UK plants,...
Most consumers in the UK do not understand the risks of not
drinking enough water, and that the wide variety of bottled waters
available to them have more differences than simply still or
sparkling. We spoke to Ian Hall of the Natural...
Galaxy Nutritional Foods, a producer of plant-based dairy
alternatives, has extended its UltraSmoothie range with the launch
of a single-serve version, expected to go on sale in the US from
Middle-aged French men who drank two or more glasses of wine
regularly after a recent heart attack were less likely to have a
second heart attack or other cardiovascular complications compared
to nondrinkers, according to a study...
With 20 new brands launched in the UK market last year alone, the
energy drink market is clearly the one everyone wants to be a part
of. And while the same growth levels are yet to be seen across the
rest of Europe, there is still...
Although most people would never consider that the effects of their
morning coffee would have any similarities to those of cocaine
recent research reveals that the two stimulants similarly alter a
specific signalling activity in the...
Wine connoisseurs have always claimed that the shape of the glass
affects how easily volatile aromatic compounds can escape and
consequently the impact on our senses- but does the glass shape
also affect the wine's chemistry?...
Pomegranate producer, Pom Wonderful, claims that its brand of
pomegranate juice has higher free radical scavenging activity, and
greater polyphenol content than red wine, cranberry juice and green
The trade case filed by a leading North American producer of
saccharin advanced another step this week with a preliminary
determination by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that
saccharin imports from the People's Republic...
Starting young is the key to life-long alcohol consumption, which
is why consumers in Britain and France are ahead of the rest,
according to the findings of a recent report by market research
Coffee, tea and chocolate all contain chemicals that could
eventually form the basis of new drugs to combat cancer and heart
disease. Scientists at UCL in London report on their findings in in
the August issue of the Journal of Biological...
Scientists in France claim to have found differences in the 'good
cholesterol' of red wine drinkers which could account for the
drink's beneficial effects against cardiovascular disease. For the
first time, the new...
Beverage company Leading Brands is to end its distribution
agreement with Energy Brands for Glaceau Vitamin Water and Go-Go
Passion Energy Drink. The company cited strong competition in the
vitamin-enhanced drinks sector as a major...
A scientist from Russia has developed a recipe for bifidobeer - a
beer that contains bifidobacteria. There is evidence to suggest
that bifidobacteria contained in beer can perform several functions
at the same time - beer quality...
Bottling and can packaging providers should take note: three of the
five fastest growing food and beverage categories in the global
marketplace were beverages in 2001, led overwhelmingly by prepared
alcoholic beverages according to...