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Tough times for Spanish wine

Tough times for Spanish wine

Exports of Spanish wine grew by less than 1 per cent last year in
both volume and value, according to the latest data. And at home
the situation is even worse, with consumption there continuing its
unrelenting decline.

PET's big moment?

PET's big moment?

The tough new laws on returnable packaging in Germany could be the
opportunity that PET has been looking for to break into the beer
market.

Growth set to slow for FABs

Growth set to slow for FABs

The phenomenal growth in sales of flavoured alcoholic beverages was
always going to be hard to maintain in the long term, and a new
report from Canadean predicts that sales in leading markets will
slow substantially in the next two...

Alcoa extends Welsh facility

Alcoa extends Welsh facility

The Alcoa aluminium rolling operations based in Waunarlwydd,
Swansea has opened a new finishing line, part of an on-going
investment programme to upgrade the company's facilities in order
to increase supply for drink cans.

The coffee mystery

The coffee mystery

Recent research suggests that coffee may be beneficial for heart
health. Now, a team of Swiss scientists say that it is ingredients
other than caffeine which are responsible for the stimulating
effects of the beverage on the cardiovascular...

Wine has dangers too

Wine has dangers too

Yesterday we reported on a major study to investigate a potential
cancer drug based on red wine compounds. However there is also
evidence to show that wine can have harmful effects. Researchers in
France report that heavy wine drinkers...