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The Adelaide Hills wine region. pic: getty/moisseyev

Adelaide wine research centre celebrates year of breakthroughs

By Richard Whitehead

Adelaide University wine scientists celebrated a year of breakthroughs in 2018, in improving the taste of wines from different regions at a time when climate change has been impacting the behaviour of ripening grapes. And more progress is expected in...

PepsiCo's Snackbots are being piloted at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, to deliver healthier-for-you snacks to students. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s Snackbot delivers snacks to students

By Gill Hyslop

The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, is serving as a test site for PepsiCo’s Snackbots delivering better-for-you snack and beverage brands from Hello Goodness via an app.

'Manufacturers must focus on targeting quality-focused consumers; and offer an authentic consumption experience.' Pic: Getty/semensalivanchuk

Asia-Pacific spirits sector to grow by over $100bn by 2022

By Beth Newhart

The APAC region is seeing growth in health and wellness awareness, influencing spirits purchasing behavior. About 52% of consumers are now looking for options that ‘align with their health and wellbeing.’

Extra wine and vine research will be carried out in Adelaide, South Australia. Pic:getty/gam1983

Boost for Australian vine and wine research

By Rachel Arthur

Wine Australia and the University of Adelaide have signed a four-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to support long term strategic wine research and development.

Drinkers are now more drawn to experience-based locations for their alcohol consumption than typical bars with no extra incentives. Pic: ©GettyImages/David Prahl / EyeEm

Experiential drinking bolsters craft beer sales

By Beth Newhart

After the boom and subsequent plateauing of craft beer sales in the US, on-premise experiential drinking establishments are managing to draw in new customers. Brewpubs, taprooms and game-based bars all saw a surge in popularity in 2018.

Top coffee chains are being influenced by consumer demand for premium products and experiences. Pic: ©GettyImages/Rawpixel

US coffee shop market grows to $45.4bn in 2018

By Beth Newhart

The US coffee market has increased in volume by 3.8% over the last 12 months, with growth set to continue, according to Allegra World Coffee Portal’s 2019 Project Café USA report.

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