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“We encourage people to get outside, so our packaging highlights a lot of northern California destinations.”

Surreal Brewing 'reduces the stigma' of non-alcoholic beer

By Beth Newhart

After just a year and a half in business, Surreal Brewing Company sells five varieties of alcohol-free craft beer out of northern California. They exhibited at this year’s Winter Fancy Food Show, sampling the latest release.

People tend to associate tea with health benefits, but that hasn't traditionally been the case for alcoholic tea drinks.

Loverboy launch grows the hard tea category

By Beth Newhart

Hard seltzers dominated the alcohol conversation in 2019, and there’s been an uptick in flavored malt beverage (FMB) launches in response. Loverboy brings a healthier option to the small but growing hard tea category.

Action on Sugar surveyed pre-mixed / packaged G&Ts in retail. Pic:getty/numoalmeida

Gin & sugar? High levels of hidden sugar in pre-mixed alcohol drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Popular RTD cocktails and pre-mixed spirits contain ‘unnecessarily high and hidden sugar and calories’, according to UK campaign group Action on Sugar. It says such drinks should reformulate in line with the parameters set out by the sugar tax - or else...

'Wine for wine': The industry is concerned that wine is being targeted in unrelated trade disputes. Pic:getty/jeanphilippewallet

Wine organizations call for end to tariffs

By Rachel Arthur

Wine organizations in the EU and US have signed a statement of principle on trade and tariffs: highlighting the importance of the transatlantic wine trade and calling for the immediate elimination of all tariffs on wine.

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Alcohol brands are making billion-dollar ecommerce mistakes

By Beth Newhart

US consumers spent $2.6bn buying alcohol online last year, but experts say it could be billions more. Alcohol ecommerce penetration is ‘abysmally low’ which Rabobank believes could have 'profound consequences' on the industry.

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UK microalgae startup secures £1m in funding

By Jane Byrne

Edinburgh-based biotech startup, MiAlgae, has received investment of £1m (US$1.3m) in total to focus on the commercialization of its microalgae product, targeting the aquaculture and pet food sectors.

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