Remy Cointreau and Distell suggest brighter wine future
A number of wine and spirits makers suggest the industry should remain optimistic in the long-term over sales growth, despite the potential impact of the economic downturn on consumer demand.
Nitrogen blasting designed for beer shelf life boost
A supplier of liquid nitrogen fobbing devices to improve the shelf life of carbonated beverages claims recent developments to its technology can ensure more cost and hygiene-efficient capping.
Australia agrees Euro wine protection deal
European and Australian wine makers will kick off the New Year potentially toasting each other’s health after agreeing a new deal to respect geographical indication (GI) like champagne and sherry alongside other trademarks.
Report spies smugglers ahoy in EU beer tax variance
Smuggling and undermined public health policies are just some of the impacts resulting from varying policies on beer taxation in an ever-expanding EU, claims a new report.
Beer bottle hoarding gets San Miguel a fat fine
San Miguel Corporation, Southeast Asia's largest food and drinks manufacturer, has been handed a P130 million (€2 million) fine after being found to have engaged in unfair trade practices.
Study seeks commercialised resveratrol beer breakthrough
Potentially cancer-fighting benefits may be the last thing consumers would associate with beer consumption, though ongoing research in the US is assessing the commercial possibilities for producing antioxidants in the product.
News briefs: Coca-Cola, US beer imports and Viking politics
This week, Coca-Cola announces a Monster deal to boost its energy drink presence, imported beers are on the rise in the US and a British MP lends his support to a Viking beer.
Red wine linked to lower risk of lung cancer amongst men
Moderate consumption of red wine may slash the risk of lung cancer in men by as much as 60 per cent, suggests a new study from California.
Russian optimism remains despite big brewers’ beer lull
Despite declining sales growth for leading brewers like Carlsberg and InBev in Russia, analysts and industry alike suggest that the country’s beer market is far from stagnating.
News briefs: PepsiCo, Refresco and Viking beer ban
This week, PepsiCo is reportedly India bound to boost its beverage sales, Refresco looks to expand into European juice making and a beer with a Viking heritage comes into trouble over its branding.
TV attacks uncork Euro wine label debate
The wine industry has gone on the defensive over its labelling practices following the broadcast of a UK-made documentary claiming existing guidelines are misleading consumers on what is inside their bottles.
Coors tempted into UK women’s beer market
The UK’s second biggest brewer – Coors UK – has set itself the ambitious goal of making women “love beer as much as they love shoes”.
Enzyme designed for light beer brewing efficiency
A new development in brewing enzymes can improve cost efficiency within the production of light beers to tap growing demand in the category across the globe, according to its manufacturer.
New frozen cultures from Chr Hansen slash costs for white wine makers
Chr. Hansen hones in on cost savings for white wine makers,
launching a new frozen range of malolactic starter cultures for
white wines that targets process control and energy savings.
Tree-free, waterproof wine label made from stone
A wine label made from calcium carbonate is a natural fit for an industry already keen on going green, claims US supplier Label Impressions