Online tool launched to address wine maker carbon concerns
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) will next week launch
a new online tool is says will allow the industry to better assess
how much of environmental impact transportation has on their
News briefs: Coca-Cola and Cobra Beer
This week, news reports suggest that the Coca-Cola's new chief
executive may look to spend on his arrival, while production of one
of the UK's leading beer brands could be returning home.
Italian wine protection questioned, says report
A scandal has engulfed the manufacturers of one of Italy's most
prestigious wine varieties over claims that it is failing to meet
its own strict production guidelines, the US department of
Agriculture (USDA) has said.
RFID tracking system stores wine bottle data
Franco-American technology firm eProvenance has developed a
tracking system for the wine industry, designed to preserve the
quality of fine wines and trace their origin.
Challenges ahead for brewers' 'green' beer drive
'Green' beer may not appear to be much of a priority for brewers,
but the industry is nonetheless having to wake up to the need for
sustainable production, a leading environmental group has said.
Red wine antioxidant may kill cancer cells
The antioxidant resveratrol, found in grape skins and red wine, can
cripple the function of pancreatic cancer cells while sensitising
them to chemotherapy, says new research.
Soft drink and beer giants head east in Euro focus
While they may produce very different types of beverages,
multinational manufacturers Heineken and PepsiCo have both
committed to further expansion within the high growth markets of
Central and Eastern Europe.
Wine industry seeking low-weight solutions for glass
Major players in the wine industry are set to team up with
packagers and other stakeholders to improve cooperation in
supplying lightweight glass bottles to tackle environmental
concerns over the product.
News briefs: Kraft coffee, Molson Coors and celebrity wines
This week, Kraft Foods increases the prices for its coffee brands,
Molson Coors plots global expansion and celebrity booze is all the
Heineken bites into Transylvanian beer market
Heineken says it hopes to consolidate its position within the high
growth Romanian beer and mineral water market by acquiring
Transylvania-based brewer Bere Mures for an as yet undisclosed fee.
EU spirits group lambaste Hong Kong duty cuts
The European spirits industry has slammed the Hong Kong
government's decision to omit liquor from a recently announced
exemption of duties on imported alcohol products.
Brewers aiming smaller in US craft beer drive
Seemingly small beer brands are becoming increasingly big business
in the US, as a growing number of major brewers move to enter or
consolidate their positions in the craft brewing category.
Red wine heart benefits no different to other alcohols: study
The potential health benefits of a single glass of polyphenol rich
red wine are no different to any other alcoholic beverage,
according to new research.
News Briefs: Britvic, German ale and gourmet beer
This week, Britvic posts European revenue growth, German beer
demand dips and Carlsberg aims its latest beer brand at Denmark's
Diageo expands with premium US wine buy
Diageo is to expand its presence within the high growth US market
for premium wines with the acquisition of national producer
Rosenblum Cellars for $105m (€71m).