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Guinness stops using plastic packaging with its beer

Guinness stops using plastic packaging with its beer

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo's beer brands will replace plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap with recyclable and biodegradable cardboard: the equivalent of removing 40 million plastic bottles from the world.

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European markets drive demand for organic wine

By Rachel Arthur

The organic wine category is forecast to reach 87.5m cases globally by 2022, according to the latest figures from IWSR, with Europe accounting for 78% of the global organic wine market.

BrewDog acquires Berlin brewery and taproom from Stone Brewing

BrewDog acquires Berlin brewery and taproom from Stone Brewing

By Rachel Arthur

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is acquiring Stone Brewing’s brewery and taproom in Berlin. It has also announced the latest round of Equity for Punks to fund its plans for a brewery in China and craft beer hotel in London.

The Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Australian wine institute initiates study to help grain growers coexist with wineries

Grape and grain but never the twain when stubble fires contaminate vineyards

By Richard Whitehead

Though several research projects have already studied the impact on wine flavours of smoke from bushfires and controlled burns, there has been little analysis of the lasting impact of stubble fires from nearby grain fields.

The new beer has an ABV of 5% and will be available through the summer at select locations.

Dunkin’ releases second beer innovation with Harpoon Brewery

By Beth Newhart

Last fall Dunkin’ announced a limited edition partnership with Harpoon Brewery for its first-ever beer, the Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter. The two have teamed up again for a warm weather brew, the Harpoon Dunkin' Summer Coffee Pale Ale. Dunkin’ also...

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