Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cider

Wine glut hits Foster's hard

Wine glut hits Foster's hard

Australian alcoholic beverages group Foster's has been denied what
could have been a magnificent turnaround by a poor showing from its
wine trading division during the 12 months to June 2004. A glut of
wine in the US - and the...

China beer war

China beer war

SABMiller, the second largest brewer in the world, said it intends
to increase its 29 per cent stake in Harbin, China's leading
brewer. The announcement comes in direct response to rival brewer
Anheuser-Busch's move to secure...

Champagne meets beer

Champagne meets beer

Asian Pacific Breweries (APB), Heineken's Asian based partner
company, is set to launch a new beverage which combines the
qualities of beer and champagne. Touché is brewed with champagne
yeast which gives it an enhanced flavour,...

Beer feeds bones

Beer feeds bones

A warm glow from a regular pint at the pub might not be the only
benefit to the health as a small study finds moderate beer
consumption could help prevent osteoporosis through the
bioavailability of silicon rooted in the beverage.

Mine's a beer...

Mine's a beer...

Baby boomers are convinced that beer makes you fat and wine is good
for the heart, so finds a recent poll in Canada conducted by
Ipsos-Reid on behalf of the Brewer's Association of Canada.

Beer gets technical

Beer gets technical

Czech brewer Plzensky Prazdroj recently undertook an extensive
survey into the art of beer drawing. The experts concluded that the
process has an unquestionable influence on the resulting taste and
quality of the product.

New designs on wine

New designs on wine

Just a few weeks after the launch of Franklin Estates' Australian
wine in cans in the UK, another Antipodean winery is taking a
similar stance and introducing its wine in a single serve Tetra
Prisma carton.