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Meadan brews with all gluten-free ingredients, including buckwheat and chickpeas.

Brewing beer with buckwheat: Israeli brewery goes gluten-free

By Hal Conick

Being diagnosed with celiac disease usually means the days of drinking beer are over, but entrepreneur Bryan Meadan wasn’t quite ready to accept that fate. He is now brewing beer using ingredients such as chickpeas and quinoa.

The reaction to AB InBev and SABMiller announcement: Beverage Bites special

Beverage Bites: News up to September 17, 2015

The reaction to AB InBev and SABMiller announcement: Beverage Bites special

By Rachel Arthur

Yesterday AB InBev and SABMiller confirmed they are exploring a mega-brewer tie-up, which would create a force controlling an incredible 30% of global beer volumes. So what would this mean for the industry - and what are the challenges it could face? Here's...

Minimum unit pricing on alcohol could break free trade rules

Minimum unit pricing on alcohol could break free trade rules

By Rachel Arthur

Scotland’s plans for minimum unit pricing on alcohol could break free trade rules, says the advocate general for the European Court of Justice; but the Scottish government says it will continue to ‘vigorously make the case’ for the policy.

Non-alcoholic Guinness hopes to address beer challenges

Non-alcoholic Guinness hopes to address beer challenges

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo hopes its non-alcoholic Guinness will improve fortunes in Indonesia, with the alcoholic beverage giant saying the beverage is addressing market trends in the country, and legislation which now bans the sale of beer in some stores. 

Angelique Delahaye, MEP from the coservative European People's Party (EPP) said:

MEPs adopt EU alcohol resolution

By Niamh Michail

MEPs adopted a resolution on calorie content of alcoholic drinks yesterday, a move welcomed by industry and stakeholders across Europe who hope it will spur the Commission into legislating.

Ambitious trade deals are needed to stop Scotch whisky sales hitting the rocks: SWA

Whisky industry urges free trade to boost exports

By Michael Stones

Sinking whisky exports underline the need for the next government to press for more open markets and ambitious Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), urges the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Meet the Glitterati of the Wine World! Wine Vision 2014 in Pictures

CONFERENCE STRIVES TO 'DEFY CONVENTIONAL THINKING' ON WINE

Meet the Glitterati of the Wine World! Wine Vision 2014 in Pictures

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues including the future for premium wine, retailer and supplier relations...

Hangover beverage debuts in Las Vegas

Hangover beverage debuts in Las Vegas

By Hank Schultz

A new energy drink is seeking a middle path in the sphere, trying to find space between the shot market and bigger serving size cans. Called Last Shot, the product is the subject of a distribution agreement between EQ Labs and Liquid Health Labs, Inc.

Latest rumours see internal market and enlargement in European neighbourhood posts disappearing

Juncker European Commission line-up leaked

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Lithuanian politician Vytenis Andriukaitis has been earmarked as the next commissioner for health and food safety in a leaked Juncker line-up, but officials remain tight lipped.

Portman Group panel tight-lipped after Diageo criticism

Portman Group panel tight-lipped after Diageo criticism

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The UK’s Portman Group has declined to comment after Diageo criticized a decision by the alcohol-funded body’s Independent Complaints Panel stating that a display used to drive impulse C-store sales of Smirnoff, Gordon’s and Bell’s spirits encouraged...

Drinkers need to be told about the risk of cancer from alcohol

Australia

Drinkers need to be told about the risk of cancer from alcohol

By RJ Whitehead

Curtin University researchers are now recommending the adoption of cancer warning labels for alcoholic beverages after a study they conducted found that Australians would take not be averse to seeing such advisories on their wine, beer and spirits bottles.

Mark Phillips issues an impassioned online defense of Palcohol

'Like so many others he is completely ignorant about the truth of Palcohol': Mark Phillips

Powdered alcohol creator blasts Sen. Schumer’s ‘completely ignorant’ attack

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The colourful creator of Palcohol powdered alcohol has hit out at New York senator Charles Schumer after the politician wrote to the US FDA calling on it to ban controversial product Palcohol before the prospect of US sales by autumn 2014.

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