Alcoholic Beverage


Innovation watch: Customising wine with Vinfusion

By Rachel Arthur

Exhibiting at drinktec, Cambridge Consultants presented its ‘Vinfusion’ technology: which lets consumers customize their wine at the point of dispense based on three parameters.

Craft beer choices now include low & no alcoholic beers. Pic:iStock/AngelikaKagan

Craft brewers are no lightweights in alcohol-free beer trend

By Lynda Searby

It’s not just the big brands who are staking a claim in the NABLAB (non-alcoholic beer and low-alcoholic beer) sector; craft brewers such as UK-based St Peter’s are courting consumers with zero alcohol brews that claim to offer a fuller flavor. 

Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha's 5.6% ABV line will releasing new flavors in fall 2017, the company said.

Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha expands 5.6% ABV beverage line

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha’s 5.6% ABV line is expanding its distribution and flavor offerings aiming to take the alcoholic fermented beverage nationwide in the US by mid-2018, the company said. 

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This week Down Under

Drinks firms ignore sober Millennials at their peril

By RJ Whitehead

Not only are Australian Millennials less likely to drink alcohol than their parents, only around half have consumed grog in the past month—compared to 65% of Gen X-ers and 72% of boozy Boomers.

Beam Suntory has increased its overall net sales 1.5% with strongest growth coming from its whiskey and bourbon brands. Pic: Suntory

Beam Suntory Q2 growth fueled by whiskey and bourbon sales

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Suntory's net sales in its alcoholic beverages segment rose 3.1% year-over-year for H1 2017 driven by global demand for Beam Suntory's whiskey and bourbon brands particularly Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, and Knob Creek with performance tempered by...

Tesco's new low alcohol wine range. Pic: Tesco.

Tesco introduces low alcohol wine range

By Rachel Arthur

Supermarket giant Tesco has launched a range of low alcohol wines in the UK, responding to an 18% decline in alcohol consumption over the last decade. 


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