Research And Development

Rather than steel tanks, the GoFermentor ferments inside disposable, biodegradable plastic bags.

Can winemaking go tankless and water-free?

By Beth Newhart

Wineries struggle with massive water waste during production, which is particularly hard on urban-based and small startup winemakers. The self-contained GoFermentor system wants to change that.

When it comes to purchasing behavior, product knowledge is even more important than taste physiology. Pic: Getty/Rawpixel

Should brands be marketing to ‘supertasters’?

By Beth Newhart

Taste sensitivity could be an untapped sector for beverages like wine and coffee, according to new research from Cornell University. Supertasters and nontasters respond differently to sensory information, with potential for new marketing strategies.

The machines are currently available to preorder online and retail for $399.

Drinkworks Home Bar expands beyond St. Louis

By Beth Newhart

A collaboration between AB InBev and Keurig Dr Pepper is bringing its Drinkworks pilot program to new markets this spring. The Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig is now available statewide in Missouri and Florida.

Raising prices is one of the most effective methods of deterring people from drinking excess alcohol.

World Health Organization launches ‘Safer’ alcohol initiative

By Beth Newhart

The World Health Organization (WHO) is tackling alcohol-related deaths and illnesses through its new program Safer. It outlines five ‘high-impact strategies’ for governments around the world to follow that can reduce the harmful effects of alcohol use.

New public funding will positively impact the entire hop industry. Pic: ©GettyImages/SarapulSar38

New funding granted to USDA-ARS for hops research

By Beth Newhart

The Brewers Association (BA) announced late last week that a grant of $900,000 has been awarded to the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) for the 2018 fiscal year in support of hops research.

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SPOTLIGHT ON START-UPS

How is Big Food harnessing start-up innovation?

By Niamh Michail

Which food firms are top for scoping out innovative start-ups and harnessing the latest research projects? FoodNavigator takes a look at the different incubator, accelerator and partnering schemes used by industry heavyweights.

One of Wahaha's product ranges

Chinese drinks firm partners Nottingham University

By Rod Addy

Chinese soft drinks manufacturer Wahaha has signed a deal with the UK’s Nottingham University to collaborate on research and development covering areas including bioenergy, food technology and electric motors.

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