Microwine has been launched to research wine microorganisms

Better knowledge means better wine: The curious and complex world of wine microorganisms

17-Apr-2015 - A €4m ($4.32m) EU project has the potential to identify new and improved strains of wine microorganisms, which could improve future winemaking.

The scientists, who tested their hypothesis using drinks, have called for further research to see if the findings hold true for other foods.

Sugar reduces stress more than aspartame, say scientists

17-Apr-2015 - Sugar-sweetened drinks may reduce stress levels and therefore be harder to reduce than aspartame say scientists - but campaigners are still calling on industry to reduce both.

Nestlé USA shifts its Puerto Rico shipments to a third US facility

Nestlé USA shifts its Puerto Rico shipments to a third US facility

17-Apr-2015 - Nestlé USA will shift a majority of its US to Puerto Rico shipments from the Port of New York and New Jersey to JAXPORT (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Jacksonville, Florida.

Actress Diane Kruger became Martell Cognac's ambassador this week

Kruger and cognac, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola’s sports sponsorship, and more beverage bites

17-Apr-2015 - This week Danone and Nestlé both posted healthy results for their waters businesses, while PepsiCo scored a basket with NBA sponsorship. Meanwhile, two barrels of cognac will shortly start making their way across the Atlantic in an 18th century replica frigate...

Fibersol-2 may boost satiety: Human RCT data

Fibersol-2 may boost satiety: Human RCT data

16-Apr-2015 - Adding soluble fiber to a tea that is consumed along with a meal can increase satiety hormones and decrease hunger in health men and women, say results of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study.

Cola is king in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia

Cola is king in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia

16-Apr-2015 - Soft drinks may not be to the taste of the world’s government authorities, but they remain extremely popular among ordinary citizens in the lower Asia-Pacific. 

Capri-Sun and Reignwood Group celebrate the official China launch

Beijing and beyond: Capri-Sun expands operations in China

16-Apr-2015 - Capri-Sun is expanding its presence in China, announcing a partnership with Reignwood Group that will give it the necessary sales and distribution muscle. 

Pepsi recreate its iconic can

Pepsi invites consumers to recreate its iconic can

16-Apr-2015 - Pepsi is inviting consumers to re-create the design of its iconic can as part of its 2015 #PepsiChallenge.

ASA clears Diageo Guinness tweet

“A good week” - for whom? Context helps clear Diageo’s Guinness tweet

16-Apr-2015 - A tweet from Diageo GB, which featured a photo of its Guinness brewery gates in Dublin, has been cleared by the UK advertising watchdog after Alcohol Concern alleged it was ‘irresponsible.’

EFSA's work "helps national and European authorities to be aware of the situation on the ground and to measure the impact of existing controls", says the report.

EFSA reviews chemicals in food and drink

15-Apr-2015 - EFSA has published an overview of its most recent data on chemical contamination of food and drink aimed at the general public.

SidelSpare Parts Service global launch

‘Spare parts have always been and still remain a critical part of beverage bottling line management’

15-Apr-2015 - Sidel Spare Parts & Logistics team is rolling out its spare parts service globally after initially introducing the service to various regions last year.

Invisible Sentinel has completed validation of brewPAL

Invisible Sentinel completes validation phase for brewPAL

14-Apr-2015 - Invisible Sentinel has completed the validation phase of an assay to detect beer spoiling microbes and will launch it globally next month.

Innocent's bubbles range pack in one portion of a person's recommended five-a-day

Innocent launches sparkling juice and coconut water: 'It’s like a posh holiday in a can, only without the pesky sand'

14-Apr-2015 - Innocent Drinks is stretching beyond its smoothie comfort zone with a sparkling juice variant and blended coconut water to inject life into the health and wellness aisle, it says.

Pinot Noir, wine profiles and production methods

Production methods affect wine profiles - and bottles should be labelled accordingly, say researchers

14-Apr-2015 - Production methods affect the colour and taste of wine, and consequently winemakers should include information about added sugars and acids on labels, say researchers.

Arla adopts 100% renewable Tetra Pak carton for Swedish organic milk brand

Arla adopts 100% renewable Tetra Pak carton for Swedish organic milk brand

13-Apr-2015 - Arla Foods has followed Valio's lead and adopted Tetra Pak’s 100% renewable carton for its Swedish organic milk brand, Eko.

Back to the future: When hi-tech turns to old-fashioned viticulture

Back to the future: When hi-tech turns to old-fashioned viticulture

13-Apr-2015 - A South Australian vision of a vineyard of the future is already producing results in viticulture today.

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

13-Apr-2015 - Many food firms talk about the need for ‘responsible innovation’, but what does this buzzword actually mean to the consumer and the industry?

Boycott Crown Holdings Canada Carnival London

Boycott row with Crown Holdings Canada spills over into London

13-Apr-2015 - A boycott has broken out in Canada urging consumers not to buy beer manufactured in cans by Crown Holdings.

Treatt opens beverage centre in UK for future flavours

Firing on all flavours: Treatt opens new beverage centre to develop future flavours

13-Apr-2015 - The scale of innovation in the beverage industry, coupled with consumers’ constant appetite for something new, is boosting the evolution of flavours, according to Treatt.

‘The year of the can:’ Constellation Brands outlines plans for 2016 beer growth

‘The year of the can:’ Constellation Brands outlines plans for 2016 beer growth

13-Apr-2015 - Constellation Brands insists growth targets for its beer business are ‘definitely not pie in the sky,’ as it reports a 12% increase in net beer sales in FY2015.