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Flavour stick "ages whisk(e)y three years in 24 hours" 20 Oct 14

Whisk(e)y companies spend a lot of money and effort ageing their products for that premium taste...


US lacks bottle for craft soda revolution 17 Oct 14

PepsiCo created a stir last week with the news it is testing a product called Caleb's Kola, with some in the media claiming it was the beginning of a new “craft soda” category...


Vimto's walk-on role in Ebola fight 9 Oct 14

Last week, the Daily Telegraph reported - in an article headlined “I'll fight off Ebola with bottles of Vimto” - that a Liberian self-proclaimed bishop was holding prayer sessions to ward off the deadly virus. In the stead of communion wine, the bishop is using Nichols' sparkling herb-based fruity pop...


Drugs blow for UK beer sales but wine still on a high 6 Oct 14

Last week the UK's Office for National Statistics decided, for the first time, to include the money spent on illegal drugs in the country's national accounts. Intriguingly, it revealed that UK consumers spend more on heroin, cocaine, crack, cannabis, amphetamines and ecstasy than on beer...


Smile, you're part of the "emotional contagion" industry 30 Sep 14

It seems there's not much in the world that can make people smile these days. Luckily, we're part of an industry that has just been scientifically proven to do just that...


Starbucks' new craft - beer-flavoured coffee 26 Sep 14

Despite accounting for just a small percentage of overall sales, craft beer is making an impression on the US...


Arkansas set for vote that could end dry spell 4 Sep 14

The US state of Arkansas goes to the polls on 4 November to decide whether to end so-called “dry” counties, meaning ones that don't allow any alcohol sales. About half of the state's 75 counties are alcohol free, and the practice, which dates from Prohibition days, is still in force in a..


BrewDog leashed? Not yet 3 Sep 14

In the past year, BrewDog, the self-styled “punk” brewer, has picked fights with the Portman Group, mainstream lager and Vladimir Putin. But in an interview with the London Times on Monday, the brewer's co-founder James Watt suggested he was ready to rein in his company's wilder impulses...


Press pack prefer to probe Pernod Ricard in private 28 Aug 14

Does Pernod Ricard have something to hide? In a press conference after the release of full-year results today, only a quarter of the 100 minutes were given over to questions from journalists...


Keurig 2.0 launch bodes well for the Coca-Cola Co 26 Aug 14

The Coca-Cola Co's Keurig Cold machine won't be out until next year. But co-developer Keurig Green Mountain has given us a taste with the unveiling this weekend of another at-home beverage platform, the Keurig 2.0...

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