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Lawyer Wants Seized $125K Wine Collection Back

August 22, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | News | Comments

A Pennsylvania lawyer, Arthur Goldman, convicted of selling high-end wine from his home despite state liquor laws is hoping to win back the seized collection. Goldman's collection is estimated to be worth $125,000 or more.      

Keurig Coffee Strikes a Deal With Kraft Foods

August 22, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of the popular at-home brewing machines that let people make...

Jeff Gordon Has Thirst for Fun at Delaware Brewery

August 22, 2014 8:30 am | by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Dogfish founder Sam Calagione led Gordon on a personal tour of the complex and they startled the...

VIDEO: Pabst Looks to Resurrect Ballantine IPA

August 22, 2014 8:10 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

After the renaissance of 'PBR', Pabst Brewing Company is reviving Ballantine's India Pale Ale,...

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Diageo Breaks Ground on $115M Kentucky Distillery

August 22, 2014 8:00 am | by Diageo | News | Comments

Diageo broke ground on its new Kentucky distillery, which has officially been named "The Bulleit Distilling Co." The company aims to have the distillery operational in late 2016.                   

A Close Look at Energy Drinks From LA Top Distributor

August 21, 2014 8:00 am | by LA Top Distributor | News | Comments

Energy drinks are becoming the go-to choice for people on the go and the convenience stores that keep them supplied. LA Top Distributor, a leader in offering retailers the best in wholesale convenience store supplies, takes a deeper look into the energy drink phenomenon.

Happy 150th Birthday, Jim Beam!

August 20, 2014 2:56 pm | by Beam Suntory | News | Comments

Fans named Jim Beam are invited to make history in Kentucky by joining in on toasting their "namesake" during the legendary bourbon distiller Jim Beam's 150th birthday celebration. Jim Beam Bourbon is now the world's number-one selling bourbon whiskey.

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EPICA Wines Introduces Malbec to Millennial Groups

August 20, 2014 12:00 pm | by VSPT Wine Group | News | Comments

The newest addition to Chilean repertoire targets growing U.S. millennial wine enthusiasts. EPICA Wines introduces Malbec, which has dominant notes of ripe plums, strawberries and violets, to its portfolio. The wine will be sold nationwide for those that wish for an "epic lifestyle."

Q&A: How Can Manufacturers Keep Up With Protein Beverage Trend?

August 20, 2014 10:42 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Greg Paul, PhD, global marketing director at DuPont Nutrition, says the demand for protein is only going to continue to grow as brands highlight the value of protein. Paul points out that manufacturers can keep up with increasing demand by pinpointing consumers' needs. 

Infographic: What to Do With All Those Craft Brew SKUs

August 20, 2014 10:26 am | by Spacesaver Industrial | News | Comments

This infographic by Spacesaver Industrial dives into how to manage multiple SKUs. According to the report, the typical number of beverage SKUs per distributor in 2013 was 665.5, which was up more than 100 from 2011.         

WhiteWave to Remove Critical Ingredient from Horizon, Silk Milks

August 20, 2014 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

After much criticism in some circles, and natural-food advocates pointing to animal studies that suggest it causes gastrointestinal inflammation, WhiteWave Foods is removing carrageenan from its Horizon milks and Silk beverages within the next two years.

Heineken Sales Drop Due to Strong Euro

August 20, 2014 9:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Heineken NV reported its first half earnings with a small drop in both revenue and profits. Sales were down 1.4 percent to 1.2 billion euros, which Heineken, the largest brewer by sales in Europe, said was due to the strong euro.                 

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Analysis Highlights Differences in College Eating Habits

August 19, 2014 2:25 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Drastic differences in eating habits exist between college students and the general population, especially when it comes to caffeine and ordering hours.               

McDonald's to Sell Packaged Coffee Nationally

August 19, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's biggest hamburger chain is partnering with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the bags of McCafe ground and whole bean coffee, as well as single-cup pods that can be used in at-home coffee machines.     

Prosecutors Review Case Involving Chemicals in Restaurant's Tea

August 19, 2014 10:15 am | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should be charged.  

DRY Soda Launches The Craft Soda Category's First Discovery Pack

August 18, 2014 3:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Inspired by the thriving discovery/variety pack trend in the craft beer sector, DRY Soda's Discovery Pack is the first in the rapidly growing craft soda industry — which is now the primary revenue driver growing the larger carbonated soft drink category. 

Bourbon Boom: Production Reaches Highest Point Since 1970s

August 18, 2014 9:44 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Last year, Kentucky distilleries filled 1.2 million barrels of bourbon — the most since 1970, according to the Kentucky Distillers' Association. Inventory has topped 5 million barrels for the first time since 1977, the group said.       

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Craft Brewer Sun King Plans Indiana Expansion

August 18, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Craft beer maker Sun King Brewing Co. is planning to build a second production facility and tasting room in central Indiana. The new brewery, which is expected to open next summer, will help Sun King keep up with demand and have outdoor space for events with up to 3,000 people.

Alcohol Delivery Comes to D.C. Through New App

August 15, 2014 1:38 pm | by Klink Technologies Inc. | News | Comments

For the past year, several U.S. cities have allowed alcohol deliveries through Klink Technologies, an on-demand alcohol delivery business. Washington D.C. is the latest to drive this consumer trend.               

Non-Traditional Packaging Excels in Beverage, Dairy Industries

August 15, 2014 9:32 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

U.S. producers have been catching on to the benefits of aseptic cartons, which were first developed for shelf-safe dairy products in 1961. But much has changed in the past 15 years, with growing segments of the dairy, beverage and food industries embracing carton technology so enthusiastically that it now dominates certain categories.

Coca-Cola Bets on Energy Drinks With Monster Stake

August 15, 2014 8:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola is buying a heavy stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks. The deal is the latest move by Coca-Cola to look beyond its own portfolio of Sprite, Dasani, Powerade and other drinks for growth. 

Ensure Alcoholic Beverage Palatability, Profitability

August 14, 2014 2:53 pm | by METTLER TOLEDO | News | Comments

For manufacturers to thrive in the rapidly evolving worldwide alcoholic beverage market, they must streamline processes like never before. This guide helps manufacturers worldwide ensure the consistency, taste and profitability of their products whether they produce beer, wine or spirits.   

Utah Woman Critically Injured By Toxic Sweet Tea at Restaurant

August 14, 2014 2:01 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dickey's Barbecue Pit in South Jordan, Utah is under investigation after a woman drank the restaurant's sweet tea, which was laced with an industrial cleaning chemical. The 67-year-old woman suffers severe burns on her mouth and throat.

Dunkin' Donuts Brews Up First Single-Origin Packaged Coffee

August 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Dunkin' Donuts | News | Comments

In celebration of National Coffee Month, Dunkin' Donuts has brewed big news for coffee drinkers with the introduction of Colombian Packaged Coffee, the brand's first single-origin packaged coffee. Packaged coffee is the perfect way to enjoy Dunkin' Donuts coffee at home.

Bottled Water Companies At Odds Over Poland Spring Label

August 14, 2014 9:48 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine Springs bottled water company says it is required by law to identify its water source, which includes Poland Spring. Now, the company is suing Poland Spring, which apparently told Maine Springs that putting the name on labels infringes upon its brand.

Keurig Raises Coffee Prices By 9 Percent

August 14, 2014 9:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain said that it needs to boost prices because of factors including higher prices for cocoa and green coffee and increases in packaging materials, energy and transportation costs. The price increases will take effect on Nov. 3.

A New Beer With a Dark Past: Guinness Goes Blonde

August 13, 2014 1:30 pm | by Guinness | News | Comments

Guinness Blonde is the first release in the Guinness Discovery Series, a concept showcasing a range of new 'fusion brew' beer options. As lagers continue to gain favor among beer drinkers, Guinness has collaborated with brewing experts to create a one-of-a-kind taste in American Lagers.

Constellation Buys Casa Noble Tequila

August 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

With stars like Justin Timberlake, P Diddy and George Clooney all launching their own brands, tequila sales are rising. Constellation Brands is closing a deal next month to buy Casa Noble tequila. Casa Noble tequilas include Casa Noble Crystal, Reposado and Añejo.

Penn. Liquor Board Urged to Boost Markup on Wine, Liquor Prices

August 13, 2014 8:45 am | by PETER JACKSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

PLCB's finance director proposed that the markup be raised from 30 percent to 35 percent. The issue of the markup rate comes amid a high-profile legislative stalemate over the future of Pennsylvania's state-controlled liquor system.    

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