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Idaho Bans Booze at '50 Shades' Showings

March 6, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Idaho State Police's Alcohol Beverage Control has contacted at least two theaters showing the popular R-rated flick, ordering them to comply with a law banning businesses from serving booze to people watching sexually explicit films.

Bourbon Master Tester For Brown-Forman: 28-Year-Old Marianne Barnes

March 6, 2015 11:00 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Marianne Barnes, a 28-year-old former chemical engineer, is the master taster for Brown-Forman...

Why You're Paying $10 For Juice

March 6, 2015 10:25 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The booming business of juice has climbed to more than $4.3 billion a year globally. CNN...

FDA Study Finds Little Evidence of Antibiotics in Milk

March 5, 2015 2:50 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food...

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Researchers Analyze Beer Lost at Sea For 170 Years

March 5, 2015 1:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Finnish and German researchers conducted a chemical analysis of beer lost during a 19th century shipwreck, which they believe is the oldest sample ever subjected to testing.

Co-Founder of K-Cups Doesn't Own a Keurig Machine

March 5, 2015 9:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain made $4.7 billion in revenue last year and much of that money was thanks to its K-Cups — the small pods used for easy coffee brewing. But in a recent interview, co-founder John Sylvan admitted to not even owning a Keurig.

Technology is Raising a High Bar For High-End Mixology

March 4, 2015 2:00 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Want that cocktail shaken, not stirred? How about centrifuged? These days, it's possible as high-tech tools shake things up behind the bar with a razzle-dazzle flair that could make even an old fashioned feel newfangled.

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Multiple Studies Prove Coffee Lessens Heart Risks

March 4, 2015 1:25 pm | by BMJ | News | Comments

Despite earlier concerns about a potential increase in heart disease risk associated with drinking coffee, a recent meta-analysis of 36 studies showed that moderate coffee consumption was associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.

Brown-Forman Profits Led By Jack Daniel's Brand

March 4, 2015 12:40 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jack Daniel's maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit rose 5 percent, led by strong demand for its pricier American whiskeys and broad sales growth in the U.S. and overseas.

Divorce Fuels Sugary Beverage Consumption, Says Study

March 3, 2015 12:35 pm | by SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study.

Lager, Stout Yeast Share DNA

March 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Trinity College Dublin | News | Comments

There are few drinks as iconic as a pint of Guinness. It might surprise beer connoisseurs to learn that the DNA of the all-important brewing yeast is the same as that which encodes the yeast required to brew a clean, crisp lager.

VIDEO: Is the Craft Beer Market Getting Too Crowded?

February 26, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Chris Gallant, co-founder of The Bronx Brewery, discusses the beer business with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."

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Coca-Cola Plans Big Celebration of Centennial of its Iconic Bottle

February 26, 2015 12:40 pm | by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The curvy Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday, and an art museum is exploring the origins and influence of a bottle design that's so recognizable, you'd know the brand if you held it in the dark.

VIDEO: Why Gin is Becoming the Latest Tonic of Choice

February 26, 2015 11:10 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Gin has been Britain's drink of choice since the 1700s, but with a nickname like "mother's ruin," the spirit's reputation has taken some knocks. Thanks to some crafty distillers, a new gin craze is buzzing across the pond.

Coffee Lover? Cookie Fanatic? Now You Can Have Both in One!

February 26, 2015 9:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

KFC restaurants in Britain are soon rolling out the Scoff-ee Cup, an edible coffee cup made from a cookie. The chain will debut the wafer-coated, sugar-papered white chocolate cups around the same time the it plans to introduce Seattle's Best Coffee.

Utah Governor Wants to Leave Liquor Laws Untouched

February 25, 2015 9:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Gary Herbert says state lawmakers should back off efforts to change Utah's liquor laws this year, including a proposal to repeal a requirement that some restaurants mix and prepare drinks out of customers' view. 

Lattes Less Likely to Spill Than Coffee

February 25, 2015 8:50 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Carrying a full cup of coffee from the kitchen to the dining room can be precarious for a sleepy-eyed caffeine addict who might accidentally send a wave of java sloshing over the rim. But add a bit of foam to the top and the trip becomes easier.

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Longtime Coke Exec. Donald Keough Dies at 88

February 25, 2015 8:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Donald Keough, who steered Coca-Cola through the "cola wars" of the 1980s, died Tuesday in Atlanta. He was 88. Keough served as the company's president and chief operating officer from 1981 to 1993.

Calif. Lawmakers Consider Soft Drink Warning Label

February 24, 2015 1:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A prominent California lawmaker will again seek to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort.

Liquor Privatization Bill Clears State House Panel Hurdle

February 23, 2015 2:05 pm | by MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to sell off most of Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor system and its wholesale distribution network moved ahead with a vote on the Legislature on Monday, although its prospects to become law remain uncertain.

Coca-Cola Operations Suspended in Mexican City After Hostage-Taking

February 23, 2015 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola's largest bottler in Mexico has temporarily suspended operations in the capital of the embattled state of Guerrero following attacks on its workers and its trucks.

VIDEO: 30th Anniversary of Cherry Coke

February 20, 2015 10:35 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Thirty years ago today, Coca-Cola USA announced that it would start selling Cherry Coke in cans and bottles in test markets across the country. Company officials predict that consumers would buy 130 million cases a year.

Attack on Sugars, Caffeine Has Beverage Makers Upset With Dietary Committee

February 20, 2015 9:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The American Beverage Association is not so keen on some of the recommended restrictions from the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee. The Committee is considering putting limitations on added sugars for the first time.

Healthful Diet Report: Sugary Drinks Out; Coffee, Eggs In

February 20, 2015 7:15 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recommendations Thursday from a government advisory committee call for an environmentally friendly diet lower in red and processed meats. But the panel would reverse previous guidance on limiting dietary cholesterol. And it says the caffeine in a few cups of coffee could actually be good for you.

Coca-Cola Attacked by Protesters With Gas Bombs, 10 Injured

February 19, 2015 1:40 pm | by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ten people were injured in southern Mexico after an attempt to attack the Coca-Cola company's offices in the southern state of Guerrero. Protesters tried to attack the Coke offices "to damage the facilities."

Another Reason to Cut Back on Soda: It May Be Linked to Cancer

February 19, 2015 11:20 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Every day, nearly half of Americans over the age of six are likely exposing themselves to this cancer-causing carcinogen. Researchers say if you are part of the 44 to 58 percent of people who consume at least one can of soda per day, you are exposing yourself to 4-methylimidazol.

Angry Orchard Releases First Hopped Hard Cider

February 18, 2015 2:15 pm | by Angry Orchard | News | Comments

The cider makers at Angry Orchard experimented with a variety of hops when crafting the recipe for Hop'n Mad Apple and ultimately chose a blend of Strisselspalt and Galaxy hops for their unique flavor profiles. The hops complement the cider's bright apple aroma, allowing the fruit to shine through.

Craft Beer Breweries Starting to Boom in Arkansas

February 17, 2015 6:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Craft beer breweries are gaining popularity in central Arkansas, as the state catches up with a national obsession with craft beers. A 2012 study done for the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association, indicated that the craft-beer industry contributed about $34 billion to the U.S. economy, said Bart Watson, the association's chief economist.

Smucker Posts Mixed Results in 3Q as Coffee Demand Weakens

February 13, 2015 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

J.M. Smucker Co. posted mixed results for its third-quarter as it dealt with softening coffee demand. The food maker posted a profit of $160.9 million, or $1.58 per share, for the period ended Jan. 31.

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