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VIDEO: The Business of Bubbly

January 2, 2015 8:00 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Bloomberg talks with Thomas Bouleuc of Moet & Chandon about the booming business of champagne around the holidays. Nothing says New Years Eve like a big bottle of bubbly.                     

Court Sides With POM Wonderful in Beverage Fight

December 31, 2014 10:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has sided with juice maker POM Wonderful in a lawsuit over another beverage company's use of the term "pom." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that denied POM Wonderful's request for a preliminary injunction against Portland, Oregon-based Pur Beverages.

Utah Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Powdered Alcohol

December 30, 2014 8:45 am | by MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Six states have already banned the product, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Several others, including Colorado, are considering bans.              

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Country Pure Foods Announces Pending Sale to Sapporo International, Toyota Tsusho Group

December 30, 2014 7:45 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The joint venture will acquire the parent company, and thus Country Pure, through Silver Springs Citrus, Inc., its existing U.S. Subsidiary (“Silver Springs”) via merger. Silver Springs is also in the fruit beverage manufacturing sector. The agreement was signed December 23, 2014, and it is anticipated that the closing will occur before the end of January 2015.

Virginia Agriculture Grants Sprout Jobs, Development

December 29, 2014 8:45 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Projects that have received funding range from dairy operations, a hydroponic tomato growing operation, a packaged foods facility, a poultry processor and a commercial-scale production and processing facility for hops — an important ingredient in brewing beer.

Update: Keurig Recalling 7 Million Coffee Makers Due to Burn Risk

December 24, 2014 8:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The recall is for Keurig's Mini Plus brewers that were made between 2009 and 2014. Keurig received about 200 reports of hot liquid spraying from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.       

Chugging Eggnog Sends Utah Man to Hospital

December 24, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Utah man says he's fully recovered after he was hospitalized for chugging a quart of eggnog so quickly that he inhaled some of creamy holiday beverage into his lungs during an alcohol-free eggnog chugging contest at a holiday office party earlier this month.

Coming Soon to the US: Cuba Libre, With Real Cuban Rum

December 23, 2014 8:45 am | by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Relaxed limits on what licensed U.S. travelers can bring home mean that Americans will be able to enjoy small quantities of the liquor at home. But, with the embargo still in place, the rum won't be flooding bars or the market.   

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Keurig Recalls 'Mini Plus' Single-Serve Coffee Makers

December 23, 2014 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water during brewing. Keurig says it had received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.

Anheuser-Busch Subsidiary Set for $150 Million Expansion

December 19, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch will spend $150 million to expand the facility for its subsidiary, Metal Container Corp., in the St. Louis suburb of Arnold, creating about 70 new jobs and doubling the brewer's aluminum bottle capacity in the United States.

US Food Additives Market to Register Around 7% Growth Until 2019, Report Says

December 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by TechSci Research | News | Comments

Rising consumption of processed and packaged food coupled with increasing inclination towards all natural ingredients to drive the U.S. food additives market in the coming years.                    

5 Things to Know: Alcohol Calorie Labels on Menus

December 18, 2014 11:25 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are five things to know about the Food and Drug Administration's new menu labeling rules, which will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods and beverages, on menus by next November.

Alcohol Calorie Counts to be on Menus by Next Year

December 17, 2014 2:45 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November. The idea is that people often don't know — or even think about — how many calories they are imbibing.

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VIDEO: Starbucks Brews Up Delivery, But Not For Free

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says that the company's upcoming delivery service will be profitable because 'people will pay an additional surcharge for delivery.'                         

Coca-Cola Outlook Falls Short as Consumers Shy Away From Soda

December 17, 2014 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola said that it expects earnings growth in 2015 in line with this year's gain, which is short of the company's target. The Atlanta-based company has been struggling with declining soda consumption in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

States Move to Ban Powdered Alcohol

December 17, 2014 8:00 am | by IVAN MORENO, Associated Press | News | Comments

States are moving to ban alcohol in powdered form before the product goes on sale out of concern it will increase underage drinking. The product, called "Palcohol," is touted by its inventor as a convenient way to mix a drink.     

Woman Who Drank Toxic Tea Settles With Restaurant

December 15, 2014 1:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Utah woman has reached a settlement with a Dickey's Barbecue where she unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals and nearly died. A worker had inadvertently mixed an industrial cleaning solution into an ice tea dispenser at the barbecue chain restaurant. 

VIDEO: Tasting the World's Most Expensive Mulled Wine

December 15, 2014 10:25 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Mulled wine is a staple of the festive period for many, but not may will be able to afford this Cinnamoney Spiced Wine. The world's most expensive mulled wine will set you back $75 per glass. The drink includes familiar mulling spices such as cloves, bay leaves and cinnamon sticks.

Photo of the Day: NY Brewery Builds Christmas Tree Out of 300 Kegs

December 12, 2014 1:00 pm | by AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Shawn Dowd | News | Comments

A two-story Christmas tree made of 300 half-barrel beer kegs lights up the sky outside the Genesee Brew House in downtown Rochester, N.Y. The keg tree is trimmed with 600 feet of green lights and topped by a rotating Genesee sign.     

75 Years of Coffee Innovation: White Coffee Corporation Marks Milestone

December 12, 2014 9:35 am | by White Coffee Corporation | News | Comments

Gold or diamond commemoratives should accompany an anniversary this noteworthy. Instead, White Coffee Corporation's goal was to meet its customer's increasing demand for single serve coffees.                

In Crowded Marketplace, Breweries Search For Unique Identities

December 11, 2014 2:30 pm | by TONY KISS, Asheville Citizen-Times | News | Comments

Breweries everywhere are constantly on the lookout for clever names for their products. And it is getting more difficult, with 3,100 craft breweries across the country. After deciding on a name, many breweries search online to see if others have already claimed it. 

Sale of Oregon Craft Brewery Provokes Backlash Among Fans

December 11, 2014 9:45 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

What did the brewers do to provoke such a backlash? Change the hops or yeast? Abandon a favorite ale recipe? No, the furor erupted after 10 Barrel Brewing announced last month that it was being bought by the world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Anheuser-Busch Shifts Jobs From St. Louis

December 11, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

One of St. Louis' most prominent corporations plans to shift an undetermined number of jobs to New York as part of a restructuring of its sales and marketing operations. Anheuser-Busch will move some top executives to a U.S. commercial strategy office in New  York.

Chinese Demand For Dairy Products Spurs US Exports

December 10, 2014 1:15 pm | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

What’s behind this trend, and how can U.S. processors benefit? Milk and cheese are relatively new to the Chinese diet, says Todd Shilk, dairy category manager at Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, but consumers’ taste for them is growing.   

VIDEO: Meet a Sommelier...For Water

December 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Martin Riese is the only certified water sommelier in America. Who knew water could be described as sweet, fruity, earthy, salty, bitter, smooth, etc.? As a water sommelier, Riese gets to use his palate to try out the many different waters of the world. 

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