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VIDEO: The Rare $300 Macallan Whiskey

October 24, 2014 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

Paul Ross, president and CEO of Edrington Americas, discusses Macallan's new $300-a-bottle whiskey with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock." Edrington Americas is the distributor of Macallan.               

Cinnamon Dials Up the Heat at the Bar

October 23, 2014 2:16 pm | Blogs | Comments

The runaway success of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Canada’s hottest spirits export, is prompting on-premise operators and competing adult beverage suppliers to try to capitalize on consumer interest in red-hot cinnamon flavor profiles.   

Infographic: What Drives Late-Night Restaurant Visits

October 23, 2014 2:07 pm | News | Comments

Consumers consider dinner their main meal of the day, and rarely skip it. While most dinners are prepared at home, 53 percent of consumers use foodservice for these occasions at least once a week. What sends them away from home?     

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Turning Whiskey Waste into Fuel?

October 23, 2014 12:45 pm | News | Comments

A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country's most valued industries and turn the dregs of whiskey-making into fuel.                   

France Reclaims Title as World's Largest Wine Maker

October 23, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent. Total world wine production is set to fall 6 percent this year to 271 million hectoliters.     

Can a New Marketing Chief Put the Fizz Back Into Coke Sales?

October 23, 2014 11:09 am | News | Comments

Coca-Cola is naming a new chief marketing officer as the world's biggest soda maker works to boost flat soda sales. The Atlanta-based company says Marcos De Quinto, a company veteran, will replace Joe Tripodi starting Jan. 1.     

Social Exploration: Discovering the Person Behind the Purchase

October 23, 2014 10:51 am | Articles | Comments

As the power of the consumer grows, many brands are struggling to capture a holistic understanding of who that person is, what he/she cares about, and how he/she makes purchasing decisions. Thoughtful use of social media leads to a better understanding of the person behind the purchase and a strengthened relationship with the consumer.

Coca-Cola Tops 3Q Earnings Expectations

October 23, 2014 9:42 am | News | Comments

Coca-Cola Enterprises reported third-quarter net income of $238 million. The seller of Coca-Cola drinks in Europe posted revenue of $2.14 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts.                  

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Beats Street 3Q Forecasts

October 23, 2014 9:22 am | News | Comments

The Plano, Texas- based company reported profit of $188 million in its third quarter. Dr Pepper Snapple Group said it had profit of 96 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for severance costs and non-recurring costs, were 98 cents per share.  

Raise Your Glass: Champagne Day to be Celebrated Worldwide

October 22, 2014 3:02 pm | News | Comments

The fifth annual Champagne Day occurs on Friday, October 24, where wine lovers around the globe raise a flute to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer and toasts everywhere: Champagne.               

VIDEO: The Story Behind the Making of Maker's Mark Bourbon

October 22, 2014 2:14 pm | Videos | Comments

Maker's Mark COO Rob Samuels discusses the boom in the bourbon business and the making of his family's iconic bourbon.                                     

Study: Shifting Precipitation Patterns Affect Tea Flavor, Health Compounds

October 22, 2014 1:58 pm | News | Comments

A team of researchers has found that shifting patterns of precipitation affect key chemicals responsible for the flavor and health properties of tea. Research shows that major antioxidant compounds fell up to 50 percent in an area of southwest China during an extreme monsoon, while other compounds increased.

Anheuser-Busch Sues Kenutcky Over Beer Distribution

October 22, 2014 1:41 pm | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch, one of the largest beer brewers in the country, is suing Kentucky to force the approval of a distributor's license. The company claims the Alcoholic Beverage Control has passed the statutory deadline for either approving or rejecting the application in 60 days. 

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VIDEO: Blue Bottle Focuses on the Art of Making Coffee

October 22, 2014 11:09 am | Videos | Comments

The California-based company has been focused on quality over quantity for over a decade. Every batch of coffee they serve is tested and evaluated, just like fine wine.                       

Using Automation to Leverage Existing Assets, Accommodate Growth

October 22, 2014 10:43 am | Articles | Comments

By retrofitting your warehouse with the right automation technology, you can easily leverage your existing assets and real estate to accommodate growth. Retrofitting opens the door for many new opportunities and benefits that new construction would not provide. 

Heineken Blames Sales Drop on Poor Weather

October 22, 2014 10:08 am | News | Comments

Dutch Brewer Heineken NV says poor weather and weak economies in Europe dragged its third quarter earnings lower. Revenues in its largest, most profitable market, Western Europe, fell 4.1 percent.               

Beautiful Beer: Packaging Matters!

October 22, 2014 9:27 am | Blogs | Comments

With a flurry of products on the market, food companies have a much greater competition today than in years past. Exclusive packaging is a great way for a company to showcase its personality. That’s why I have compiled a list of some of the most unique beer packaging that I have ever seen.

Global Wine is the Subject of Online Course From Calif. Wine School

October 21, 2014 4:07 pm | News | Comments

San Francisco Wine School announces the debut of CSW Online, a brand new format for its much-lauded Certified Specialist of Wine credential preparation program.                       

Bourbon Industry Makes its Mark on Kentucky's Economy

October 21, 2014 3:14 pm | News | Comments

By 2014, the number of licensed distilling companies tripled in two years from 10 to 31 — the most distilleries in Kentucky since Prohibition ended, according to the report by the University of Louisville's Urban Studies Institute.     

VIDEO: 3 PGA Pros Start GolfBeer Brewing

October 21, 2014 11:09 am | Videos | Comments

Three of the top names in professional golf are now in the beer business. Freddie Jacobson, Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell will launch a series of easy-drinking craft beers through their new company, GolfBeer Brewing Co.       

Infographic: Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee

October 21, 2014 11:01 am | News | Comments

Coffee and beer aren't just two of the world's most popular beverages, they are also the most popular drugs. We'll let ilovecoffee.jp explain.                             

Coke Profit Falls as Soda Volumes Remain Flat

October 21, 2014 9:10 am | News | Comments

The world's biggest beverage maker, Coca-Cola, reported a lower profit and revenue in the third quarter as global soda volume remained flat. The company plans to reduce costs by $3 billion a year by 2019.            

VIDEO: Study Suggests Soda Can Shorten Your Life

October 20, 2014 3:07 pm | Videos | Comments

Soft drinks are a $61 billion-a-year business in the U.S. But could drinking soda shorten your lifespan? A new study in the American Journal of Public Health suggests the answer might just be yes.               

VIDEO: Is Craft Soda the Next Big Thing?

October 20, 2014 10:37 am | Videos | Comments

Judann Pollack, deputy editor of Ad Age, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss who is getting in on the craft soda game.                                  

VIDEO: Businessman Hopes to Save Oldest Distillery in the World

October 20, 2014 10:31 am | Videos | Comments

The Chinese drank 11 million liters of Baijui last year, making it the most consumed spirit by volume. After suffering a significant loss in revenue, CEO of China's Sichuan Swellfun Jim Rice is hoping to save the oldest distillery in the world.  

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