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Capturing CO2 for brewers’ benefit

Capturing CO2 for brewers’ benefit

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a natural byproduct of fermentation in beers. It is also requ... Read More
Suntory’s hydrogen ‘direct-fired’ distillation trial succeeds

Suntory’s hydrogen ‘direct-fired’ distillation trial succeeds

Tokyo-based Suntory Spirits recently announced that it has succeeded in a world-first... Read More
New way to enhance wine quality

New way to enhance wine quality

A ground-breaking discovery has emerged from the world of oenology, revealing a novel... Read More
Kirin Beer uses 3M’s Liqui-Cel membrane contactors

Kirin Beer uses 3M’s Liqui-Cel membrane contactors

In the food and beverage industry, there is a growing awareness of environmental cons... Read More
Fermentation monitor makes brewing easier

Fermentation monitor makes brewing easier

Endress+Hauser, a global leader in measurement and automation technology for process... Read More
UBL’s secret: Draught Guardian for superb UX

UBL’s secret: Draught Guardian for superb UX

Draught beer, a premium product in the beverage alcohol industry, faces unique challe... Read More
Craft beer stability with flash pasteurisation

Craft beer stability with flash pasteurisation

Heat treatment to preserve food products and beverages is a very ancient practice by... Read More
Upcycling brewing residues for energy recovery

Upcycling brewing residues for energy recovery

Brewery residuals are by no means “waste” – they can be used for en... Read More
New tech recycles oak barrels

New tech recycles oak barrels

Oak barrels perform an important role in the maturation process of wine and spirit ma... Read More
Keeping hops fresh is not magic!

Keeping hops fresh is not magic!

RipeLocker, a US leader in extending the post-harvest life of perishables, has announ... Read More
Picking consumers’ brains

Picking consumers’ brains

Swiss company Givaudan has announced an agreement with neuro-science company Thimus,... Read More
Cool Cousin brings ‘raw’ beer to market

Cool Cousin brings ‘raw’ beer to market

Barley is considered to be the key ingredient in making beer. What if you were told t... Read More
Carbon accounting for F&B sector

Carbon accounting for F&B sector

Increasing government regulations, investor demands and business requirements are for... Read More
TankerBox set to change sustainable shipping

TankerBox set to change sustainable shipping

Turkish flavour company Aromsa has partnered with Mondi to achieve sustainability goa... Read More
Robotic bartenders from Barsys

Robotic bartenders from Barsys

Barsys, the creators of smart coasters that assist in cocktail making, has now come u... Read More
‘Zero-emission’ boilers to power brewing

‘Zero-emission’ boilers to power brewing

AtmosZero, a US-based manufacturer of industrial electric boilers, has created a drop... Read More
Battling the underworld of counterfeiting

Battling the underworld of counterfeiting

The wine and spirits industry is a thriving market, with a global appeal and a rich h... Read More
Study clears ‘haze’ around yeast gene

Study clears ‘haze’ around yeast gene

The research and development team at Chicago’s Omega Yeast Labs has made a grou... Read More
Kegshoe’s tracking sensors make smart kegs possible

Kegshoe’s tracking sensors make smart kegs possible

Kegshoe, a keg-tracking software provider, and Binary Beer, an Australian-based IoT i... Read More
Coravin assists in ‘wine-by-the-glass’

Coravin assists in ‘wine-by-the-glass’

Coravin, the premier global wine technology company, is revolutionising the way wine... Read More
Maximising production, efficiency in rPET performance

Maximising production, efficiency in rPET performance

The production of preform-based PET packaging is evolving rapidly in response to chan... Read More
Coming up: non-alcoholic ‘spirits’!

Coming up: non-alcoholic ‘spirits’!

Gaba (gamma amino-butyric acid) is a brain neurotransmitter that regulates our behavi... Read More
Finger-printing terroir to prove wine provenance

Finger-printing terroir to prove wine provenance

New Zealand-based company Oritain has developed a forensic fingerprint that can prove... Read More
Origami Bottle is a no-pollution solution

Origami Bottle is a no-pollution solution

The Netherlands-based DSM Engineering Materials has partnered with sustainabilit... Read More
Cryo hops: super-cool tech for cool beers

Cryo hops: super-cool tech for cool beers

Great beer isn’t defined by barrels or buzz. It’s a product of craft, com... Read More
How Cogni keeps the wine fine

How Cogni keeps the wine fine

Simple Labs, producers of the Cogni Wine Barrel Monitor, simplified the wine-mak... Read More
Exberry’s blue shown green flag

Exberry’s blue shown green flag

The Netherlands-based GNT Group has secured the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... Read More
‘Malternatives’ to low-cost beer production

‘Malternatives’ to low-cost beer production

Beer has become more expensive to produce, due to climate change, inflation and risin... Read More
New tech on horizon to reuse plastic waste

New tech on horizon to reuse plastic waste

After four decades of thermal conversion technology development, VTT has spun out a n... Read More
Holography to sift out counterfeit liquor

Holography to sift out counterfeit liquor

The application of holograms in national initiatives continues to deliver benefits fo... Read More
Diageo introduces sustainable water technology

Diageo introduces sustainable water technology

Diageo India, the country’s leading beverage alcohol company, recently announce... Read More
Pernod Ricard discards mono-carton packaging

Pernod Ricard discards mono-carton packaging

Pernod Ricard India, a global leader in the wine and spirits industry, recently launc... Read More
Brewpub growth boosts equipment demand

Brewpub growth boosts equipment demand

The global brewery equipment markets is estimated to be valued at US$ 19.2 billion in... Read More
‘Sour grapes’ no more: AI steps in

‘Sour grapes’ no more: AI steps in

Deep Planet, a UK-based start-up and R&D organisation, is working to help agricul... Read More
Brewnomic: energy-saving beer filling

Brewnomic: energy-saving beer filling

One of the vital issues for any forward-looking brewery is this: how can I save energ... Read More
Redefining JNSD beverage line architecture

Redefining JNSD beverage line architecture

The juice, nectar and still drinks (JNSD) portion of the beverage industry is stable... Read More
Saison-style beers always ‘in season’

Saison-style beers always ‘in season’

Originally produced back in the 17th century in Belgium (in the French-speaking part,... Read More
(Va)pouring flavours into cocktails

(Va)pouring flavours into cocktails

Luxury cocktail bars around the world – and even some spirits brands – em... Read More
Juice-infused beer or spirits anyone?

Juice-infused beer or spirits anyone?

Of-age consumers worldwide want more adventurous, fresh-tasting and naturally-flavour... Read More
Five steps to better batch production

Five steps to better batch production

When faced with increasing competition, rising supply costs and other common industry... Read More
Shades of meaning in ‘Power of Colour’

Shades of meaning in ‘Power of Colour’

The growth of personalisation and customisation trends is fuelling demand for product... Read More
Science in every sip: ‘printing’ your favourite pour!

Science in every sip: ‘printing’ your favourite pour!

Cana, a California-based company, will shortly launch Cana One, the world’s fir... Read More
Digitising production: Krones tells you why

Digitising production: Krones tells you why

Digitalisation in the production environment has made a name for itself under the ter... Read More
EcoSpirits makes circular economy possible

EcoSpirits makes circular economy possible

A globally scalable solution to the single-use waste crisis has emerged offering a 60... Read More
BottleBuddy is like transit insurance

BottleBuddy is like transit insurance

When a wine shop owner hands out the sold bottle(s) of wine or spirits packed in a Bo... Read More
No-drip dispenser for viscous pours

No-drip dispenser for viscous pours

Austrian packaging expert Alpla has developed a valve-less polypropylene (PP) screw c... Read More
UV robot protects grapes sustainably

UV robot protects grapes sustainably

Leading Pinot Noir producer Willematte Valley has teamed up with Saga Robotics, along... Read More
Robots give Kirin a helping hand

Robots give Kirin a helping hand

Robots designed at Kirin’s Brewery’s Package Innovation Laboratory are be... Read More
Barscans brings ‘Wow!” to packaging

Barscans brings ‘Wow!” to packaging

Can you imagine getting your consumers to know their favourite beer’s story &nd... Read More
ML to help Heineken hedge swings in demand

ML to help Heineken hedge swings in demand

With demand rapidly changing during the Covid-19 pandemic, beverage producers need mo... Read More
Centec has multi-mixer drives for RTD production

Centec has multi-mixer drives for RTD production

For years now, a diverse range of beverage products containing alcohol has fuelled co... Read More
Chill pill: Calculating your ‘cool’ coefficient

Chill pill: Calculating your ‘cool’ coefficient

Imagine a hot summer day; your customers want cool and refreshing drinks. What could... Read More
Greening the brewing experience

Greening the brewing experience

Craft breweries are expanding in India at a fast pace, with several businesses curren... Read More
‘ecoTotes’ is the new magic in packaging

‘ecoTotes’ is the new magic in packaging

Proof & Co., a Singapore-based spirits distributor, has recently launched its zer... Read More
Understanding hops with Ankit Sethi

Understanding hops with Ankit Sethi

BrewNation (founded in 2016) is among India’s top suppliers of high quality ing... Read More
Siemens develops digital cask-filling system for Diageo

Siemens develops digital cask-filling system for Diageo

Most whisky traditions are costly, some are priceless! So says technology provider Si... Read More
Non-GM wheat for improved whisky production

Non-GM wheat for improved whisky production

Scientists at Rothamsted Research have bred a type of wheat specifically to improve w... Read More
Wine ‘cage’ decanter for connoisseurs

Wine ‘cage’ decanter for connoisseurs

From being just an attractive glass container for storing an... Read More
Juno chills wines in just 2 minutes

Juno chills wines in just 2 minutes

A thermal engineering specialist in Silicon Valley, Matrix Industries, has developed... Read More
Monkey Shoulders’ accurate jigger

Monkey Shoulders’ accurate jigger

A new device, called the ‘Trigger Jigger’, claims to save bartenders acro... Read More
Smart Fountain for contactless dispensing

Smart Fountain for contactless dispensing

Globally humankind is experiencing a crisis because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Busines... Read More
High-tec NFC caps from Guala Closures

High-tec NFC caps from Guala Closures

Guala Closures Group operates in five continents and markets its products in over 100... Read More
Nitrogenation of beer gets the ‘Heads’ up

Nitrogenation of beer gets the ‘Heads’ up

Nitrogenation occurs when nitrogen gas (N2) is dissolved in the beer, usually in addi... Read More
Understanding yeast performance and profiles

Understanding yeast performance and profiles

Yeast is an incredible living micro-organism used in many different applications, ran... Read More
Water out of thin air

Water out of thin air

With climate change, the world is probably going through its worst existential crisis... Read More
Fuel-ling higher efficiency in the kitchen

Fuel-ling higher efficiency in the kitchen

With the heightened awareness on global warming and climate change, the focus is movi... Read More
Michigan designer makes a ‘beer chair’

Michigan designer makes a ‘beer chair’

Matt Thompson is an ordinary woodworking professional from Michigan, US. But thanks t... Read More
Robo-tender does duty at Milan and London bars

Robo-tender does duty at Milan and London bars

Trust the Italians to come up with a drinks-savvy robot that can churn out 120 cockta... Read More
IoT-assisted alcohol dispenser for Indian bars

IoT-assisted alcohol dispenser for Indian bars

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most hyped technologies in recent times. B... Read More
Brewers, distillers turn to paper bottles

Brewers, distillers turn to paper bottles

Pernod Ricard-owned Absolut Vodka has become the latest to partner with the Paper Bot... Read More
Sourcing knowhow & equipment: ‘desi’ or ‘phoren’?

Sourcing knowhow & equipment: ‘desi’ or ‘phoren’?

In the years preceding 2008, people in India had never heard of micro-breweries, and... Read More
Craft drinks open gates for pot stills

Craft drinks open gates for pot stills

Distillation essentially involves the separation of the components of a liquid mixtur... Read More
BARTender makes partying easier

BARTender makes partying easier

For every host who has ever been caught up making sure the glasses stay full, setting... Read More
Bubbly Blaster is fun on occasion

Bubbly Blaster is fun on occasion

The Bubbly Blaster attaches to any champagne bottle, turning it into long-lasting cha... Read More
uKeg keeps the beer ‘growling’

uKeg keeps the beer ‘growling’

A growler that can improve brewers’ access to the masses and serve beer the way... Read More
Cheating the Angels!

Cheating the Angels!

For most dark spirits like whisky, rum and cognac, maturation is the key. High temper... Read More
Ufrost affords your clients a brain freeze!

Ufrost affords your clients a brain freeze!

Frozen alcoholic cocktails have been around for some time now; but imagine a steady s... Read More