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50 Shades Of Rosé: The Perfect Wine All Year Long

It’s warm and everyone is talking about rosé again. They must be doing a lot of talking because sales of rosé grew by 25% last year, according to a recent Nielsen report. Yet, as I have said before, rosé has been here all along and the new takeaway should be that rosé is a wine style that works hard during all seasons, pairing beautifully with all manner of cuisine and lending its vibrant, pulsing “aliveness” to any occasion. READ MORE>>

2015 Outlook of the Global Food and Beverage Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2015 Outlook of the Global Food and Beverage Market" report to their offering. This strategic insight presents key trends impacting the global food and beverage market in 2015. With respect to the market and its associated value chain, key trends expected to have a direct impact on industry performance can be grouped into 3 primary categories: the impact of socioeconomics, the rise of freedom food, and continued demand for enhanced health and wellness. Companies with a truly global market and product strategy that fully exploit opportunities from the growing demand for products that are green, safe, healthy, and ethical are expected to come out on top as global leaders in the food and beverage market in 2015. READ MORE>>

Analysts View on Soft Drinks Equities - Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Dr. Pepper Snapple, and Monster Beverage

Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE), Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS), and Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:  MNST). Free research report on Coca-Cola can be accessed here. On Thursday, May 07, 2015, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,945.54, up 0.53%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.46%, to finish the day at 17,924.06, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,088.00, up 0.38%. The gains were broad based as nine out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index ended the day at 500.05, up 0.20%, while the index has declined 0.32% in the previous three trading sessions. Register for your complimentary reports at the links given below.  READ MORE>>

Juniper Rising: Gin Makes Gains on Menus

Following years of decline, gin volume increased in 2014, according to Technomic's soon-to-be-released SpiritsTab report. Though the growth was nominal, the change in trajectory is welcome news. READ MORE>>

A peeved beer drinker is suing Blue Moon for claiming it’s a craft beer

The fight over whether MillerCoors can call Blue Moon a “craft beer” is headed for the courts. In 2012, the Brewers Association, an organization representing US brewers, set new standards for qualifying as a “craft brewer.” First, the size must be “small,” meaning the brewery makes a maximum of 6 million barrels annually. Second, craft brewers are “independent”—less than 25% of the business can be owned or controlled by a maker of alcoholic beverages that is not also a craft brewer. Finally, the brewery must be “traditional,” in that the majority of the alcohol it makes is beer using traditional or innovative ingredients (think: the local honey used by Brooklyn Brewery). READ MORE>>

Why Low-Calorie Wines Sour on American Shelves

Americans love wine—and they are concerned about their weight. But low-calorie wine still faces tough sledding in the U.S., global winemakers say, because it is seen as compromising on an indulgence. After investigating in multimillion-dollar promotional campaigns in the U.S. vintners including Treasury Wine Estates, one of the world’s biggest winemakers, have pulled several brands, such as the Skinny Vine, from shelves. READ MORE>>

Heineken launches 'prohibition era' craft cider for pleasure-seeking hipsters

In prohibition-era USA, paying to watch a blind animal being paraded on stage was one of the few ways a reveller could get access to his/her favourite tipple. The thinly veiled entertainment meant the host could throw in a complementary bottle of bootleg. It was thanks to this bizarre ritual that, over time, underground drinking haunts came to be known as 'blind pigs'. READ MORE>>

6 refreshing Indian twists to well-known cocktails

As a quirky take on popular cocktail Pina Colada, hotels serve this slush like a smoothie with ripe bananas, fresh pineapple chunks, coconut milk and ice stirred together. A refreshing low-calorie drink for ones looking to enjoy a Pina Colada sans the rum! READ MORE>>

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