October's top stories: 90+ Cellars bottles feat Andes Mountains, Chivas Regal Ultis whiskey

Latitude Beverage, a US-based wine company behind the 90+ Cellars brand, released a limited edition bottle design. Chivas Regal introduced blended malt Scotch whisky, called Chivas Regal Ultis, which is comprised of five single malts sourced from distilleries from Speyside, Scotland. Drinks-insight-network.com wraps up the key headlines from October, 2016.


90+ Cellars releases limited edition wine bottles featuring Argentina's Andes Mountains

Latitude Beverage, a US-based wine company behind the 90+ Cellars brand, released a limited edition bottle design.

Wine botttles of Lot 23 Old Vine Malbec and Lot 53 Cabernet Sauvignon come with the new design, which features Argentina’s ice capped Andes Mountains.

Both these wines come from the mountain vineyards of Mendoza in Argentina.

Chivas Regal launches malt Scotch whisky Chivas Regal Ultis

Chivas Regal, a brand of Pernod Ricard, introduced blended malt Scotch whisky, called Chivas Regal Ultis, which is comprised of five single malts sourced from distilleries from Speyside, Scotland.

Carrying a recommended retail price (RRP) of $200, the drink contains single malt whisky distilled at Tormore, Longmorn, Strathisla, Allt A’Bhainne, and Braeval in Speyside.

The drink pays homage to the five master blenders from Chivas Regal since the company was launched in 1909; Charles Howard, Charles Julian, Allan Baillie, Jimmy Lang, and Colin Scott.

Pure Leaf launches bagged and loose leaf varieties in US

Pure Leaf launched a variety of new bagged and loose leaf teas to add to its current ready-to-drink products.

Pure Leaf's tea leaves are kept long, then picked, rolled and crafted with real fruit pieces, petals and herbs, enabling the natural tea essence to come through.

To ensure an authentic taste experience, Pure Leaf offers single-source tea leaves from Rainforest Alliance Certified tea estates in India, Kenya, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

Sparkling Ice launches new flavour

Talking Rain Beverage brand Sparkling Ice announced the launch of its latest flavour, Grape Raspberry.

Grape Raspberry, which is the 16th flavour to join the Sparkling Ice base brand portfolio, was developed to meet consumer demand.

Claimed to be balanced with just the right amount of fizz, Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry is available in Kroger stores starting this month, and at retailers nationwide starting in January 2017.

Virtue Energy Water launches sugar-free energy drinks in UK

Virtue Energy Waters launched natural sugar-free energy drinks in the UK.

The drinks, which come in two flavours, are free from sweeteners, and contain zero sugar and zero calories.

Virtue Energy Waters claimed that the energy water will help to sharpen the mind and increase stamina.

Dr. Smoothie launches two new flavours

US-based Bevolution Group launched two new flavours under its brand Dr Smoothie.

The new blueberry banana and peach flavours add to the existing Dr Smoothie organics line of carrot-apple, mango, pineapple, raz-berry, strawberry, and strawberry banana.

The blueberry banana is made from freshly harvested blueberries and offers a ripe flavour. It also contains flavours of banana, pear and apple.

Coca-Cola to build $100m bottling plant in Saudi Arabia

Coca-Cola plans to develop a bottling plant in Sudair City, Saudi Arabia.

The 187,000m² plant will cost the company around $100m and is expected to be completed by 2019.

Braman Brands launches beers in Ardagh beverage cans

US-based Braman Brands launched five new Running Walker craft beers in beverage cans manufactured by Irish-based packaging company Ardagh.

The new beers are IPA, Stout, Pilsner, Kolsch and Texas Secession. The Ardagh cans cool quickly and remain cold for a long period of time.

Starbucks launches Teavana hot brewed teas in UK

Starbucks introduced Teavana hot brewed tea flavours in its UK stores.

Earlier in the summer, Starbucks launched Teavana Iced Teas in the UK.

Now with the latest announcement, customers can choose from ten flavours, including jasmine pearls, green, black, and white teas, and three tea lattes.

Senomyx amends Sweet Taste Program collaboration agreement with PepsiCo

Senomyx amended the Sweet Taste Program collaboration agreement with PepsiCo.

This amendment extends PepsiCo's research funding for Senomyx's Natural Sweet Taste Program for three additional years, to September 2019.

As per the amended agreement, Senomyx granted PepsiCo non-exclusive rights to natural sweeteners and natural flavour ingredients discovered, developed and selected under the collaboration for use in all non-alcoholic beverage categories.