New Features information at Drinks Insight Network New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Drinks Insight Network Fizzing out: why are global beer sales down? With reports showing that global beer popularity is falling and drinking habits are changing, Elliot Gardner looks into whether the beer industry should be worried. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:17:00 GMT Updating the industry: using software to update whisky business practises The scotch whisky industry is fiercely traditional, but businesses are under pressure to keep up with modern practices. Elliot Gardner looks at whether there’s room for the use of modern business software in whisky manufacturing. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:51:00 GMT Feeling fruity: using new yeasts to develop alternative scotch flavours Could the flavour of Scotch be altered by using different yeast for fermentation? A new research project at Abertay University seeks to find out. Elliot Gardner speaks to the project lead. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT May’s top stories: Vintage Seltzer launched two new flavoured drinks, Anheuser-Busch's $2bn investment Anheuser-Busch announced plans to invest $2bn in its breweries by 2020, and Swire Coca-Cola opened a new distribution centre in Johnstown, Colorado, US. wraps up the key headlines from May 2017. Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside Drinks Magazine: Market Focus Special Issue – June 2017 In this issue: Innovation in convenient drinks and opportunities in non-alcoholic beverages, as well as other insights from GlobalData Wed, 31 May 2017 13:31:00 GMT Alcohol and pregnancy: clarifying the advice given to pregnant women Many news outlets last week reported on the inaccuracy of advice given to pregnant women about how much alcohol is acceptable, and whether singular instances of binge drinking in the early stages of pregnancy affect child health. Elliot Gardner inves… Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside Drinks Magazine: Issue 20 In this issue: We look at the iced coffee market, alternative sweeteners and much more. Thu, 11 May 2017 10:19:00 GMT April’s top stories: Tequila sales increase in UK and Murray Goulburn to close facilities in Australia Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s (WSTA) report revealed that the sales of tequila in the UK steadily rose last year and Australian dairy firm Murray Goulburn (MG) made plans to close manufacturing facilities in Edith Creek, Rochester, and Kiewa. D… Sun, 07 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside Drinks Magazine: Market Focus Special Issue – May 2017 In this issue: Opportunities for brands to add variety by tapping into key elements of the craft trend, as well as other insights from GlobalData Tue, 02 May 2017 13:36:00 GMT Early-morning drinking could soon be eradicated in UK airports The tradition of a glass of wine or a pint of lager before a flight, regardless of the time of day, could soon be in jeopardy in the UK. Elliot Gardner looks into the recent recommendations from a House of Lords select committee regarding alcohol at … Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT March’s top stories: Nestlé Waters opened facility in Thailand and Castle Brands to supply Goslings beers Nestlé Waters has opened its new factory in Surat Thani, Thailand, and Castle Brands has signed an agreement to supply Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer and Goslings Stormy Diet Ginger Beer to Walmart stores in the US. wraps up t… Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Minimum alcohol pricing: could the rest of the UK follow Scotland’s lead? A House of Lords select committee recommended that the Scottish minimum alcohol pricing rules be implemented in the rest of the UK, if they are deemed successful. But seeing how the rules are still not in effect in Scotland, just how likely is this? … Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside Drinks Magazine: Market Focus Special Issue – April 2017 In this issue: Flavour trends and blurred gender lines in the beverage market, as well as other insights from GlobalData Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:12:00 GMT Is the orange wine trend actually going to take off in summer 2017? Orange wine has been the centre of a good deal of media attention in the past couple years, but how true are claims that 2017 will be the year of orange wine? Elliot Gardner finds out more about the drink and looks into the current state of the marke… Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sugar tax: is reformulation really the future of soft drinks? In Budget 2017, the UK government provided an update on the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. The sugar tax has been lauded by health bodies, but are the benefits significant enough to warrant the potential damage to the UK drinks sector? Elliot Gardner fin… Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:05:00 GMT February's top stories: Nestlé to boost production capacity and DB Breweries buys Tuatara Brewing Nestlé is set to enhance the manufacturing capacity of its Eau Claire facility in Wisconsin to meet increasing demand, Heineken's DB Breweries has acquired craft beer producer Tuatara Brewing Company. wraps up the key headl… Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Will Heineken’s Punch Tavern takeover damage competition in UK pubs? Heineken’s £305m deal to take control of 1,900 Punch Tavern pubs has stirred up quite a bit of controversy. Elliot Gardner looks into claims that the acquisition will damage sales of competitor drinks in Heineken pubs. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inside Drinks Magazine: Market Focus Special Issue – March 2017 In this issue: Emerging trends and consumer influencers in the beverage market, as well as other insights from GlobalData Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:54:00 GMT Budget 2017: does the UK pay too much tax on its alcohol? With Brexit looming and a weak pound projected, the alcoholic drinks sector in the UK looks incredibly uncertain. With calls from drinks bodies nationwide for cuts to alcohol duty, Elliot Gardner looks into how much tax people actually pay on their b… Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inside Drinks Magazine: Issue 19 In the latest issue of Inside Drinks we look at alcohol-free beer, the European tea landscape and much more. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:17:00 GMT