Drinks Insight Network-Updates The latest content updates from the www.drinks-insight-network.com web site http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/ en-us http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/ Drinks Insight Network-Updates http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif M&As this week: Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, Coca-Cola Amatil http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-thai-beverage-public-company-limited-coca-cola-amatil-5952268 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-thai-beverage-public-company-limited-coca-cola-amatil-5952268 Thai Beverage Public Company has acquired a 75% stake in Myanmar Distillery Company (MDC) and Myanmar Supply Chain and Service (MSC). Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Tiger Global Management, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-sunshine-teahouse-pvt-ltd-accolade-wines-5952180 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-sunshine-teahouse-pvt-ltd-accolade-wines-5952180 Tiger Global Management and other investors have provided a $2m venture funding to Sunshine Teahouse. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside Drinks Magazine: Market Focus Special Issue – November 2017 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/features/featureinside-drinks-magazine-market-focus-special-issue-november-2017-5952393/ http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/features/featureinside-drinks-magazine-market-focus-special-issue-november-2017-5952393/ In this issue: Caffeine control coffee and colour changing gin, as well as other insights from GlobalData Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:55:00 GMT Frey Farms opens new cold-pressed juice processing facility in US http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsfrey-farms-opens-new-cold-pressed-juice-processing-facility-in-us-5952468 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsfrey-farms-opens-new-cold-pressed-juice-processing-facility-in-us-5952468 Frey Farms has opened a cold-pressed processing centre at its farm in Poseyville, Indiana. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT 7-Eleven Stores launches two wine products http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/news7-eleven-stores-launches-two-wine-products-5952324 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/news7-eleven-stores-launches-two-wine-products-5952324 7‑Eleven has expanded its private brand wines with the launch of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio offerings under its Trojan Horse brand. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Terroir terror: how bad weather affects wine quality and quantity http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/features/featureterroir-terror-how-bad-weather-affects-wine-quality-and-quantity-5951817/ http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/features/featureterroir-terror-how-bad-weather-affects-wine-quality-and-quantity-5951817/ Rain, drought and frost have significantly harmed wine production in France this year. Elliot Gardner finds out how bad conditions can decimate winemakers’ hopes. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:15:00 GMT Cruzan rum distillery resumes production at St. Croix distillery http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newscruzan-rum-distillery-resumes-production-at-st-croix-distillery-5951995 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newscruzan-rum-distillery-resumes-production-at-st-croix-distillery-5951995 Beam Suntory’s Cruzan Rum distillery (Cruzan) has commenced production at its St. Croix distillery on the Virgin Islands in the US. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Coca Cola launches vitaminwater active in US http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newscoca-cola-launches-vitaminwater-active-in-us-5951999 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newscoca-cola-launches-vitaminwater-active-in-us-5951999 Global beverage company Coca-Cola has expanded its sports drinks portfolio with the addition of nutrient-enhanced performance beverage vitaminwater active. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rebecca Creek Distillery introduces whiskey portfolio in Georgia http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsrebecca-creek-distillery-introduces-whiskey-portfolio-in-georgia-5950501 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsrebecca-creek-distillery-introduces-whiskey-portfolio-in-georgia-5950501 US-based Rebecca Creek Distillery has introduced its whiskey portfolio in the state of Georgia for the first time. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Mexican spirits maker Patrón introduces new tequila blend http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsmexican-spirits-maker-introduces-patrn-en-lalique-serie-2-5950706 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsmexican-spirits-maker-introduces-patrn-en-lalique-serie-2-5950706 Mexican spirits brand Patrón has collaborated with French glassmaker Lalique to introduce Patrón en LALIQUE: Serie 2. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT South Beach Brewing Company debuts in US http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newssouth-beach-brewing-company-launched-in-us-5950498 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newssouth-beach-brewing-company-launched-in-us-5950498 Reality star and animal advocate Prince Lorenzo Borghese has launched South Beach Brewing Company (SBCC) in the US. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ocean Spray launches two beverage lines in US http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsocean-spray-launches-two-beverage-lines-in-us-5949515 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsocean-spray-launches-two-beverage-lines-in-us-5949515 Ocean Spray has expanded its juice portfolio with the addition of new beverage lines Ocean Spray Organic 100% Juice Blends and Ocean Spray Pure Cranberry (Unsweetened) 100% Juice in the US market. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK Scotch sales decline after tax hike http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsuk-scotch-sales-decline-after-tax-hike-5949508 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsuk-scotch-sales-decline-after-tax-hike-5949508 Scotch whiskey sales in the UK are reported to have dropped by one million bottles following an increase of spirits duty by 3.9% in the March budget, meaning tax makes up 80% of the cost of a bottle of Scotch. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Southern Glazer’s to distribute Accolade Wines in Canada http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newssouthern-glazers-to-distribute-accolade-wines-in-canada-5949511 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newssouthern-glazers-to-distribute-accolade-wines-in-canada-5949511 Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has expanded its distribution agreement with Accolade Wines to include ten provinces and three territories in Canada. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Wize Monkey to launch coffee leaf tea in US http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newswize-monkey-to-launch-coffee-leaf-tea-in-us-5948453 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newswize-monkey-to-launch-coffee-leaf-tea-in-us-5948453 Wize Monkey is launching coffee leaf tea products in more than 330 stores across the US this month. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Pernod Ricard unveils new Royal Salute Polo collection http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newspernod-ricard-unveils-new-royal-salute-polo-collection-5948458 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newspernod-ricard-unveils-new-royal-salute-polo-collection-5948458 French distilled beverages producer Pernod Ricard has further expanded its scotch portfolio with the addition of a 21 Year Old Polo edition of Royal Salute Scotch whisky. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lipton launches new organic black tea in US http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newslipton-launches-new-organic-black-tea-in-us-5948447 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newslipton-launches-new-organic-black-tea-in-us-5948447 Unilever brand Lipton has expanded its product portfolio in the US with the launch of Organic Black Tea. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Costa, Euromed, NADEC http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-costa-euromed-nadec-5947150 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-costa-euromed-nadec-5947150 Costa has reached an agreement with Chinese company Jiangsu Yueda Group to acquire a 49% stake in Yueda Costa (Shanghai) Food & Beverage Management Company. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Dalsspira Mejeri, NFSG http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-dalsspira-mejeri-nfsg-5948007 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-dalsspira-mejeri-nfsg-5948007 Dalsspira Mejeri AB intends to propose a rights offering of shares to raise Skr5.5m ($068m). Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Copa-Cogeca: Bad weather impacts wine harvest in Europe http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newscopa-cogeca-bad-weather-impacts-wine-harvest-in-europe-5947241 http://www.drinks-insight-network.com/news/newscopa-cogeca-bad-weather-impacts-wine-harvest-in-europe-5947241 Europe is reported to have witnessed some of the lowest wine harvests this year due to severe weather events and climate changes, according to a report released by the farming union Copa-Cogeca. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT