FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS

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The exports of Australian premium wines enjoyed a record year in 2016. Also, the total export value reached the highest value since 2009.https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/01/2016-a-record-breaking-year-for-aussie-premium-wine/

 

 

Brand reps from some of the world’s biggest drinks companies — Brown-Forman, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Beam Suntory, etcetera — poured products at The VYNL in Manhattan. Below are four trends for 2017:

Vodka relies too heavily on ‘gimmicks’

The premium vodka category is too dependent on “gimmicks” to differentiate itself from entry-level brands, a prominent brand ambassador has said.

Source: Vodka relies too heavily on ‘gimmicks’

Research highlighting the variation in soft drink sugar content around the world – a difference of as much as 29g sugar (7 teaspoons) per 330ml for the same brand in different countries – has been released by campaign group Action on Sugar. 

Source: Fizzy drink sugar levels vary dramatically between countries, says survey

Asia-Pacific to lead drinks growth

The IWSR Forecast Report 2011-16 predicts that Asia-Pacific will overtake the Americas as the second largest region for consumption and, not long after 2016, will overtake Europe as well.

Source: Asia-Pacific to lead drinks growth

Premium beer sales surge in Asia

Transparency Market Research’s (TMR) report on the Asia Pacific beer market also pointed to the increasing number of convenience stores, retail outlets, bars and restaurants opening across the region as another key factor in the rise in beer sales.

Source: Premium beer sales surge in Asia

In pictures: Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Fair

db jetted off to Hong Kong this week to attend the eighth Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair, and was greeted by perhaps one of the most colourful skylines in the world.

Source: In pictures: Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Fair