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  • OSMO x Four Roses Toasted Vanilla Bourbon Salt
    on January 26, 2023 at 05:00

    Kentucky bourbon brand Four Roses, and OSMO Salt, purveyors of premium, chef-selected salt, debuted the latter’s first-ever spirit-infused flavor: OSMO x Four Roses Toasted Vanilla Bourbon Salt.

  • Speakeasy Co. raises $6.8 million led by InvestBev
    on January 25, 2023 at 15:00

    Speakeasy Co., San Diego, an eCommerce platform for alcohol brands, has received funding for its third seed round, with $6.8 million raised. The funding was led by InvestBev, an investment firm in the industry, with a portfolio including Siempre Tequila and Fyllo.

  • Silk Mocha Almond Creamer, So Delicious Dairy Free Coconutmilk Creamers
    on January 25, 2023 at 05:00

    Danone North America announced the launch of a new Silk Mocha Almond Creamer and So Delicious Dairy Free French Vanilla Coconutmilk Creamer.

  • Immune, health benefits help probotic beverages appeal to diverse consumer groups
    on January 25, 2023 at 05:00

    As COVID-19 brought heightened awareness of immunity and a shift toward self-care, interest in probiotic beverages has spiked considerably, experts note.

  • Automating the beverage warehouse
    by (John Peter Koss) on January 25, 2023 at 05:00

    Warehouse automation can eliminate labor, control pre-distribution functions, reduce capital expense and improve distribution productivity.

  • BODYARMOR Sports Drink kicks off Operation Homefront partnership
    on January 24, 2023 at 13:00

    BODYARMOR Sports Drink, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced both an official partnership and $500,000 commitment to Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families. BODYARMOR also launched a Cherry Lime flavor, with a military camouflage celebratory bottle in honor of those who serve and protect our country.

  • Browne Family Vineyards launches Browne Forest Project Initiative
    on January 24, 2023 at 12:15

    Premium Washington wine brand Browne Family Vineyards, Seattle, has partnered with environmental nonprofit One Tree Planted to create the Browne Forest Project. For each bottle of Browne Forest Project wine sold, a tree is proudly planted to help restore forests in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

  • Jose Cuervo releases 2023 collector’s box
    on January 24, 2023 at 12:00

    Reserva de la Familia, Jose Cuervo’s ultra-premium collection of artisanal small-batch tequilas, announced its 2023 collector’s box, designed by artists Rolando Flores and Gabriel Cázares of the Mexico-based Tercerunquinto Collective.

  • Big Sipz
    on January 24, 2023 at 05:00

    Created to put bigger in a smaller package, Big Sipz, a brand of MLP Brands, announced the debut of its signature ready-to-drink (RTD) canned Margaritas in two sizes — offering a higher ABV, it says.

  • The sweeter side of cognitive health
    on January 24, 2023 at 05:00

    Given the demand for ingredients that support cognitive health and energy enhancement, ingredient suppliers caution that formulation is more complicated than simply adding into the formula.

  • Espanita Tequila launches Barrel Reserve collection
    on January 24, 2023 at 01:31

    Espanita Double Barrel Reposado Tequila will be the first release from the collection. It has already received a 97-point rating and a Triple Gold Medal from the MicroLiquor Spirit Awards.

  • Mandatory Spirit Co. introduces boxed spirits to Australia
    on January 23, 2023 at 15:00

    Brisbane-based drinks company Mandatory Spirit Co. announced the launch of spirits in a 1.5-liter box. Mandatory Spirit Co. also is moving toward a more sustainable production of spirits by introducing the use of bag-in-box (BIB) packaging. 

  • Sorta Pop
    on January 23, 2023 at 05:00

    Blake’s Hard Cider (BHC) announced the debut of Sorta Pop probiotic soda, the first non-alcohol beverage in the brand’s 10-year history.

  • Busy lifestyles prompt need for cognitive, energy inducing ingredients
    on January 23, 2023 at 05:00

    With consumers’ brains in overdrive, many are turning to beverages that support their mental well-being.

  • Tompkins Robotics welcomes new senior marketing manager
    on January 20, 2023 at 15:13

    She has directed marketing campaigns that are data-driven and encompasses advertising, public relations, social media and other digital marketing channels.

  • PRIME Energy
    on January 20, 2023 at 05:00

    PRIME, a global lifestyle beverage brand founded by entrepreneurs and influencers Logan Paul and KSI, announced its expansion into a new beverage category with the launch of PRIME Energy. 

  • GoTab helps optimize the foodservice experience
    by (Jessica Jacobsen) on January 20, 2023 at 05:00

    In this Q&A with Beverage Industry, the GoTab CEO and founder details what prompted his influence for the company and how today’s foodservice and on-premise trends have evolved in wake of the pandemic and other consumer trends.

  • VAQIT vodka sodas
    on January 19, 2023 at 05:00

    Inspired by the simple moments in life, VAQIT (vock-it), announced the launch of its flavored vodka sodas made with natural ingredients and real, premium vodka — delivering a tasty ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail that doesn’t sacrifice on quality, it says.

  • Report highlights consumer interest in DTC craft spirits
    by (Jessica Jacobsen) on January 19, 2023 at 05:00

    Direct-to-consumer opportunities are limited for craft spirits purveyors, especially compared with wine, but a November 2022 report shows regular craft spirit drinkers would like the option.

  • Control system update from Emerson software-driven, data-centric
    on January 18, 2023 at 15:00

    Technology and software company Emerson updated its distributed control system (DCS), DeltaV. The new version, which is the 15th, helps plants digitally transform operations through improved production optimization, the company says. 

  • The RYL Co. iced teas
    on January 18, 2023 at 05:00

    The RYL Co. announced the debut of its new signature line of ready-to-drink (RTD) canned iced teas.

  • Storage systems to combat labor shortage, promote facility ease
    by (Chloe Alverson) on January 18, 2023 at 05:00

    As SKU proliferation, eCommerce and labor shortages continue to impact beverage operations, experts note that advanced storage systems can help meet the many challenges today’s warehouses are facing.

  • Wine Warehouse to join Breakthru Beverage Group
    on January 17, 2023 at 19:00

    Breakthru Beverage Group, New York, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire California-based Wine Warehouse, further expanding the company’s footprint to the largest U.S. beverage alcohol market. The transaction is expected to close this spring and is subject to usual and customary closing conditions.

  • New palletizing robot added to Yaskawa’s HC-series line
    on January 17, 2023 at 15:00

    Yaskawa announced extending its HC-series line with a 30 kg payload HC30PL palletizing robot.

  • Dublin Ink Irish Whiskey
    on January 17, 2023 at 05:00

    Terlato Wine Group, an importer and marketer of luxury wines, spirits and non-alcohol beverages, announced adding a new Irish Whiskey to its Artisan Spirits Portfolio: Dublin Ink Irish Whiskey. 

  • BuzzBallz is all the buzz
    by (Chloe Alverson) on January 17, 2023 at 05:00

    With more than 25 options made with 100% juices, the BuzzBallz portfolio of mixed drinks and cocktails are made with vodka, rum or tequila. 

  • Ford Super Duty replacement fuel system from Transfer Flow
    on January 16, 2023 at 15:00

    Premier fuel systems manufacturers Transfer Flow revealed a gasoline high-capacity replacement fuel tank. The tank is for 2020-22 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty short bed, crew cab pickups with 6.2L and 7.3L engines.

  • Roxie
    on January 16, 2023 at 05:00

    Molson Coors Beverage Co. announced the release of Roxie, a zero-proof canned cocktail jumping onto the scene and straight to your doorstep just in time for Dry January, it says.

  • Premiumization trends lifts super-premium, luxury wine performance
    by (Chloe Alverson) on January 16, 2023 at 05:00

    Aligning with the premiumization trend from the past few years, experts note that super-premium and luxury wines have performed the best.

  • Simply brand to debut Mixology assortment
    on January 13, 2023 at 20:00

    Simply, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., will expand its portfolio with the brand’s first-of-its-kind mixology assortment: Simply Mixology. Simply Mixology will be available in three flavors ― Strawberry Guava Mojito, Lime Margarita and Peach Sour ― which were carefully selected based on consumer and industry trends.