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Corporate Social Responsibility: Companies with an obligation

As the saying goes, “with ownership comes responsibility”. Companies are expected to be more socially committed today than ever before, and almost no company can avoid it. This is also true in the beverage industry. Here are some examples demonstrating how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an dronkimportant issue.

2019 grape harvest in Europe

2019 grape harvest in Europe

The EU Commission, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), and other international institutes involved in recording annual grape harvests across Europe and around the world expect that the 2019 EU grape harvest will be between 156 and 160 million hectoliters – well below the previous year’s figure of more than 190 million hectoliters. The quality of wine is considered to be consistently good and in fact better than in 2018.

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Bock beer renaissance

It seems there’s no stopping the current trend for regional and specialty beers. And for several years now, bock beers have been no exception. Demand for strong beers is growing.

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Vermouth on the victory march

Long decried as cheap booze, vermouth has now rid itself of its negative image and is well on its way to taking bars, and eventually households too, by storm. Manufacturers and distributors see good opportunities for strong growth, especially in the premium segment.

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Sustainable packaging of the future

Sustainable packaging is now trending. New EU plastic guidelines and the global discussion surrounding climate change and pollution of the world’s oceans have ensured that manufacturers of beverages and beverage packaging are developing innovative concepts and continuing to push ahead with research activities aimed at recycling.

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Japanese craft beer rises in a tough market

We present an overview of Japanese breweries and beer market with a special focus on country’s craft beer revolution. Dominated by five domestic producers Asahi, Kirin, Suntory, Sapporo and Orion it is also one of the toughest markets for new entrants. Though overall beer consumption may have fallen in Japan during the current decade craft beer’s market share has quadrupled to approximately two percent of all beer consumed and produced in the country.

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The Japanese beer market

The “Land of the Rising Sun” Japan has been one of the largest Asian
and global beer markets for a long period. Dominated by five domestic producers, it is also one of the toughest markets for new entrants.

The path to climate-neutral production

Striving to achieve climate-neutral operations is not a new endeavor. Many companies from an extremely wide range of different sectors started taking action toward this goal a long time ago. In fact, some businesses in the food and dairy industry, and the supply sector can already claim to be climate neutral.

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Cider set for greater international success

Cider is experiencing growth all around the world and is increasingly becoming a true international beverage. One of the industry’s strengths is its flair for innovation, made clear at this year’s Global Cider Forum in Frankfurt.

Sparkling winery Schloss Wachenheim AG has been involved in wine dealcoholization since the 1980s, when there was also a mini non-alcoholic and reduced-alcohol wine innovation boom.

Dealcoholization of wine

Non-alcoholic wines and related beverages based on dealcoholized wines, usually bottled in carbonated form, are an exciting new trend in the innovative beverages market.

Dark beer adds variety

Dark beers and black beers have a large fan base. These specialties are especially popular in eastern and southern Germany. While nearly all beers were originally dark before light beers...

Packaging alternatives to glass bottles have, to date, hardly played any role in the wine industry. Many consumers regard wine in glass bottles, especially in the form of the common 1.0- and 0.75-liter bottles, as a part of wine’s identity.

Glass bottles for wine… and the environment?

As a material, glass has been used for thousands of years. Its benefits were recognized early on, be it in the form of beverage or storage receptacles or even as glass panes for the first windows installed in Roman villas.