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Flowy at the exhibition entrance

The sun shines over CBB!

What an exciting first trade fair day! After there was a little chaos during setup yesterday evening, we were very curious this morning to see what the halls would look like. We were on site at 8 a.m. after a short breakfast, and–as always in China–everything was ready on time 🙂 I was then in the main entrance on site punctually...

drinktec press conference at CBB

CBB – Day 2

This morning was entirely devoted to the drinktec press conference. I already had arranged to meet my Chinese colleagues at 8:30 a.m. for a “dry run”. Unfortunately, I did not find the room at first. The Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC) is rather narrow and winding. The good thing was that when I arrived, the technical equipment had already...

CBB 16 Set Up

The final preparations for CBB 2016 are in full swing!

Nǐ hǎo from Shanghai! My world tour is continuing. I was in Johannesburg for food & drink technology Africa approx. four weeks ago. Now I’m in Shanghai, and the gates to CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE (CBB) 2016 will open in a few hours. Until then, however, there is still a great deal of work for us to do. Preparations are...

Rum is the New Whiskey”

The old mariners’ drink is far more than just an ingredient in cocktails or grog: More and more aficionados are discovering this distillate of sugarcane as a new and premium delicacy, which is best taken neat—not only in Mojitos and Cuba Libres!

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How can you dice cheese?

Daily cooking in your kitchen, the eating of meals at home or at least their preparation there (for breaktime snacks and the like) is a dying concept of life. This is at least the situation in cities and for the people who are on the road a lot. Business at food service and fast food companies is booming , because...

many glasses on a table

Innovation and Fighting Spirit at the Brew Kettle

Bright green hop juice, a beer made using wine yeast, and chai tea: Once a year, students at the Technical University of Munich in Weihenstephan unleash their creative potential in an innovation competition. Recently, they have presented their ideas in front of a panel of prestigious judges.

a glas of gin

Gin is still in

Straight or in a cocktail, the enormous selection and variety of flavors has furthered the success of the juniper-based spirit to such an extent that it has become more than just the summer’s trendiest tipple. It would be impossible to imagine a bar without gin, with creative keeps forever coming up with new ways to mix it.

Flowy in the desert

The adventures of Flowy! First Stop… South Africa!

I can tell you – organizing my first trade fair, food & drink technology Africa 2016 in Johannesburg, is so exciting! I started my trip on the Lufthansa 747 “Siegerflieger” and I mean, me as the drinktec’s worldwide lucky charm am the only one of its kind in the world – what can go wrong anymore? My first day in...