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Dain on Tour – The ultimative Munich visit, Part 1

So I (Dain Richardson) was asked to write a blog regarding my trip to Munich in June 2016… so before we continue, let’s cover the standard questions. Who, what, where and why? I am the Sales & Marketing manager for fdt Africa, along with the representative of Business Unit 3 and 4 of MMG… with this in mind, I am...

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Basic rules for beer tastings

A beer-tasting session is similar to a wine dégustation. Participants learn to assess the color, aroma and taste of the different beers, but also important are the temperature at which it is served and the location.

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The drinktec picture puzzle: In which country am I? (Part 2)

Things are slowly getting into gear! In our last picture puzzle, many of you got the right answer with New Zealand. Now let´s see who´s going to crack the next puzzle – Here we go! This time we´re making it just a bit easier for you—by limiting the search to countries that have Spanish as an official language. So Germany,...

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The 7 Most Senseless Beer Myths

Beer is unhealthy and makes you fat and impotent. Absurd myths abound about the favorite beverage of the Germans. But what is really true about these prejudices?

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The China Roadshow has started

The starting gun for the road show across China by our media partner PETplanet was already on May 18. Various different companies in the PET industry will be visited within the context of the road show. CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE is acting as sponsor of the road show, and it is obvious that it will also end at the trade...

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Everything kiwi or what? We were in New Zealand!

Congratulations to everyone who guessed New Zealand! Colloquially called the “green island”, New Zealand is a real highlight in terms of beverage variations. In New Zealand, Robert Laing and his company Messe Reps. & Travel is our partner for the beverage and liquid food industry. The last time that he was able to attend drinktec was in 2009. It was...

BevExpo 2016

drinktec at BevExpo 2016

There is a new event that the British beverage industry should have on its radar effective immediately: BevExpo. The beverage industry met at Manchester Central Convention Complex from June 15 to 16 to listen to specialist talks and learn about new things in the industry as well as to interact with it in the context of the exhibition. BevExpo is...

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A day dominated by meat

I just returned from an event that was actually a bid odd. Cultures specialist Chr. Hansen invited me to attend the 50th anniversary celebration of its plant in Pohlheim (near Giessen). Instead of producing bacteria cultures for milk products or cheese, it produces cultures for meat products and silage. So what was someone like Sossna, who only cares about milk,...