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Beer cocktails: new taste sensations for cocktail fans

Fruity, fresh and light: Experimental mixologists are discovering that creative beers and amber nectars can be the perfect ingredient for making cool drinks. Beer cocktails are the latest trend to hit the international bar scene.

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Wine goes digital: Potential in the wine sector

Everyone is talking about digitization. Even though the term digital is used so frequently, it means something different to everyone. It encompasses anything from automation in production areas to the exchanging of information between producers and food retailers which is still done in an analog fashion in many cases. In sales and back office areas, many things are still “done...

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The future of the beverage industry: Flexibility as a competitive factor

Highly efficient technology that adapts to new conditions and customers’ wishes simply and quickly – this is what the non-alcoholic beverage industry wants. In this regard, flexibility is playing an increasingly important role – ideally, flexibility achieved with compact and space-saving machine concepts. Supplier industries offer interesting options. One that is increasingly attracting attention is the new generation of robots.

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Non-alcoholic beer as a lifestyle product

Alcohol-free beers are in fashion, thanks to the international boom in fitness and health. The new varieties are often brewed with creative mixtures of hops and malt, so that they barely differ in taste from regular beers.

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Industry 4.0: digitalization in the dairy industry

Within the food sector, the dairy industry plays a leading role when it comes to IT-based process management. Despite their complexity, the already extremely automated processes in this industry still don’t represent real “digitalization” – but the potential is there.

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Drones: winegrowers’ airborne assistants

Employees at the Services Center in Trier responsible for the Moselle Valley have been testing the use of drones in spraying operations for viticulture for quite some time. Last year they had some very promising results. And trials are also being conducted in the Rheingau and Baden-Württemberg.

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Lights, camera, action! Videos from the beverage industry on social media

When planning a marketing mix, no one can afford to skip the video portion these days. The popularity of videos stems in large part from the ever-growing use of mobile devices. Even online user behavior is changing as people log on more frequently, but for shorter amounts of time. Continuous consumption requires concise and easily digestible content. Videos on social...