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drinktec 2017 verdict: bigger and better than ever

drinktec 2017 has now come to a close. But after spending five great days in Munich, both exhibitors and visitors agree that it was the best drinktec ever. The leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry has never been so well attended or welcomed visitors and exhibitors from so many different countries before, nor have so many...

A full entrance before the fair starts

drinktec study shows: Post-fair business looks good

At this year’s drinktec in Munich, more than 1.700 exhibitors are presenting their innovative products and services for the beverage and liquid food industry. A survey conducted in advance of the event identified where and how visitors plan to invest in the future.

The fifth World Championship title went to beer sommelier Stephan Hilbrandt of Bonn.

New world champion beer sommelier crowned in Munich

The fifth World Championship of Beer Sommeliers was held last Sunday at the Munich trade fair just before the opening of drinktec. Interest in the competition had never been higher – most likely because of the current fascination with craft beer. The title went to 32-year-old Stephan Hilbrandt of Bonn.

The successful team “Holla die Bierfee”, four women from the town of Hof in Upper Franconia

Holla die Bierfee – simply enchanting!

The drinktec blog regularly presents the coolest newcomers to the craft beer scene. This time it’s the successful team “Holla die Bierfee”, four women from the town of Hof in Upper Franconia, who will be presenting their exclusive specialty beers at place2beer in Hall B1.

A wine glas and a bottle on a table

Curiosity creates new markets and products

The consumer preference for natural, regional and healthy products has long been recognized by the non-alcoholic beverage industry. At the same time, food engineers are showing a special interest in new taste experiences – especially those that come with a real surprise.

Many bottles in progress

Sparkling wine and champagne see increasing popularity

Whether it’s Champagne, Crémant, Prosecco, Asti Spumante or Cava from Spain’s Penedès region, one thing is certain: The market for sparkling wine is booming. More than two billion bottles of sparkling wine, the official name for the category, are sold worldwide each year.

Experts at drinktec – and those who will be present six months later at LOPEC – will explain the opportunities offered by printed electronics.

Smartly packaged thanks to printed electronic

Featured post: Whether it’s LEDs on soft-drink bottles or forgery-proof RFID labels on spirits, smart labels are making their way into the beverage industry. Experts at drinktec – and those who will be present six months later at LOPEC, the International Exhibition and Conference for the Printed Electronics Industry – will explain the opportunities offered by printed electronics.

A person drinking a glass of white wine in a garden during the sunset

Light wines, powerful aromas!

Valuing health, fitness and a healthy diet doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy fine wine. After all, there is a growing trend toward light wines with less alcohol. So even health-conscious wine lovers can treat themselves to the occasional glass. A light, fruity wine in particular – served chilled, of course – has been very popular, especially on a hot...