Best Wine Critics of World: 2018 Most Voted Wines

Hill of Grace 2013

HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry competition, only 1% of the wines involved will be awarded.

The BWW competition was held in the world’s largest wine information service – tastingbook.com. 18,477 wines received in total 2,354,989 votes from 416,000 wine professionals and wine lovers from 116 countries during the three months voting period.

After the voting period, only 100 most voted wines in six different categories remained in the Finals, organized in January 2019. The six main categories included red wine, white wine, rose wine, sparkling wine, fortified wine, champagne and Wine Critic.

In BWW Competition 2018, the Best Wine Critic of the World -title was awarded to Jancis Robinson MW.

“I feel extremely honoured to have been recognised by so many wine professionals around the world, particularly when the competition is so extremely strong. And I’m thrilled to see that my JancisRobinson.com colleague Julia Harding MW is also highly valued. I think all of us who write about wine know that, however enviable our work seems, it is increasingly demanding, even if always rewarding. Here’s to wine! And of course, to the organisers of this poll.” Jancis Robinson MW

TOP 20 Best Wine Critics of the World are:

1. Jancis Robinson MW
2. Jeannie Cho Lee MW
3. James Suckling
4. Antonio Galloni
5. Neal Martin
6. Michel Bettane
7. Allen Meadows
8. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
9. Tim Atkin MW
10. Richard Juhlin
11. Andrew Caillard MW
12. Eric Asimov
13. Julia Harding MW
14. Markus Del Monego MW
15. René Gabriel
16. Jeff Leve
17. José Peñin
18. Christer Byklum
19. Jeremy Oliver
20. Robert Parker

Most voted wines of the main categories are:

  • Most voted Red Wine of the World: Winner: Hill of Grace 2013, Henschke, Australia
  • Most voted White Wine of the World: Winner: Montrachet 2009, Ramonet, France
  • Most voted Champagne of the World: Winner: Dom Pérignon 2008, France
  • Most voted Sparkling Wine of the World: Winner: Original Sparkling Shiraz Seppelt, Australia
  • Most voted Fortified Wine of the World: Winner: Graham’s Vintage Port 2016, Portugal
  • Most voted Rosé Wine of the World: Winner: Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rosé, Longview, Australia
  • Most voted Sweet Wine of the World: Winner: Château d’ Yquem 2011, France

The TOP 50 Wine Critics and 1000 Most voted wines -lists can be found at www.tastingbook.com

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Teagasc won the 4th Farming by Satellite Prize with their idea for FODDERApp, a complete system and app for grass and grazing_management

LONDON, 07-Dec-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The 4th Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner of €5,000 was team Teagasc from Dublin, Ireland with their idea for FODDERApp, a complete system and mobile app for grass and grazing management.

Second and third prizes were awarded to team TREASURE, a pan-European team and team Space Junk from University of Padova, Italy.

They beat stiff competition from 42 other young people across 17 European countries. Judges selected six teams to take forward to the final ‘live’ judging round. Finalists were from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and, for the first time in the competition, Ireland and Finland.

Farming by Satellite Prize is an initiative of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Environment Agency (EEA). It is sponsored by CLAAS, a leading manufacturer of agricultural engineering equipment. Reviewing the winning entries this year, GSA judge Reinhard Blasi said: “The outcome of this year´s Farming by Satellite Prize once again showed there is no better way for innovation than investing in and rewarding the next generation of farmers. The amount and quality of the entries we received indicate that we have interesting times ahead in the area of smart farming.”

Commenting on the environmental aspect of entries, Hans Dufourmont of EEA added: “At a time when we are facing critical environmental and climate challenges, it is of increasing importance that we continue to encourage this type of strong innovative thinking from the next generation. Copernicus offers all citizens a vast array of data, but we rely on exactly this kind of new thinking shown in the Farming by Satellite competition to challenge and improve on how we are currently using satellite technologies and the data it provides. It is critical, challenging, but also promising.”

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Global Food Waste Recycling Machines Market: Restaurants to Stay at the Forefront of Demand as Enhancing Profitability Gains Momentum

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EPR FOOD AND BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Fact.MR’s recent study on food waste recycling machine market foresees a promising growth, driven by proactive initiatives for fostering environmental sustainability. An amalgamation of pivotal aspects, ranging from launch of legislation around food waste to rising proclivity for recycling activities, is anticipated to underpin growth potential of the market. Global sales of food waste recycling machines are likely to reach 10,890 units in 2018, up from 10,356 units in 2017.

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The Fact.MR research study opines that the demand for food waste recycling machine has taken off in recent years, as a result of challenges associated with traditional composting methods. Rapid gravitation toward minimizing disposal costs and curbing noxious emissions have been identified as key drivers. 

Restaurants to Stay at the Forefront of Demand as Enhancing Profitability Gains Momentum

Shift from landfills to waste-to-energy plants is evolving as a prominent waste management trend, which is offering numerous opportunities for the food waste recycling machine manufacturers.

Sales of food waste recycling machine have remained concentrated in the restaurants industry, driven by efforts to scale up their bottom lines. This buoyancy of restaurants in the food waste recycling machine market continued in 2018 as well, with volume sales likely to exceed 2,500 units. Sales are also complemented by growing adoption in hotels and supermarkets, according to the study.

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North America maintains its lead as the largest food waste recycling market, with volume sales set to surpass 3,000 units in 2018. Attempts to foster recycling activities have taken off at the federal level in the U.S. and Canada, in the wake of a huge ratio of food wastage per capita. APEJ and Europe are likely to be the second and third most attractive market, owing to sweeping concerns for efficient food waste management, estimates the research study.

The food waste recycling machine market has a wide-spread presence of small and unorganized players, with consolidation of regional presence being their key strategic lever. The top 5 players hold around 20% of the revenue share and are focused on commercialization of small capacity machines, especially 0-50 kg/day’ and ’50-100 kg/day’. These players are focusing on new product development and facility expansion in a bid to retain their buoyancy in the market space, finds the report. 

Manufacturers to Thrive on Untapped Opportunities with Value-based Offerings

The manufacturers of food waste recycling machine are focusing on fostering their foothold with value-based offerings, unveils Fact.MR study. For instance, Whirlpool introduced ‘Zera Food Recycler’, which converts the food scraps into organic fertilizers in a time span of 24 hours. This offering has been introduced with the pervading trend of converting food waste into reusable commodities.

The demand for food waste recycling machine in emerging regions is growing at a healthy rate; however, bulk of the sales remain concentrated in China and India. The cost-sensitivity of end-users in emerging regions of Africa and Latin America, combined with lax regulations on food recycling, have meant that sales have remain limited in these markets.

“Large-scale machines, comprising of high power consuming components in their peripheries, are highly likely to witness a substantial decline in demand amid the end-users, posing challenges for the growth trajectory”, Senior Analyst, Fact.MR

The Fact.MR research study analyzes the growth of food waste recycling machine market for the period of 2018 to 2028. As per the report, the market is likely to proliferate at a CAGR of 7.1% through 2028.

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Global Cocoa Market: Europe stands as the largest cocoa beans consumer – way ahead of North America and Asia Pacific regions

Global Cocoa Market Y-o-Y Growth Analysis by B2B, 2017 and 2028

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 23-Oct-2018 — /ERP FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — A recent study by Fact.MR on the Europe cocoa market brings interesting insights to the fore. The comprehensive report by Fact.MR tracks cocoa production and consumption across key European markets. The report is available for direct purchase, however, a sample of the report has been made available by Fact.MR at

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According to the report, Europe stands as the largest cocoa beans consumer – way ahead of North America and Asia-Pacific regions. Europe has seven of the top ten chocolate consuming countries in terms of per capita. Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Germany are the key importers as well as consumers of cocoa. While food and beverages remains the key sector using cocoa, the demand is also growing in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and personal care industry.

Cocoa Powder Outsells Butter and Liquor Variants

The Fact.MR study opines that cocoa powder demand has been growing at a faster pace in the region, over cocoa butter and cocoa liquor. Fact.MR estimates that cocoa supply has been in surplus in Europe since past several years, owing to a straight growth in demand. The stakeholders in the European cocoa market most importantly the manufacturers of finished products, are gauzing the consumer sentiments well, and hence keeping their inventory levels satiated.

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One of the key factors driving the European cocoa consumption is the blend of tradition and innovation in the cocoa products processing. Europeans prefer chocolate in the form of both bars and drinks. European consumers are not only concerned about their intrinsic health, but also have a great concern for their skin. This factor has kept aloft the demand for cocoa butter in the European cosmetics industry. Because cocoa is edible and its taste is liked by the European masses, its application in lip balms is not uncommon. Besides, the European cosmetics companies are also increasing the number of their products such as body lotions and facial creams having cocoa as an ingredient.

European drug shelves crowd a range of nutraceutical and health supplement products with cocoa. Chocolate is one of the most identical flavor to European neutraceutical consumers, due to which the demand of cocoa in this industry. The research works on cocoa has stated the favorable impact of cocoa in the cardio-metabolic diseases, which motivates the European medical advisors and consultants to encourage their customers and clients to use cocoa based pharmaceutical products. These factors are likely to provide an impetus to the growth of Europe cocoa market.

Besides, individual fondness of cocoa, there are several activities that further aggravates the interest levels of stakeholders in this industry. Food and beverages trade fairs in Europe are one of the prime drivers of cocoa demand in the region. Finland is one of key countries organizing such events, which includes Wine, Food & Good Living, e-Commerce and Shop Tech, and Gastro Helsinki. In Wine, Foods & Good Living exhibition, there are significant number of stands for beverages cocoa. The e-Commerce and Shop Tech exhibition trade fair brings the industry stakeholders at a common place to web a mesh of planning heads. Gastro Helsinki is a trade fair that focuses on bringing hotels, restaurants, and catering industries on a discussion platform. Some of the other trade fairs and events promoting cocoa and chocolate in Europe include Salon du Chocolat (France), Intersuc (France), Sial (France), Chocoa Trade Fair (Netherlands), Eurochocolate (Italy), and BioFach (Germany). These events have helped rejuvenated the interest and thus demand for cocoa and cocoa products in the region.

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Fact.MR’s report on cocoa market offers a pragmatic and comprehensive analysis that are influencing demand and supply in Europe and beyond. The research study tracks the consumption and production of cocoa in Europe. An in-depth analysis on the product and business strategies of key players has been included in the research study.

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Global Tilapia Market Study: The escalating #US-China #tradewar can have an impact on tilapia sales in the US, as #China is one of the largest #exporters to the US

Tilapia Export and Domestic Market Price Forecast, US$ per KG

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 23-Oct-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks markets in over 150 countries, announces the launch of its recent study that offers an in-depth analysis on the global tilapia trade. The 170-page report is a comprehensive source of insights that tracks the production and consumption of tilapia in key markets, including the US, China, Canada, France, UK, and Spain. The Fact.MR study is available for direct purchase; readers also have the option of requesting a sample of the report.

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The Fact.MR study offers in-depth analysis on the key factors influencing tilapia sales. Key insights from the report:

  • China, the largest producer of tilapia, accounted for nearly 28% of global production in 2017
  • Production is increasing in Egypt and Indonesia – collectively, these two markets accounted for over 36% of global production in 2017
  • Declining consumption in key markets are putting strains on profit margins of key players
  • Low profit margins are influencing tilapia farmers to focus on other specialty fishes, such as pangasius
  • The sluggishness in US tilapia consumption is offset, to a certain degree, by increase in Russian Federation and increasing domestic consumption
  • Tilapia exports remain concentrated in the frozen variety – over 80% of total US demand for tilapia was for frozen variants
  • Sensing the weak demand in US, Asian producers are focusing on increasing their footprint in domestic markets

China: The World’s Largest Producer of Tilapia 

China remains the single largest supplier of tilapia to the world, however, it is facing increasing competition from other Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Vietnam, Egypt, and Indonesia. Faced with declining demand in the US, Chinese producers are focusing on increasing their footprint in Africa. Further, rising domestic demand in China has also offset some of the weakness encountered due to declining consumption in the US.

Tilapia Production by Key Countries (‘000 KT)
2015 A 2016 A 2017 A 2022 F 2028 F
Greater China 1,850 1,930 1,989 2,313 2,580
Indonesia XX XX XX XX XX
Egypt XX XX XX XX XX
Philippines XX XX XX XX XX
Vietnam XX XX XX XX XX

(A: Actual; F: Forecast)

Speak to the authors of this report for more information on redacted figures.

United States: The World’s Largest Consumer of Tilapia

Tilapia sales in the US are witnessing a decline, after gaining popularity as a low-cost seafood option for Americans. Although tilapia is still one of the popular seafood varieties in the US, the overall decline in frozen food products is rubbing off on tilapia as well. The escalating US-China trade war can have an impact on tilapia sales in the US, as China is one of the largest exporters to the US. According to the Fact.MR study, sales of fresh/chilled tilapia fillets and whole tilapia is likely to witness a decline in the US.

Tilapia Market: A Highly Fragmented Landscape 

The tilapia market remains highly fragmented, with tier III companies accounting for over 50% revenue share. Consumer preference towards fresh tilapia is met through domestic production, especially in China and Asian countries, especially in countries where consumption is less than production. Further, stringent regulations on the export of tilapia mean that small fish farmers rely on local sales.

According to the Fact.MR study, product diversification and compliance to regulations in developed countries are the key focus areas of Tier I and Tier II players. These players are also focusing on issues that are of paramount importance to their target audience, such as eco-labeling and low use of antibiotics.

The Fact.MR study on the tilapia market tracks the business and product strategies of the key producers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. The key companies profiled in the Fact.MR report include,

  • Baiyang Aquatic Group
  • Blue Ridge Aquaculture, Inc.
  • Global Fish
  • Guangdong Guomei Aquatic Products Co.
  • Hainan Sky-Blue Ocean Foods Co.
  • Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co.
  • Hanjiang Evergreen Aquatic Product Science and Technology Co Ltd.
  • Hebei Zhongjie Tilapia Breeding Co. Ltd.
  • Mazzetta Company, LLC.
  • Northern Tilapia Inc.
  • Sunshine Tilapia Corp.
  • Til-Aqua International
  • Tongwei Co.

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Tilapia Market Forecast, Trend Analysis and Competition Tracking – Global Review 2018-2028” focuses on prominent trends in the production and consumption of tilapia in key regions. The vital facets of the market including market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats have been diligently analyzed in this market. The report also profiles the business and product strategies of some of the leading players in the market.

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Europe Halloumi Cheese Market: Brands are Positioning Halloumi Cheese as a Healthy Alternative to Conventional Cheese

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 16-Oct-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Glancing through the dairy segment of retail aisles in Europe offers a clear comparison of preference for halloumi cheese than other cheese varieties. According to a Fact.MR study on halloumi cheese market76% of modern trade outlets and 92% of online grocery retailers had halloumi cheese in their offerings.

Not only has the consumer base expanded, but per capita consumption of Halloumi cheese has also witnessed an increase

Ease of availability is a key factor that has led to an increase in halloumi cheese sales worldwide, particularly in Europe. The Fact.MR study includes an analysis on the sentiments of retailers who did not have halloumi cheese in their product offerings – nearly 48% of the Eastern European retailers mentioned ‘increased customer enquiry’ about the availability of halloumi cheese over the past two years.

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Furthermore, not only has the consumer base increased, but the per capita consumption has also surged in Europe. Apart from Cyprus, which is a clear outlier in terms of per capita consumption of halloumi cheese, average consumption in Europe stands slightly less than a pound per year.

Halloumi Cheese Demand Growing on the Backdrop of Specialty Cheese Preference

Along with increased consumer base and per capita consumption of halloumi cheese in Europe, there’s an another dimension that plays a critical role. “It’s the variety of specialty and halloumi cheese which consumers are inclined towards. “Organic” has become another buzzword these days, which is mostly due to increased health consciousness and lifestyle changes among consumers, says Mr. Shambhu Nath Jha, Senior Consultant at Fact.MR. “The selection process of grocery products has widely changed among several consumer clusters, as they are moving away from lucrative offers toward products with added health benefits. Labels and certifications on cheese products were not as important to consumers earlier as they have become now,” adds Mr. Jha.

Digital Visibility Acting as a Catalyst for Halloumi Cheese Sales in Europe

One of the key reasons for increasing demand for halloumi cheese is its increasing presence on e-commerce shelves. This has had a significant impact on awareness about the product.

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“Specialty online channels are gaining popularity across Europe, owing to significant consumer demand for specialty products from Tier II and suburban areas. Online grocery retailers have broadened the access of their offerings to reach a wider demographic. The ease of access provided by online channels has led to the multi-dimensional growth, which has augured well for the prospects of halloumi cheese producers,” opines Mr. Jha.

Halloumi cheese has been growing at double-digit growth rate through online retail, and it is further expected to increase in the years to come. Developing countries, especially India and China, have gained significant traction in the online grocery sales and due to this, several cheese manufacturers and traders have partnered with specialty online stores.

Brands are Positioning Halloumi Cheese as a Healthy Alternative to Conventional Cheese

“The reason halloumi cheese sells like hot cakes across Europe is because it’s so moreish. However, a question even avid consumers ask is, “It tastes so good, but can it, in some way, be healthy? And, the answers are encouraging. Halloumi cheese is an excellent source of calcium and protein, and moderate intake can be advantageous,” says Mr. Jha.

Halloumi cheese producers are leveraging these attributes of the product in marketing, and positioning it as a healthy alternative to conventional cheese. However, it’s worthwhile to note that halloumi cheese is high in saturated fats and salts, and too much of halloumi cheese consumption can aggravate certain health conditions. There are cheese variants that are healthier than halloumi – feta, mozzarella, and cottage cheese. However, halloumi is considered as a healthier option than goat cheese and cheddar cheese

Burgeoning Demand Exerting Pressure on Production Capacities

Halloumi cheese is native to Cyprus, however, the surge in its demand globally has encouraged the local dairy producers in other European and non-European countries to produce it domestically. As a result, foray of new players has been witnessed in the halloumi cheese market. The burgeoning demand for halloumi cheese in Europe, especially in the UK, has catalyzed efforts to implement a genomic scheme to boost production in Cyprus. “The way forward for greater halloumi production is industry-institution collaboration,” concludes Mr. Jha.

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Study: Increasing preference for convenience and premium #food products among European consumers results in the increasing use of emulsifiers

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 11-Oct-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The unwavering consumer focus on personal variables such as effects of aging, being conscious about self-image and physical attractiveness has been capitalized by personal care product manufacturers, and as an outcome, new personal care and cosmetic products are introduced to the market on every day basis. Furthermore, personal care and cosmetic product manufacturers have also shifted towards ingredients that impart multi-functional properties to products. Among various types of such ingredients, including but not limited to, modifiers, emollients, and stabilizers, emulsifiers and co-emulsifiers are witnessing a surge in demand, especially from the cosmetics and personal care in Europe. According to a Fact.MR study, Europe accounts for nearly 40% revenue share of the global emulsifier and co-emulsifier market.

Food emulsifiers and co-emulsifiers are classified into broader categories i.e. synthetic and natural emulsifiers or bio-based emulsifiers. According to the Fact.MR study, of the total 464 KT demand for emulsifier and co-emulsifier in Europe in 2017, the difference between bio-based emulsifier and synthetic emulsifier was insignificant. Synthetic emulsifiers and co-emulsifiers lead the pack currently, however, demand for bio-based variants is encouraging, signifying shifting consumer preferences.

Bio-based emulsifiers have the advantages of being economic to the scale of production, are non-toxic, and easy to handle. According to Fact.MR’s study, demand for bio-based emulsifiers is likely to witness a surge on account of these attributes. However, the study opines that challenges, especially large volume needed to be effective as emulsifier, along with the need for preservative while using these natural emulsifiers can stymie uptake.

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Although the Fact.MR study remains bullish on the long-term prospects of emulsifier and co-emulsifier market, adoption of feasible alternatives by the food processing and personal care industry can impede growth. The effectiveness of new baking enzymes, such as lipases & transglutaminase, can offset the demand for emulsifiers and co-emulsifiers. This enzyme helps in cross-linking the gluten proteins as well as improves the stability and consistency of the dough. Enzymes are proving to be a better alternative to emulsifiers owing to their cost-effectiveness. These enzymes are of utmost importance with regards to mixing, handling and fermentation stages of dough.

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The myriad properties of emulsifiers — stabilized emulsions, homogeneity in creams and solutions, and stabilization in the anti-aging as well as hydrating creams — make these a perfect fit as an ingredient. Additionally, the market actors at different nodes in the value chain understand the relevance of keeping product development in sync with the end user demand, be it the base ingredient or additives for formulation. For instance, as skin care formulations are becoming stronger, formulators are focusing on manufacturing multi-functional and effective emulsifiers that enable development of sophisticated personal care products.

Europe’s Food Sector Energizing Emulsifier Demand

Emulsifiers also find application as a food additive, wherein these are used for maintaining product quality by retaining the fat content. Increasing incidences of food borne diseases has pushed food processors to use emulsifiers and co-emulsifiers of different source, grade, and quality.

Increasing preference for convenience and premium food products among European consumers is resulting in the increasing use of emulsifiers. Demand for emulsifiers has also received a fillip on account of the broader health and wellness trend, as emulsifier use can help manufacturers reduce fat content while improving texture and taste.

Along with fat retention, emulsifiers also help maintain overall quality of the food, which has boosted their uptake in the food processing industry.

Food brands across Europe are increasing the use of emulsifiers and co-emulsifiers in their products, to prolong shelf life, reducing enzyme attack kinetics as well as prevent food decomposition. FDA and several other organizations have enacted a set of safety norms in order to regulate the use of food preservatives. Industry leaders in food processing and ingredient supply are investing in research and development for formulations that are healthy, and do not carry risk of side-effects – Cargill’s new innovation of de-oiled canola lecithin in its product range of emulsifiers stands as an apt example.

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NON-DAIRY TOPPINGS MARKET: THE NUMBER OF EUROPEANS PREFERRING NON-DAIRY DAIRY PRODUCTS HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE YEARS

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 10-Oct-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Europe non-dairy toppings market revenues continue to head north, as the growing vegan population ramps up demand for non-dairy ingredients. Shelves and aisles across European retail stores and hypermarkets have been observed with heightened penetration of dairy-free ice-creams. Higher visibility of non-dairy products on retail shelves substantiate the heightened demand for ingredients used to process such products, and non-dairy toppings are no different. Over the years, the number of Europeans preferring non-dairy dairy products has increased significantly, and by second quarter of 2018, over one percent of European population was identified to be vegan, says a report published by Fact.MR on non-dairy toppings market.

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A Potion out of Niche – Translating Vegan Folks to Value

The number of vegan population in the UK alone has increased by 350% within a decade. Among the people who have embraced veganism in the U.K., nearly 63% are women. Observing this shift, leading UK retailers such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco have introduced new range of vegan products. While the demand for vegan products and ingredients has amplified in Western Europe, frozen desserts and ice-creams are witnessing a surge in demand.

According to Fact.MR’s study, the popularity of non-dairy products is relatively higher in Germany, with over 60% of the Germans showing interest in non-dairy ice creams and frozen desserts wherein non-dairy topping is used for processing. Non-dairy ice cream ingredients which accounted for a mere 1% of the total ice cream ingredients demand in 2012, have grown up to sizeable 8% share in a span of five years in Western European countries.

The non-dairy toppings market has also been aided by celebrity endorsements and word-of-mouth by influencers on social media. This population base has translated into a sizable market for non-dairy topping producers, which have realigned their strategies to leverage the unfolded white space in European food & beverages market.

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Lactose-averse Individuals Supplementing Non-dairy Toppings Demand

People who opt for non-dairy topping based products had to compromise with their choice of food, and lactose intolerant population group forms the leading chunk of this population group. Lactose intolerant individuals are allergic to food that contains dairy products, and are on targeted dietary plan such as Whole30 and the Paleo diet. With about 65% of European population reckoned to be lactose intolerant, and North European countries leading the list, the widespread preference and adoption for non-dairy topping is evident.

Furthermore, companies engaged in production of dairy based products also received consumer feedback of introducing key brands in non-dairy variants, and a few handful of market actors considered. European food & beverages market witnessed over 35 such product launch in last six quarter with non-dairy claims and almost 15 of those using non-dairy toppings.

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HL Agro explores new markets for its Agri-Products at SIAL China 2018

Fosters a global pitch for its processed range of Sesame Seeds, Corn starch & Derivatives

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2018-Apr-11 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — HL Agro, a name known for promoting agricultural products of India, today announces its participation to the forthcoming session of SIAL China, befalling on 16 May – 18 May in Shanghai International Expo Centre. SIAL China is the fourth biggest food show in the world, dedicated to the food & beverage retail, hospitality, and wine industries.

At this year’s show, HL Agro will be exhibiting its manufactured range of sesame seeds, starch & corn derivatives & attempt to position its products directly with the various import/distribution segments in China and Asia including packaged food manufacturers, supermarket/hypermarkets, wholesalers, foodservice providers (hotels/restaurants) & importers/trade agents. HL Agro will be held at Booth at E2- A026 in the Food sector of the Expo Centre.

Having been in the agro industry for nearly two decades, HL Agro Products specializes in delivering a splendid bevy of food ingredients that are invariably processed & packed in accordance with the international standards of quality & food safety. The company holds the necessary capacity to produce & meet any scale of demand for natural/ hulled sesame seeds, starch & corn derivatives helmed by its technologically advanced automated processing units & robust supply chain mechanisms. With this year’s SIAL China, the company visions to meet, explore the market trends and network with the decision makers in the food industry to align & garner business opportunities for its product cluster.

SIAL China is expected to draw around 3,400 exhibitors representing over 70 countries this year. Besides offering a business platform for the industry players, the event also enables them to keep abreast with the current technologies, market situations & exchange worldwide best practices to solve their food business issues. Leveraging on this prestigious event, HL Agro attempts to secure global visibility & reach to the international markets.

Expressing his views on the exhibit, Mr. Akhilesh Sahu, Managing Director of the company said, “ We look forward to SIAL China as a business avenue to unleash new opportunities and strengthen trade relations with distant markets. And after tremendous successes in our Middle Eastern & European markets, we firmly believe it is time for us to proceed towards new horizons and expand into the regional and Asian food markets as envisioned in the SIAL China 2018.”

The requests for event invites or pre-scheduling a meeting at the show can be addressed at info@hlagro.com.

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Simply Innovative Products, Inc. Receives First Samples off Production Mold

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Simply Innovative Products, Inc. (OTCPink: SMPI) has received first samples off production mold of the disposable beverage lid from the company’s subsidiary Simply Lids.

The first samples were produced from the company’s newest supplier of high-tech thin walled injection molding. These samples reflex the final design of the injection lid that will change the food & beverage industry for a long, long, time. Final adjustments and operational parameters are being calculated from the first samples and used to establish standards for future equipment and production.

Simply Innovative Products, Inc. President John Newman stated “After four years of developing and refining the simply lid, we were finally able to get a mold maker that was capable of making the ultimate design which matches our original vision without compromise. This design will set the standard of disposable lids for years to come. ”

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Simply Innovative Products, Inc. is a development company specializing in plastic products in various markets. BugoutTM Pet Products is the company’s latest acquisition, poised to make an impact in the multi-million-dollar pet industry.

Simply Lids is an award-winning company whose specialty is disposable beverage lids in the food services industry. Simply Lids’ patented technologies provide a safer, more enjoyable drinking experience, without splashing or spills, and has the added benefit of unique marketing opportunities, never before realized in this industry sector. Simply Lids plans on being the leader in this multi-billion-dollar sector through the application of its unique technology and innovation. For more information, please visit our website at www.simplyinnovativeproducts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this release, words such as “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “projected,” “planned,” forecasted” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are, by their very nature, not guarantees of Simply Innovative Product Inc.’s future operational or financial performance, and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Due to the risks and uncertainties, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:
Mr. John Newman, President
Tel: 702-720-6757
www.simplyinnovativeproducts.com

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The Certified Angus Beef® brand honors retail, distributor stars

NASHVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Food & Beverage News/ — As consumer demand for great-tasting beef continues to grow, retailers play an important role in satisfying their needs. Retailers and distributors were recognized by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand for their leadership in product quality, marketing and sales at the group’s annual conference in Nashville on Sept. 27-29. Brand partners, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, gained strategies to nurture their focus on delivering premium beef to consumers.

“Quality and integrity unite their focus on delivering the finest beef,” says John Stika, the beef brand’s president. “They are stars in their markets for bringing the Certified Angus Beef ®brand’s ranching heritage and focus on quality and integrity to their customers, and ultimately, consumers.”

  • DeMoulas Market Basket, Tewksbury, Mass., earned the Retailer of the Year The retailer offered bold product features, generous point-of-sale displays and team training to provide customer assistance at the meat case. Through the retailer’s all-around focus on quality and value, DeMoulas also received the Top Retail Sales Volume Increase award.

 

 

  • K-Va-T Food Stores, Abingdon, Va., was named Retail Large Chain Marketer of the Year. Food City chefs share beef recipes on television shows to bring fresh ideas to customers. Promotions, like Fresh Fridays, encourage trust in Food City’s dedication to quality and service.

 

 

  • Cermak Fresh Market, Chicago, Ill., received the Retail Small Chain Marketer of the Year Cermak excels at serving customers with fun promotions and attention to detail. Training at the Certified Angus Beef ® Culinary Center energized the team for a meat manager contest that helped Cermak also receive Top Average Volume Retail Store with more than 10 stores.

 

  • Longo’s, Vaughan, Ontario, was recognized as the International Retail Marketer of the Year. Beef 101 training for Longo’s meat managers supported a successful summer promotion. Cooking classes and ads in the retailer’s Experience magazine also offered beef meal solutions to customers.

 

  • Caraluzzi’s, in Bethel, Conn., is the Independent Retail Marketer of the Year. Caraluzzi’s has grown over the past two decades with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in three stores. They offer the brand’s Prime, Natural and deli meat items for the ultimate selection of superior quality.

 

 

  • Angus Best, Hermosilla, Sonora, Mexico, was presented the International Retail Independent Marketer of the Year Angus Best dedicates its entire meat case to the brand, displays signage storewide and posts billboards. The retailer’s grab-and-go meat case offers beef cuts for easy dinners.

 

  • ShopRite, Edison, N.J., earned the Retail Value-added Products Marketer of the Year ShopRite offers a wide selection of premium beef items in the deli case and has ready-to-prepare meals. Frequent product features, social media posts and videos give customers more dinner ideas.

 

 

  • Gelson’s, Encino, Calif., received Retail Brand Extension Marketer of the Year Gelson’s excels at marketing the Certified Angus Beef ® brand and the brand’s Prime products. Seasonal promotions, product sampling and social media interaction explain product quality to shoppers.

 

 

  • Quality Food Centers, Bellevue, Wash., is the Retail Social Media Marketer of the Year. QFC used online contests, coupons, the brand’s Roast Perfect app and meat staff selfies to connect with customers. Food blogger events shared holiday roasting ideas to coincide with roast promotions.

 

  • Weis Markets, Sunbury, Pa., was named the Retail Rising Star. Weis Markets focused on the brand in its Fresh magazine and offered six items in the circular every week. Through social media posts and training, the team shared its pride in its beef offerings.

 

 

  • Associated Retail Operations, in Salt Lake City, was recognized as the Retail Rookie of the Year. Associated Retail powered up promotions to launch the brand in stores. Weekly features and in-store videos led customers to the meat case, where staff were trained in beef knowledge to assist them.

 

 

  • Meijer, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., earned Top Volume Large Chain Retailer. Meijer excelled at marketing the brand in stores, at community events and through a comprehensive digital campaign. Success is guided by ongoing training of their meat managers and specialists. 

 

 

  • H-E-B Mexico, Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, is the Top Volume Small Chain Retailer. H-E-B secured growing sales through extensive promotions online, on billboards, in television appearances, with in-store product sampling, in local lifestyle magazines and every week in its own publication.

 

 

Additional companies recognized for their success and dedication to offering Certified Angus Beef ® brand products were:

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand
Founded in 1978, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original, and the best, brand of Angus beef, which got its start when a group of family ranchers set out to create a brand of beef that delivers superior taste and tenderness. Today, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand remains true to its roots, providing consumers with superior beef through a gate-to-plate network of family ranchers, chefs and retailers worldwide. Renowned for its exceptional quality, each cut meets 10 exacting standards to make it more selective than USDA Choice and Prime. For more information, visit CertifiedAngusBeef.com, or look for the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Editor: Click on links for downloadable, print-quality photos and videos.
More award information available at: http://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/press

Contact:

Crystal Meier
Certified Angus Beef LLC
330-345-0427
cmeier@certifiedangusbeef.com

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Travel To Kenya Safari Destination and Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions

Nairobi, Kenya, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Magical Kenya is still on – Restoring the Tourism confidence in Kenya as a hub of Both Business and Leisure Travelers.

Holidays are everybody’s ideal way to relax and see the world. As our guests get to experience the wildlife and other products we have to offer such conservation is of out most important. We support conservation by preferring to prioritize Eco-lodges and thereafter the other camps and Budget Camps as well.

The Amboseli National Park is very near Nairobi about 3 hours drive one way. At these eco-facilities you will be able to learn more about how important they are to secure the existence of the local environment and how you are directly helping the local community by choosing to stay in such an accommodation.

Nairobi City Tours
Nairobi National Park Tour
Lake Nakuru National Park Tour
Full Day Nairobi Tour to National Park, Karen Blixen, Giraffe center
Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi

Flying Packages to the Masai Mara National Park
Governors Camps
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Mara Interpids Club – Explorer

 

Kenya Elections
Kenya has just concluded its General Election in August, 2017. The tourism industry is set to compensate in the coming months from setback of negative reporting especially from international media channels. In some instances this is not the true state on the ground and only affects some areas cluster and NOT the whole country. Most tourist visited areas are not affected. We urge travelers to seek clarification from credible sources of the Kenya Foreign Missions in their Home country or Ministry of Foreign affairs of Kenya. However, we are optimistic that the work done in the past by Hon. Najib Balala and his teams all over the world will not decrease but increase in the coming months and years.

Popular Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions
Nairobi National Park Tours gains popularity with transit travelers and conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is a hub of meetings and conferences almost every week there are numerous meetings and conferences taking place. The Nairobi National Park Tour offered by Cruzeiro Safaris has impressively gained popularity. Being an hourly tour delegates and travelers on transit see it as valuable time spent with the limited time they have in Nairobi.

 

Cruzeiro Safaris has several hourly tours but the Nairobi National Park Tour with affordable prices has proved to be the top ranking and it’s forecasted to be till the end of the year. Nairobi National Park is home to many species of wildlife including endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse bird life. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The Nairobi Tour is offered two times a day making it easy for delegates to book pre and post conference time and traveler on transit to manage their pick up and drop off times effectively. The timings are said to be early morning at 6am and 2pm depending on location of guest hotel. Morning tours are said to be more productive than afternoon however one can choose according to the time available for the guest. Single travelers often have a problem because most of the tours are available for a minimum of 2, (however, they pay less the 2nd persons park entry fee) then they are assured of the tour. It’s also important to send an email or call to ask if there is a group to join any number to use +254722370833 or +254710729021 or visit – https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-national-park

 

ABOUT US:
Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya Limited is a tours and travel company based in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s mandated to provide tours and safaris to everyone willing to be enlightened about travel destinations priority being Kenya then other countries.

Contact-Details:

Claudia Kabui
Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya
www.cruzeiro-safaris.com
info@cruzeiro-safaris.com
Tel: +254-722-370833 or +254-710-729021
Mumias South Road, Buru Buru Shopping Center, Visions Place

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Sogu has launched its first KickStarter Campaign

SOGU COOLER KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

San Antonio, TX, 2017-Jul-24 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Sogu Cooler keeps liquids cold in their bottle for up to 6 hours!

Sogu (www.sogucooler.com) has launched its first KickStarter Campaign to raise the funds necessary to pay for the tooling for the next version Sogu 2.0 Cooler. The patented Sogu Cooler keeps drinks cold for up to 6 hours while still in their original bottle. No ice needed!!! The Sogu Cooler prevents condensation from soaking your clothes or table cloths and is perfect for work, sports and restaurants.

“Our Sogu Cooler is a great addition to your home, restaurant or travel gear to keep your drink cold or hot!” – Michael Van Steenburg, Sogu President

While the Sogu 1.0 Cooler is ready for market now and fits most 1.0 to 1.5 liter bottles, the new Sogu 2.0 version will be even more modular and adjustable to fit an even wider variety of plastic and glass bottles. Sogu 2.0 also features additional technical features such as an optional reusable ice pack and vacuum insulation that increases the available cooling time up to 24 hours.

Keep It Cool With Sogu!

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michael Van Steenburg at sales@sogucooler.com.

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Trappist Westvleteren online

Westvleteren, Belgium, 2016-Sep-11 — /EPR Food & Beverage News/ — Trappist Westvleteren 12, brewed by the Saint Sixtus monks in Belgium, has been rated as the best beer in the world in 2014 and 2015 by Ratebeer and Beeradvocate. Until recently, the beer was only for sale at the Abbey or in the nearby café “In de Vrede.” Recently, Westvleteren has launched a website where customers can buy Westvleteren online. The beer will be delivered worldwide by courier. This is an opportunity to get some six packs, cases, glasses or gift packs from the different Westvleteren beers.

Founded in 1883 by Belgian Trappist monks, Westvleteren 12 is considered to be the world’s best beer. Awarded twice, this Trappist beer with creamy aromas has been the holy grail among beer lovers all around the world.

Trappist Westvleteren 12
Of all Trappist beer breweries, the Saint Sixtus Abbey of Westvleteren applies in the strictest rules. The Trappist monks only produce enough beer to continue their life as monks and not to make money out of this business. This is their tradition since the first bottle of Westvleteren was made.

Westvleteren 12 is very hard to find. The Trappist monks produce their beer in very limited numbers (about 2 crates a day). Westvleteren 12 and Westvleteren 8 are extremely rare beers, wanted by about every beer enthusiast in the world. Now people from around the world are able to buy Westvleteren 12 and try it, previously the beer was only to be sold from their brewery. Until now!

Westvleteren 12 for sale
Now that the monastery requires new structural maintenance, doors, windows, roof and etc. they have allowed sales in Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States.

So today, all people can order online from now on, visit us athttp://www.westvleterenbeers.com and keep in mind that the number of beers is still limited, but customers can enjoy the convenience of not going to Belgium and order the beer from home. The Trappist monks make two other kinds of beer: Westvleteren blond beer and Westvleteren 8. Both are excellent and can be also bought online.

Contact-Details: Westvleterenbeers, info@westvleterenbeers.com,http://www.westvleterenbeers.com/

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Straight Up New York Craft Spirits Festival

Warwick, New York, 2016-Jun-22 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — On Saturday, July 9, 2016 Black Dirt Distillery will host its 2nd Annual Straight Up New York craft spirits festival, from 12pm-5pm. The event will take place at Warwick Valley Winery & Black Dirt Distillery (114 Little York Rd. Warwick, NY 10990), located in the heart of Hudson Valley.

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Tickets to participate are $40.00 and can be purchased at: www.blackdirtdistillery.comAdmission for designated drivers is $15.00. Transportation from NYC and general admission is $90.

Straight Up New York features nearly two-dozen of the state’s leading craft spirits producers, who are coming together to celebrate the New York craft spirits industry. Gourmet food and spirits will be available for tastings and purchase, as well as tours of Black Dirt Distillery. Attendees can enjoy live music while getting the opportunity to meet the pioneers shaping the beverage landscape with their unique brands. In addition to the expansive list of local distilleries; farmers, authors, musicians and chefs will fill this tented event a top the scenic orchards of Warwick Valley Winery. Tractor rides with picturesque views will be offered exclusively to those joining Straight Up New York; participants will receive a souvenir “Straight Up New York Rocks” glass.

straight up NY

Craft spirit distillers in attendance include: Albany Distilling Company, Atsby Vermouth, Barrows Intense, Black Button, Black Dirt Distillery, Brooklyn Gin, Copper Sea, Denning’s Point Distillery, Finger Lakes Distillery, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Harvest Spirits, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Lockhouse Distillery, Long Island Spirits, New York Distilling Company, Orange County Distillery, Orchard Hill, Port Morris Distillery, Prohibition Distillery, Taconic Distillery, Tirado, Tuthilltown Spirits, Van Brunt Stillhouse, 5Spoke Creamery, Black Sheep Cheese Farm and many more!

Contact-Details: Heather Dolland/ 600 3rd Ave, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10016/646.460.1679/heather@allthetastesofnewyork.com www.allthetastesofnewyork.com

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Winecrasher.com launches revolutionary best value wine club

Napa, California, 2016-May-19 — /EPR Food & Beverage News/ — Winecrasher.com, announced today the launch of a new wine club based on the company’s unique “Crash Pricing” concept – which guarantees the best prices for critically rated wine.

winecrasher

In Winecrasher’s innovative concept, which was inspired by Hotwire/Priceline, the customer is shown all the info about a wine (rating, varietal, region and vintage) but the company only reveals the wine label and name of the winery after the purchase is complete. This discrete discount model allows Winecrasher to offer the greatest discounts on wines while protecting winery brands.

Winecrasher is extending this concept to it’s newly launched wine clubs which will offer customers a monthly subscription, for either three (3) or six (6) bottles of critically rated wines.

Each of the wine clubs is guaranteed the following:

  • The best price in the US market for each bottle
  • Each bottle sold has been critically rated by either Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Antonio
    Galloni’s Vinous or Burghound.
  • Free California shipping and only $9.99 shipping nationwide (excluding UT, MA, PA, AK and HI)
  • Super easy cancellation – just send an email

In addition, Winecrasher will offer a premium experience through its personally tailored wine club for anyone who wants to customize their selection.

“We wanted to create a club where people can try new wines, without preconceived notions, while learning about new regions. With the guarantee that they’re getting the best value,” said Winecrasher’s Co-Founder and Wine Director, Nancy O’Connell. Nancy, who will manage and select the club’s wine portfolio, also mentioned that “While we choose the wines based on our own impressions, sourcing only critically rated wine allows the added assurance that the customers receive a product of verifiable quality.”

“This wine club concept ties in to the whole philosophy of Winecrasher,” said Winecrasher’s Founder, Niv Nissenson. “We feel that people are tired of wine clubs that market obscure wines or put high markups on the bottles sold. We think that wine consumers are equally dissatisfied with clubs that make it very easy to join but difficult to unsubscribe. At Winecrasher we aspire to create a wine club where the best price is guaranteed, every wine is rated and it’s very easy to cancel”

Winecrasher’s wine club can be accessed in the following link:http://www.winecrasher.com/Wine- Club_c_61.html

About Winecrasher:
Launched in Early 2016 in California, Winecrasher.com brings a new and unique marketing concept to U.S. wine retail. Inspired by Travel Websites Hotwire.com and Priceline.com , Winecrasher utilizes “crash pricing” to provide it’s customers with the guaranteed best value in wine. Winecrasher provides customers with all the information about a bottle of wine (region, varietal, score etc.) but only reveals the name of the wine after the purchase is complete. This allows Winecrasher to offer the guaranteed best prices in the market while protecting winery brands from public discounting. A win-wine for consumers and wineries!

Contact-Details: niv@winecrasher.com 707 6378053

 

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Smart mini beer brewing appliance is going to change the brewing game

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Apr-03 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The ArtBrew beer brewing control system – designed, developed and marketed by an international-based team comprised of the world’s top engineers and brewers – has been officially launched at Kickstarter as an “inspired innovation” that will “change the concept of beer brewing.”

As of this writing, ArtBrew’s Kickstarter campaign has already got full funded within two days of being activated. And it will arrive at 200% of target very soon.

Boasting a premium structure that keeps both brewing and fermentation in one chassis and which automates nearly the entire process, the ArtBrew is the world’s newest, smartest beer brewing appliance featuring a unique mobile app that provides users another way to control the machine beyond the button on the 400 x 240 pixels LCD screen, either nearby or remotely with a Wi-Fi connection. This also allows for status tracking and access to a massive database containing a plethora of recipes from across the world.

Through ArtBrew’s innovative app, users can customize their own recipes while taking advantage of the social networking platform to obtain and share recipes they may not have had previous access to.

“The ArtBrew solution is going to change the brewing game not only because of its ability to keep the brewing tank and fermentation tank in one common chassis – one that boasts excellent structural design – but also because it’s a formidable control system with a myriad of sensors to control and provide feedback on the different processes,” states an ArtBrew spokesperson.

“What’s more, in this day and age of worldwide social networking, the ArtBrew app provides users an alternative control method for the machine, coming fully loaded with a recipe library that contains hundreds of recipes collected from the world’s most famous breweries, access to brewing process tracking with a real time curve, market access to all ArtBrew products and accessories, user notification of machine status and much more. To say the ArtBrew product is a forward-thinking, easy-to-use brewing solution is something of an understatement.”

A six-liter MiniKeg can represent a serving keg that the user simply leaves inside the machine to access the beer, or can work as a fermentation keg which the user can store in a refrigerator for fermentation purposes. Further, ArtBrew recipes are sorted in various categories, providing the user an easy way of finding the desired recipes while allowing the search process to commence by keyword or name. Users can create their own recipes and can also change or modify the original ArtBrew recipes to create a new one, free to then use/brew them or share with the public.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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A Sweet Spin on Moonshine for Bloomery Distillery

Charles Town, West Virgina, July 03, 2015 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel site TripAdvisor has published its list of the 50 most loved and most talked about food and drink tours in almost every state across the U.S. And in West Virginia, the winner is Bloomery Plantation Distillery.

Capitalizing on the craving for locally sustainable craft distilleries and the nostalgia for moonshine, Bloomery’s SweetShine line of naturally flavored liqueurs are handcrafted from farm-fresh roots, fruits, and nuts.

The freshness of the line’s ingredients cannot be questioned, with all agricultural ingredients grown at the distillery’s own farm, local neighboring farms or other small American farms.

To date, more than 60,000 premium drink devotees have toured the distillery to savor an artisanal cocktail – whether it’s the ‘moonshine milkshake’ innovatively called Cremma Lemma or the chilled Chocolate Raspberry (a shot in hot coffee is bound to change one’s morning routine). With more than twenty-one international awards and too many cocktail enthusiast praises to count, the company is doing its part to take the restaurant, bar and hospitality industries to tasty new levels.

The entire process of creating the SweetShine line is handcrafted – from the hand-zesting of every lemon to the hand-chopping of the ginger to the hand-making of syrups to the actual handwriting that goes on every bottle of every label. Company founder Linda Losey claims with pride, “Consumers like a little bit of the unusual and appreciate our whimsical approach, but quality and taste are paramount – this is why we grow our own Italian lemons and Hawaiian ginger as well as our own black walnuts, pumpkins, and raspberries. Losey goes on to say, “Our fans trust our brand…and are comfortable and confident that when they grab a bottle of SweetShine, they can add it to any of their current cocktails and they’ll create a fresher, higher quality, premium cocktail that was a breeze to make.”

Bloomery SweetShine is currently distributed to retailers, bars and restaurants in 42 states and is on the fast track to further expand distribution.

About Bloomery SweetShine
Since opening as a mini-distillery in the agri-tourism industry in September of 2011, Bloomery Plantation Distillery has been capitalizing on the craving for locally sustainable craft distilleries, the nostalgia for the prohibition-era and the explosion of fruit flavored liqueurs through its hand-crafted, award-winning SweetShine line. With a sweet spin on moonshine, the company makes moonshine drinkable through its award-winning liqueurs that are hand-crafted from farm-fresh fruits, roots and nuts. To date, more than 60,000 premium drink devotees have visited the distillery to enjoy a SweetShine artisanal cocktail of their own amid affable company.

The distillery boasts a wildly unique, imaginative and fiercely dedicated staff led by company founder, Linda Losey. For staffers, SweetShine represents far more than just a product line but rather is regarded as a foundational philosophy—an adventurous and even risk-taking way of doing things…a spirited and amusing outlook on life. This viewpoint guides everything the company creates, and Bloomery’s passionate one-of-a-kind team attracts customers from around the world who believe in, connect with and trust the SweetShine brand.

The distillery, located two miles east of Charles Town, West Virginia, is situated on a 12-acre parcel of land where they grow farm-fresh ingredients used in the elixirs, including ginger, raspberries and lemons, among others. Putting their unique spin on the process of making moonshine, Bloomery’s all natural SweetShine is crafted using time-honored recipes with 190 proof ‘shine, pure cane sugar and garden-grown ingredients. The entire process is hand-crafted—from the hand-zesting of every lemon, to the hand-chopping of the ginger, to the hand picking of raspberries, to the hand-making of its syrups, to the handwriting that goes on every bottle of every label. Each batch is individually proofed; the finished liqueurs range from 40° to 70°. Truly handcrafted. And it shows. Just a touch of SweetShine quickly creates a classic cocktail with a twist—goodbye to boring unadventurous drinking! Bloomery SweetShine is currently distributed to retailers, bars and restaurants in 42 states, and continues to expand distribution nationally.

Learn more about the brand and its admirable approach online at www.BloomerySweetshine.com

Contact-Details: Merilee Kern
Ascendant Group Branding
merileekern@ascendantgroupbranding.com
858-577-0206

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Lua Hadar with Twist Swings it in French at Society Cabaret Bastille Party

San Francisco, CA, July 03, 2015 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — To celebrate French Independence Day, Lua Hadar with Twist returns for an encore performance of their popular French Music Hall show, “C’est Magnifique!” This Bastille-Day-with-a-Twist features Lua on French and English vocals, Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, and special guest Dave Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. Saturday, July 11 at 8pm (seating from 7pm) at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Tickets start at $25 (NO FEES) at Ticketmaster or societycabaret.com Or call 415-857-1896. Full bar, great food. More info at www.luahadar.com.

The show presents a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris, including those of American songwriter Cole Porter; hence the title “C’est Magnifique!” a song from Cole Porter’s 1953 musical, Can-Can.

Dave Sturdevant’s harmonica brings a Toots Thielemans-style to the show, in addition to the gypsy sound of his swinging guitar.

French songs by Charles Trenet, Maxime LeForestier, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg round out the set list, and as ever, Lua’s fun and quirky stories provide her personalized bridge to the songs, whether you speak French or not.

Hadar is no stranger to France or French music, having just returned from teaching a master class in France on American Jazz Standards.

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[TICKETS: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/229943/1911076?Brand=societycab]

ABOUT TWIST:
Since its inception in 2007, Hadar’s cosmopolitan jazz ensemble TWIST has developed a multi-lingual world jazz fusion that twists the styles of international standards and brings new material into the jazz idiom.

Lua has charmed audiences from New York’s Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok’s Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris, where, on a return engagement, she previewed “C’est Magnifique!” to an enthusiastic full house before bringing it to San Francisco’s Society Cabaret for its first run in November 2013. The show was reprised last year and became a Society Cabaret tradition, presented each time with a different featured instrumentalist.

Hadar has released three CDs with Music Director Jason Martineau and Twist. The most recent, “Like A Bridge,” was recorded in 2012 as the centerpiece of her Bridges Project. The “Like A Bridge” DVD was nominated for an Independent Music Award and was released at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland in September of 2013 after its premiere at San Francisco’s Historic Balboa Theater.

“…such a lovely variety of songs from cabaret traditions of Paris (and beyond), that we might as well have been in a brick-walled basement room in the Quartier Latin.” – Talkin’ Broadway

“First call band of international talent and an innate gift of swing.” – Critical Jazz

For more information on Lua Hadar with Twist, see luahadar.com, iTunes, youtube, facebook, twitter and most major music sites.

ABOUT THE HOTEL REX AND SOCIETY CABARET:
The Hotel Rex is San Francisco’s answer to New York’s legendary Algonquin Hotel, located at 562 Sutter Street between Powell and Mason. Surrounded by 1920’s and 30’s style artwork and glamour, guests can linger in the Library Bar for cocktails and conversation. A menu of American classics with a European influence is available in the cabaret room as small plates or dinner. Society Cabaret patrons are immersed in an ambiance of arts and culture, in a true cabaret setting. Society Cabaret has received acclaim from the San Francisco Mayor’s Office and has expanded this year with venues in San Diego and San José. (http://societycabaret.com)

Contact-Details: Lua Hadar

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LondonTown.com offer five pairs of tickets to Taste of London

Win tickets and sample food from 40 of London’s hottest restaurants

LONDON, June 04, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — LondonTown has teamed up with top food festival, Taste of London, to offer five lucky winners a pair of tickets to the al fresco gastronomic showcase at Regent’s Park, and for those who want to stay in the city overnight there are many London hotels, from five star to affordable but trendy hotels, to choose from.

Always a foodie highlight of the summer, Taste of London offers a tantalising selection of world-class chefs and 40 of London’s hottest restaurants all gathered together in one place at London’s Regent’s Park from 17th – 21st June 2015.

New London restaurants taking part in the 2015 festival include contemporary Chinese restaurant Chai Wu, South East London’s latest haunt Artusi, Jose Pizarro’s authentic Spanish Pizarro, The Clove Club which serves cutting edge cuisine in Shoreditch Town Hall, The Palomar with its modern fare from Jerusalem and contemporary Japanese cooking from Aqua Kyoto.

Further new London restaurants partaking in Taste of London are Peruvian hotspot LIMA Floral, Anna Hansen’s newest venture, Modern Pantry mark II, and Marcus Wareing’s Tredwell’s.

Returning again are Taste of London favourites The House of Ho, L’Anima, Club Gascon, Spice Market, Ember Yard, Duck & Waffle, SushiSamba and Roka.

Top chefs Marcus Wareing, La Gavroche’s superstar sous chef Monica Galetti and the man responsible for revolutionising the way we eat Indian food, Atul Kochhar, are all appearing at Taste of London in 2015. Added to the mix are Mexican street food chef and entrepreneur Thomasina Miers, and Michelin starred Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes, head chef at celebrity favourite Chiltern Firehouse.

To enter the LondonTown Taste of London competition, go to LondonTown, answer the simple question and email your answer before 12noon on Monday 8th June 2015. The website also has a large number of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the current London events.

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