Diageo, the maker of Bundaberg Rum, Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, has pledged to enable the creation of more than eight million bottles of hand sanitiser, by donating one and a half million litres of alcohol to manufacturing partners, to help protect front-line healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19. The world’s leading distiller will provide … Continue reading Australian distiller donates alcohol for hand sanitiser production
Murray River Organics has announced up to $200 per tonne increase in prices for third party grower dried fruit as part of their Sunraysia Grower Water Support Package for 2020 Crop. MRG chief executive Valentina Tripp said given the severe drought conditions in Mildura and the increasing expensive price of temporary water the Company wanted … Continue reading Murray River Organics offer price increases
Wine companies are being encouraged to participate in Wine Australia’s inaugural Cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey to help develop best practice customer engagement. Wine Australia chief executive officer Andreas Clark said that, in 2017, the small winemaker production and sales survey found that direct-to-consumer sales channels accounted for 43 per cent of total sales revenue … Continue reading Survey seeks to identify best practice in direct-to-consumer wine sales
Continuing its vision to build a premium and strong local craft portfolio, SouthTrade International will have exclusive distribution of Australian craft spirit brand 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka, from the 1st of October 2018. This follows the announcement that Think Spirits will be taking over the distribution of Stolichnaya Vodka trademark in Australia. Founder of 666 … Continue reading SouthTrade International takes 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka into its portfolio
New findings from University of Adelaide researchers, could help provide more stable brewing processes or new malts for craft brewers. The researchers discovered a link between one of the key enzymes involved in malt production for brewing and a specific tissue layer within the barley grain. The most important malting enzymes come from a layer of … Continue reading Research helps towards creating more stable brewing processes
Australian company Dalefold Wines has had its licence to export grape products from Australia suspended. The Board of Wine Australia suspended the licence in late-July after discovering the company was exporting grape products that were not approved by Wine Australia. While the suspension remains in place, Dalefold Wines may not export wine from Australia. Wine … Continue reading Dalefold Wines’ licence suspended for exporting unapproved products
Consumer group Choice has called for improved labelling on alcoholic drinks to help people compare their kilojoule options on beverages.
New research has found that reducing alcohol consumption at the population level would lead to a reduction in cancer deaths in Australia.
New IBISWorld research has shown that the amount of alcohol consumed per person in Australia each year has increased for the first time in nine years, bucking a trend that has seen a steady decrease since 2006-07. “The amount of pure alcohol consumed by each Australian over 15 years of age has increased from 9.52 … Continue reading Increase in alcohol consumption for the first time in nearly a decade
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, a new report by World Cancer Research Fund has revealed.
Vantage Australia has just been awarded the silver medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). More than 2,100 spirits were judged this year, the largest number of entries in the competition’s 17-year history with the botanical Vantage Australia taking home the silver medal in this year’s awards. The San Francisco World Spirits … Continue reading Aussie spirit grabs silver at global awards
A graphic advertisement showing how alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, increasing the risk of cancerous cell mutations is the most effective alcohol education advertisement in the world, according to a new study.
Arkadia Beverages has released a blend of high of turmeric, spices and organic panela sugar and called it Arkadia Golden Latte. This turmeric blend is designed to be ready to drunk with hot or cold milk. With no added dairy, vegan friendly and gluten and caffeine free, Arkadia Golden Latte is claimed to imbue the natural benefits of turmeric … Continue reading Tumeric-rich Arkadia Golden Latte released
Omron electronics has released its entry level controller, NX1P, designed for small to midsize production machines. Based on the Sysmas (System for Machine Automation Control) platform, the controller features advanced motion control and networking for onsite IoT. It is battery free and reduces machine maintenance, featuring an SD memory card slot to restore, back-up and … Continue reading Machine automation controller
Vegan Australia and the Animal Justice Party (AJP) have reportedly told federal politicians the best long-term solution to the dairy sector’s farm-gate pricing crisis is to phase-out the industry over a decade according to a North Queenslander report. The two groups have submitted their views and suggestions into the Senate Economics References Committee’s current examination … Continue reading Animal rights groups cheesed off over dairy production
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have developed an innovative optical sensor using conventional tape, a low-cost and flexible material that can be easily acquired at stationery shops. It can detect variations of the optical properties of a liquid when is immersed. The sensor can be used to control both the quality of beverages … Continue reading Flexible optical sensors to control beverage quality
Dozens of wineries in Australia’s premier wine state are harnessing the sun’s power for purposes beyond growing grapes. South Australian wineries are embracing solar energy at twice the rate of other business sectors, installers say. Yalumba Wine Company in the Barossa Valley is just weeks away from completing one of the largest commercial solar system … Continue reading SA wine industry leads way on solar uptake
Australasia’s iconic food manufacturing event, foodpro, will be partnering with Food Innovation Australia (FIAL) in a brand new initiative: The Supply Chain Integrity Zone. Security in the supply chain is vital to the food manufacturing process with traceability and audit compliance a priority; however smaller manufacturers often find it costly to comply. The majority of … Continue reading Small manufacturers will get into the zone at foodpro
Canadian Club has once again signed on as an official partner, official spirit and exclusive dark spirit, of the Australian Open, one of the nation’s largest annual sporting events. For the second year in a row, Canadian Club (CC) will be making a ‘racquet’ at the Australian Open Festival with the Canadian Club Racquet Club activation … Continue reading Canadian Club named as an official partner of the Australian Open