Apr 20, 2012 16:48 EDT
A New Zealand inquest has been told a woman's 10-litre (2.2 gallon) a day Coca-Cola habit may have contributed to her death, reports said Friday.
Apr 19, 2012 13:20 EDT
Faced by increasingly ferocious competition from New World wines, Europe's top producer nations kicked off talks on Thursday to decide whether or not to liberalise the planting of vineyards.
Apr 18, 2012 08:36 EDT
American giant Starbucks plans to heavily invest in expansion in China as the local population starts to embrace the coffee culture, the company's Asia Pacific president said Wednesday.
Apr 18, 2012 05:06 EDT
Dutch brewer Heineken posted on Wednesday a 13.7-percent rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2012 on a 12-month comparison, boosted by better beer sales in Africa and the Middle East.
Apr 17, 2012 08:10 EDT
Surging sales in emerging markets like India, China and Brazil gave earnings at Coca-Cola a solid boost in the first quarter, the company reported Tuesday.
Apr 16, 2012 19:06 EDT
The world's biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev on Monday announced a deal to acquire a 51 percent stake in a Dominican brewer for 1.2 billion dollars, creating the leading beverage company in the Caribbean.
Apr 16, 2012 10:16 EDT
Bordeaux winegrower Chateau Latour will pull out of the traditional "en primeur" or futures market, a vital part of the region's commercial strategy, in a move geared to Asian markets, industry sources said on Monday.
Apr 09, 2012 12:37 EDT
The United States on Monday announced a trade deal with Brazil to recognize certain distilled spirits, bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys in the US and cachaca in Brazil, as "distinctive products."
Apr 06, 2012 07:59 EDT
The EU's climate commissioner played down the impact of the controversial carbon tax being imposed by the bloc on airlines, saying Friday it would cost less than a cup of coffee per passenger.
Apr 06, 2012 05:55 EDT
French wine capital Bordeaux wrapped up an intense week of barrel tastings of its new vintage Friday, with wines expected to go quickly on sale next week, as chateaux negotiate lower prices.
Apr 03, 2012 11:11 EDT
Molson Coors Brewing Company announced Tuesday a deal to buy StarBev LP, which operates nine breweries in Central and Eastern Europe, for $3.54 billion (2.65 billion euro).
Mar 31, 2012 09:45 EDT
Global wine buyers converge on Bordeaux for the annual futures sale that opens Monday, with a hit-and-miss vintage seen as a chance to pull skyrocketing prices back down to Earth.
Mar 29, 2012 13:13 EDT
Beer drinking football fans should be able to savor their favorite beverage during matches at the 2014 World Cup after Brazilian lawmakers approved a bill suspending a ban on beer sales in stadiums.
Mar 29, 2012 12:07 EDT
Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya is mulling a plan to give up control of his flagship spirits firm to brewing giant Heineken in a bid to ease his debt-laden airline's woes, a report said Thursday.
Mar 29, 2012 12:06 EDT
Winding his way through the stands at one of the world's biggest wine fairs, South Korean wine importer Soon-Choong Kim says Italy is on the right track in its bid to boost exports to Asia.
Mar 28, 2012 02:09 EDT
Master distillers from Scotland are stepping three centuries back in time to make single malt whiskey in the same place where George Washington produced his own liquid gold.
Mar 26, 2012 10:28 EDT
Italy's wine industry is flourishing despite the recession, with booming exports to foreign markets and competitive domestic pricing, experts said Monday at the start of the Vinitaly trade fair.
Mar 25, 2012 13:15 EDT
Organic wine growing is gaining ground in France where a Bordeaux Sauternes "grand cru", the highest classification level, has just been awarded the official biological farming (AB) logo.
Mar 09, 2012 16:59 EST
US stocks clocked modest gains Friday after a positive job report confirmed an improvement in the ailing labor market and Greece struck a private-debt deal to avert a near-term default.
Mar 09, 2012 11:23 EST
Coca-Cola said Friday it will lower levels of a chemical in caramel coloring to comply with a California law, but insisted the beverage's recipe will not change and poses no health risks.