Finnish start-up Aircohol is working to decarbonise the alcohol industry by producing drinks from carbon dioxide released during alcohol fermentation. The result? A crop-free liquor with up to 50% reduced carbon footprint.
Glass remains by far the most dominant packaging format for wine and spirits. But it's heavy to transport, creating concerns over carbon emissions. Will consumers accept the innovations trying to offer more sustainable packaging formats?
New RTD vodka soda brand Two Days is debuting its 3% ABV drinks: which are designed to be lower in alcohol than other hard seltzers. The brand is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Elise Marks and Brendan Bennett – who came up with the idea during lockdown...
Russian vodka brand Topaz has beaten off prestigious competition to
emerge as the country's best-tasting vodka brand, according to a
recent taste test by the Russian alcohol producers' association.
But the company has been...
Vodka is more than just another drink to most Russians - it is a
way of life, an embodiment of the national sprit. But such a
fanatical following also has a downside, with per capita
consumption at the very limit of acceptable norms...
RosSpirtProm, Russia's state-owned alcohol producer, is to be
privatised next year in a two-phase operation expected to garner
interest from a wide range of drinks companies. But with many of
the distilleries within the group...
The Polish government's plans to sell off the last eight remaining
Polmos businesses look ill-fated, as industry experts predict that
the weakness of the remaining brands and market saturation means
that bankruptcy is a likelier...
The UK's first strawberry vodka has been launched by Stolichnaya,
the Russian vodka brand at the centre of an ongoing trademark
dispute. Stoli Strasberi contains real strawberries, and is being
marketed as an excellent cocktail...
Belvedere, the French wine and spirit distribution company, has
registered a 59 per cent rise in sales to €106.8 million in the
first half of the year, helped by the €8.2 million acquisition of
the Polish distillery Starograd Gdanski.