Tag Archives: Netherlands

• Top 10 Billionaires In The Liquor Industry

Top 10 Billionaires In The Liquor Industry

Forbes magazine releases the lists of the world’s billionaires, including those who have made their money in the liquor industry. These super-rich tycoons tend to enjoy topnotch wines and other alcoholic beverages to celebrate their success. Jorge Paulo Lemann, who used to be a banker, found fortune in the alcohol business. He is now the […]

• Heineken to launch two new beers in key U.S. market

Heineken to launch two new beers in key U.S. market

Heineken NV (HEIN.AS) is launching two new beers — Amstel Wheat and Tecate Michelada — in the United States next month, as the Dutch brewer works to improve its business in the key U.S. market. The new beers arrive as the world’s No. 3 beer maker, based in the Netherlands, aims to rely less on […]

• New way to pair wine & food finding white wine pairs better!

New way to pair wine & food finding white wine pairs better!

Traditional wine and food pairing combinations were debunked during a presentation by Dr Peter Klosse, founder and owner of the Academy of Gastronomy in The Netherlands. Speaking at the Fine & Rare Specialist course at Vienna’s Palais Coburgon 1 July, Klosse criticised classic food and wine matches such as Pauillac with lamb or white wine […]

• Loud Music Alters the Taste of Alcohol

Loud Music Alters the Taste of Alcohol

Science just keeps getting weirder. Just when you thought you had heard it all, a new study has found that noise actually has an effect on the taste of alcohol, or at least, our perception of the taste of alcohol. Dr. Lorenzo Stafford, a psychologist from the University of Portsmouth, conducted a study in which […]

• Calling all bartenders: The Swizzle Masters competition is back!

Calling all bartenders: The Swizzle Masters competition is back!

The overall winner of the free online competition will be taken on an all-expenses-paid trip to the home of Wenneker in The Netherlands, as well as membership with the UKBG and a gold-plated bartender’s kit from Urban Bar. Entering is simple: all you need to do is enter your cocktail recipes online at www.swizzlemasters.com. Each […]

• Resveratrol in red wine shows promise in first human study

Resveratrol in red wine shows promise in first human study

A compound in red wine suspected of offering a host of health benefits has for the first time shown promise in a study testing the compound in people, researchers reported Tuesday. The small but intensive study involving 11 obese but healthy men found that taking a relatively low dose of resveratrol daily for a month […]

• Study: Dark beer contains more iron

Study: Dark beer contains more iron

Researchers find that a dark Spanish beer had the most iron while a pale beer from the Netherlands had the least. A new study from the University of Valladolid in Spain reveals that dark beers have, on average, a free iron content of 121 parts per billion compared to the 92 parts per billion in […]

• Heineken increasing market share – buying 5 Nigerian breweries

Heineken increasing market share – buying 5 Nigerian breweries

Heineken has acquired a controlling interest in five Nigerian breweries in a move that takes its share of the fast-growing market to over two-thirds. The Dutch brewer made the acquisitions by buying two offshore companies from the Sona Group for an undisclosed sum. Company spokesperson John Clarke told BeverageDaily.com that the deal was the culmination […]

• Changing Alcoholic Drinks Needs & Behaviors of Senior Consumers

Changing Alcoholic Drinks Needs & Behaviors of Senior Consumers

The Seniors (50 years old +) age group is experiencing rapid growth as global populations age. This will have a fundamental impact on the center of gravity in CPG sectors. The alcohol industry has traditionally relied on young consumers, but the value of Seniors is potentially huge. This necessitates a rethink to position players “ahead […]

• Think tulips, cheese, beer, think of The Netherlands – now add wine

Amsterdam – Tulips and tomatoes, cheese from Mrs Antje, hash and Heineken. These are the first things that many people think of when they consider the Netherlands. What about wine? Can the drink of the gods really be produced from the earth of the often rainy flatland behind the dykes? ‘Why not, then?’ dairyman Gerhard […]

• Austria: Wine exports rise in H1

Exports of Austrian wines have risen by 10% in value in the first half of 2010, reflecting consumer thirst for higher price bottles in key markets, new figures show. The 10% rise in wine exports by value outshone a 3% drop in export volumes for the six months to the end of June, the Austrian […]

• United Breweries to Sell Heineken Beer in India

BANGALORE — United Breweries Ltd. plans to start selling the Heineken brand of premium beer in India in early 2011, a move that will likely help the UB Group company to improve profitability.