Tag Archives: Soft drink

• Going on a cruise? Carnival won’t let you sneak booze on board

Going on a cruise? Carnival won’t let you sneak booze on board

Carnival Cruise Line will be soon banning its passengers from bringing bottled drinks on board, reports said on Tuesday. Starting July 9, bottled water, soda and other non-alcoholic drinks will not be allowed on board Carnival’s fleet. The move comes as Carnival strives to prevent the smuggling of alcohol, given that some passengers try to […]

• Mocktail Recipes for All the Poor Schmoes Doing Drynuary

Mocktail Recipes for All the Poor Schmoes Doing Drynuary

Blog by: Troy Patterson is Slate‘s writer at large and writes the Gentleman Scholar column. I gather that some of you are taking the first month of the year off from drinking, and I think that’s cute. This practice—known by the cumbersome portmanteau Drynuary—has gained sufficient popularity to rate as a kind of ritual, and […]

• Why consumers buy drinks brands that reflect well on them

Why consumers buy drinks brands that reflect well on them

Andy Barrington, managing director at creative agency The Minimart, tells us how the consumer’s personal brand is affecting drinks marketing. Many now choose drinks brands based on how it can boost their own brands – think about the drinks selfie, Barrington says.

• Trending: Beer-Mixed Drinks

Trending: Beer-Mixed Drinks

In many countries, beer mix drinks represent a major category for breweries. Growth is mainly driven by new products that provide novel interpretations and interesting taste experiences. WILD has developed some creative concept innovations for this sector – for clear and for cloudy beer mixes – in reaction to a move from the long-term popularity […]

• STUDY: Diet Sodas Make Alcoholic Drinks More Potent

STUDY: Diet Sodas Make Alcoholic Drinks More Potent

Cutting calories with diet soda may seem like a good idea — as long as it’s not at a bar. A new study released in the journal Alcoholism suggests that cutting alcoholic drinks with diet soda makes them more potent than using their full-calorie counterparts. Specifically, researchers found that mixing alcohol with diet (sugar-free) soft […]

• Mon Dieu! France’s Wine Consumption Hits Record Low

Mon Dieu! France’s Wine Consumption Hits Record Low

The French are drinking less wine than ever before, with the average adult consuming barely one glass of wine a day according to a new study. The study by FranceAgriMer, a division of the French Ministry of Agriculture shows that the average French adult still consumes around 57 litres of wine each year. In comparison […]

• Beer-glass shape alters people’s drinking speed

Beer-glass shape alters people’s drinking speed

The shape of your glass is probably the last thing on your mind when you are down the pub. However, researchers at the University of Bristol believe the shape of beer glasses affects the speed people drink. Their study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, suggests people drink more quickly out of curved glasses than […]

• The 49 Bits of Booze Jargon Every Drinker Needs To Know

The 49 Bits of Booze Jargon Every Drinker Needs To Know

Jargon is technology. Language was created for communication, and sharing a set of slang makes it all the more efficient. A drink order to a bartender needs to be a particularly quick and clear statement. If not, you’re going to look like a novice, and you’re not going to get the drink you want. And […]

• Booze shock: Alcohol puts a child under FIVE in hospital every week

Booze shock: Alcohol puts a child under FIVE in hospital every week

The NHS says it is growing trend as every week three 10 and 11-year-olds are taken to hospital in England after drinking too much. ONE child under five is taken to hospital every week after drinking alcohol, shock NHS figures reveal. In six cases they were not even 12 months old, with experts blaming booze […]

• 13th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Expo

13th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Expo

“The Whiskies of the World Expo gathers the world’s most fascinating distilled spirits along with their makers and ambassadors to give its guests an opportunity to sample, learn and experience a night of delicious spirited fun. By popular demand, the 13th WoW Expo will be back on the San Francisco Belle Yacht (docked), with its three […]

• Hour by hour, how excess tippling plays havoc with your mind and body

Hour by hour, how excess tippling plays havoc with your mind and body

Why is that first festive drink so cheering — and why can’t you stop there? And what exactly makes you feel so dreadful the morning after? As the Christmas party season gets into full swing, we ask the experts what happens to the body during and after drinking alcohol — and how you can minimise […]

• Japan’s Kirin Buys Controlling Stake in Brazil Brewer

Japan’s Kirin Buys Controlling Stake in Brazil Brewer

Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co. (2503.TO) Tuesday announced the purchase of a controlling stake in Brazil’s second biggest brewer, family-held Schincariol, in a deal more likely to shake up the Brazilian company than the Brazilian beer market. Kirin will pay $2.56 billion for a 50.45% stake in Schincariol. “The biggest change will be in Schincariol itself,” […]

• Can Non-Alcoholic Beer Be Called Beer Cause It Boosts Athletes’ Health?

Can Non-Alcoholic Beer Be Called Beer Cause It Boosts Athletes’ Health?

The consumption of non-alcoholic weissbier, or wheat beer, has a positive effect on athletes’ health, according to a research study that gathered during the world’s largest study of marathons, “Be-MaGIC” (beer, marathons, genetics, inflammation and the cardiovascular system). The study shows that after running a marathon race, athletes experience intensified inflammatory reactions. The immune system […]

• Ack. Dodgers Cancel Half-Price Beer Promo in Wake of Fan Beating

Ack. Dodgers Cancel Half-Price Beer Promo in Wake of Fan Beating

The Los Angeles Dodgers are doing everything they can to clean up the unacceptable behavior at Dodger Stadium. Just two weeks after a Giants fan was beaten into a coma by Dodgers fans after a game, the team has announced that half-price alcoholic beverages are no longer part of the Dodgers’ “Half Price Food & […]

• Alcoholic drinks market booming in Muslim Gulf

Alcoholic drinks market booming in Muslim Gulf

Targeting observant Muslims with non-alcoholic drinks is also a key strategy albeit a tougher sell for companies whose names are synonymous with beer or hard liquor. Heineken credits its mix of drinks – such as fruit-flavoured malt-based drinks popular among youth as a beer substitute – for its expansion into the Middle East and North […]