The Flavorful World of Liqueurs

The Flavorful World of Liqueurs

A liqueur is an alcoholic drink made by flavoring a distilled spirit with herbs, spices, fruits, berries, nuts and other ingredients and sweetened with sugar and/or other sweetener such as honey, maple syrup, corn syrup. There is no clear and consistent definition of liqueurs (produced all over the world and are regulated/defined by local laws and rules) but in general it can be described as sweet alcoholic drink …

Latest Trends For Coffee Beverages

One of the most popular beverages in the world is coffee. Many people all over the globe wouldn’t think of starting the day without a cup. Whether it’s a mug of strong black coffee, a cup of espresso, a latte or a macchiatto, the most important ingredient is the same—coffee beans.

Coffee’s taste depends on its most important ingredient. Types of coffee beans include Robusta and …

Top Insights From the Lunch Exhibition in London: From Coconut to Natural Live Cultures

On September 21 and 22, 2016, a Lunch Exhibition was held in London at the Business Design Centre. This was a very interesting and dynamic show for everyone in the FMCG sector. The head of the NPD Department at MyDrink Beverages, Ieva Jureviciene, shared her insights as she visited the exhibition.

One of the biggest trends in this show was natural and healthy clean-label products. …

How to Adjust to Alcohol Beverage Industry Trends?

In 2016 alcoholic beverage worldwide consumption dropped first time in 15 years (US market was one of exception) due higher taxation, aging population, high youth unemployment in some key markets and some other local issues. In order to succeed in overcrowded market, now more than ever, it’s very important for the producers to feel the market, understand consumers and predict what’s next “big thing”.

The whole …

Thoughts after the eBev Europe conference

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the eBev Europe conference. It was the first event organized in Europe as these events have mainly taken place in the USA. The main topic of the conference was digital disruption in the beverage industry.

And it was great! The key speakers were industry professionals who shared their brand stories and lessons learned. I made a short summary of the main …

Global New Beverage Products Marketplace

For the last two years we were developing drinkpreneur.com platform from the scratch. We interviewed many startups, shared articles that our contributors wrote and organized DrinkPreneur events. The idea of drinkpreneur platform was to create a community of beverage entrepreneurs who share their insights and inspire each other. I am very excited to see that our community is growing on daily basis. For the moment we have …

Bitter Flavors In Alcoholic And Soft Drinks

Bitters have been well known for centuries, not only as a special type of alcohol, but also as a medicine that improves digestive activity. What makes bitters so special? A specific taste is formed with the help of special botanical extracts. These extracts might differ due to the origin of bitters and alcohol content.

One interesting fact is that after tasting bitters, flavor receptors send a …

Most Popular Natural Sweeteners For Healthy Beverages

Nowadays sugar is considered as a white death or poison. However it is a good way to improve beverage taste, mouth feel and to get some energy. There are ways to overcome these issues. Below you will find a number of natural sweeteners which might become a good alternative for your sugar in your drink.

But first – what makes sugar so bad? Glycemic index is …

6 Functional Benefits Of Chia Seeds

Recently, there seems to be more and more beverages containing Chia seeds (Salvia Hispanica). One reason for the popularity of  this unique-looking product is that these seeds are loaded with various functional properties.

1. Non-caloric and loaded with nutrients

Chia seeds are an ancient super food that has been used by the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. Chia seeds are a complete source of protein. They have …

Top 10 Most Valuable Beverage Brands

Every year, Brand Finance, a consulting company, creates a „Global 500“ list, its estimation of the world‘s 500 most valuable brands. A brand’s value is calculated by multiplying a brand’s strength index (BSI composites from investment, equity and performance of the brand), by an individual brand’s strength and a forecast of the brand‘s future revenues. Brand Finance has already released its most valuable brands list for 2016. Among …

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