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THE VALUE OF KEEPING IT REAL

Where it all began… In the late nineties, Riva’s Managing Director Jeff Ganter was approached by family member, Greg Van Zeeland. A Refrigeration Mechanic by trade, Greg believed he’d perfected…

FOOD STANDARDS ANZ CONSIDERS ENERGY LABELS FOR ALCOHOL

Aussies have largely been kept in the dark on the kilojoules hiding in their booze, but that could soon change under a proposal to consider energy labels on alcoholic drinks. Food Standards Australia…

HOW ONE AUSTRALIAN FIRM IS CREATING SMARTER MENUS

Australian mobile ordering and payment technology provider me&u had been catering to the hospitality industry, but the onset of the pandemic opened up new business opportunities in the food and beverage…

FLAVOUR, NOT ALCOHOL, THE LATEST BUZZ IN BEER

Beer consumers have become more conscious of their drinking habits during the pandemic, turning to flavour rather than alcohol for their buzz. The number of no-alcohol beers entered into this year’s…

WHY DOES BEER TASTE BETTER ON TAP?

Really, there’s no disputing it, there’s just something about drinking beer on tap that makes it taste so much better. Everyone’s got a different opinion of why – “It’s because it’s colder”,…

THE SEARCH FOR THE BEST CLUB MEAL IN NSW BEGINS

The search for the best club meal in NSW is on, with the launch of the 2022 Your Local Club Perfect Plate Awards. From Macksville to Mollymook, more than 160 club eateries from across the state have…

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AUSTRALIA’S BEST CIDER

Gurneys Cidery in Gippsland, Victoria has been crowned National Winner of the inaugural competition, and also takes out the Best Cidery award, impressing the judges with a cutting-edge cider selection…

$8 BOTTLE OF DRY WHITE WINS RIVERINA WINE SHOW

A $7.99 white wine from Aldi has snagged the top place at a leading Australian wine show. At the prestigious Riverina Wine Show, the inexpensive drop of Margaret River SBS took first place for Best…

3 BEVERAGE TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2022

Driven by the long-term effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USA-based custom beverage development company Flavorman forecasts three beverage trends that operators should keep an eye out for in 2022. With…

AUSTRALIAN SPIRITS HAVE BECOME WORLD CLASS

An internationally lauded boutique gin maker says the “premiumisation” of Australian spirits is well advanced and providing diversification for the nation’s embattled wine sector. Statistics show…

HEALTHY BOOZE MARKETING MISLEADING: STUDY

Alcoholic drinks that claim to be healthier, more natural, "cleaner" and free of carbohydrates and guilt might be misleading consumers, the Cancer Council has warned. A recent study analysed the nutrient…

CUB SCORES INNOVATION HAT-TRICK

Carlton & United Breweries has been named one of Australia’s most innovative companies for the third year running. The AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List 2021 last night recognised CUB for…