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Review: GoodBelly Probiotics’ Bubbles

GoodBelly Probiotics’ Bubbles is a two-SKU line of refrigerated USDA organic sparkling probiotic beverages and is the company’s first sparkling line extension.

Review: Wedderspoon Goes RTD with Unfiltered Apple Cider Drinking Vinegar

Wedderspoon is a company that produces manuka-honey based products, including personal care products, drinking vinegars and candy, as well as raw manuka honey in a variety of different formats. Now the company is jumping into the RTD beverage game with a three-flavor line of unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV) beverages.

Elevator Talk: Bhoomi Aims to Redefine Sugar Cane Juice in the Western Market

Arpit Bhopalkar is the co-founder and CEO of Bhoomi, a mission-based brand that makes cold-pressed sugar cane beverages. The company hopes to change consumers’ perception of sugar cane and it’s health benefits, while supporting minority farmers in the U.S. and focusing on sustainability.

Review: Greenbelt Craft Kombucha

Launched this spring, Greenbelt Craft Kombucha is an Austin-based brand of raw “craft kombucha” that is packaged in 12 oz. cans and available in four flavors: Peach Blossom White Tea, Strawberry Fields Rooibos Tea, Blood Orange Yerba Mate, and Hibiscus Berry Black Tea.

Taste Radio Ep. 162: How This Boozy Booch Got Ahead of a Hot Trend

Better-for-you booze? It may sound like an oxymoron, but a growing cohort of healthier alcoholic beverages have been finding a receptive audience in recent years. That’s certainly the case for Boochcraft, a three-year-old hard kombucha brand that’s made waves in its home market of Southern California.

Review: Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters & Soda

Designed to be enjoyed both on its own and as a mixer, Hella Cocktail Co.’s Bitters & Soda is a two SKU line of aromatic sparkling beverages that are made with gentian root tincture.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 33: Whether It’s Food or Apparel, Patagonia Starts With a Problem

In this episode, Patagonia Provisions managing director Birgit Cameron spoke about the origins and development of the brand, a food and beverage offshoot of outdoor apparel giant Patagonia. She also discussed the opportunities and challenges of being aligned with its parent company and why its uncommon innovation strategy is critical to its overarching mission.

Review: Agua Rica

Agua Rica is a new line of beverages created to bring traditional agua fresca flavors to the masses in a convenient ready-to-drink form. The brand’s initial three flavors include Hibiscus, Cucumber, and Lemonade, each packaged in 12 oz PET bottles.

Review: Dr. Priestley’s Fizzy Water

Dr. Priestley's Fizzy Water is a new line of “small batch” flavored sparkling water that recently launched via Amazon. The initial four flavors include Rosemary Grapefruit, Cucumber Mint, Meyer Lemon Ginger and Original Virgin.

Taste Radio Ep. 161: The Decisions That Almost Derailed a Mamma’s Mission

As part of a wide-ranging interview, Mamma Chia founder/CEO Janie Hoffman spoke about the origins of her brand and how she created a foundation for its rapid ascent. She also discussed a painful lesson about hiring for experience versus cultural fit, explained her belief that “you can’t teach attitude” and why everyday happiness starts with a joyful spirit.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 32: The ‘First’ Name in Investment Opens Up Its Playbook

A trio of executives from investment and advisory firm First Beverage Group joined us for a discussion about its portfolio and investment philosophy and how they evaluate synergies with entrepreneurial brands. They also discussed which categories might be best suited to weather a potential downturn, and why CBD is not the only cannabis-based ingredient that’s caught their attention.

Gallery: April’s New Spirits

In this slideshow gallery, we highlight a handful of the notable debuts across liquor categories, including the launch of Roe & Co., a premium Irish whiskey, and flavored vodkas from Stoli, Effen and Ciroc.