Ecuadorian Healing Water, WanKu, Launches in U.S.

WanKu is a new herbal infusion made from more than 20 medicinal herbs and aromatic flowers sourced from the Andes Mountains in Ecuador that delivers diuretic, digestive, and anti-stress properties. Known to the locals as el agua que cura, “the healing water” has all natural, organic, and non-GMO ingredients.

First Beverage Closes $64M Second Fund

First Beverage CEO Bill Anderson told BevNet that the addition of new capital as well as new team members and investors would allow the firm to provide a broader range of insights from within and outside the beverage industry.

GE Launches New Water Treatment Solution for the Beverage Industry

GE Water & Process Technologies’ new, integrated UF and RO technology is designed to process poor quality and challenging source water with optimal removal of particulates, microorganisms and total dissolved solids while reducing the footprint and lowering costs.

PureCircle Unveils Stevia Cocoa and Vanilla Flavor Enhancers

PureCircle has announced it is launching new stevia leaf-based flavor enhancers. These flavor enhancers significantly augment both vanilla and cocoa flavors, enabling companies to produce products at a manageable price point.

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey Launches in Portland

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey, a national whiskey brand inspired by the best whiskey maker the world never knew, Nathan “Nearest” Green, will officially launch in Portland, Oregon July 19, 2017. The aged whiskey debut in Portland will be followed by Nashville, Tennessee.

KHS Releases Innoket Roland 40 Compact Labeler

With the Innoket Roland 40 the KHS Group is launching a compact labeler to market. The machine will be premiered at this year’s drinktec trade show in Munich, Germany.

Albany Distilling Re-Releases Tenth Pin Apple Brandy

The Albany Distilling Company announced the re-release of their “Tenth Pin” apple brandy. This creation is the end result of a collaborative effort by two Albany-based craft beverage producers, Albany Distilling and Nine Pin Cider Works.

Arla Foods Ingredients Praises New Codex Standard

The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been given a warm welcome by Arla Foods Ingredients, one of the world’s leading permeate producers.

Sacmi Beverage Names New General Manager

Alessandro Paini is the new General Manager of Sacmi Beverage, the company Division that, since 2009, has covered all areas concerning the design and manufacture of machines and complete plants for beverage packaging.

Hiball, Alta Palla Acquired By Anheuser-Busch

Founded by Todd Berardi in 2005, the acquisition of Hiball -- which markets a line of organic energy, coffee and protein drinks as well as Alta Palla, a line of organic sparkling juices and waters that debuted in 2016 -- marks A-B’s return to the energy drink category after a three year absence.

Revere Launches, Lands $2 M in Seed Funding

Plant-based, health startup Revere launched last week with plans of bringing personalization to athletes’ pre- and post-workout mixtures. Now, the direct-to-consumer drink mix company has announced it raised $2 million in a seed round led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures prior to the launch.