Taste Radio Ep. 143: The Best of Kobe, Angie, Zimmern, ‘Zona and More

Highlights from interviews with a few of the leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs and who joined us on the podcast during the second half of 2018, including Kobe Bryant, Angie Bastian of Angie’s Boomchickapop, Andrew Zimmern, Blueprint founders Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss, America’s Test Kitchen/Milk Street creator Christopher Kimball, and AriZona Beverages co-founder and chairman Don Vultaggio.

The Top 10 Most Read BevNET Stories of 2018

It's time to look back at the past year by reminiscing on the exciting innovations, landmark deals, and major developments that changed the beverage industry. And there’s no more objective way to do that than list to our most read articles of 2018.

People Moves: BodyArmor President Named

BodyArmor announced on Dec. 13 that Brent Hastie will join the company as president, effective March 2019, where he will report to founder and chairman Mike Repole.

Honeydrop Launches CBD Lemonade Line

Honeydrop Beverages, the leading producer of cold-pressed lemonades, is excited to announce a new partnership with Boulder, C.O.-based Evo Hemp to launch a line of Honeydrop Cold-Pressed CBD Lemonades.

Gallery: December’s New Product Launches

As another year packed with new beverage launches comes to a close, we present our monthly gallery of new products from December, which features debuts from a number of new drinks that align with some of 2018's most notable trends, including CBD, keto, plant-based milks and nitro coffee.

Press Clips: Big Soda’s Possible Influence on Philly’s Elections

Philadelphia’s soda tax could be a significant factor in the city’s fast approaching 2019 mayoral and City Council elections, according to WHYY. Incumbents and challengers in those races are both collectively waiting to see if the beverage industry will form a super PAC to support candidates against the 1.5 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks, enacted in 2016.

BevNET Live Winter 2018 Video: A-B InBev Goes Beyond Beer

In this video from BevNET Live Winter 2018, Randy Ornstein, VP of Beyond Beer at A-B InBev, describes how Teavana and Hiball/Alta Palla fit into the company's non-alcoholic strategy, including both the challenges and opportunities in getting consumers to trade slightly higher prices for premium products. He also discussed lessons from his business experience, highlighting the importance of owning a product’s specific need state and seizing the advantage of having a differentiated product.

CB Insights Webinar: 2019 Food & Beverage Trends

CB Insights has dubbed 2019 “the year of getting closer to the consumer,” predicting that the next year will see brands and corporations seek a more direct connection with consumers through e-commerce platforms and personalization.

Drake’s Organic Spirits Goes Global

Drake’s Organic Spirits announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits,  the world's pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, that will make Drake’s award-winning premium organic vodka, white rum and other products available in multiple states throughout the country.  Drake’s is the first and only spirit line in the world with all five health certifications.