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Drink Spotlight: Alpha Wolf Goji-Pomegranate-Alphonso Mango



WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MIX GOJI BERRY (also known as Wolf berry), Pomegranate, Alphonso mango and all the greatness of ALPHA WOLF? You get a delicious symphony of flavors which will have both your taste buds and your brain wanting more.





About the company

ALPHA WOLF WAS CREATED, in look and function to meet the lifestyle needs of someone like you. Someone who lives a busy lifestyle and cares about what they put into their body. Someone who has style, a bit of edge and a lot of fun. Most of all, someone who is motivated, and continues to strive for self-improvement.

The basic blend for Alpha Wolf was created in 2013 by the founder, who was working two jobs and studying for the MCAT. Trying to balance his workload with a meaningful personal and social life became a challenge. At the time he was making his own sports supplement, so he could have control over his own health and fitness throughout the day. His busy lifestyle and his background in science led him to research and develop the first blend of Alpha Wolf.



Company: Alpha Wolf
Brand:  Goji-Pomegranate-Alphonso Mango
Origin: US
Category: Supplement
Packaging: 16 fl. oz.
Claims: Only 5 calories, helps you power through the day.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 12-pack $29.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: http://www.drinkalphawolf.com/





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Drink Spotlight: McAles Brewing Company Unveils Hard Sodas


Introducing Hard Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Orange N’ Cream and Cola

McAle’s Brewing Company, In November 2015 the leading producer of hard sodas and Apple Ale launched an all-new line of hard crafted sodas including Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Orange N’ Cream and Cola. Today McAle’s stake their claim on its latest line of Hard Crafted sodas as “The Best Tasting Hard Soda of its Kind.”

McAle’s explored the world to find the best flavors and ingredients for its old-fashioned recipes. McAle's are confident in their claim of “Best Tasting Hard Soda of its Kind.” All McAle’s Hard Sodas come in a 24 oz. cans and 16 oz. cans available in a four pack, the only four-pack offering of its kind, and have 6% alcohol by volume.

McAle’s Hard Orange N’ Cream uses natural orange citrus and real vanilla cream for that classic sweet and tart flavor. Not only is this a one of a kind hard soda, it is also the best tasting orange n’ cream soda compared to anything else available in the country.

McAle’s Hard Root Beer is smooth-brewed using a cream soda base for a creamier and richer taste. Added spice bark and vanilla bean extract round out this complex and sweet alternative to beer.

The Hard Ginger Ale uses real ginger spice and natural lemon-lime, creating a true ginger ale with a refreshing taste. The spicy ginger and citrus lime come together in this drink to create a classic ginger ale flavor with a zesty finis

The Hard Cola uses natural kola nut, the fruit of a kola tree, to create that classic cola bitter-sweetness with a smooth finish. The first of its kind, McAle’s Hard Cola delivers true cola flavor and aroma.

“McAle’s Hard Crafted Sodas are unlike anything else available and we’re proud to once again pave the way for the industry and introduce our old-fashioned recipes to the world,” said Michael Michail, President and CEO of McAle’s Brewing Company. “These Hard Crafted Sodas are a welcome addition to the McAle’s Brewing Company family and further our commitment to supply cutting edge technology, style and flavor.”

Large format cans are a staple of McAle’s branding. Typically preferred by convenience stores, other retailers have been taking notice of the growth in grab-and-go products and created similar convenience sections to compete for that business. The introduction of craft beers has changed the old value perception of large format cans with premium single serve bottles and cans. McAle’s sees the convergence of these trends as support of its leadership and commitment to the large single serve can format.

McAle’s Hard Sodas are currently available across the country. For additional information and to find a retailer, visit www.mcalesbrewing.com.


About McAle’s Brewing Company

McAle’s Brewing Company is committed to providing the best tasting hard sodas of its kind and uses only high-end premium ingredients. McAle’s Brewing Company manufactures and distributes Hard Apple Ales and Hard Crafted Sodas.






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Drink Spotlight: Drink like a Boss


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1 Pick-up your favorite ice-cold BOSS flavor.
2 Pop that top. Stand up and take a sip like a BOSS.
3 Be it. It’s time for everyone to know there’s a new BOSS in town.








Company: Drink like a Boss
Brand: Boss
Slogan: Drink like a Boss
Origin: USA
Category: Alcoholic Beverages
Packaging: 23.5oz
Claims: 12% ABV, 14% ABV
Variants: Watermelon, Grape, Fruit Punch
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: drinklikeaboss.com






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Company Spotlight: Olive Water


Inspired by the Mediterranean Diet

Meet the refreshing drink with the rejuvenating power of a ¼ liter of extra virgin olive oil


“[Olive oil is] An age-old food with space-age qualities that medical science is just beginning to understand.”
-Tom Mueller, author of extra virginity




The Sustainable Drink
Did you know the olive is 15-20% oil and more than 50% water? That means only a small portion of each olive is pressed into actual olive oil. Its water, pits and skin are discarded as waste. In the Mediterranean, where most of the world’s olive oil is produced, this amounts to 11 million tons a year.

Using a solvent-free mechanical process, we treat this “waste” to remove any pits, skin and pulp, leaving behind a phytonutrient rich water complete with olive oil’s most revitalizing parts.




The Secret Within
Homer referred to it as “liquid gold”. Hippocrates christened it “the great healer”. For thousands of years, the virtues of olive oil have been praised by poets, philosophers and writers. Today, doctors and nutritionists embrace it for its extensive health and cosmetic applications, with clinical studies pointing to its rich phytonutrient, antioxidant and vitamin E content as the primary source of its benefits.

Olive oil is most widely recognized for its contributions to a healthy heart, skin and immune system. Yet the typical American diet consists of only a fraction of the olive oil consumed in the Mediterranean.

With 120 calories and 14 grams of fat in a tablespoon, it may not come as a surprise.

It’s why we set out to create a Mediterranean inspired beverage with only 20 calories. Each refreshing bottle of Olive Water® delivers the amount of phytonutrients found in a 1/4 liter of extra virgin olive oil, 100% vitamin C and 20% vitamin E, for a deeply nourishing blend of antioxidants that renew you from the inside out.


The Brand Story
EVEE founder Yani Andrianos was born and raised in Southern California, but spent many of his childhood summers in Greece, where he developed a passion for delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine and a love for olive oil.

In Greece, community and exercise complement a dietary pattern centered on whole grains, legumes, seasonal fruits and vegetables, wild fish and above all, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. The world has come to know it as the Mediterranean diet, but to Greeks and other Europeans, it’s a lifestyle rooted in centuries of culture and tradition.

Inspired by the fundamental role of olive oil in the Mediterranean diet, and the many ways it can help improve people’s health, Yani set out to create a wholesome product that combined the best of two worlds – the nutritional power of olive oil with the convenience and enjoyment of a refreshing beverage. Three years later, Olive Water® was born – a rejuvenating, fruit flavored drink that captures the heart and soul of the Mediterranean diet, in a way never before imagined





Company:  Olive Water
Brand:  Olive Water
Slogan: A Rejuvenating Superdrink
Origin: USA
Category:  Water
Packaging: 16fl oz
Claims: 10 Calories per Serving, 20% Vitamin E, 100% Vitamin C, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Vegan, No Preservatives
Variants: Ginger & Lime, Apricot & Coconut,
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: olivewater.com







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Drink Spotlight: Telula Chia Blend Blackberry



Chia Juice. Gesundheit! Blackberry Chia gives you a zest boost of omega-3 and 4 fantastic grams of deitary fiber. Blackberries are the perfect compliment to the fiber-rich sweetness of chia seeds. Enjoy.



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About the company

Telula is what happens when an organic snacks and produce company decides to rethink organic juicing from the ground up. For over 25 years, Made in Nature has been on a mission to discover and share the most delicious organic snacks on the planet. With Telula, we’ve set out to pack as much organic fruits and veggies into each and every day as possible, and bring all the awesome benefits of juicing to everyone.

Who said juicing had to be so time consuming, intimidating and expensive? At Telula we believe juicing should be stupid simple, lots of fun and part of your every day. So we’ve gone ahead and put all the delicious organic, earth grown goodness your body needs in a beautiful, shelf-stable, recyclable glass bottle. And at price your family can afford.

Our organic juice blends taste great and make you feel good, because you’re actually doing something that’s good for your body and for the planet. We think that’s pretty rad.



Company: Telula
Brand: Chia Blend Blackberry
Origin: US
Category: Juice
Packaging: 236ml
Claims: 125 blackberries and 10 teaspoons of chia per serving.
Variants: View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.drinktelula.com/index.html



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Drink Spotlight: Drink trends for 2016



If you have a big event coming up in 2016 or you’re running a hospitality business, you will want to keep up with the hottest and most stylish drinks. As with the fashion and food sectors, there are also trends in the drinks industry that change over the seasons. Here is a look at some of the potential new cocktail ingredients that are going to trend in the next year, along with the beers, wines and mixers that are going to be popular.


Mix it up

Cocktails are proving extremely popular at the moment, with consumers looking to try something new and exotic on their night out. Choosing and drinking a cocktail is all part of an experience, and customers are looking for bartenders who can create something special and put on an elaborate show for them.

Signature cocktails that help an establishment stand out from the crowd are a good idea. This can attract customers and give them something they can’t find in another bar. Champagne and good quality sparkling wines, such as Prosecco, are becoming more widely used in cocktails.

It’s important when you’re putting a cocktail together that you pay attention to all the ingredients. Specific brands of spirits, as well as artisan varieties, are often preferred by drinkers rather than the well-known, mainstream versions. Consumers also look for strength of flavor in their cocktails. Cocktails featured in the calvados drink recipes are known for their high quality and strength of flavor.

Drinkers are now more willing to experiment with new flavors in their cocktails. We’re now seeing the emergence of more sour and savory options, as well as those containing spices. We’ve moved on from solely using tomato juice as a savory flavor, to including the addition of black garlic and egg white into cocktails.


Across the sector

It’s not just in the cocktail market where we will see changes in 2016. There are also likely to be new trends across the drinks industry, from wines and beers to mixers and soft drinks.

Even beer drinkers are becoming more discerning about their choices. Craft beers are gaining in recognition and moving into more prominent positions in bars. These come from small brewers who concentrate on flavors and taste, producing specialist and limited edition beers.

In the wine market, consumers are more open to changing their varieties, rather than simply sticking with what they’ve been drinking for years. Younger drinkers tend to opt for sweeter versions such as Moscato. With the desire to drink sparkling wines as a more everyday drink, champagne is giving way on these to cheaper versions, such as Prosecco.

Mixers will continue with tonics, fruit flavored liquors and juices used in a variety of combinations to make a range of cocktails, including those made with the amazing calvados apple brandy.

With so many choices available, 2016 should be an exciting year in the drinks industry. Whether you prefer refreshing cocktails or a smooth glass of beer, there’s something for every taste and plenty of new drinks to experience.




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Drink Spotlight: Happy Planet Lemonade



Chill out on hot summer days with our thirst-quenching coolers. Where does this special kind of delicious come from?  It comes from fresh organic lemons, squeezed for every last drop of goodness.
Ingredients: water, organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice, organic lemon juice concentrate, natural lemon flavour.






About the company

We started with a farmful of organic carrots, a blender and the dream of the world as a happier place. Today Happy Planet makes smoothies, juices, soups and health shots - all fresh and all good.

We make food and juice that makes you smile. It has to do you good and taste great - that's Happy Planet.



Company: Happy Planet
Brand:  Lemonade
Slogan:  Happy Planet
Origin:  US
Category:  Iced Tea
Packaging:  1.5L
Claims:  Thirst quenching, fresh organic lemons
Variants:  View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy:  US
Website: http://happyplanet.com/



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Beer on Ice? Yeah, That’s Nice

If it's summer, I'm drinking my beer on ice.

I got hooked a few years back when Micheladas became the rage among beer lovers and the cocktail-obsessed. (If you happened to miss the trend, don't sweat it--it's easy: Mexican beer of choice, glass of ice, juice of one lime and then, if you want, a few dashes of hot sauce and some salt on the rim. Addictive.)

One day last June I didn't have any limes handy or bottles of cerveza. But I did have a six-pack of Bud in cans, which is what I pretty much always drink, no matter the season. So I poured a can over ice--and no disrespect to limes or salt and all that, but damn, was it refreshing. Cold, bubbly, bracing.

Yeah, I know--I've heard it all: "You really drink beer on ice?" "Doesn't that water it down?" "Why?!"

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