Beverage World presents the latest news from across the worldwide beverage market.

20th Beverage Forum Opens in New York

Hundreds of beverage professionals gathered Tuesday in New York City for the opening of the 20th annual Beverage Forum Conference. Highlights included the awarding of the Large Company of the Year Award to Anheuser-Busch InBev and the Small Company of the Year Award to TalkingRain Beverage Company. And Harold Honickman was given the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.


Britvic Plans for Standalone Future

Britvic's new chief executive is set to lay out plans for the soft drinks maker to continue as a standalone company, casting further doubt on its proposed merger with A.G. Barr, Sky News reported. (Yahoo/Reuters)


EU Ends Levies on Asian Bottle Material

The European Union scrapped tariffs against five Asian nations on a chemical used to make bottles for water and soft drinks including Coca-Cola, ending 13 years of trade protection. (Live MintWSJ)


Jack Daniel's Produces a Sinatra Whiskey

Brown-Forman, which currently sells just four versions of Jack Daniel's, recently began to sell a special edition called "Sinatra Select" in honor of the artist's close ties to the brand. (WSJ Marketwatch)


Wine Aged in Charleston Harbor Recovered

A California winery on Tuesday recovered four cases of Cabernet Sauvignon that were submerged in Charleston Harbor three months ago in the first phase of an experiment to determine the effect of ocean aging on wine. (San Francisco Chronicle)