All Things Ginger

Welcome to All Things Ginger, an introduction to ginger (or Zingiber officinale to give it its botanical name), its properties and uses, and a guide to the wide variety of ginger products currently available. We aim to keep you informed about the latest uses of this versatile ingredient.

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Two New Old Jamaica Ginger Beer Flavours (27-Jun-2013)

Cott Beverages has launched two summer seasonal limited edition Old Jamaica Ginger Beer flavours in its Twist range - pineapple, and orange & mango. Read more…

New Ginger Beer To Help Homeless (25-Jun-2013)

A new alcoholic ginger beer has been launched by Hawkes with a share of the profit donated to homeless charities. Read more…

Furniss To Launch Ginger Biscuit Range (15-Apr-2013)

Cornish biscuit maker Furniss is to launch a range of ginger biscuits. Read more…

Crabbie’s To Launch New Flavours (19-Mar-2013)

Two new Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer flavours will be available from April - Raspberry, and Strawberry & Lime. Read more…

Carling Launch Ginger-Flavoured Lager (14-Mar-2013)

This month will see a new member of the Carling Zest range with the launch of Carling Zest with a Hint of Ginger. Read more…

Two Ginger Kombucha Drinks Launched (04-Mar-2013)

Reed’s Inc has introduced two new kombucha drinks - Pomegranate Ginger and Passion Mango Ginger. Read more…

Grassplot Ginger Slices Product Recall (27-Feb-2013)

Lion Pavilion in New York is recalling Grassplot Ginger Slices because it contains undeclared sulphites. Read more…

Ginger Fragrance Trending In 2013 (21-Feb-2013)

Ginger is one of the fragrances to watch this year both for men and women. Read more…

New Beer With A Twist Of Ginger (15-Feb-2013)

Greene King will be launching Twisted Wheel, a light ale with a ‘twist of ginger’, this April for a limited period. Read more…

Gingerbread Popcorn Launched For Easter (03-Feb-2013)

A gingerbread-flavoured popcorn has been launched ready for Easter by the gourmet popcorn maker Joe & Seph’s. Read more…

Nepal Now Third Largest Ginger Producer (29-Jan-2013)

Nepal has now become the world’s third largest producer of ginger, according to the United Nations. Read more…

The Ginger People Launch Organic Food Service (22-Jan-2013)

The Ginger People has introduced its USDA-certified organic food service range at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. (Press Release) Read more…

Cawston Ginger Beer In Smaller Bottle (22-Jan-2013)

Cawston Press’ Sparkling Ginger Beer is now available in 330ml glass bottles. Read more…

Ginger Jam For Vietnamese New Year (18-Jan-2013)

Ginger jam is being made in large quantities in readiness for the Vietnamese New Year on February 10th. Read more…

Ginger Grouse Sponsors Scottish Rugby (17-Jan-2013)

Ginger Grouse will be the Official Spirit of Scottish Rugby with a three year sponsorship package. Read more…

German Ginger-Spiced Beer To Be Launched (14-Jan-2013)

The Neuzelle Kloster Brewery is to launch what is believed to be Germany’s first alcoholic and non-alcoholic ginger-spiced beers. Read more…

Chinese Ginger Shortage Expected (07-Jan-2013)

Record cold weather and reduced acreage in China will create a ginger shortfall and higher prices over the coming months. Read more…

UK-Wide Spring Launch For Ginger Grouse (02-Jan-2013)

Maxxium UK is preparing for a nationwide roll-out in March for Ginger Grouse, a 4% abv alcoholic ginger beer with added whisky. Read more…

Thor Ginger On Trial (16-Dec-2012)

Thor Drinks, a new UK company, is trialling a range of apple-based soft drinks including a ginger offering called Thor Fire. Read more…

New Bottle For Crabbie’s Green Ginger Wine (14-Dec-2012)

Halewood International has redesigned the bottle for Crabbie’s Green Ginger Wine as part its pre-Christmas “Make Time For Tradition” campaign. Read more…

Alcoholic Ginger Beer Hit In Australia (11-Dec-2012)

The leading Australian drinks chain Dan Murphy’s has said that alcoholic ginger beer has entered its hot 12 drinks list for this Christmas. Read more…

Tesco To List Low Calorie Ginger Beer (11-Dec-2012)

Fever-Tree has won a listing with Tesco for its low calorie Naturally Light Ginger Beer. Read more…

Crabbie’s Opens “Husband Crèches” (09-Dec-2012)

Crabbie’s is opening “husband crèches” or “man sheds” in UK shopping centres for men to relax, drink ginger beer and play with gadgets in the pre-Christmas shopping rush. Read more…

Krispy Kreme Launch Gingerbread Products (27-Nov-2012)

Krispy Kreme has launched a gingerbread doughnut and a gingerbread latte in North America until the end of the year. Read more…

Alcoholic Ginger Beer Sales Spike (15-Nov-2012)

The UK alcoholic ginger beer market has grown 43% in the last year and is on course for a Christmas sales spike. Read more…

New Ginger Beer For Hobbiton (14-Nov-2012)

The Good George brewery in Waikato will brew a non-alcoholic ginger beer for the Green Dragon in Hobbiton. Read more…

Alcoholic Ginger Shandy To Be Launched (09-Nov-2012)

The Bremen Beer Company is to launch Red Girl, an alcoholic ginger shandy, on the international markets. Read more…

Crabbie’s Sponsors Christmas TV (02-Nov-2012)

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer will again sponsor Christmas programmes on ITV1, ITV2 & STV. Read more…

Jeremiah Weed Root Brew on TV (31-Oct-2012)

Diageo’s Jeremiah Weed Root Brew is to appear in its first UK TV advert targeted at Scotland. Read more…

Frozen Ginger Developed In US (29-Oct-2012)

Van Drunen Farms has developed Individually Quick Frozen Ginger as a substitute for ground ginger. Read more…

Cornish Ginger Beer To Canada (28-Oct-2012)

Export novice Penpont Brewery from Cornwall has just sent 600 cases of its award-winning alcoholic ginger beer to Canada. Read more…

Beetroot Juice With Ginger Launched (27-Oct-2012)

James White Drinks has launched Beet It With Ginger, an organic beetroot juice with ginger drink. Read more…

Ginger Is Must-Have Flavour (26-Oct-2012)

McCormick has identified ginger as one of seven must-have flavours for the forthcoming festive season. Read more…

New Caribbean-Style Ginger Beer (22-Oct-2012)

A Caribbean-style, non-alcoholic ginger beer is being launched by Tropical Sun. Read more…

Thieves Steal Ginger Nuts (20-Oct-2012)

Thieves have made off with £12,000 worth of Fox’s ginger nuts and shortcakes from a Walsall industrial estate. Read more…

Ground Ginger Recall In Canada (13-Oct-2012)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the recall of certain Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger products which may contain salmonella. Read more…

Alcoholic Ginger Beer Promotion (12-Oct-2012)

Hollows & Fentimans will be promoting its alcoholic ginger beer with a Halloween marketing campaign. Read more…

Waitrose To Launch Ginger Beer (10-Oct-2012)

Waitrose is to launch an alcoholic ginger beer as part of an own-label revamp. Read more…

Thai Ginger Butter Recalled (05-Oct-2012)

Thai Ginger Butter is one of a number of products to be recalled by Sunland, Inc. Read more…

Ginger Thief Shot & Killed (02-Oct-2012)

A man has been shot & killed in Belize after being caught stealing ginger from a farm. Read more…

Ginger Sausage Wins Champion Title (02-Oct-2012)

Procter’s ginger Essex Sausage has won the Champion title in the East of England BPEX Awards. Read more…

Crabbie’s Now In Cans (10-Sep-2012)

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer is now available in 44cl cans. Read more…

Ginger RTD Launched (10-Sep-2012)

Global Brands has launched Hooper’s Alcoholic Ginger Brew on the UK RTD market. Read more…

New Ginger Flavours Developed (09-Sep-2012)

A new range of ginger flavours has been developed by Döhler to meet growing demands. Read more…

New Flavours From John Crabbie (09-Sep-2012)

John Crabbie & Co has launched two new flavours - Scottish Raspberry with Ginger, and Lemonade with Ginger. Read more…

Ginger Farmers Fear Tiger Reserve (06-Sep-2012)

Ginger farmers in the Indian state of Assam fear losing their livelihood if a proposed tiger reserve is created. Read more…

First Ginger Cider In Australia (04-Sep-2012)

Bulmers will launch Australia’s first ginger cider this month. Read more…

Lose Weight With Hot Ginger Water (30-Aug-2012)

Scientists from Columbia University have found that drinking hot water with a little ginger may help to stimulate weight loss. Read more…

Disney’s Tallest Gingerbread House (22-Aug-2012)

Disney will be making its tallest gingerbread house for this year’s Nightmare Before Christmas attraction. Read more…

Obama Should Brew Lemon Honey Ginger Ale (21-Aug-2012)

The founder of the Boston Beer Company has advised President Obama to copy Thomas Jefferson and brew a lemon honey ginger ale. Read more…

New Crabbie’s TV Ad Launched (20-Aug-2012)

A new TV advertising campaign has been launched by Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer to be shown over the next three weeks. Read more…

Ginger Could Help Diabetics (07-Aug-2012)

A University of Sydney study has shown that ginger could help to control the blood sugar levels which create problems for long-term diabetics. Read more…

Chinese Domestic Ginger Price Fall (06-Aug-2012)

The average price of ginger in Chinese markets has fallen nearly 54% year-on-year. Read more…

Open quoteIt’s probably the premier herb on the planet.Close quote
Bruce Cost - American ginger aficionado
Did You Know?

Spent ginger is simply ginger which has been exhausted of many of its constituents, such as oils, by processing.

Open quoteGinger is good for warming the stomach and achieving optimal body temperature.Close quote
Jiao Jianwen - traditional Chinese medicine expert
Open quoteGinger is one of the most powerful ingredients that there is from a flavour standpoint and a chemical standpoint and a pharmacological standpoint. It is unique in a way that most foods aren’t. It’s one of my top 10 ingredients.Close quote
Have You Tried?
Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Read our review of the famous Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer.


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Did You Know?

The Chinese often consume fresh ginger during the cold winter months as it imparts a warming sensation to their bodies. The ginger-flavoured Sprite On Fire from Coca-Cola was launched during the winter (2004) with the tagline “A burning sensation, can you stand it?”.

If you like ginger you’ll love All Things Ginger
Did You Know?

For centuries the Chinese have stored ginger in underground caves for up to 2 years without rotting at temperatures below 25°C.

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