Heres a look at what was happening on this day in...

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

The Coca-Cola Co's CEO has hit back at critics who claim the company's growth story is over, saying the climate is ripe with opportunity.

This month, Ray Rowlands of independent beverage research company Drinksinfo investigates the recent outrage caused by the intended opening of the Indian retail market to foreign investors, and compares the impact that a similar development has had on the country’s soft drinks market.

Innovation in the spirits industry is 'a good thing'. But, Richard Woodard is worried that, of occasion, some spirits companies run the risk of disappearing up their own still pipes when they over-innovate.

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have swapped places at Wimbledon, with Pernod's Jacob's Creek wine brand replacing Diageo's Blossom Hill as the official wine of the tennis tournament.

Those who have visited the Douro valley in Portugal will agree that it is a unique place. But scratch beneath the surface of this beautiful region and that uniqueness runs deep. So deep, indeed, that the laws of market forces appear not to apply. Chris Losh takes a look at  the beneficio system, and the hornets nest it has stirred up in the Douro.

The strong growth in the US market for wines and spirits is certain to be checked by the financial crisis. But Chris Losh found wines and spirits companies to be relatively sanguine about the US in spite of the current turmoil, anticipating that the switch to at-home entertaining and a need for affordable indulgence will bolster sales during difficult times.

Bacardi has become an investor in the ultra premium cachaça Leblon.

Lion Nathan has finally given up in its long-running quest to buy Australia's Coopers Brewery, according to local reports.

The US claims that it has won a World Trade Organisation (WTO) case against Mexico, with a disputes panel ruling a 20% tax on Mexican soft drinks manufactured with imported high-fructose corn syrup broke global commerce rules.

Central European Distribution Corp has acquired a Polish alcohol distributor.

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