Heres what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

Here's what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

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

2013 - POLAND: Spirits group warns against 15% tax hike

Poland's spirits industry has urged the country's prime minister not to press ahead with plans for a 15% rise in tax on the category.

2012 - CZECH: Government issues blanket spirits ban in wake of deaths

The Czech government has ramped up an emergency crackdown on bootleg alcohol and issued a blanket ban on spirits above 20% abv.

2011 - US: Diageo creates new brand unit

Diageo has created a new business unit in North America for up-and-coming drinks brands in its portfolio.

2010 - INDIA: United Spirits targets capacity lift with Pioneer Distilleries buy

United Spirits has lined up the acquisition of majority control of Indian drinks firm Pioneer Distilleries.

2009 - JAPAN: Asahi denies interest in Orangina - report

Asahi has denied interest in acquiring the Orangina business, following claims that it may launch a bid to rival Suntory, according to a report.

2008 - RUSSIA: Constellation Brands enters Russia

Constellation Brands has said it is eyeing expansion on Russia's wine market, with the opening a susbidiary group in the country.

2007 - UK: Analyst plumps for Bacardi in race for Vin & Sprit

Bacardi has been tipped as the most likely winner for the hand of Vin & Sprit, should the Swedish company be put up for sale.

2006 - US: Brown-Forman sells Bolla winery

Brown-Forman has insisted it remains committed to "rebuilding" its Italian wine brand Bolla after selling its namesake winery.

2005 - MEXICO: Government proposes beer tax change

The Mexican government wants to reduce the tax on beer if sold in reusable bottles, to encourage brewers to use more environmentally friendly products.

2004 - UK: Mixed US news for Alled Domecq prompts share slide

Shares in Allied Domecq dipped early yesterday after comments from AC Nielsen suggested a mixed picture for the company.

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