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...

Diageo has defended itself amid criticism in Ireland over its annual Guinness-promoting Arthur's Day.

Heineken has completed the purchase of Kindest Place Groups' stake in Asia Pacific Breweries ahead of the vote on its offer to buy out JV partner Fraser & Neave.

PepsiCo's partnership with Serm Suk is under threat after 59 years, signalling the dawn of a new and inevitably challenging era for the soft drinks firm in the country.

Whyte & Mackay is locked in a potentially costly court battle with the distributor of its John Barr blended Scotch whisky in the US, Capstone International.

Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer's Distributors have abandoned their proposed distribution venture.

France's 2008 wine harvest is likely to total 45.6m hectolitres, according to the latest estimates published by the Ministry of Agriculture

Carlsberg has confirmed its acquisition of Parag breweries in Kolkata and declared plans to become the leader in India's domestic premium beer market.

Negotiations are continuing between Philippines food and beverage group San Miguel Corp. (SMC) and the Coca-Cola Company over the sale SMC's majority stake in the local Coke bottler Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc. (CCBPI).

It has been reported that drinks giant Diageo paid its chief executive, Paul Walsh, £2.43m last year.

The recently formed brewing giant InBev is acquiring the remaining 50% of Lion Group's beer business in China for a cash consideration of US$131.5m, hereby gaining 100% control.

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