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...

The head of  Anheuser-Busch InBev has said the brewer is “taking very careful steps” as it transfers Grupo Modelo's Corona brand into its global distribution network.

Molson Coors and Miller Brewing Company are heading for a legal showdown in Canada after the SABMiller subsidiary said it is terminating a licence agreement between the two. 

Coca-Cola FEMSA has said it continues to look for opportunities beyond Latin America, after beginning a process to potentially purchase a controlling stake in The Coca-Cola Co's Philippines unit.

Is it a case of cultural differences, or is Pernod Ricard playing a bit coy on its attitude to mergers and acquisitions?

Nearly two years since Carlsberg and Heineken joined forces to buy and carve up Scottish & Newcastle, it is hard to see what the Netherlands-based brewer got from the deal. Apart from a super-premium headache, that is. 

The UK alcoholic drinks sector is braced for up to 80,000 job cuts and falling sales over the next four years, a new report has warned, as industry leaders notch up the pressure on the government's proposed duty tax rises.

The Hong Kong government has proposed the abolition of duties for all alcoholic drinks, with the exception of spirits.

The Indian government has refused to back down in the row over the country's duties on imported spirits.

The retiring chief of Constellation Wines remains upbeat about the wine industry, despite recent challenges in California and Australia.

With a difficult summer rushing to an end, the South African wine industry is looking at a harvest decrease of 9.3% compared with 2004.

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