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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 US flavoured whiskey category is on course to be "larger than Scotch", Brown-Forman's CEO has claimed, after its full-year results showed continued growth for Jack Daniel's variant, Tennessee Honey.

Britvic's sidelined merger with AG Barr is likely to go ahead despite a new cost-savings plan from Britvic that suggests it could go it alone, an analyst has said.

Tsingtao Brewery is linking up with Japanese brewer and distiller Suntory Holdings to boost its "competitiveness" in the beer markets of Shanghai and neighbouring Jiangsu province.

Rémy Cointreau may use proceeds from the sale of its Champagne business to pursue acquisitions in key markets, according to some analysts, although the group has been touted as a takeover target by others. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the market reaction to the Piper-Heidsieck deal.

Meddling with the price of alcohol is going to be tricky for a Government that instinctively recoils from policies which might jeopardise free market competition.

Brick Brewing, the Canadian brewer, has filed a lawsuit against its founder, James Brickman, alleging financial wrongdoing against the company.

Thai Beverage, the maker of Chang Beer, is moving into the premium beer category in Thailand by launching German beer brand Federbrauin the country, according to local reports.

The European Union (EU) and Australia have inked a new bilateral agreement on trading wine.

Recent research points to growth opportunities for wine producers in Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia but establishing a wine culture among Asian consumers and coping with a price-led culture in emerging European markets will be no easy task. Joe Ayling reports.

The 500th winery in New Zealand has opened this week.

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