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...

Coca-Cola Enterprises is set to detail its full-year guidance for 2013, but has warned that sales for the year will be lower than originally forecast.

Diageo and Pernod Ricard are backing Scotch whisky to be next year's biggest growth story, an analyst has said.

SABMiller is reportedly almost ready to submit its hostile takeover offer for Foster's Group, as the Australian brewer's share price continues to wobble.

The chief financial officer of Foster's Group, Angus McKay, has announced his resignation as the firm prepares to demerge its beer and wine businesses.

Yesterday (2 September), Brown-Forman posted a better-than-expected set of first quarter results. Company CEO, Paul Varga spoke exclusively to just-drinks yesterday afternoon, to explain the secret behind the wine and spirit firm's success, and his hopes for the next fiscal year.

Amidst the doom and despond of the economic downturn, Diageo demonstrated its power and resilience by turning in full-year sales and profit growth. In the first of a special, two-part just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring spoke with Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh about the recent performance, future acquisition plans in spirits, wine and even beer, and the controversial issue of the alleged links between ready-to-drink brands (RTDs) and alcohol misuse.

The European Parliament has backed away from recommending the introduction of a harmonised health warning on alcohol packaging throughout the EU even though its own health committee had urged such a step.

SABMiller has named the man to head its Russian operations.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday signed the bill that requires a level playing field for wine shipments between states in California, meaning any licensed winery in the US will be able to apply for a permit to ship to California adult residents.

The Danish brewer Carlsberg and the Tibet Galaxy Science & Technology Development Co Ltd have officially inaugurated their joint venture in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, according to local press reports.

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