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 upped its interest in the Tequila category through the acquisition of the DeLeón brand as part of a joint-venture agreement with rap artist and producer Sean 'Diddy' Combs.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has branded a proposal to bring in an extra tax on the drink as “ludicrous”. 

The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has defended its use of a lobbying agency to remove references to the term 'wife beater' from the Wikipedia page for its Stella Artois lager brand.

Constellation Brands is paying a heavy price to offload the bulk of its Australian wine business and its move marks a low-point for the global wine industry.

Some of the biggest names in the UK drinks industry, including Diageo, have met with administrators of First Quench Retailing in an attempt to recoup funds owed by the collapsed off-licence group.

International spirits firms such as Diageo and Pernod Ricard face a tough year in China as an economic slowdown hits consumer confidence, the author of a new study in the country has told just-drinks.

Heineken has lined up the launch of its BeerTender home draught beer system in the US.

Havana Club International, the rum joint venture between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, plans to open a distillery on the island.

The EU's Council of Ministers has made legal experimental wine-making practices that have been under trial.

Coca-Cola will stop selling soft drinks in its vending machines in Belgian primary schools. The US company said yesterday (4 January) that the machines will stock only juice, mineral water and milk.

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