Heres what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

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European trade barriers against wine from Moldova could be dropped sooner than expected under European Commission (EC) proposals.

The 'Global Actions: Initiatives to Reduce Harmful Drinking' conference closed in Washington DC yesterday (9 October) with the unveiling of a new set of commitments by major drinks companies around tackling alcohol misuse.

Coca-Cola has retained its spot as the world's most valuable brand, according to consultancy group Interbrand.

Europe's Governments will suffocate their tax revenue and erode beer industry profits if they raise excise duty on beer any further, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers study.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the appointment of Lance Armstrong as brand ambassador for its Michelob Ultra beer brand.

Coca-Cola's distribution deal for Monster Energy may best be summed up with the old catchphrase, 'if you can't beat them, join them'.

Cadbury Schweppes plans to demerge its North American beverage business, having failed to find a suitable buyer for the operation.

Anheuser-Busch has refused to be drawn on speculation linking the brewer to a takeover bid.

Shares in takeover target Coopers Brewery could be a lot lower than the amount offered by bidder Lion Nathan, according to Lion's legal team.

Domestic and export sales of Australian wine were up in August this year.

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