The week in drinks

The week in drinks

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Alcohol duty tax set to rise, again - report

The UK Government is preparing to raise duty tax on alcoholic drinks by another 5%, according to reports.

FRANCE: Chamarré wine group collapses

French wine group Chamarré has collapsed into receivership.

INDIA: United Breweries to build brewery

United Breweries has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government of Karnataka to set up a greenfield brewery at Nanjangud village in Mysore.

US: Jones Soda unveils US$10m financing plan

Jones Soda has secured access to up to US$10m in extra funds after signing an equity financing deal with Glengrove Small Cap Value Ltd.

UK: Drinks trade would not oppose lower drink-drive limit

The alcoholic drinks industry would be unlikely to oppose a cut to the legal drink-drive limit in the UK, as recommended by a Government-commissioned review.

US: Coca-Cola Enterprises lifts earnings guidance

Coca-Cola Enterprises has said that it expects full-year earnings to be slightly higher than previously forecast.

BELGIUM: Heineken silent on De Koninck bid

Heineken has declined to comment on a report that it is seeking to acquire the De Koninck brewery in Belgium.

EUR: MEPs vote down traffic light labelling

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted against a controversial traffic light labelling sytem for food and drink high in sugar, salt and fat.

NZ: New Zealand Winegrowers toasts lower grape harvest

New Zealand's wine trade body has said it is confident of draining the country's wine surplus after figures showed this year's harvest fell by 7% on 2009.

US: PepsiCo to distribute FRS health drinks

PepsiCo's Americas Beverages division has signed a deal to distribute energy drinks produced by California-based FRS Company across the US.