The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard silent on winery sale

Pernod Ricard has declined to comment on a report that it has agreed to sell Bodegas Marques de Arienzo in Spain.

US: Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO confident of reviving Bud

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said that he is confident of returning the Budweiser brand to growth on the US beer market, according to a report.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers readies Scotch age campaign

The Scotch whisky and gin unit of Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers, has launched a global promotional campaign focussing on the age statement of whisky across its Scotch portfolio.

US: Diageo signs New York Giants deal

Diageo has is to sponsor the National Football League's New York Giants and the team's New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

NZ: Great and the good to lobby for tighter alcohol laws

A group of prominent people in New Zealand will petition Parliament tomorrow (30 June) for tougher alcohol laws.

US: Coca-Cola Co to invest US$12bn in Africa expansion

The Coca-Cola Co said it plans to invest a further US$12bn in Africa over the next ten years.

GLOBAL: Diageo updates Smirnoff packaging

Diageo has devised a new bottle for Smirnoff to emphasise the vodka's quality and its heritage as a supplier to Russia's Imperial Court.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken family to up control of brewer

The Heineken and Hoyer families plan to strengthen their control of Heineken Holding NV by spending EUR50m (US$61m) to recoup shares in the company.

AUS: Foster's keeping wine options open

Foster's Group has refused to close off any avenues for the future of its troubled wine arm, amid reports that China's Bright Food is keen to buy the Rosemount brand.

UK: Pernod Ricard rebrands Aberlour Scotch whisky

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division has given its Aberlour single malt Scotch whisky a makeover.