The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

GLOBAL: Edrington Group appoints Macallan, Highland Park PR head

The Edrington Group has appointed a global PR manager for its The Macallan and Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky brands.

just On Call - PepsiCo eyes further Gatorade innovation

Soft drinks giant PepsiCo is planning more innovation for Gatorade following positive signs since the February launch of its G-Series.

EUR: EU rejects Australia's Prosecco appeal

Australia has failed to overturn a ban on its wineries using the term 'Prosecco' for wines on sale in the EU.

INDIA: United Spirits Q1 sales jump

India's United Spirits has reported a strong rise in first quarter sales with operating profits boosted by lower costs for raw materials.

AUS: Foster's Group rebrands global wine arm

Foster's Group has named its global wine arm Treasury Wine Estates, as it prepares to demerge the business from the its beer division.

FRANCE/US: Diageo sells Barton & Guestier wine arm to Castel Freres

Diageo's US wine business, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, has agreed to sell Bordeaux merchant house Barton & Guestier to France's Castel Freres for an undisclosed fee.

SPAIN: Pernod Ricard confirms Marqués de Arienzo sale

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the sale of its Bodegas Marques de Arienzo winery in Spain for EUR28m (US$35.7m) cash.

just On Call - Coca-Cola Co confident on China potential

The Coca-Cola Co's CEO and chairman, Muhtar Kent, has talked up the soft drinks firm's potential in China following a strong second quarter for the company.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard ups FY profits forecast

Pernod Ricard's operating profits rose by more than expected in the group's most recent fiscal year, as emerging markets drove a recovery in like-for-like sales in the second six months.

FRANCE/CHINA: Castel signs supply contract with Beijing Hengyi Shengsi

French wine giant Castel has strengthened its relationship with import Beijing Hengyi Shengsi (BHS) in order to enhance its distribution and sales network in China.