The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

UK reports over the weekend have suggested that Diageo is mulling a US$2bn move to acquire full control of the Jose Cuervo Tequila brand.

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has acquired US spirits brand Skinnygirl for an undisclosed sum.

SABMiller has reiterated its commitment to the Pacific Beverages joint venture it operates in Australia with Coca-Cola Amatil.

SABMiller expects to make more revenue from beer sales in Africa over the next four years than it had originally forecast.

Coca-Cola has dropped out of the top ten of Brand Finance Global's 500 most valuable brands for the first time.

Whyte & Mackay has moved to create the position of marketing director for its international markets.

Bacardi has switched global social responsibility ambassadors, from Michael Schumacher to Rafael Nadal.

Duty tax on beer, wine and spirits in the UK will rise by another 2% above inflation, the UK Government has announced.

Foster's Group has withheld beer from two of Australia's largest retailers, Coles and Woolworth's, over a price dispute, according to reports.

The chairman and CEO of French drinks group Belvédère, Jacques Rouvroy and Krzysztof Trylinski, appear to have lost a legal battle to prevent their assets being seized by two UK-based investment funds.