The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

SABMiller is to significantly expand its brewing capacity in Southern Sudan in response to growing consumer demand for beer in the country.

Pernod Ricard has used a rap on the knuckles from US import authorities as an opportunity to revamp its lesser known Irish whiskey brands, Green Spot and Redbreast.

Diageo has declined to comment on reports out of India that it is in talks with Mohan Meakin over mutually beneficial opportunities in the country.

Shipments of beer and quasi-beer drinks in Japan last month were hit hard by the earthquake and tsunami in the north-east of the country, according to recent figures.

The head of Beam Global Spirits & Wine has warned potential suitors that the unit is not gearing itself for an auction process later this year.

Castel is looking to extend its co-operation with Japan’s Suntory into Asia.

Whyte and Mackay has confirmed to just-drinks that it has settled its legal dispute with Capstone International over the terms of their US distribution deal for the John Barr Scotch whisky brand.

The US wine market could see a “revolution” of tastes and styles over the next 20 years as consumers make new demands of producers, according to a recent report.

Carlsberg has confirmed details of a change of leadership for its supply chain department.

Constellation Brands may still be forced to acquire the remainder of Italian wine group Ruffino, but is hopeful of doing so at a lower price than originally expected.