The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Fortune Brands has moved another step closer to recreating itself as a standalone spirits company, after completing the sale of its golf business.

SABMiller's Chinese joint-venture, China Resources Snow Breweries, has acquired all outstanding shares in two breweries in China's Zhejiang province, as it seeks to expand its reach in the country's beer market.

Kirin Holdings has emerged as the winner in the battle to take control of Brazil's second largest brewer, Schincariol, in a BRL3.95bn (US$2.5bn) deal.

Accolade Wines has turned its attention to Asia Pacific, with the creation of a commercial general manager role for the region.

Molson Coors has said that its US$1.2bn share buyback does not rule it out of mergers and acquisitions, although the brewer appears to have bowed out of any race for Foster's Group.

Wine Australia has appointed Angela Slade as its new director for North America.

Gruppo Campari plans to market its new cachaça brand, Sagatiba, more strongly in Brazil to take advantage of emerging demand for premium drinks in the country.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has revamped the can and secondary packaging for its flagship Budweiser brand.

Kraft Foods will separate its drinks brands as part of a plan to split the company in two.

Bacardi has welcomed the latest US legal ruling in favour of its Havana Club rum brand, while Pernod Ricard has vowed to continue its fight in the long-running row.