The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Burgundy's annual wine auction, Hospices de Beaune, has achieved sales higher than 2010 and 2009, but many of the prices paid fell below expectations.

SABMiller remains confident about the growth of its beer business in China, despite a warning from its joint-venture partner, China Resources Enterprise, that the country's economy has weakened.

William Grant & Sons has confirmed a change of category director for its Scotch whisky portfolio.

Aldi is launching Glenbridge 40 Year Old Single Malt next month.

The chairman of Australian Vintage has said that the wine company is performing better this year, but warned that conditions both in Australia and outside remain challenging.

Magnotta Winery Corp's controlling family has announced that it intends to buy all outstanding shares in the company and take it private.

China's Cognac market has plenty of room for growth and Pernod Ricard's Martell is set to continue to benefit more than its rivals, according to Sanford Bernstein analysts.

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with UK singer Natasha Bedingfield to launch a global Christmas campaign.

The European Spirits Organisation (CEPS) has confirmed a change of president, with the chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association assuming the role.

SABMiller has cleared the final regulatory hurdle to its takeover of Australia's Foster's Group.