The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has detained 11 Brazilian and Canadian orange juice shipments, following positive tests for the fungicide carbendazim.

The MD of William Grant & Sons' First Drinks division has said he is not concerned about the financial travails facing Central European Distribution Corp (CEDC), ahead of a distribution tie-up between the two in the UK.

Patrón Spirits International's Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa

The Coca-Cola Co will invest US$1bn in Mexico in 2012, as part of the soft drinks firm's five-year spending plan for the country.

Wine Australia's general manager for market development, James Gosper, has told just-drinks that the country's wineries are right to be optimistic about China, but should approach the market cautiously.

SABMiller has appointed new heads for its Royal Grolsch and Birra Peroni beer businesses.

Argentina has seen wine exports increase strongly in US dollar terms for 2011, thanks to ongoing consumer demand in the US and a jump in sales to China.

Beam Inc has said that it expects more sales and profits gains in its first full-year as an independent company, after reporting a strong overall performance in 2011. 

Central European Distribution Corp has said that Russian Standard's proposal is one of several "options" it is exploring.
SPI Group has consolidated distribution of its Stolichnaya vodka portfolio in the Indian market.