The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

A downward trend for cachaça in its home market of Brazil is pushing producers of the domestic white spirit to look abroad for growth, according to a new report.

This year's wine harvest in New Zealand has come in lower than 2011, returning the country to the levels it hit in 2010, according to figures released late last week.

Heineken is taking legal action against competitor brewers in Czech, in a bid to stop them using the term 'Radler' on their products.
PepsiCo will appoint a former executive to oversee legal work and government dealings, the company said late yesterday (18 June).
The head of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has promised “evolution, not revolution” as it overhauls distribution and marketing in Europe.
A group representing South Africa's alcohol producers has spoken out after it emerged the government is pressing ahead with plans to ban alcohol advertising in the country.
Heineken has confirmed that it has targeted the Desperados brand for a major push, including releasing it outside of Europe for the first time.
Major beer brands in the US have been "asleep at the wheel" for the last 20 years and it will take years of innovation for them to recover, an analyst has argued.
Diageo has confirmed the addition of a new non-executive board member.
Carlsberg's beer sales at stadiums hosting the European Football Championships have already topped that from the entire last tournament, with consumption up 49% per spectator.