The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Craft spirits are continuing to significantly outpace mainstream brands in the US on-trade, with Tequila taking the largest share, according to latest figures

Grupo Mahou-San Miguel has reported a drop in full-year profits and sales in 2012, pointing to falling consumption levels in Spain and rising raw material costs.

Quintessential Brands wants to “explode the myth” that the spirits industry is dominated by a few multi-national groups and is targeting becoming a global “mid-tier” player itself within five years.

International premium cider brands risk getting "stuck in the middle" as a new type of hybrid consumer favouring super-premium or value options emerges, according to a new study. 

Chapel Down plans to boost production and exports of its English wines and beers after securing GBP4.3m (US$6.4m) in new funding.

Diageo will seek "formal clearance" from the UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) after its United Spirits deal gave it control of Scotch producer Whyte & Mackay

Mexico's competition watchdog has handed down its resolution to SABMiller's charges of monopolistic practices in the country's brewing sector.

French liqueur brand Nuvo - majority-owned by Diageo until last month - has been placed on the market. 

The planned merger of AG Barrand Britvic has collapsed after the Robinsons producer rejected a sweetened offer from the Scottish group.

The Coca-Cola Co is launching a 25cl can across its flagship Coca-Cola portfolio in the UK as it steps up moves to cut calories in its products.