The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

The global vodka market managed only 0.3% growth last year, reaching 493.9m nine-litre cases, with sales under pressure in its Eastern and Central European strongholds, according to a new report from just-drinks and The IWSR.

Pernod Ricard is set to inaugurate a new distillery for its Pernod Absinthe spirits brand in France.

Bacardi has announced plans for a worldwide marketing push for its Grey Goose vodka brand.

Carlsberg-controlled Olivaria Brewery in Belarus has appointed a new CEO.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reignited its 'Project 12' initiative with the launch of three new small-batch beers. 

European trade barriers against wine from Moldova could be dropped sooner than expected under European Commission (EC) proposals.

AG Barr has appointed a former SABMiller executive to its board of directors.

Abrau-Durso, the Russian wine producer, is entering the still wine market with plans to produce eight varieties under its Homestead Divnomorskoye brand, according to reports.

PepsiCo has launched a new television advert for its namesake soft drinks brand featuring footballer Lionel Messi.

Campari has confirmed a change of leadership at its Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands division.