The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

UK: Carlsberg appoints new UK chief as Slay moves on

Carlsberg has appointed a new CEO for its UK unit as the current encumbent is leaving to “pursue other interests”. 

AUS: Wine Australia needs funding to restore category "excitement"

Government agency Wine Australia needs extra funding to restore “excitement” to the country's wine category and boost exports, according to a new industry action plan.

INDIA: PepsiCo details India CEO switch

The Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA) division of PepsiCo has announced the appointment of a new leader for its operations in India.

UK: Remy Cointreau drops William Grant's First Drinks to go it alone in UK

Remy Cointreau is set to call time on its UK sales, marketing and distribution tie-up with William Grant & Sons' First Drinks unit in the country.

CANADA: SABMiller, Molson Coors delay court battle for talks

Miller Brewing Company (MBC), SABMiller's Canadian unit, and Molson Coors have successfully delayed a court showdown between the two in a bid to reach a settlement. 

UK: Diageo rolls out stronger Bulleit Bourbon, launches Bulleit Rye

Diageo is re-launching Bulleit Bourbon in the UK at its original higher abv and rolling out Bulleit Rye to the region, as demand for premium US whiskey grows. 

EUROPE: EU watchdog gives aspartame approval - study 

Aspartame, the artificial sweetener, is safe for consumers at currently approved consumption levels, a study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded. 

AMERICAS: Coca-Cola Co to resplit North American unit

The Coca-Cola Co is returning its North American operations to separate business and bottler arms just 17 months after they were integrated into a wider Americas unit.

AUS: Accolade Wines announces CEO appointment

Accolade Wines has confirmed the appointment of a new CEO, almost exactly a year after the previous incumbent stepped down.

US: Bacardi pulls Dewar's ad after "sexist" charge

Bacardi has taken down an online advert for its Dewar's Scotch whisky brand after a backlash from viewers who branded the spot “sexist”.