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Diageo and Ciroc

US: Diageo utilises Diddy, Ciroc link at boxing match

Diageo has promoted its responsible drinking message across the US by using its alliance between its Ciroc vodka brand and Sean Diddy Combs during a recent boxing match.

Diageo in Eastern Europe

EUR: Diageo names Eastern Europe head

Diageo has appointed a new general manager for Eastern Europe.

PET bottle for wine industry

GLOBAL: Wine sector gets full-sized PET bottle

PET Engineering has collaborated with US-based Constar International to design and produce full-sized PET wine bottles.

Scottish & Newcastle and Stassen

UK: Scottish & Newcastle sells Belgian cider unit

Scottish & Newcastle has sold Belgium-based Stassen ciders back to the family that originally sold the company.

UK binge drinking on the slide

UK: Binge drinking on decline in UK - research

The number of people in the UK that are drinking alcohol irresponsibly has fallen, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Constellation Brands' wine sale

US: Constellation to sell wine brands, winery to The Wine Group

Constellation Brands has lined up the sale of two wine brands and a winery to The Wine Group.

Pernod Ricard H1 sales

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard H1 on the up, revises FY

Pernod Ricard has posted a healthy lift in sales for the first half of its fiscal year.

Carlsberg, Heineken and S&N

UK: Carlsberg, Heineken set to get Scottish & Newcastle

The sale of Scottish & Newcastle to Carlsberg and Heineken has begun.

SWEDEN: Vin & Sprit privatisation begins - report

The auction for Vin & Sprit has begun, according to reports.

Vranken-Pommery Monopole FY sales

FRANCE: Vranken-Pommery sees sales rise in 2007

Vranken-Pommery Monopole has posted a steady lift in sales for 2007.