just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 7 March 2008

The top ten most visited stories on just-drinks this week:

Brown-Forman FY

US: Slowing SoCo tempers Brown-Forman FY forecast

Brown-Forman has narrowed its full-year forecast, following the release of its third quarter results.

Foster's Group wine allocation

GLOBAL: Foster's withholds wines from certain regions

Foster's Group has confirmed that it has stopped exporting some of its wines to some markets due to allocations being targeted at specific regions that are more profitable.

Diageo Smirnoff variants

US: Diageo unveils additional flavoured vodkas

Diageo has launched two additional flavours to its Smirnoff vodka portfolio in the US.

Constellation pushes premium

EUR: Constellation in premium push

Constellation Europe is planning to increase the focus and support behind its premium wine portofolio during the coming year, the European arm of the US-based wines and spirits force has announced.

UK drinking law review

UK: Drinking laws review backs 24-hour licensing

Around the clock drinking laws will continue in the UK, but with the added crackdown on sales of alcohol to underage drinkers, a government review has decided.

Hansen Natural Corp Q4

US: Hansen Natural toasts soaring sales, profits in Q4

Hansen Natural Corp. has posted a record end to 2007.

Beam Global exec joins Cobra

UK: Cobra poaches from Beam Global, again

Cobra Beer has appointed another former Beam Global Spirits & Wine employee, this time to fill the newly-created role of on-trade channel controller.

Hardy Wine Company Constellation name change

AUS: Hardy Wine Company readies Constellation name change

The Hardy Wine Company is preparing for a name change later this month.

Diageo, Heineken, NBL South Africa

S AFRICA: Diageo, Heineken, NBL extend S Africa tie-up

Diageo, Heineken and Namibia Breweries have created a "paper company" joint venture for their drinks units in South Africa.

Anheuser-Busch counters legal threat

US: A-B labels energy beer activists publicity-hungry

Anheuser Busch has responded to recent legal threats from an activist group in the US over its caffeinated alcoholic drinks, suggesting the group is simply interested in generating publicity.

Sectors: Beer & cider, Soft drinks, Spirits, Water, Wine

Companies: Brown-Forman, Diageo, Constellation, Foster’s, Smirnoff, Beam Global, Heineken, Hansen Natural Corp., Cobra Beer, Anheuser-Busch

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