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

Diageo bond issue

UK: Diageo issues EUR1bn bond

Diageo, the global drinks giant, has launched and priced a EUR1bn fixed-rate bond under its European Debt Issuance Programme.

Portman Group pushes complaints

UK: Portman Group calls on consumer to complain at Christmas

The Portman Group has launched a nationwide campaign, encouraging the UK consumer to complain about drinks marketing that he or she deems irresponsible in the run-up to Christmas.

Pernod Ricard UK Christmas push

UK: Pernod Ricard unveils Christmas spirits campaign for UK

Pernod Ricard has launched what it claims to be its biggest ever targeted spirits marketing campaign in the UK.

InBev UK's Artois re-jig

UK: InBev UK drops Artois beers to focus on Stella

InBev is dropping two members of its Artois beer portfolio in the UK.

Brown-Forman's wine sale

US: Brown-Forman offloads Italian wines

Brown-Forman has signed a deal to sell its Italian wine brands to Gruppo Italiano Vini, as part of a strategy to offload peripheral sections of its portfolio.

US gets Zwack

US: Diageo brings Zwack to US

Diageo has said that it will launch Zwack, a Hungarian premium liqueur, in the US.

Beam Global appointments

US: Beam Global expands communications team

Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the drinks division of Fortune Brands, has appointed communications veterans Paula Erickson and Dan Cohen to its team.

Price dictates consumption - research

UK: Price increases cut alcohol consumption - government study

Price rises on alcoholic drinks lead directly to a fall in consumption, says a study commissioned by the UK government to help it tackle alcohol-related harm.

UK gets mandatory code

UK: Ministers propose mandatory code for alcohol retailers

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has said it will work with the government on its proposal to implement a mandatory code of practice for retailers selling alcohol.

Heineken brewery closure

IRELAND: Heineken to close Beamish & Crawford brewery

Heineken has announced that it will close the Beamish & Crawford brewery in Ireland, resulting in 120 job losses.