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

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Labatt USA

US: A-B InBev quiet on Labatt USA bidders

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on a report that private equity group KPS Capital Partners is among the frontrunners to buy the brewer's Labatt USA business.

Wray & Nephew and Diageo

JAMAICA: Wray & Nephew not for sale, Diageo interested? - report

Jamaican rum producer Wray & Nephew will not be put up for sale, despite financial troubles currently affecting its owner, CL Financial, according to local reports.

United Spirits Whyte & Mackay sale?

INDIA/UK: Whyte & Mackay silent on United Spirits stake sale report

Whyte & Mackay has declined to comment on reports claiming that its owner, United Spirits, is considering selling off up to 49% of its stake in the Scotch whisky company.

Absolut advertising first in US

US: Pernod Ricard claims advertising first for Absolut in US

Pernod Ricard has run what it claims to be the first spirits brand television advert to run during the Grammy Awards show in the US for its Absolut vodka brand.

Molson Coors FY results

CANADA: Molson Coors FY profit slips

Canada-based brewer Molson Coors has reported a 22% drop in net income for 2008, thanks to deteriorating beer volumes and an unfavourable currency rate.

Foster's, Moet Hennessy hit by Australian fires

AUS: Foster's, Moet Hennessey vineyards ravaged by fires

Top Australian wine regions, containing vineyards owned by Foster's and Moet Hennessey, are under threat from wildfires that have been ravaging the state of Victoria since Saturday.

Coca-Cola Enterprises FY results

US: Coca-Cola Enterprises falls to FY loss

One-off charges have led Coca-Cola Enterprises to report a net loss of US$4.4bn for 2008, despite a 4% increase in net revenue for the year.

Gallo supplier investigated for fraud

FRANCE: E&J Gallo "surprised" by Pinot Noir fraud investigation

E&J Gallo Winery has expressed surprise at a mass wine fraud investigation launched by officials in the US and France involving one of its suppliers.

Diageo H1 results

UK: Diageo H1 profit up, cuts full-year forecast

Diageo has reported an 18% rise in sales and net profit for its fiscal first half, but cut full-year guidance due to weakened economies in key markets.

Pernod Ricard H1 results

FRANCE: Pernod confirms guidance as H1 sales, profit rise

Pernod Ricard has said that it is on course to meet full-year profit guidance, after reporting a 13% rise in net sales and a 5% increase in net profit for its fiscal first half.