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

C&C Group Magners chief resigns

IRELAND: Magners GB chief quits C&C Group

The head of C&C Group's cider business in the UK has announced his resignation from the company, after only a year in the position.

Scotch job cuts at Diageo?

UK: Diageo silent on Scotch job cuts

Diageo has declined to confirm or deny a report that it plans to cut up to 250 jobs across its Scotch whisky business.

PepsiCo's environmentally-friendly venders

US: PepsiCo to pilot 'green' vending machines

PepsiCo has launched a pilot project to introduce climate friendly vending machines in the US.

Heineken Beamish & Crawford sale

IRELAND: Heineken to sell off Beamish & Crawford site

Heineken has said that it will sell off the historic Beamish & Crawford brewery site in Ireland after it has been decommissioned.

Bacardi, Pernod Ricard and Havana Club

US: Bacardi hails "watershed moment" in Havana Club legal row

The US District Court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Cuban co-owners of Havana Club International claiming the country acted illegally in terminating its US trademark rights for the namesake rum brand.

Pernod Ricard Vin & Sprit divestments

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard sells V&S spirits to Arcus, Gronstedt to Altia

Pernod Ricard has completed the sale of three ex-Vin & Sprit brands to Arcus Gruppen, but competition concerns have forced the drinks giant to remove Gronstedt Cognac from the deal and sell to Altia instead.

Beam Global, Edrington Group get started

GLOBAL: Beam Global, Edrington Group officially launch alliance

Beam Global Spirits & Wine and The Edrington Group have launched their new sales and distribution alliance today (1 April), following Remy Cointreau's exit from the Maxxium joint venture.

Vin & Sprit Absolut boss calls time

SWEDEN: Vin & Sprit Absolut president to stand down

The president of Vin & Sprit Absolut has announced his intention to step down from the post later this year.

End of the road for Radico Khaitan?

INDIA: Radico Khaitan fights winding-up ruling

Indian spirits firm Radico Khaitan has said that it is appealing against a winding-up order on the company, issued by the High Court of Allahabad.

What is the EU playing at?

COMMENT: EU, France fight war of the rose

It is hard to fathom what the EU hopes to achieve by legalising the blending of red and white wines to make commercial rose.