just the round-up - The week in drinks
The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:
Corby Distilleries' new CFO
Rose wine decision
A European Commission proposal to allow EU winemakers to produce rosé wine by mixing red and white wines together has been dropped, following opposition led by France.
Diageo, Marnier-Lapostolle tie-up
Diageo has signed a deal with Marnier-Lapostolle to distribute the French group's Grand Marnier liqueur across Europe.
Threshers under threat?
First Quench Retail (FQR), the group behind the off-licence chain Threshers, has had its cashflow reductions and credit lines withdrawn as a result of the economic downturn.
UK soft drinks bearing up
The UK soft drinks industry has proved itself more resilient to recession than other beverage sectors in 2009, according to Paul Moody, president of the British Soft Drinks Association.
Rémy Cointreau, the French Champagne and Cognac group, has blamed destocking in key markets during the economic downturn for a 13% drop in net sales in its fiscal full-year.
Ireland alcohol advertising
Ireland's alcoholic drinks industry has rejected calls for new laws to govern drinks adverts on television.
Brown-Forman has reported falls in both sales and profits for its fiscal full-year, damaged by double-digit declines in its fourth quarter.
New Zealand wines in Europe
New Zealand wineries must stick to their focus on value and not be tempted into the world of discounting to shift extra volumes, David Cox, the new Europe director for New Zealand Winegrowers, has told just-drinks.
UK wine sales in 2008
The UK wine market shrank in both value and volume sales in 2008 and the sector will have to wait until 2011 to see a recovery, according to new research from Mintel.
Pernod Ricard and Diageo's pitched battle on the fairways of world golf is hotting up....
Alcoholic drinks firms are hoping to avoid a global call for "extreme" legislation to tackle alcohol abuse by outlining the ways industry can help to tackle the problem....
The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:...
Two senior drinks industry heads have backed the launch of a book by The International Center for Alcohol Policies, calling for the industry to play a strong part in policy and implementation....
Remy Cointreau has reported a fall in half-year earnings, but operating profits and sales were boosted by higher sales of high-end Cognac in China....
Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo, has reported a fall in profits for its fiscal first quarter....
Diageo and subsidiary East African Breweries have transferred distribution of all spirits brands in Tanzania to Serengeti Breweries with immediate effect....
Landmark Scotch Whisky Regulations covering every aspect of the making, bottling, and labelling of Scotch Whisky have come into force today (23 November)....
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