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

Bacardi and Oxley gin

UK: Bacardi readies Oxley gin for UK

Bacardi has launched its Oxley ultra premium gin brand in the UK.

Pernod Ricard and Beefeater 24

US: Pernod Ricard to expand Beefeater 24 gin

Pernod Ricard is to expand the presence of its super premium Beefeater 24 gin in the US, following healthy early sales.

Constellation Brands in Europe and Australia

AUS: Constellation Brands begins Europe, Australia "realignment"

Constellation Brands has begun a "realignment" process of its European and Australian wine divisions.

Troubled times at Belvedere

FRANCE: Belvédère sales tumble as creditors loom

French drinks group Belvédère has reported a 19% fall in net sales for the first half of 2009, as the company battles to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

Diageo Scottish bar ban

UK: Lebowskis bars ban Diageo drinks

The two Lebowskis bars in Scotland have banned all Diageo drinks in a protest against the firm's plans to shed jobs and close the Johnnie Walker plant in Kilmarnock.

SABMiller China chairman

CHINA: SABMiller JV appoints new chairman

SABMiller's China joint venture, China Resources Snow Breweries, has appointed SABMiller's Asia chief as its new chairman.

PepsiCo and Amacoco

BRAZIL: PepsiCo acquires coconut water firm

PepsiCo has signed a deal to acquire both divisions of Brazil's largest coconut water company, Amacoco Nordeste and Amacoco Sudeste, for an undisclosed fee.

Anheuser-Busch InBev first-half

BELGIUM: A-B InBev expects tougher H2, to raise ad spend

Anheuser-Busch InBev has warned that it expects greater pressure on operating profits in second half of 2009.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group first-half

US: Dr Pepper Snapple Group steers clear of Pepsi talk

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has distanced itself from discussions regarding the distribution deal it currently has with PepsiAmericas and Pepsi Bottling Group for its Crush CSD brand in the US.

Heineken USA president quits

US: Heineken USA chief steps down

The president and CEO of Heineken USA, Don Blaustein, is to step down following a "difference of opinion" on company strategy.