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

Diageo Pimm's row

UK: Diageo sues Sainsbury's over Pimm's 'copycat'

Diageo has launched legal action against UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's, accusing the retailer of breaching copyright on the Pimm's brand.

Russia's relationship with alcohol

RUSSIA: Alcoholism a "national disaster" - report

Russia's Government appears to be turning up the pressure on drinks firms, with president Dmitry Medvedev reportedly labelling the country's relationship with alcohol as a "national disaster".

Pernod Ricard Kahlúa launch

US: Pernod Ricard releases limited edition Kahlúa

Pernod Ricard USA has released a limited edition Kahlúa coffee cream liqueur for the US market.

Australian Vintage's Wine Australia row

AUS: Australian Vintage may quit Wine Australia

Australian Vintage, Australia's second largest vineyard owner, is withholding funds from the country's wine trade body and may end its membership altogether due to disagreement on marketing tactics.

SABMiller Diageo legal decision

UK: SABMiller blocks Diageo Tanzania deal, for now

SABMiller has secured a temporary court injunction to block Diageo subsidiary East African Breweries Ltd from buying a stake in a rival brewer in Tanzania.

Premium demand in US

US: Demand for premium wine, spirits to rise - S&P

The demand for premium beverages in the US is expected to rise in the long-term, according to new research, with a possible easing of pricing pressures.

Diageo's Tamiflu stockpile

GLOBAL: Diageo stocks Tamiflu for all employees

Diageo is sourcing enough antiviral medicine Tamiflu for all of its employees worldwide, as it and other drinks firms ready pandemic flu strategies in response to the H1N1 'swine flu' virus.

PepsiCo video-in-print advert

US: PepsiCo, CBS unveil video content print promo

PepsiCo had joined forces with media group CBS to release a print advertisement featuring video technology for its Pepsi Max brand in the US.

New CFO for Cott Corp

CANADA/US: Cott Corp appoints CFO

Cott Corporation, the private label soft drinks specialist, has appointed Neal Cravens as its new chief financial officer.

Nestlé KitKat vegetable drink launch

JAPAN: Nestlé to launch KitKat vegetable drink

Nestlé Japan is to launch a KitKat drink that combines vegetable and fruit juices with chocolate cream, named KitKat 'vegetables galore'.