With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the ten most read analyses on just-drinks in 2013.

10: The Tale of RTD Tea

Globally, RTD tea continues to outpace other soft drinks, reports Jonas Feliciano beverages industry research analyst at Euromonitor.

9: Super Bowl Ad Showdown

It's fourth and goal for this year's Super Bowl, and beverage companies are continuing their traditionally hefty advertising presence at Sunday's showpiece NFL event.

8: Carlsberg confident over Russian revival

The negative impact Carlsberg has felt from Russia's ban on street kiosk beer sales should be over by the end of the year, the group's CEO has predicted.

7: Brown-Forman price hikes protect Jack Daniel's status - CFO

An “explosion” in the premium spirits sector forced Brown-Forman to up the price of Jack Daniel's before consumers considered it run-of-the-mill, the company's CFO has said.

6: Anheuser-Busch InBev predicts 1.2m-hectolitre World Cup boost

Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO has said next summer's World Cup could add 1.2m hectolitres to the company's beer volumes in Brazil.

5: Treasury Wine Estates boss talks up US opportunity after write-down plan

The head of Treasury Wine Estates has faced down criticism over the company's move to destroy AUD35m worth of old US stock, maintaining that the group has to maintain a presence in the world's biggest wine market.

4: Get ready for North America rebound - Coca-Cola Co

The Coca-Cola Co has predicted North America's NARTD category will revitalise over the next decade as “headwinds turn to tailwinds”.

3: World's Top 20 Most Valuable Drinks Brands

A study, conducted by brand valuation agency Brand Finance, has ranked the world's biggest drinks brands by their value. 

2: Beam Lowers Maker's Mark abv

Who would have thought that lowering the abv of a Bourbon would provoke so much reaction? Beam will no doubt have been expecting some kind of response to cutting Maker's Mark alcohol content to 42%, announced in February, but possibly not the scale that has emerged.

1: Diageo's Next CEO, Ivan Menezes

In May, Ivan Menezes was confirmed as Paul Walsh's successor as Diageo CEO. The 53 year-old, currently the group's chief operating officer, will replace Walsh in the top job on 1 July. Here just-drinks takes a look at India-born Menezes' career to date.

For the full series of Top Tens of 2013, click here.