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 news stories on just-drinks in 2013.

10: GLOBAL: Peltz calls on PepsiCo to make Mondelez approach

Activist investor Nelson Peltz has claimed that PepsiCo's current model is “unsustainable” and urged the group to buy snacks firm Mondelez.

9: just On Call - Carlsberg shrugs off Russian ad ban as kiosk closures bite

Carlsberg's CEO has said the shuttering of half of Russia's beer kiosks has disrupted the Danish brewer's sales more than the country's alcohol advertising ban in the first quarter.

8: US: Beam Inc abandons Maker's Mark abv change decision

Beam Inc has buckled to consumer power and reversed its decision to reduce the abv of its Maker's Mark Bourbon brand.

7: CHINA: SABMiller's Snow completes on $864m Kingway deal

SABMiller's Chinese joint-venture has completed its US$864m acquisition of Kingway Brewery Holdings in the country.

6: US: Bacardi to launch first "infused Scotch specialty", Dewar's Highlander Honey

Bacardi has lined up the launch of a honey-"infused" variant of its Dewar's Scotch whisky brand. Dewar’s Highlander Honey is described as “Dewar’s Scotch Whisky infused with Scottish Heather Honey filtered through Oak Cask Wood”.

5: BELGIUM/MEXICO: Anheuser-Busch InBev seals US$20.1bn Modelo deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its US$20.1bn acquisition of Grupo Modelo, nearly a year after the deal was first announced.

4: FRANCE: Rémy Cointreau issues FY warning after H1 profits drop

Rémy Cointreau has warned of a double-digit fall in full-year operating profits as a Cognac slowdown in China hit its half-year results.

3: GLOBAL: Walsh to retire as Diageo CEO, Menezes to step in

Diageo has begun the long-expected transition of its CEO-ship from Paul Walsh to Ivan Menezes, with the switch set to take place on 1 July.

2: UK: AG Barr, Britvic merger abandoned

The planned merger of AG Barr and Britvic has collapsed after the Robinsons producer rejected a sweetened offer from the Scottish group.

1: AUS/US: Treasury Wine Estates to take US$145m hit on US stock clear-out

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced plans to destroy its old and out-of-date stock in the US, which it estimates will result in a AUD160m (US$145.7m) hit to fiscal 2013 pre-tax profits.

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