Heres what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

Here's what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Anheuser-Busch InBev is convinced that large brewers like itself can play a bigger role in the US craft beer segment, an analyst has reported.

SPI Group is to drop William Grant & Sons as its US distributor for Stolichnaya and set up its own import company.

Diageo has recruited model and 'socialite' Amber to front a campaign including television, radio, print and online advertising as well as public relations, which has been created to launch the two Smirnoff variants.

The CEO of Gruppo Campari has hailed a resilient performance in the key US market, but he warned that pricing in the country's spirits sector will remain competitive.

The global economic downturn has boosted private label soft drink sales in the UK, according to a new report.

Vijay Mallya's UB Group is becoming an increasingly important player in the international drinks business, and the airlines to whisky billionaire is no stranger to being a big player.  In the first instalment of this special two-part just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring asks Mallya about travel retail and his plans for Scotch whisky firm Whyte & Mackay which UB acquired last year.

Scottish & Newcastle has rejected what it has called the latest "highly conditional proposal" from Carlsberg and Heineken to acquire the UK-based brewer.

Despite declining wine consumption figures on the domestic market and challenging trading conditions, at least 64 new wineries or merchant houses have started operating in the Cape over the past year.

The head of SABMiller has attacked Anheuser-Busch's (AB) discounting policy in the US.

The merger between Molson and Adolph Coors has moved a step closer today (11 November).

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