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...

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has said it looking into a controversial advert for Bacardi brand Dewar's that was pulled after complaints it was sexist.

Rémy Cointreau's appointment of CFO Frédéric Pflanz to take on the new additional role of COO suggests he is line take over from CEO Jean-Marie Laborde, according to an analyst.

Exports of US wine for 2011 are expected to set a new record, according to the California-based Wine Institute.

Heineken has launched a three-year sustainability campaign in Spain to improve its environmental and sustainability credentials in the country.

Coca-Cola France is to launch a version of its Fanta Still drink early next year made with the natural sweetener, stevia.

Diageo has launched a partnership with UK sausage supplier Debbie & Andrew's to manufacture products infused with Guinness.

Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling (CCHBC) is searching for buyout opportunities within the juice and water categories in central Europe and Russia.

Diageo has calmed press reports suggesting it is keen to expand its wine portfolio.

Pernod Ricard has revealed further details of its Britvic stake sale. The French company said late last week that it has sold all of its 51m shares in Britvic, in connection with Britvic's proposed listing on the London Stock Exchange this Wednesday (14 December).

Following local reports on Friday, China Resources Breweries confirmed today that it would be acquiring a brewery in eastern China. CRB is 49%-owned by SABMiller and this will represent its fourth acquisition in China this year.

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