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With all-American brands such as Jack Daniel's and Woodford Reserve, Brown-Forman is very much at home in its domestic US market.

Rioja exports to China have tripled in the past two years off the back a campaign to position it as a cheaper alternative to French wine, according to latest figures.

Molson Coors has completed its acquisition of Staropramen brewer StarBev for around EUR2.65bn(US$3.54bn)

Australia's wine grape harvest for 2011 is unlikely to help drain the industry's oversupply problems after coming in bigger than expected.

Majestic Wine has proved that life exists in the UK's wine retail sector beyond the walls of the big supermarkets.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on fresh reports that it is seeking to offload brewing operations in Eastern Europe, as part of the brewer's plan to pay down debt.

The increasing appeal of Japanese food in many countries is fuelling international sales of sake, though the market is declining in Japan itself. The rice wine category is also benefiting from premiumisation in the massive Chinese market on the back of economic growth and rising personal incomes. Catherine Mars of Euromonitor International assesses the opportunities on offer in the sake sector.

Two national CEOs at Carlsberg are set to leave the brewer. The Danish company confirmed today (18 June) that Jan Bodd, CEO of Carlsberg's Norwegian arm, Ringnes, and Stig Sunde, of Carlsberg Sweden, will step down from their respective positions, with a view to creating their own company.

Pernod Ricard has revealed that sales of its Jameson Irish whiskey brand have reached the 2m-case mark for the first time.

Women are the primary purchasers of wine and yet wine marketing for some reason tends generally to be focused on men. This anomaly is being addressed by two new wines, Seduction and White Lie, targeted specifically at women. David Robertson reports.

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