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

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The head of Bacardi has called on spirits producers to do more to improve consumers' knowledge of cocktails to help drive growth in the overall category.

Pernod Ricard is looking to build a new malt whisky distillery in Scotland as part of its expansion plans in the country.

The Cognac market in China may be almost half the size of the US market in volume terms but, in value terms, has grown to be worth 70% more than the US, according to recent research.

The Canadian Government has added plastics drinks packaging additive Bisphenol A (BPA) to its national list of toxic substances.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell brewing assets in Eastern Europe to private equity group CVC Capital Partners for US$2.2bn, taking the brewer over its $7bn disposals target.

SABMiller may have seen beer volumes rise by 3% in the first six months of the year but the impact of rising commodity prices, the global economic downturn and the credit crunch have given the brewer a cautious, if not downbeat, outlook for the second half. However, Chris Mercer writes, the company believes its premium positioning will bolster it during the tough times ahead.

Scottish & Newcastle has dismissed the possibility of a takeover bid from Carlsberg and Heineken.

The most powerful wine buyer in the UK has slammed the wine industry for being uncreative, slow to learn and failing to talk to consumers in a language that they understand.

The Australian wine industry needs better regulation going forward, according to a parliamentary inquiry.

Two companies are vying for the position of favourite to buy Glenmorangie, according to press reports.

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