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...

SABMiller has announced that its chairman and former CEO, Graham Mackay, has died.

Brown-Forman's CEO has admitted the company has been forced to innovate as the pool of available acquisitions has shrunk and smaller brands have taken market share.

The new CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages plans to renew the group's focus on core soft drinks brands in the US in order to improve sales and investor confidence.

Diageo aims to double the size of its business in the Middle East within the next five years by selling more premium drinks in travel retail at the region's key airports.

Constellation Brands has vowed to defend itself against a lawsuit filed by Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo over the amount of funding both firms have given to their Crown Imports joint venture.

For our final interview of 2008, we're putting aside sales forecasts and market performances for a moment in favour of a personal reflection on one of the drinks world's most influential figures, Robert Mondavi, who passed away this year. Olly Wehring met with Mondavi's widow, Margrit Biever Mondavi, to discuss his life and his legacy.

The former president and co-owner of Domecq Importers in the US has been sentenced to ten years in prison for conspiring to defraud Allied Domecq.

The Coca-Cola Co. and its Latin American bottler have joined forces in a deal to buy Jugos del Valle, one of the continent's largest fruit juice producers.

Shareholders in Coopers Brewery have voted overwhelmingly in favour of removing Lion Nathan's pre-emptive share purchase rights.

The US beer industry is launching a seatbelt awareness campaign today (15 December).

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