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...

2013 - S AFRICA: Wines of South Africa confirms new CEO

Trade group Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has appointed an executive from drinks group Distell as its new CEO.

2012 - UK: Lidl adopts wine ratings for new premium range

Supermarket chain Lidl has adopted a new wine ratings system ahead of the introduction of a premier wine range in the UK. 

2011 - RUSSIA: Imported spirits gain ground in Russia - figures

Consumption of imported spirits in Russia grew by 10.6% in 2010 versus 2009, according to a recent report from The IWSR.

2010 - The just-drinks interview - Carlsberg's CEO

Carlsberg held its 'Capital Markets Day 2010' in Copenhagen yesterday (16 September). Michelle Russell made the journey over to Denmark, and managed to grab some time with company CEO, Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen.

2009 - BELGIUM: Anheuser-Busch InBev Eastern Europe sale still on

Private equity group CVC Capital Partners still intends to acquire Anheuser-Busch InBev brewing assets in Eastern Europe, just-drinks understands.

2008 - US: States tell MillerCoors to ditch Sparks drink

A coalition of 25 US States has urged MillerCoors not to launch an extension of its alcoholic caffeine drink.

2007 - EUR: European judges reject French wine producer's appeal

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) Court of First Instance has rejected a bid by southern France wine producers to hang onto subsidies declared unlawful by the European Commission.

2006 - NZ: Marlborough producer Mud House sold

New Zealand Vineyard Estates, a subsidiary of New Zealand Wineries Ltd, is reportedly set to buy Marlborough wine producer Mud House Wine Company.

2005 - S AFRICA: KWV SA retrenchments confirmed

After more than three months of negotiations, 94 employees at KWV SA, the production wing of KWV Limited, have taken either a severance package, early retirement or have been retrenched. Originally 104 people were earmarked for retrenchment.

2004 - FINLAND: Lower booze prices, higher problems

Lower alcohol prices in Finland are causing an array of problems, a new study has shown.

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