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...

Suntory has denied it is bidding to acquire Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay.

Barossa Valley Estate (BVE) has appointed receivers to take control of its assets, with the winery set to go up for sale.

Kraft Foods is to cut around 1,600 jobs across North America as it prepares to split the business into two.

The UK Government is set announce a ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks below the sum total of duty tax and value added tax, according to reports.

Drinks industry leaders have offered a lukewarm response to the UK Government's plan to introduce a mandatory code on alcoholic drinks sales in the country.

Champagne sales fell by 6.2% for the first 11 months of 2008, according to the latest figures from trade body the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins de Champagne (CIVC).

Duvel Moortgat is considering the acquisition of recently bankrupt Liefmans Breweries in Belgium.

Cognac exports rose once again in 2006 thanks to booming demand in Asia-Pacific and rising sales of premium vintages, industry figures show.

Japan's top five brewers saw shipments of beer and beer-like drinks fall by over 3% last year, industry figures showed today (17 January).

The move by Foster's, the Australian brewer and winemaker, to launch a full takeover offer for Southcorp has met with opposition from among the investment community.

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