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...

Diageo has offered to sell the "bulk" of Whyte & Mackay after the UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) concluded that its acquisition of the Glasgow-based Scotch producer could lead to a "substantial lessening" of competition in the whisky market.

AmBev, the Brazilian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has overtaken Brazil's state-run oil company to be the country's most valuable company by market value.

Despite the whirlwind of speculation around PepsiCo, investors should avoid the short-term desire for returns and see the benefit of the company's long-term strategy. With a focus on health and wellness, chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi is, for all the reported frustration at the firm's recent financial performance, on a path that many would argue is the right road for the company.

The producer of the third best-selling energy drink in the US, Rockstar Energy Drink, is looking to raise finance and may attempt to sell its business, according to a report.

New Scotch whisky rules covering every aspect of the distilling, bottling and labelling have come into force today (23 November).

Per capita beer consumption in the US last year rose slightly, returning to the same level as 2002, according to recent research.

Pepsi UK has said it plans to position its new Pepsi brand variant, using sugar cane rather than corn syrup, as "premium" rather than "healthy".

Carlsberg is poised to invest heavily in Asia, Russia and Western Europe going forward, according to local reports.

Coca-Cola North America has unveiled additions to its drinks portfolio. The company launched three drinks at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) convention in Las Vegas last week.

Diageo has reached an agreement to acquire Ursus Vodka Holding N.V., the owner of the Ursus vodka and Ursus Roter brands.

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