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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Rémy Cointreau has warned of a double-digit fall in full-year operating profits as a Cognac slowdown in China hit its half-year results.

A new trade body representing spirits producers in Europe has been established following the merger of the European Spirits Organisation (CEPS) and the European Forum for Responsible Drinking (EFRD).

Vodka consumption in Russia could fall by a third within five years as Government regulation pushes more consumers out of the grey market and towards beer and wine, according to Renaissance Capital analysts.

Diageo has officially opened its controversial Captain Morgan rum distillery in the US Virgin Islands.

In the first of a series of quarterly 'What if…' columns, Chris Hart, the UK partner of business performance consultancy McKinney Rogers, takes up the issue of Christmas sales and approaches the process through military-derived business practice.

Anheuser-Busch's stake in a brewer in China would appear to be one of the more likely divestments following the US company's sale to InBev last week, according to an analyst.

Anheuser-Busch has launched a new vodka brand through its Long Tail Libations spirits arm across the US.

Blavod Extreme Spirits looks set to be snapped up in the coming weeks.

Sweden's state-owned retail monopoly Systembolaget is launching an SEK8m (US$960,000) ad campaign to defend its hold on alcohol sales in the country. 

The chief executive of Pernod Ricard has said the company is on the search for acquisitions.

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