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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...

Bacardi has appointed a new regional president for Asia Pacific after the incumbent announced his decision to step down.

An agreement reached this week between the European Union (EU) institutions on the reform of the Common Agriculture policy (CAP) will scrap the existing system of vine-planting rights at the end of 2015, European Commission officials have told just-drinks.

So, after years of speculation, it's finally happened. Yet more consolidation in the global brewing sector, as Anheuser-Busch InBev has managed to lure Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo into a deal.

Hacks and investors have been sent into a frothy frenzy (try saying that after a few cold ones) by the news that someone - SABMiller - has actually launched a public bid to buy Foster's Group.

Brown-Forman has restyled Chambord, a sign that the drinks firm is serious about growing the French raspberry liqueur despite a shaky start to its ownership of the brand.

Molson Coors, the Canada-based brewer, is prepared to increase its debt load in order to make acquisitions, the company has confirmed.

The CEO of Maxxium Worldwide has announced his intention to quit the marketing and distribution company, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.

Constellation Brands is looking at acquisitions that will boost its premium spirits portfolio, though it has reiterated that it is not interested in buying Absolut owner V&S.

Coca-Cola Co. has insisted it remains committed to responsible advertising despite testing new vending machines that could avoid fresh restrictions on marketing soft drinks to children.

One of the largest shareholders in the Colombian brewer, Bavaria, has said in a letter to the Colombian securities regulatory authority that no formal offer to acquire or merge the company has been received.

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