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 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...

Suggestions were made in the world's press last week that wine consumers had a new worry, above the prospect of minimum pricing, making decisions on the best closure and too-high or too-low abv options. Chris Losh looks at how the panic exploded, then considers just how ludicrous the suggestion truly is.

Heineken's focus on its global brands could damage sales as the world market fragments, an analyst has warned.

Pernod Ricard has mixed white rum and Tequila to develop Malibu Red, which will launch in the US early next year in partnership with R&B music star Ne-Yo.

Florida Distillers to an unidentified buyer for US$48m in order to meet debt repayments.

Constellation Brands is looking into the possibility of merging a portion of its Australian wine business with Australian Vintage Ltd.

Drinks wholesalers in Tennessee have hailed a state ruling that prohibits direct shipments of alcoholic drinks.

Heineken has been hit with a demand to close one of its breweries in Russia.

Coca-Cola Amatil has refused to be drawn on reports that it is mulling plans to develop a greenfields brewery in Sydney with SABMiller.

Pernod Ricard is in a battle with Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU) to take control of Chilean pisco producer Cooperativa Agricola Pisquera Elqui, or Capel, according to Chilean press reports.

A drinks industry body is predicting an increase in the legal hard liquor market in Russia of 20% in 2005.

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