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...

Moet Hennessy's full-year results yesterday must have made satisfying reading for the company's parent LVMH. 

It may have been inevitable, but yesterday's move by the US Department of Justice to block Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of Grupo Modelo still rocked the industry. 

PepsiCo has declined to comment on reports that it is grooming certain executives as successors to shortly replace CEO Indra Nooyi, or that it plans a spike in drinks advertising spend.

Pernod Ricard's CEO, Pierre Pringuet, has said that the company has a "full pipeline" of new drinks being prepared for launch in 2011.

Fortune Brands has said that it is on the lookout for potential acquisitions for its spirits business, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, but has predicted slow progress in 2010.

The Coca-Cola Co is to remove the word "classic" from its flagship Coca-Cola brand, because it is no longer needed.

Growth for wine in emerging markets, the possibility that European wine producers will regain some ground on the New World, and continued consumer interest in healthier drinks are among the many forecasts for the coming year in the Euromonitor International 2008 industry review from just-drinks.

Bacardi has extended its range of flavoured Grey Goose vodkas with the launch of a pear variant in the US.

The European Commission's food and drink consumer alert service has warned of a spate of contaminations in Italy of various non-alcoholic drinks from packaging print with the potentially toxic isopropyl thioxanthone.

An ISWR study commissioned by the Vinexpo trade fair, shows that global turnover of the world wine market will increase by 15% over the next three years, largely due to sustained demand in the US, the UK and Germany.

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