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...

Bordeaux's planned EUR63m (US$86m) "wine city" will mark the first time "the whole wine universe will be housed under one roof", according to the project's president. 

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has won the latest round of a long-running trademark dispute involving a whisky-like drink that claims to "evoke the flavour of the Highlands".

As the festive season approaches, Chris Losh was hoping to give you, dear reader, a heartwarming gift in this, his last comment of the year. But, there's little likelihood that the grim reality on his doorstep will let him spend too much on a gift. No matter how badly you, dear reader, could do with one.

PepsiCo's deal for Wimm-Bill-Dann will see the group leapfrog its old foe The Coca-Cola Co in Russia's juice market.

As world leaders prepare for the global summit on climate change in Copenhagen, Coca-Cola Co has said that it will significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from vending machines and coolers.

Soft drink consumption worldwide rose slightly last year, led by growth in East Europe, according to recent research.

Castel Group has said it will look to bottle its wines in PET if the price of glass continues to rise next year.

Coca-Cola Co has failed to register its Ipsei brand as a UK registered trademark amid objections that it sounds too similar that of rival brand Pepsi.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton has welcomed a Chinese court's decision to fine two companies for infringing its trademark on Hennessy Cognac.

The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases challenging bans on interstate, direct-to-consumer wine shipments in New York and Michigan next week.

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