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...

2013 - MEXICO: Plans for sugary drinks tax unveiled

Mexico's president has announced plans to introduce a tax on “sugary” drinks in a bid to tackle the country's obesity rate.

2012 - SINGAPORE: ThaiBev teams with unnamed party to prepare Fraser & Neave bid

ThaiBev has said it is working with another group to explore the possibility of making an offer for Fraser & Neave. 

2011 - FRANCE/UK: Pernod Ricard backs away from pass at Beam Inc

Pernod Ricard has said it has no plans for any major merger and acquisition activity in the “short term”, effectively ruling out a move for Beam Inc in the coming months.

2010 - US: PepsiCo faces lawsuit over Pepsi Max advert

PepsiCo has said that it believes a lawsuit filed against it in the US by a 1970s funk band has no merit.

2009 - Insight: Pernod Ricard focuses on debt, to raise A&P spend

Pernod Ricard plans to cut debt "as quickly as possible" in order for it to take part in the next round of wine and spirits industry consolidation, but will reinvest in advertising and promotion in the new fiscal year.

2008 - US: MillerCoors sued over alcoholic caffeine drink

MillerCoors, the brewer formed by Coors and SABMiller, is being sued by public health campaigners over its caffeinated alcoholic drink, Sparks.

2007 - UK: Interest in Scotch innovation working party grows

Interest in the working party on Scotch whisky image and innovation, organised by the World Whiskies Conference, has grown to the extent that a second session has been organised.

2006 - BELGIUM: Euro wine sector "still lacks consensus" - Commissioner

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development has conceded that the continent is still some way from agreeing on attempts to reform the wine sector.

2005 - AUSTRALIA: Coopers to fight Lion takeover bid

Coopers Brewery Ltd has stated its intention to fight the takeover bid for the company from fellow Australian brewer Lion Nathan.

2004 - NZ: 2004 wine vintage exports break records

Wine exports have surged in the first two months of the 2004/05 year according to New Zealand Winegrowers.

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