Whats been making the news this week?

What's been making the news this week?

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

A bill that sought to impose health warnings on sugary soft drinks has failed to become Californian law after it stumbled at the state assembly.

Carlsberg Group-owned French brewer Brasseries Kronenbourg has launched an "alcohol-free" version of its 1664 brand in response to consumer trends.

Stevia producer PureCircle has promoted one of its executives to the newly-created role of chief operating officer as its eyes global growth. 

Pernod Ricard's Australian unit is set to launch a new range of red wines - finished in Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y barrels - under its Jacob's Creek label. 

New York's Governor is backing new laws to cut “burdensome” regulations and support the state's craft brewers, cidermakers, distillers and winemakers. 

Majestic Wine, the UK-based retailer, has seen a slight rise in full-year sales despite “difficult” trading conditions as consumers continue to trade up. 

Diageo is launching a new vodka spritz ready-to-drink brand aimed at women who normally drink wine. 

The Coca-Cola Company has been forced to close one of its Indian bottling plants for allegedly using too much groundwater, but says it is “confident” operations will resume after an appeal. 

Pernod Ricard has proposed a reorganisation of part of its French distribution units that could see up to 60 jobs cut. 

Diageo is hoping to confirm early next month that it has secured majority control of India's United Spirits after it has verified the amount of public shares it has acquired from a second open offer.