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

Innocent Drinks MD departure

UK: Innocent Drinks MD quits

Innocent Drinks has said that UK managing director Jamie Mitchell will leave the firm, but denied the move was connected to a smoothie sales slip in 2008.

Constellation Europe management changes

UK: Constellation Europe begins reshuffle

Constellation Europe has announced senior management changes to its wine, spirits and cider divisions as part of a major restructuring plan.

Anheuser-Busch InBev UK closure

UK: Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up UK brewery closure

The UK arm of Inbev has confirmed that it intends to close the Stag brewery in London, owned by recently-acquired Anheuser-Busch.

Whyte & Mackay Beam Global poach

UK: Beam Global exec joins Whyte & Mackay

Whyte & Mackay has poached an executive from Beam Global Spirits & Wine to head up its sales and marketing operations.

UK home brewing sales leap

UK: Home brewing sales shine in the gloom

Demand for home brewing kits has reached unprecedented levels in the UK thanks to celebrity endorsements and the recession, suppliers say.

Tesco competition law row

UK: Tesco denies breaking competition law

Tesco, the UK supermarket giant, has denied an allegation that it deliberately flouted competition law with Christmas drinks offers.

Diageo, Red Stripe and UK music

UK: Diageo launches Red Stripe Music Award

The third Red Stripe Music Award competition begins this month, as owner Diageo looks to build the lager brand's association with live music.

Constellation Q3 results

US: Q3 reported net profit tumbles at Constellation

Constellation Brands has posted a 30% plunge in reported net profit for its third quarter, as sales in Europe struggled.

Hall & Woodhouse brewery chief dies

UK: Hall & Woodhouse Brewery chief dies of heart attack

David Woodhouse, managing director of the Hall & Woodhouse Brewery in the UK, has died of a heart attack at the age of 48.

Irish whiskey on EU hunt

IRELAND: Irish whiskey seeks EU protection

Irish whiskey distillers are in the advanced stages of drafting a document to give their products protected name status in the EU.