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

Kumala push from Constellation

US: Constellation Europe unveils Kumala promotion

Constellation Europe has launched a promotion for its South African wine brand Kumala for the UK market.

SABMiller makes purchase move?

TANZANIA: SABMiller silent on Serengeti buyout claim

SABMiller has declined to comment on a claim that it sought to buy Serengeti Breweries, the Tanzanian brewer now at the centre of a dispute between SABMiller and Diageo.

UK ban on alcohol advertising?

UK: Doctors call for hardline stance on alcohol

A ban on alcohol advertising, shorter licensing hours, minimum prices and a tax on the industry to fund education on alcohol abuse are four key measures needed to tackle excess drinking in the UK, the British Medical Association (BMA) has said.

Pernod Ricard FY results insight

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.

Diageo Scotch jobs latest

UK: Diageo to press ahead with Scotch job cuts

Diageo is to press ahead with plans to cut around 10% of its workforce in Scotland, after rejecting an alternative business proposal put forward by ministers and trade unions.

Suntory looks to buy Orangina

JAPAN: Orangina talks with Suntory Holdings confirmed

The owners of Orangina Schweppes Group have confirmed that talks have opened with Suntory Holdings over a possible purchase transaction.

Get ready for Guinness birthday

IRELAND: Diageo unveils further Guinness celebration details

Diageo has announced further details of its celebrations to mark 250 years since Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000 year lease on the St James's Gate Brewery in Dublin.

Pernod job cuts in UK

UK: Pernod Ricard confirms job cuts in UK

Pernod Ricard has confirmed a "reduction of roles" at its UK unit, with the wine sales and marketing director heading back to his native Australia.

Cognac sales to bounce back?

FRANCE: Cognac dip will be short-lived - Courvoisier MD

A slip in Cognac sales in the global economic downturn will not turn into a long-term trend, the head of Courvoisier has told just-drinks.

GM vines feel the brunt

FRANCE: Protesters destroy GM grapevines

Protestors have destroyed genetically modified grapevines being trialled in eastern France by the country's national research agency.