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

Coca-Cola Co. chief rubbishes fat tax

SWITZERLAND: Coke CEO attacks "outrageous" tax proposals

The CEO of The Coca-Cola Co. has reiterated his opposition to calls for a tax on CSDs in the US to combat the obesity epidemic.

Diageo in Europe

UK: Europe remains tough for Diageo

Diageo has seen no improvement in trading at its European operations since June, a company senior executive  said today.

Southern Wine & Spirits, Glazer's deal off

US: Southern Wine & Spirits, Glazer's ditch joint venture plans

Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer's Distributors have abandoned their proposed distribution venture.

Brown-Forman and NASCAR

US: Brown-Forman to end Jack Daniels NASCAR sponsorship

Brown-Forman is to end its Jack Daniel's NASCAR sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing's No. 07 team.

Beam Global Spirits & Wine and NASCAR

US: Beam Global follows Brown-Forman with NASCAR withdrawal

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has followed Brown-Forman in announcing its withdrawal from NASCAR sponsorship in the US.

Suntory and Orangina Schweppes

UK/US: Suntory Holdings makes move for Orangina Schweppes

The owners of Orangina Schweppes Group have confirmed that they have received an offer for the company from Suntory Holdings.

Anheuser-Busch InBev theme parks for sale

US: Blackstone eyes AB InBev theme park deal

Blackstone Group is looking at a possible deal to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev's theme parks, according to reports.

Lion Nathan and Budweiser

AUS: Lion Nathan wins Bud distribution rights

Lion Nathan is to distribute the Budweiser portfolio of brands in Australia and New Zealand from December, the company announced this week. The deal also provides for local brewing of Budweiser in Australia as sales grow, a statement said.

Carlsberg Vietnam divestment

VIETNAM: Carlsberg set to sell Vinataba stake

Carlsberg has confirmed that it plans to divest its stake in Vietnamese state-owned wine and tobacco company Vinataba.

Beam Global and Movember

US: Beam Global, Canadian Club renew 'Movember' campaign

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has renewed its support of raising money for a prostate cancer charity in the US through its Canadian Club whisky brand