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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...

2014 - Diageo doubles intake for spirits start-ups scheme

A Diageo-backed entrepreneur initiative is to double its intake next year as it expands a global search for promising spirits start-ups.

2013 - Rain puts Russian barley harvest at risk - Analysis

Hopes of a high-quality barley harvest in Russia have been put at risk by heavy rain, according to an analyst.

2012 - Wine Importer’s Collapse Leaves Producers with Losses: Themselves to Blame? - Comment

The relationship between wine producer and importer is bound to get strained when times are tight. But, when the administrators are called in, that relationship often turns ugly. In a guest comment piece, Andrew Park from APP Wine Law looks at what happens when things go wrong.

2011 - US wine consumption rises in 2010 - figures

Wine consumption in the US is expected to rise by 6% over the next five years, after increasing by 2% alone in 2010, according to the Beverage Information Group.

2010 - Blavod Wines & Spirits faces Cockspur rum dispute

Blavod Wines & Spirits could lose its distribution rights to Cockspur rum in the UK due to a dispute with the brand's suppliers.

2009 - LVMH acquires stake in Château Cheval Blanc

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) has acquired a 50% stake in Bordeaux wine Château Cheval Blanc for an undisclosed fee.

2008 - Soft drinks makers can absorb cost rises - research

Soft drinks makers in the US and Europe can stave off soaring input costs with higher prices and more innovation, a new report has claimed.

2007 - Famous Grouse quashes repositioning rumours

Edrington has quelled reports that it is repositioning its Famous Grouse brand.

2006 - Karnataka files case against Coca-Cola Co

The southern Indian state of Karnataka has reportedly filed a case against Coca-Cola Co., amid the row surrounding the allegedly illegal levels of pesticide in the company's products.

2005 - Central European Distribution Corp completes Polish acquisition

Central European Distribution Corp has acquired Imperial Sp. z o.o., an alcohol distributor in north-east Poland. The company said yesterday (16 August) that it acquired 100% of the distributor's shares for approximately US$2.19m, of which 79% will be paid in cash and 21% will be paid in shares of common stock of CEDC.

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