Is the British public drinking less? According to Diageo, it would seem so.
Do we have an agreement in Greece? Noises yesterday suggested so, although no clear announcement has been made.
A Chinese businessman has bought vines in Vosne-Romanée.
Emerging markets and US growth have given Diageo a boost in the face of continuing woes in the eurozone.
Enterprise Inns has added 4% to 5% to the cost of tied drinks.
MillerCoors looks to cash in on the rapid growth of cider in the US by buying Crispin, the country’s second-biggest cider maker.
Austrian officials have dropped an investigation launched after a man was found to be selling wine and schnapps with Adolf Hitler on the label.
Beam Inc’s fourth-quarter earnings rose 10% as the spirits company saw margins improve despite slower-than-expected sales growth.
UK manufacturing boosted the pound as the Purchasing Managers Index bounced back into positive territory this week.
The number of hotel and licensed trade businesses falling into administration increased by 29.2% from Q3 to Q4 of 2011.
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