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.
Kingsland Wines and Spirits has launched Legacy Wines – a new division which will focus on impulse, on-trade and European export sectors.
Champagne Louis Roederer had a record year of sales in 2011 thanks to its distribution network and market positioning.
Such is the reliance of governments on alcohol as a cash cow that you would expect them to collect every tax penny. But they don’t.
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