Exports of Austrian wine by value have exceeded estimates as a result of higher prices and a decline in bulk wine.

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has confirmed it will spend €100m on the 2012 expansion of its Midleton Single Distillery, the site where Jameson is produced.

Africa: Heineken has purchased two breweries in Ethiopia for a total of US$163 million. 

Chile: The Asociación de Viñas de Colchagua and the Colchagua Valley Wine Route have estimated a loss of 25 million litres of wine as a result of the earthquake.

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