Owsley Brown II, former chairman and CEO of Brown-Forman has died after a brief illness. He was 69 years old.

SABMiller subsidiary company Southern Sudan Beverages (SSBL) is to invest US$15m to increase production capacity.

An attempt by AB InBev  to register the Budweiser trademark  as a Community Trade Mark within the EU has been rejected by the European Court of Justice.

UK: Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware has appointed three new trustees to its board.

France: Fitou cooperative Mont Tauch is to place the ‘Winegrowers for Sustainable Development’ logo on every bottle of its wine sold in the UK.

Appleton Estate Jamaica rum has launched a new website – www.appletonestate.com.

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