The week in spirits and wine

The week in spirits and wine

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

The issue of wine fraud is moving up the UK political agenda after it emerged a newly-established unit of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to investigate the issue.

Purity Vodka's CEO is to step down at the end of the month after three and a half years in the job.

Yealands Wine Group has launched a review that could see the New Zealand wine company launch an IPO to secure funds for growth.

Beam Suntory has said it will “vigorously” fight a lawsuit that accuses the firm of false advertising over its Maker's Mark Bourbon brand. 

Almost two-thirds of wine drinkers aged between 25 and 40 in the US have mixed wine with fruit juice or fruit, according to a new survey that claims younger consumers are more likely to experiment with the category.

The head of Brown-Forman has hinted at the prospect of the company building its own Scotch or Irish whisk(e)y production facility as an alternative to an acquisition in either category.

Australian wine producers are being urged to have their say on a new, five-year industry strategy aiming to “refocus” on the country's premium wine offerings.