The week in wines & spirits

The week in wines & spirits

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Diageo has said it wants to fix its malt Scotch "underperformance" in Travel Retail, with plans to lead the category by 2018.

Diageo's incubator fund project, Distill Ventures, has lined up a GBP10m (US$15.1m) spend on a whisky distillery in Denmark.

The Champagne market will only return to the level of its 2011 record high in 2018, on the back of a recovery in its main European markets such as the UK, Germany and Belgium, and growth outside Europe, a new just-drinks report has forecast.

The CEO of Pernod Ricard has said that Millennial consumers will play a major role in the changing landscape for the spirits industry in the years to come.

A trade row between Canada and the US over beef and pork imports is set to spill over into the drinks industry.

Australia's postal service, Australia Post, is to help small wineries export wine to China in a new B2B partnership with e-commerce group Alibaba.

Diageo has launched a limited-edition bottle for its David Beckham-backed Haig Club Scotch whisky.

Diageo has launched a new pack for Johnnie Walker Blue Label exclusively for Singapore Airlines.

Millennial consumers in the US are more likely than older drinkers to purchase rosé wine, according to new research.