Investing in whisky 

Diageo has lodged a planning application to build a £40m distillery in Scotland, part of a £100m investment in Scotland by the company, to help meet demand for Diageo's whisky brands in emerging markets. 

United signs 

Vega Premium white wine from Spain is the target for United Wineries, which has signed up the Vega de le Reina winery from the Rueda region to develop international and indigenous white wines. 

Ice-cold Savannah 

Savannah Cider has developed a Chill Pack box to encourage consumers to keep its cider cool this summer. The plastic-lined box contains 12 bottles of Savannah, room for ice and is reusable. It is on promotion in Tesco for £11.99 with free ice.