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The week that was

Published:  13 July, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

Top Stories: It’s been a bit like the Oscars awards season over the past couple of weeks and it’s resonated with you, the readers.

Harpers kicked off the month with our 50 Best Indies – a celebration of the independent merchants who are at the forefront of quality wine retailing.

Then we saw many of you at the IWC gala evening when the many corners of the trade were recognised for their excellence.

Click on the links below for more.

Spain and Portugal:
Movements from leading Spanish producer Gonzalez Byass, the Algarve’s renaissance, a Rioja gastronomy partnership and even a blue wine launch formed part of the conversations garnering excitement around Spain and Portugal this week.

Analysis and Insights: We brought you two analytical pieces from our Drink Indie, Think Indie event, looking closely at the issues affecting the independent sector of the trade.

People and Opinion: This week, two of our monthly columnists tackled very different subjects. 

Tim Atkin MW looked at the disease behind South Africa’s beautiful autumn colours which is causing significant damage to the country's vines, while Guy Woodward argued the case for making the most out of rising prices.