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The week that was

Published:  21 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: This week marked the launch of a new-look competition format for England and Wales’ wine industry, where a few names scooped lots of the top awards.

Elsewhere, we reported that Conviviality’s acquisition of Bibendum PLB last year paid off for the mega-distributor, and Flint Wines’ Jason Haynes took the temperature of Burgundy’s 2016 and 2017 vintages.

New Launches: Range expansions came in many forms this week, and included some of the trade’s biggest names, such as London-based merchant Friarwood and a collaboration between Tesco and Copestick Murray.  

Analysis and Insights: Lisa Riley tracked the growth of enotourism while Jo Gilbert asked how independents could get the most of being online with limited budgets.

People and Opinion: This week our columnist Jerry Lockspeiser gave us his thoughts on the divisively competitive nature of the market and how the clarion call for wine purveyors should be “who dares wins” rather than “one for all and all for one”.