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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  28 March, 2014

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


Treasury Wine Estates looks to double the size of its travel retail business

Les Grands Chais de France to launch wine based and sparkling wine over ice brands to the UK

NZ wineries import Sauvignon Blanc to cope with demand

Tennessee whiskey repeal bill shot down - for now

Financial corner:

This week Suntory and Jim Beam sales moves forward, Majestic shares take a hit and Steven Garnier signs Mouton Cadet distribution deal: 

Shareholders approve Suntory acquisition of Jim Beam for US$16 billion

Majestic's shares fall 20% on back of profits warning for financial year

Stevens Garnier appointed UK distributor of Mouton Cadet


ProWein Recap:

ProWein visitors up 7% to 48,000

I Heart Wine close to hitting 1 million case sales around the world

Global wine industry gambles on North America and China

ProWein gets off to strong start, says fair director

Opinion and Q&As:

This week Michael Degen talks about the success of ProWein, Mike Matthews takes us through Eastern and Central European wines, and James Marvin talks about being Michel Roux's Service recipient awardee:

Michael Degen of Messe Düsseldorf on what makes ProWein so relevant for global wine trade

Mike Matthews on the wine wonders to be found in Eastern and Central Europe

James Marvin, winner of BBC's Michel Roux's Service programme, three years on