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

Published:  20 June, 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.

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News: Humble Grape plans on opening up to 60 wine and tech bars, mobile technology could be lucrative for first adopters in the wine trade according to digital marketing agency Obergine, London Wine Week attracts more than 7K people, Auction Napa Valley raises $18.7m with the help of an app and one in 10 pub goers will drink wine during the World Cup.

UK-based wine and tech start-up Humble Grape to start wine bar chain

Wine trade has lucrative opportunity through mobile technology

London Wine Week attracts over 7,000 people to 100 events across the capital

Digital innovation achieves record breaking $18.7 million at Auction Napa Valley

One in 10 pub goers opts for wine as World Cup tipple

Financial Insights: Scotch Whisky exchange is gaining traction and returns, Morrisons cuts 2,600 jobs, Indie merchants can boosts sales by £30K per year through collaboration, Orchid is bought for £266m, and Majestic Wine profits are flat.

Scotch whisky starts to offer investors greater returns than fine wine

Morrisons to cut 2,600 jobs

Independent merchants who work together can boost sales by £30k per year

Mitchells & Butlers buys Orchid venues for £266m

Majestic Wine profits flat in 'difficult year' as investment planned

Opinion & Q&As: James Miles from Liv-ex talks about the fine wine exhange, Marisa D'Vari goes behind the scenes at Auction Napa Valley and Geoffrey Dean talks about South Africa's hero grapes Chenin Blanc and Pintotage.

James Miles: Makes the case for the fine wine exchange

Marisa D'Vari: What really goes on at the Napa Valley wine auction

Geoffrey Dean: Celebrates South Africa's Chenin Blanc and Pinotage