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

Published:  27 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.

News: Jackson Family Wines is expanding its team in Oregon, managing director of Louis Latour Agencies says Burgundy needs at least two strong harvests to boost stocks, Scotch whisky as an investment vehicle is catching on, Humble Grape is looking to open 60 tech wine bars and Te Pa has its eyes on the UK market. 

Jackson Family Wines expands Oregon holdings

Burgundy needs two strong harvests to ease stocks and prices

Scotch whisky starts to offer investors greater returns than fine wine

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

Fledgling New Zealand wine brand Te Pa says UK is top priority

World Cup: Wine doesn't see the benefit of a World Cup boost, but sparkling wine has seen a 25% increase in sales, BrewDog runs a publicity stunt with Vote Sepp beer, and only 10% of pub goers opt to drink wine through the World Cup.

Wine the only drinks category not to receive a World Cup boost despite England's failure

World Cup boosts sparkling wine sales by 25% in week one

BrewDog launches World Cup publicity stunt with Vote Sepp beer

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

Financial Insights: Several drink's giant will release financial year end results, with expectations that China was a major blow to bottom line performances, fine wine investors are selling through pawnshops to access quick cash, premium craft beer could grow to £1b business by 2020, and TWE takes another write down of AU$240m.

China's slowdown in growth hits financial results of industry's drinks' giants

Fine wine investors turn to pawnbrokers to access quick cash

Premium bottled ale is set to be a £1bn category by 2020 as demand rises

Treasury Wine Estates heads for 'reset year' as it writes down AU$260m

Opinion & Q&As: Mark Fiddes recounts found World Cup memories, Marisa D'Vari questions the popularity of Cahors Malbec and Douglas Blyde compares the Fat Duck and the Fera at Claridge's

Mark Fiddes: My favourite World Cup Memories

Marisa D'Vari: Can Cahors Malbec ever grab market share from Argentina?

Douglas Blyde: Compares the culinary and wine delights of the Fat Duck and Fera at Claridge's