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

Published:  04 July, 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.

In the off chance that you are not in the know... Harpers has added a lighter side to website called Harpers Uncorked.  Under our new section, which can be found under the 'opinion' header on the website, you will find Tweets of the Week, Chiefs of the Week, Spitoon (cartoons) and we have resurected the Claret Pimpernel- covering off beat, off diary and  off the record stories in the trade.  Check out Harpers Uncorked. And now we can return to our regularly scheduled program.

News: Harpers Design Awards goes global, US dock strikes looms, Sipsmith launches Sipping Vodka, a wine bar opens in a public toilet in Clapham, Jude Law stars in an upcoming short film with Johnnie Walker, and husband and wife team, which are a pilot and first class flight attendant, open a wine bar in Manchester.

Harpers Design Awards relaunches as global competition

Nail-biting times for US wine shipments as contract deadline looms

London distillery Sipsmith launches Sipping Vodka

Clapham wine bar to open in public toilet

Jude Law to star in new short film for Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Salut Wines set to open its doors and offer most Enomatic machines in Manchester

World Cup Memories this week: Check out some of the greatest World Cup memories for others in the trade.

World Cup memories from Nik Darlington, Robin Copestick and Rachel Davey

Guy Woodward remembers Maradona, Gazza and 1990 in his World Cup memories

Dan Townsend on Italia 90, Johan Cruyff and Archie Gemmill in his World Cup Memories

Matthew Dickinson on Gary Lineker, Maradona, Zico and his World Cup memories

Financial Insights: Constellation Brands beat Wall Street's expectations, Edrington Group see profits rise due to whisky boom, Robert Foye to head TWE's emerging markets business and Australian wines take a hit.

Constellation Brands increases financial outlook for 2015 with beer 'on fire' and wine 'on track'

Edrington Group's international expansion boosts profits

Ex-Coca-Cola exec Robert Foye to head up Treasury Wine's Asia & EMEA business

Australian wineries face selling wines at a loss in 2014

Opinion & Q&As: Guy Woodward, our new monthly columnist, finds himself on the consumer side of wine, Mark Fiddes weighs in on beer smarm and Jerry Lockspeiser see the lighter side of wine with Call My Wine Bluff.

Guy Woodward: no more ivory tower posturing, let's get personal with consumers

Mark Fiddes on why he is struggling with the beer brand smarm offensive

Jerry Lockspeiser: Call My Wine Bluff proves people just want to have fun with wine!