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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  18 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.

News: English Wine Producers revise and lower their sales expectations, PR blasts recent media reports about Jacob's Creek fakes, Responsibility Deal will change the way wine buyers purchase wine, Bibendium launches its new sake range and Oz wines not growing as quickly as other key country competitors.

English Wine Producers says it will take five years to hit £100 million in sales

Setting the record straight: Pernod Ricard UK says fake wine reports are two years old

Responsibility Deal changes will have knock-on effect on how consumers buy wine

Bibendum's launches 15-strong sake range for UK on-trade and independents

Australian premium wine not growing as fast as key competitors

International Wine Challenge 2014 Winners: The annual International Wine Challenge was held this week and the trade came together in London to recognise the winners of the IWC 2014.

South Africa's Charles Back receives a Lifetime Achievement award at IWC 2014

IWC 2014 awards five wines champion status with Portugal suprise win for white wine

French dominate Winemakers of the Year at the IWC 2014

Berry Bros & Rudd and Roberson win Independent Merchants of the year at IWC 2014

IWC Merchant top gongs for M&S, Tesco, Oddbins and Berry Bros

Financial Insights: Nieslen gave the trade something to celebrate as summer sales of sparkling wine continue to shine, World Cup did help to boost pub drink sales, but not food, PR acquired US ultra-premium tequila company Avión Spirits in an effort to further expand into the US market and looks to crowdfunding to expand.

Summer boosts sales of sparkling wine, says Nielsen

World Cup boosts pub drink sales, but food suffers

Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in Avión Spirits as it targets US for growth looks to crowdfunding to finance expansion

Opinion & Q&As: Andy Palmer discuss hot to change consumer consumption, John Williams form Frog's Leap discuss how the drought is changing Californian winemaking and Anna Greenhous takes us through Bibendum's new sake range. 

Andy Palmer on why big brands have forgotten advertising is about "selling"

John Williams at Frog's Leap on the changing face of Californian winemaking

Anna Greenhous assesses Bibendum's new sake range