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

Published:  25 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: IWC top five champions wines was a popular read this week and congratulations to all those that won; Spanish wines are taking a hit on price as value drops, despite climbing volumes; to attract new generations of drinkers to that category, wine must make consumers the focus; Wines From Spain Awards announce winners and Champagne prices are stalling.

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

Spanish wine exports drop 3% in value despite soaring volumes

Wine firms must be consumer-centric to win new generation of drinkers

Wines From Spain Awards 2014 winners announced

Champagne prices stay low thanks to weak French market

Financial Insights: CBI reports strong retail figures, Hardys still the UK's biggest wine brand, Aldi and Lidl's profiles are both on the rise, Tesco' ceo is replaced and Cognac house Rémy Cointreau still facing losses.

CBI reports strong and growing retail sales figures

Hardys still UK biggest wine brand for 2014

YouGov poll: public profiles of Aldi and Lidl have never been stronger

Tesco to replace chief executive, Philip Clarke, with outsider from Unilever

Rémy Cointreau losses continue at a slower rate than previous quarters

Opinion & Q&As: Geoffrey Dean takes us to Switzerland, Anna Thorburn talks about leaving the UK and law and starting a winery in France and health coach Laura Thomas talks about sugar in wine and the importance of keeping consumers informed.

Geoffrey Dean is blown away by beauty and quality of Switzerland's Lavaux wine region

Anna Thorburn of Domaine l'Ancienne Ecole on leaving law to make wine in the Côtes du Rhône

Laura Thomas says consumers want to know the sugar content in their wine