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

Published:  08 August, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

News: London Cru forced to change their labels, Wineist sends samples to customers, Pinot Grigio shortage may raise prices,  branding differently in China is critical for wine and Tesco asks consumers to come up with wine descriptors.

London Cru forced to name its wines Thunderbirds-style as wines 1, 2 and 3

Start-up Wineist sends sample wine packs direct to consumers

Pinot Grigio shortage could see consumers opt for other white wines

Wine must adapt its branding for China or face failure

Tesco engages consumers to help revamp wine descriptions

Financial Insights: Euromonitor International finds wine is not as price sensitive as we may think, Cono Sur and Franciacorta doubles sales in the UK and Waitrose warns of lower profits.

Euromonitor finds alcoholic drinks not as price sensitive as trade believes

Tour de France helps Cono Sur wine double sales to £14m

Italy's Franciacorta wines double sales to UK

Waitrose warns of lower profits but still shows growth

Opinion & Q&As: Tim Atkin looks at wine production in China, Ross Sleet gives his view from the Cape on South African wines and Guy Woodward talks about the importance of the people behind the wines.

Tim Atkin: why the Chinese wine market is so hared to predict

Ross Sleet from Cape Legends harks back through the years of South African wine

Guy Woodward: Why its the people we remember and not their wine