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

Published:  15 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: Harper's most recent in-depth on-trade report reveals the thousands of pounds of missed opportunities in wine sales, Chiles wine productions takes a 25% hit, Winmakers' Federation of Australia signs landmark deal with Woolworths, Yellow Tail co-founder dies, Bordeaux looks to younger white wine consumers and Lidl looks to France to set the tone for the wine department.

On-trade losing thousands of pounds in wine sales says new Harpers consumer report

Chile's wine production plummets by one quarter, say official figures

Australian wine companies to gain better protection with joint agreement with Woolworths

Matriarch and co-founder of Yellow Tail and Casella Family Brands die

Bordeaux ramps up focus on younger consumers with white wines

Lidl's £12m France promotion sets tone for wine department

Financial Insights:

Most wine industry's challenges are no different to other sectors, says economist Mike Veseth

Treasury Wine Estates confirms it is in the middle of a bidding war

'Tired' 3-litre bag-in-box wines in long term decline

Top Champagne brands buck decline as sales grow 9%

Managed pubs and restaurants see 2.2% sales uplift in July

Price wars and discounters hit overall retail sale

The Smith Report: Exchange rate is it a friend or foe?

Opinion & Q&As: Mike Paul talks about the success of wine producers who build brand equity, Justin Keay takes us to Provence, James Steen keeps it local with a visit to St. Bart's Brewery in Smithfield and Mike Ratcliffe outlines the significance of the leadership changes in South Africa and what impacts that will have for the wine industry moving forward

Mike Paul: why wine producers that sees themselves as brands hold all the power

Justin Keay discovers what it is like to be a wine tourist in Provence

James Steen takes trip down memory lane at St Bart's Brewery in Smithfield

Mike Ratcliffe: Leadership changes will shake up South African wine industry