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

Published:  22 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: Consumer are more willing to buy up, New Zealand exports are on the rise, Bordeaux 2014 crop is looking to be a more normal crop (fingers crossed), Spain's harvest kicks off and should not be as large as last year, Morrisons launches green closure wine, and employers are increasing pay.

Consumers prepared to pay more for pricier wines, report finds

New Zealand's export wine sales grow 10%

Bordeaux 2014 crop should see return to normal size

'Normal' vintage kicks off in Spain as government moves to curb last year's excess

Morrisons first supermarket to launch new green wine closure

Employers more willing to offer staff better pay deals, says XpertHR

Financial Insights:

Bowmore and Glenmorangie both raise a dram to increased profits and sales

Treasury Wine Estates annual results show net loss of over AUD$100m for 2014

Farr Vintners buys Magnum Fine Wines

Tesco and Morrisons stocks rate of return declines by around 30%

Distill Ventures set to double the number of angel investment recipients in 2015

Opinion & Q&As: Mike Paul talks about the success of wine producers who build brand equity, Justin Keay takes us to Provence 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

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