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

Published:  26 September, 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: Catch up with what has happened this week. NYC merchant named as best indie merchant in the world by Jancis Robinson, Nobu is stripped of its Michelin stars, wine could learn a thing from the Top Gear crew, Scotch whisky exports take a hit, Red Squirrel sees wholesale business grow fivefold, Wine Vision 2014 looks to the future of wine consumers, HMRC fraud rules could increase cost for drinks firms and bulk wine supply will be tight in the Languedoc region this year.

New York merchant named Best Independent in the World in Jancis Robinson competition

Nobu biggest loser as Michelin strips 14 restaurants of their stars

Wine should follow Top Gear's example and look to entertain not educate

Scotch whisky exports plummet 11% in first half of 2014

Wine importer Red Squirrel sees wholesale business grow fivefold in three months

Wine Vision 2014 turns spotlight onto the wine and consumers of the future

Drinks firms face increased costs and red tape over new HMRC fraud rules

Languedoc region needs stability to ease wine supply tensions, says bulk broker

Finance corner:

Mitchells & Butlers adds 195 sites in past year

Diageo's Justerini & Brooks appoints Cellina Chan to head Hong Kong office

Hospitality industry to create 6,000 jobs for young people by Christmas

Tesco fast tracks new finance chief to help with fall out from profit crisis

Tesco announces £250m overstatement of profits

Opinion & Q&As:

Jerry Lockspeiser: why we should celebrate £6 wines not denigrate them

Arto Koskelo: Wine blogging the revolution that never happened

Mike Paul: 7 steps to success with new product developement in wine