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

Published:  03 October, 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.

Retail corner: There was heavy news on the retail front this week.  Several leadership changes were announced, along with financial figures from Aldi and the supermarket price wars raging on. The retail sector has seen some changes this week.

Ex-Tesco wine technical head Andy Gale joins Concha y Toro

Codorníu Raventós appoints senior Percy Fox exec to head UK business

Morrisons to take on Lidl and Aldi with new 'Match & More' price-matching scheme

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality strengthens buying team

Copestick Murray appoints Samantha Cross as I Heart Wines brand manager

Sainsbury's switches benchmark pricing from Tesco to Asda in new mid-low pricing strategy

Tesco moves five of Finest wine range to 1.5 litre bag-in-box

Aldi pledges to keep UK multiples at bay with profits up 65% and sales up 36%

News: Catch up with what has happened this week. Burgundy could struggle to regain its market share, take a look at who was short listed at the Harpers French Wine Awards, Versace- designed Disaronno bottle released, New Zealand's 2014 wines may have some storm damage, The WSTA chief slams a new report on minimum pricing and Glenmorangie released its first 'crowd-sourced' whisky.

Short stocks and high Burgundy wine prices push buyers to other regions

Shortlist for Harpers French Wine Awards announced

Disaronno liqueur releases Versace-designed bottle

Buyers should beware of storm damage when sourcing New Zealand's 2014 wines

New Sheffield study says minimum pricing is 50 times more effective than below cost selling ban

Glenmorangie releases first 'crowd-sourced' whisky

Opinion & Q&As:

Tim Atkin: Modern winemaking is a breath of fresh air

Guy Woodward: Sir John Hegarty's right - we need to follow Top Gear to sell wine

Douglas Blyde: Discovers below the surface South African wines of Bibendum