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

Published:  21 November, 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.

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.

Wine Vision Recap: Leaders of the global wine trade travelled to London to listen to wine business insiders as well as experts from outside the trade to see what more they could be doing to attract fututre consumers. 

Delegates heard about the changes that technology is bringing to the wine business from 'hellraiser' social media guru Jon Morter and from Wine Riot's founder Tyler Balliet. The trade fails to engage with younger consumers by using complex language, for starters.

Delegates also heard from the Future Foundation's Barry Clark about how technology is making consumers more 'risk averse' and what that could mean for the wine trade as a whole. 

Attendees also heard from Mintel's global drinks analyst Jonny Forsyth, about how styles of wines that consumers are looking for are changing. Kevin Shaw, founder of the Stranger and Stranger design agency, led a panel discussion about the changes in packaging and what the wine trade could learn from other sectors like spirits and craft beer.

Here are just a few of the top stories that were covered, but visit to see more in-depth coverage of what was discussed over the three days:

Wine trade prepares for 'seismic change', says Wine Vision director

UK wine trade slow to react to Millennials' sweet tooth, says Mintel

Wine designs fail if don't stand for something, Stranger & Stranger's Kevin Shaw tells Wine Vision

 I Heart wine has chance to become a global wine brand Robin Copestick tells Wine Vision

Wine brands need to get on top of Facebook, warns social media campaigner at Wine Vision

Wine Vision Day 1 Live News Blog: Wine has to talk more to young consumers says Wine Riot chief

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Mintel's Jonny Forsyth: Evolving tastes among global wine drinkers

In other news: Catch up with what has happened elsewhere in the trade that made headlines this week. This week Accolade Wines confirmed it is in talks with Grant Burge about a possible acquisition of the Barossa- based firm. Kingsland pens a deal to be the exclusive distributor for Limestone Coast Winery. Lynne Featherstone, the Home Office Minister praised the drinks industry for its follow through on the Responsibility Deal. The UK grocery market declined for the first time in 20 years. Broadland Wineries could become a £250 million business by 2026. Property owners Knight Frank have teamed up with Wine Owners to launch Fine Wines Icon index. Majestic's profits slip and Australia's wine trade could see a boost after a free trade agreement is signed with China that will eliminate tariffs by 2019.

Accolade Wines confirms Grant Burge talks

 Kingsland signs deals with Australia's Limestone Coast Winery

Home Office Minister praises drinks industry efforts at Alcohol Concern conference

UK grocery market declines for first time in 20 years, says Kantar WorldPanel

Broadland Wineries on course to become a £250m wine business in 12 years

Knight Frank teams up with Wine Owners to create fine wine index

Majestic profits slip on the back of high investment costs

Australia's free trade agreement with China would see wine tariffs gone by 2019

Opinion & Q&As:

Roger Jones : Talks about what New Zealand is doing best with Sauvignon Blanc and his top wines

Anna Greenhous: Reviews first-ever sake qualification courses that are rolling out in the UK