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The week that was Brexit edition: Top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  17 June, 2016

The UK is only just coming to terms with the 52% vote in favour to leave the EU.

But before we move on to look at how the nation will cope this enormous adjustment, we take a look at what happened in the lead-up on to this once-in-a-lifetime decision.

Brexit: In our piece on initial reactions to the result this morning, the WSTA said that "members will be very disappointed with the result". However, earlier in the week, Harpers spoke to John McClaren, UK director of the Wine Institute of California, who said leaving the UK was the more exciting prospect. Research gave us some interesting insights in how consumers were likely to vote, with shoppers at Waitrose and Iceland polarised on opinions. 

EU Referendum: Turmoil as Britain's vote to leave Europe greets a stunned UK drinks trade

Iceland and Waitrose shoppers at opposite ends of the leave/remain spectrum.

Is the trade turning a blind eye to Brexit's silver-linings?

Top Stories: Elsewhere, the women in wine debate raged on with Monika Elling's response to Guy Woodward's initial column, Majestic posted some interesting results and reporter Jo Gilbert dispelled some of the myths around orange wine.

Massive disconnect between women and wine world's overwhelmingly male gatekeepers, says Monika Elling

17% of venues not stocking Chardonnay although it's still the on-trade's biggest seller

The orange myth - why everyone is still confused about orange wine

Majestic Wine sales soar, but profits slide

Hallgarten adds first Crete wine as "alternative to Santorini"

More on Brexit: Take a look back at some of the insights from Harpers in the longer run-up to yesterday's referendum - the first of its kind in 30 years.

Harpers editor Andrew Catchpole asked Are you in or out? while taking a look at the financial fallout from a vote leave result.

In our Drinks Wholesaler magazine, members of the trade agreed that it was "madness" to leave the EU.

Back at the beginning of the year, deputy editor Erin Smith took a look a report which claimed that leaving the EU would potentially cost UK businesses "upwards of £11bn".