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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  16 September, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

Most Read: Tastings, competitions and label overhauls hit the headlines this week. Here are our top stories.

Brexit - what now?: The UK leaving the EU was the talking point of various organisations this week, including the WSTA and Ipsos Mori, where former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg shared his thoughts on how the UK industry should proceed. 

Around the world: Stories came across the globe, but there was a particular focus on France and Bordeaux, where winemakers are prioritising education and innovation.

Analysis and Insights: The UK and especially London enjoyed a boom in tourism and customer spending in July, prompting Harpers to ask if the trade is seeing a post-Brexit boom.

We also look at whether a Prosecco shortage could be on the cards as competition from the US drives the potential for price hikes.

Opinion & Q&As: This week we spoke to Brighton-based indie merchant about wine's role in the growing gastronomic landscape in the seaside town and Ian Harris about the WSET's role in educating the trade - including if exams have got harder over past few decades.