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

Published:  24 February, 2017

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: English sparkling heavyweight Nyetimber came under the legal spotlight this week when a judge ruled in favour of the company's former head of sales, James Mason, who challenged his dismissal for misconduct and negligence.

This was also the week that 'Progrigiot' happened, and we looked into claims that Brexit could send the PGI system into meltdown. 


Coming Up: This is the final week to sign up for SITT, the Harpers event which gives a voice to specialist importers and independent merchants. More information on upcoming events in the trades' calendar on the links below. 


Analysis and insights: Is Chile a victim of its own success? The country's diversity and how to simplify its message a la 'Malbec, meat and Mendoza' Argentina formed the core of our feature on Chile. 


People and Opinion: Known for his encyclopedic knowledge of French wine and pitting French and Californian wines against each other, industry veteran Steven Spurrier turned to British soils for his latest venture. 

Now six years into his collaboration with Furleigh winery near his home and vineyard in Dorset, the Judgment of Paris writer and educator spoke about his having his own British label, Bride Valley, and whether or not this is really English wine's 'moment'.