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The week that was

Published:  25 August, 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.

Top Stories: This week’s stories from the wine and spirits producing world included the new Côte D’Or approval in Bourgogne, a terrorist flight through a Spanish vineyard and not one but two disputes with companies clashing heads with industry watchdog, the Portman Group.


Analysis and Insights: Harpers reported from Uzbekistan where we were on the trail of Fair, a young at heart spirits company dedicated to building an ethical and on-trend brand.

We also looked at the how premium brands are using vertical technology to grow their customer-base.


People and Opinion: With a career spanning over 40 years and two continents, May de Lencquesaing certainly earned the IWC Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon her early this summer.

Harpers caught up with her to find out what’s next for the 90-year-old.

Meanwhile, regular columnist Jerry columnist got down to the business of selling wine.