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The week that was

Published:  29 September, 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:
 Plenty of movement from the industry’s big names this week.

Harpers reported on initiatives from Waitrose, Friarwood and Bibendum as the Conviviality-owned wholesaler announced investment in broadening its Sherry range.

Elsewhere, the Australian Women in Wine awards, which celebrates OZ’s female talent, revealed its leading ladies for 2017.

Analysis and Insights:
 Jo Gilbert continued last month’s debate on virtual reality with a look at how the big tech companies are poised to bring the sommelier into the home.

And Harpers editor Andrew Catchpole talked to Rabobank strategist Stephen Rannekleiv about the positive effect of a general tightening of global supply.

People and Opinion:
 Harpers caught up with Laura Jewell MW about life at the UK helm of Wine Australia and her involvement with the Women in Wine Awards.

And regular columnist Jerry Lockspeiser looked at the strange logic surrounding the natural and organic industry.