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The week that was

Published:  09 November, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

Top stories:
Plenty of news and debate this week following the Budget and the issue of Post Duty Point Distillation, which – Harpers revealed - has been highlighted for removal in 2020, potentially affecting hundreds of UK businesses.

And another major M&A has been announced.

This morning, we learned UK-based wine supplier and brand owner Copestick Murray and Cava giant Freixenet will merge as of January 1, with aims of becoming the number one sparkling supplier to the UK trade.

Analysis and Insights:
This week we started off November’s North America focus with an overview of leading regions and trends.

We also drew on sparkling wine research carried out with Wines Direct.

And we picked out some strong pieces of advice from consultant Sean Finter, a master at optimising returns from on-trade businesses.

People and Opinion:
This week, Guy Woodward asked the million-dollar question. How will wine get its cool back?

And Tim Atkin MW continued to inspire debate with his piece on climate change in Burgundy and whether this "potential catastrophe" is making it more difficult to achieve elegant styles.