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The week that was

Published:  04 January, 2019

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: Waitrose’s predicting key drinks trends for 2019 and WSET’s introducing its first global education week were among our most read stories this week, alongside Wines from Spain adding a green twist to its annual tasting.

• Waitrose predicts key drinks trends for 2019

• WSET introduces global education week as part of 50t anniversary activity

• Looking ahead: Andrew Lundy, MD, Vino

• Vagabond launches urban wine school

• Wines from Spain turns focus on biodynamic and organic

• Looking ahead: Robin Copestick, MD, Copestick Murray

Analysis and Insights: As automated technology gets more affordable and efficient, we asked if robots will take our jobs in our Tech & Innovation section. And we got to grips with 2019’s plethora of events.

• Will robots take my job?

Harpers Events Guide

People and Opinion: Joe Fattorini contemplated the Hedwig von Restorff effect and how contextual isolation can become a money-spinner, while chief of The Fladgate Partnership Adrian Bridge talked about the changing Port industry and tackling climate change.

Joe Fattorini: Wine, bottle, decanter, ZOMBIES, corkscrew

Q&A: Adrian Bridge, chief executive, The Fladgate Partnership

Blogs: Rowena Curlewis, CEO of drinks design specialist Denomination, urged winemakers to stop bottling it and embrace new packaging formats and sizes.