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The week that was

Published:  08 February, 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: Italian wine coming under scrutiny and the Chancellor’s wine hikes   coming into effect were among our most read stories this week, alongside WineGB’s celebrations, which was graced by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.



Analysis and Insights: We looked at how innovations in wine closures are driven by sustainability, convenience and quality control and talked shop with Paul Jenkins, purchasing director at Caprice Holdings.

Last but not least, we looked at how Armagnac is finding new backing among the hip bar crowd.  

 Opening minds on closures

 Deflecting the Brexit bomb

 Awaking Armagnac's potential


People and Opinion: We caught up with Robin Copestick, co-managing director, Freixenet Copestick while Guy Woodward urged the wine trade to ‘keep it simple’.  

 Q&A: Robin Copestick, co-managing director, Freixenet Copestick

 Guy Woodward: Why the trade should keep it simple