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The week that was

Published:  15 March, 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 news stories:
The promotion of Pernod Ricard’s James Bremner to on-trade channel director was a popular read this week, alongside the return to Muscadet by UK distributors.

Elsewhere, the effect of climate change and Brexit continued to attract attention.

Analysis and Insights:
As the industry gears up for Prowein 2019, we looked at what’s on offer at this year’s special 25th anniversary show.   

A bit further afield, Harpers reported from a recent indie merchant buyers trip to Australia, while also taking a fresh look at Japan’s drinkable exports. 

Elsewhere, Harpers’ Think Rum panel debated how best to educate both trade and consumer as to the diversity and versatility of the burgeoning category


People and Opinion: We caught up with Matteo Montone - director of wine at Jason Atherton’s Berners Tavern at The London Edition while, to coincide with International Women’s Day, we spoke to Shervene Shahbazkhani, head of advocacy at Barcardi Brown Forman Brands, to find out how a more gender-balanced world benefits the trade.