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The week that was

Published:  11 April, 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:
Chablis’ €4.8 million project to implement a new methanation system hit the spot with readers this week, as did MW Tim Atkin’s article on what Rowan Gormley could learn from Tony Laithwaite.    


Elsewhere, González Byass’ acquisition of Ribera del Duero winery Fournier caught the attention of our readers.  


Analysis and Insights: With the Majestic brand having taken a bullet and soon to be haemorrhaging stores, we looked at the opportunities for indies to fill the gap.

Elsewhere a Dragons’ Den-style debate opened Harpers exciting new Think France day of tastings and masterclasses. 

We also discovered how Northern California’s wine industry continues to recover after the record-breaking wildfires of 2017. 

The Naked Gun

Think France: Pitching the dragons

California rises from the ashes



People and Opinion: Tim Atkin commented on what Rowan Gormley could learn from Tony Laithwaite, while viticulturalist Danny Lucchesi talked to Harpers about special old vines, Zin and Gnarley Head.

Tim Atkin MW: What Rowan Gormley could learn from Tony Laithwaite

Interview: Danny Lucchesi, Delicato Family