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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  23 September, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

Most Read: Two of the biggest names in the business, Diageo and Majestic, suffered set backs this week, with news of job losses and less-than-favourable forecasts for 2017 circulating.

However, women in wine were celebrated, new data suggests consumers are wiling to spend more time and money on food and drink and we took a look at how the WSET is helping the trade's lifeblood to reach its full potential.

Down South: South America and South Africa both hit the headlines this week. South Africa in particular has had a good week, with tastings in the UK, expanded ranges and the country's wine hitting an all-time high at auction.

Analysis and Insights: Our autumn edition of Harper's quarterly sister mag - Drinks Wholesaler - was available to view online from this week, offering insights, analysis, features and original research into the wine market, commissioned and shared by Crown Cellars, appearing for the first time. 

We also took a look at vodka for a category update.

The Drinks Wholesaler: A little of what they like

Insights: Vodka's back and going premium

Opinion & Q&As: Mike Turner asked the controversial question, should parents let their kids have a go at wine?

Harpers editor Andrew Catchpole found out there was more to Richard Cochrane than a love of Spanish wine. The Felix Solis UK MD's love of climbing has taken him all over the world. Who knew?