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

Published:  13 January, 2017

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: This week was the Burgundy en primeur 2015 show, as buyers gathered to bid on futures for this ever prestigious region. Opinion on the quality and longevity of whites were mixed, while overall reds have been given solid billing. 

Elsewhere, Hallgarten made welcome additions to its sales team and we looked ahead to New Zealand's major tasting on Monday. 

Christmas in the multiples: Aldi and Morrisons lead the way as the most successful retailers over the festive trading period.

But robust sales were reported all around as the high street celebrated record sales.

Analysis and insights: In Performance review: An early look at the multiples' Christmas trading, Angela Mount took a look at the first data from Kantar and Nielsen analysing the Christmas trading period.

And while the focus was mainly on Burgundy this week, Justin Keay studied the - not so favourable - fortunes of Bordeaux's sweet wines. 

People and Opinion: Tim Atkin MW asked if Burgundy 2015 was the year that Burgundy became more like Bordeaux