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

Published:  03 February, 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: A big week for big business. Tesco bought out the UK's biggest wholesaler Booker, uniting convience chains such as Londis and Budgens with supermarket rival Tesco all under one roof. 

Speaking of ever-growing super companies, Convivality CEO Diana Hunter hailed triple digit growth.  

Europe: Harpers discovered plans to reinistate the Annual Champagne Tasting with a save the date cirulated for March 29.  

Meanwhile, Sherry prepared to step into the spotlight at March's Wines from Spain trade tasting, aiming to educate and add value within a category which has seen its share of financial woes in the UK over the past decade. 


Analysis and insights: Our coverage this week covered a breadth of sectors, from the rise of Lebanese wine, to the rise of adut soft and the 'Fever Tree effect', and looking at new solutions to the long-debated question of what closures to use. 

? Lebanon: The lure of the east

? R&D raising the bar on cork versus screwcap

? Beyond spirits: Premium mixers and adult soft drinks

People and Opinion: 

Tim Loughton MP, All Party Parliamentary Wine and Spirits Group chair, urges the trade to speak up

Profile: Henry Boyes, wine buyer, Mitchells & Butlers