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

Published:  12 May, 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.

Top Stories: Small to medium sized businesses showing dynamic growth included several prominent wine and spirits companies in a list compiled by the London Stock Exchange Group.

Meanwhile, the harvest figures for English wine took a dip this year, as shown in figures released at English Wine Producers’ annual tasting on Monday; and WSTA chief exec Miles Beale announced a General Election manifesto.


London Wine Fair: 
Some impactful news reached Harpers this week ahead of the UK’s annual trade show.

Amid talks of changes to future fairs, event director Ross Carter announced he was stepping down from the role, which will be taken up by Hannah Tovey following the fair’s close on May 24.

Analysis and insights: From oldster tipple to hipster hooch, sherry seems to have missed out on the mainstream, Henry Jeffreys argued in this in depth look at Jerez’s most famous export.

People and Opinion: After a challenging period at family-owned Chivite, the company is back on track, Andrew Catchpole reported this week following his talk with Julián Chivite.

Also, regular columnist Tim Atkin MW turned his eye to the common ground between Chile and Argentina.