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The week that was

Published:  11 August, 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: English sparkling wine demonstrated its pulling power once again this week as pub group Fuller’s announced it has replaced its Champagne house pour with home grown bubbles.

We also broke the news that Chris Porter is set to become the new CEO of the Benevolent, taking over from David Cox, who is due to retire.

New Launches:
Plenty of movement this week from producers either refreshing established products or launching new runners into the UK race.

The week began with the news that US bourbon, Never Say Die, is coming to the UK market, with its racehorse-themed brand.

Also, Sailor Jerry launched a limited edition for fans of premium rum and Edinburgh Gin overhauled its fruit liqueurs.

Analysis and Insights:
A celebration of the stellar work of the designers working in our industry started off the week on a positive note.

By Thursday, the tone became more serious, as we looked in more detail at the current scandal enveloping Côtes du Rhône negociant Raphael Michel, and how it couldn’t come at a worse time for the growing bulk wine market.

People and Opinion:
 With Cat Lomax recently taking up the head buyer role at Majestic, James Lawrence caught up with her and the rest of the buying team to find out about filling Majestic various vinous channels.