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The week that was

Published:  01 December, 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: A mixed bag of endings and new beginnings grabbed the headlines this week – including the collapse of Palmer & Harvey.

Sadly, it looks like it’s the end of the road for the major UK wholesaler which went into administration on Tuesday after hopes for a buyout by private equity firm Carlyle fell through.

A funding crisis and difficult trading conditions in recent months have thwarted attempts to restructure.

Meanwhile, there were new chapters for veteran wine critic Jancis Robinson as she prepares to join the ranks of The Wine Show as a presenter and Concha y Toro where Marcelo Papa took over as technical director of the South American wine behemoth.  

Analysis and Insights: Premium growth of the world’s favourite fizz, the pros and cons of ditching the middleman and the rise of small format were all on the agenda in our weekly analysis features, which take an in depth look at the key issues and trends pertinent to the modern trade.

People and Opinion: 
This week we’ve been catching up with some of the industry’s top specialist buyers to find out what their role entails - and what gets them reaching for a second glass.