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The week that was

Published:  26 January, 2018

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: Awards, TV deals and investment made for an optimistic raft of news for the trade this week.

An announcement from London Wine Fair organisers revealed further partnerships for this year’s fair, this time in the form of The Champagne Bureau UK, which will be hosting a one-day event on May 22.

This week also marked a big step for German Pinot Noir which is getting its own dedicated tasting in March – German wine distributor, Howard Ripley and distributor ABS (Awin Barratt Siegel) are due to jointly host the tasting.

Catch up with our top stories on the links below.


Oz opportunity: It was all eyes on Australia this week with the Australia Day Tasting – the largest celebration of Australian wine outside of OZ – stopping off in three locations around the UK.

Competition from China and winemakers upping their premium game was on everyone’s lips at ADT event at London’s Victoria House on Tuesday, from the briefing given by Wine Australia CEO Andreas Clark to the likes of Alliance Wine and Broadland Wineries who are all making moves to secure to their future in this lucrative category.

It’s also Australia Day worldwide today, so to celebrate, here’s a round-up of our coverage this week. 

Analysis and Insights:
 Exclusive Kingsland WinePro research identified a need for innovation and flexibility in the wine trade, while Spanish champions Moreno Wines talked clocking 50 years in the business.

We also looked low and no alcohol wine – and how waistband- and hangover-friendly alternatives are fast becoming one of 2018’s top trends.

People and Opinion: 
This week columnist Jerry Lockspeiser asked the question we’ve all been wondering: what wine would you drink in an igloo?