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The week that was

Published:  07 December, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, heres a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

Top stories: The launch of a new wine-based social media app that aims to become the Facebook for the wine industry and new appointments for Bibendum and Enotria were among our most read stories this week, alongside a Plumpton College revealing a hike in students

• New wine app promises to revolutionise the wine industry

• Bibendum creates ‘sales director for spirits’ position

• US wine drinkers defined in six segments

• Enotria poaches Bibendum directors to fill new MD roles

• Plumpton College records largest cohort of wine students to date

• Premium wines push strong performance from E&J Gallo


Analysis and Insights:
 We looked at the companies bringing greater visibility to the supply chain while oiling the wheels of stock management and logistics.

And, we sat down with brand owners and distributors to discover their strategies for making this Christmas the best one yet.

• Where is my order?

• The quest to boost festive sales


People and Opinion:
Tim Atkin MW talked about American importer Terry Theise’s new book - What makes a wine worth drinking? while Jerry Lockspeiser talked us through the many ways a wine brand can rise above being a functional, forgettable nobody.

• Tim Atkin MW: How low can you go?

• Jerry Lockspeiser: Wine needs to project values – not vineyard soil type - to be heard