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James Wilmore

James WilmoreBiography

just-drinks' deputy editor began his journalism journey in 2003, cutting his teeth on a local newspaper in his native Essex. From here, he joined leading UK pub trade title The Publican, where he spent six happy years breaking exclusives, as well as winning a Britvic Business Journalist of the Year award and interviewing David Cameron, Nick Clegg and... Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley (he owns a brewery).

After a year of freelancing covering the food and drink sector, James joined the good ship just-drinks in March 2012.

If he's not working or drinking, you'll usually spot him running. 

e: james.wilmore@just-drinks.com

Twitter: @jamescwilmore

Articles by James Wilmore

Beam SuntoryThe just-drinks Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president, Albert Baladi - Part II 4 March 2015

In the second part of just-drinks' interview with Beam Suntory's Europe, Middle East & Africa head, Albert Baladi talks about the company's gin presence, the Africa opportunity and the Travel Retail landscape.


DISCUS will have a new CEO when Cressy steps down DISCUS on hunt for new CEO as Cressy plans exit 4 March 2015

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) is to start a search for a new CEO as the current incumbent is stepping down at the end of this year.


Diageo eyes Tequila opportunity with US$400m Don Julio boost 4 March 2015

Diageo is putting its weight behind the Tequila category after revealing plans to invest around US$400m in its Mexico operations and Don Julio brand.


Jagermeister US push flags 'premium' credentials 4 March 2015

Mast-Jägermeister is launching a new multi-media campaign in a bid to showcase its namesake liqueur brand's heritage and “premium” ingredients to US consumers.


Shock Top Lemon Shandy has returned to the US this week Anheuser-Busch gives Shock Top Lemon Shandy comeback push 4 March 2015

Anheuser-Busch is marking the return of the Lemon Shandy seasonal variant of its Shock Top brand in the US with a new promotional campaign.


Beam Suntory is looking to up its presence in the Baltics with the deal Beam Suntory strikes Baltics tie-up with SPI's Amber Beverage Group 3 March 2015

Beam Suntory is boosting its partnership with SPI Group-owned Amber Beverage Group (ABG) in the Baltic states.


The campaign is hoping to boost South AfricaSouth Africa bids for bottled wine export boost 3 March 2015

A new campaign has been launched aimed at bringing more wine bottling back to South Africa in the face of accelerating bulk exports.


just on Call - Treasury Wine Estates has "lot of work to do" in US - CEO 3 March 2015

The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has admitted there is still a “lot of work” for the group to do in the US, despite seeing healthy growth for its higher-end brands.


Punch Taverns is taking on a new CEO Punch Taverns lines up new CEO 3 March 2015

UK pub operator Punch Taverns has appointed a new chief executive following a financial restructure.


Albert Baladi, Beam SuntoryThe just-drinks Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president, Albert Baladi - Part I 2 March 2015

Formed just under a year ago, Beam Suntory is a “global whisk(e)y powerhouse,” in the words of Albert Baladi, the unit's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) head. But, how have things progressed since Suntory's $16bn takeover of Beam Inc? What brands and regions are shining bright and where are the emerging opportunities? Here, just-drinks catches up with Baladi for his take on the present and the future for Beam Suntory.


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