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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

Sweetwater Brewing Co has sold a minority stake to TSGSweetWater Brewing Co sells 'minority' stake to private-equity firm TSG 29 September 2014

The owners of SweetWater Brewing Co, a US-based craft brewer, have sold a “minority” stake to private-equity group TSG Consumer Partners.

Carlsberg has had a tough time of late in Russia Carlsberg suspends production at Russian brewery - reports 29 September 2014

Carlsberg has suspended production at one of its Baltika Breweries' facilities in Russia, according to reports.

The trade deal is entering its final stages Canada, European Union trade deal sparks spirits industry optimism 29 September 2014

Industry bodies have welcomed the prospect of final sign-off over a “landmark” trade deal between the EU and Canada, which includes scrapping import tariffs on spirits and wines.

CAMRA announces Tim Page as new CEO 29 September 2014

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the UK consumer group, has appointed a new chief executive, three months after the previous incumbent stepped down.

Moosehead Breweries hands US distribution to United States Beverage 29 September 2014

Moosehead Breweries has chosen United States Beverage (USB) to handle it beer portfolio in the US due to the “rapid changes” happening in the beer market.

Quintessential Brands has installed a new boss at its Essential Drinks CoQuintessential Brands switches MD at Essential Drinks Co 29 September 2014

Quintessential Brands has appointed a former PepsiCo and Cott Corp executive as the new head of its Essential Drinks Co unit.

just the Answer: Wines of South Africa chief executive Siobhan Thompson 25 September 2014

Siobhan Thompson joined Wines of South Africa 11 months ago after joining from drinks firm Distell. just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore talks to Thompson about the challenges she has faced in 2014 and the opportunities for South African wine in Asia and the rest of Africa.

Wines of South Africa chief admits "challenging" year 25 September 2014

The head of Wines of South Africa has admitted it has been a “challenging” time in her first 11 months in the job, but believes the trade group is making progress in highlighting the growing quality of the country's wines.

Stone Brewing Co launches beer portfolio in Canada 25 September 2014

Stone Brewing Co is releasing its beers into Canada for the first time next month.

The Kent-based brewer and pub operator saw record profits Shepherd Neame sees 'record' FY profits after brewing boost 25 September 2014

Shepherd Neame, the UK brewer and pub operator, has reported a “record” year for operating profits helped by strong growth from its brewing operations.

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