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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

Scotland will remain part of the UK,  following the referendum LIVE BLOG: Industry responds to Scotland 'No' vote 19 September 2014

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom. The 'No' campaign received 55% of votes, compared to 45% of voters in favour of independence. Follow live round-up of reaction from the drinks industry here:


American whisk(e)y is expected to come under threat from other categories Analysis - Whisk(e)y wins US battle with vodka, but for how long? 19 September 2014

The whisk(e)y category in the US – particularly Bourbon - has been stealing a significant march on vodka in recent months, but can this be sustained?


BacardiUK: Bacardi lifts curtain on Bombay Sapphire distillery 19 September 2014

Bacardi is set to open its new Bombay Sapphire distillery in the UK to the public next month after a delay.


Pabst Brewing Co is being sold to Oasis Beverages US: Oasis Beverages to buy Pabst Brewing Co 19 September 2014

Oasis Beverages has agreed a deal to acquire US brewer Pabst Brewing Co (PBC).


Wines of the Beautiful South will return in 2016 UK: Wines of the Beautiful South visitor numbers up, set to return in 2016 19 September 2014

Wines of the Beautiful South, the triple-region UK wine tasting event, saw its visitor numbers rise by 7.3% on the previous year and will return in 2016 after a year off, organisers have said.


Chapel Down has exceeded its funding target UK: Chapel Down raises nearly GBP3m from crowd-funding 19 September 2014

Chapel Down, the English wine producer and brewer, has raised nearly GBP3m (US$4.9m) in ten days from a crowd-funding project.


UK: Westons Cider refreshes Henry Westons branding 18 September 2014

Westons Cider has given a new look to its “heritage” brand Henry Westons in a bid to appeal to a wider UK consumer base.


US: PepsiCo chief adds to criticism of NFL over abuse claims 18 September 2014

PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi has said she is “deeply disturbed” by reports of abuse by US National Football League players and the game's administrators' “mishandling” of the claims.


US: Jackson Family Wines launches Burgundy-focussed unit 18 September 2014

Jackson Family Wines has launched a new unit to promote its Californian wines made from Burgundian varieties.


Innis & Gunn saw a healthy rise in sales, but a slowdown in growth on the prior year UK: Innis & Gunn FY sales up 15% after domestic boost 18 September 2014

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has reported a double-digit rise in full-year sales, but it marked a slowdown in growth on the prior year due to currency movements.


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