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Olly Wehring

Olly WehringBiography

After 11 years of doing he doesn't know what, Olly Wehring's “Eureka!” moment arrived in 2003, when he decided to retrain as a journalist.

Following several freelance stints at such hallowed publications as the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Retail Week and The Daily Mirror, Olly boarded the good ship just-drinks in October 2003 as news editor.

Within only two years, he had moved up to the position of editor – a role he has assumed ever since.

Olly likes working for just-drinks, and likes drinks.

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India's Bihar state readies alcohol ban 27 November 2015

Bihar is the latest state in India that will ban the consumption of alcohol, fulfilling an election pledge by the state's Chief Minister.

Mahou San Miguel is a result of Mahou's purchase of the Spanish San Miguel company in 2000Mahou San Miguel, Spain's beer market leader – just the Facts 27 November 2015

just-drinks is in Madrid today as a guest of Mahou San Miguel. Here's a look at how the company has grown to become Spain's beer market leader.

Diageo shifted the production of Captain Morgan for the US to the US Virgin Islands in 2010Captain Morgan distillation trial provokes US Virgin Islands review for Diageo 25 November 2015

Diageo has confirmed that it is under investigation by authorities in the US Virgin Islands over the importation of what the company calls "sugar cane intermediate" instead of molasses for the production of rum at its Captain Morgan facility on the island of St Croix.

Beam Suntory's Laphroaig Brodir Port Wood FinishBeam Suntory's Laphroaig Brodir Port Wood Finish - Product Launch 25 November 2015

Beam Suntory has rolled out the second edition of the Brodir extension of Laphroaig.

Changing population demographics in the US give beer hope for growth in the coming yearsThe US beer market - where consumer evolution makes for a level playing field - analysis 24 November 2015

In a developed market where the top two players account for over two-thirds of total volumes, smaller players would be forgiven for thinking they had far less to go at, compared to in the newer, emerging markets. But, present size is not relative to future growth potential, as one analyst has explored this week.

Diageo sells off United Spirits' Bouvet Ladubay 24 November 2015

French wine company Bouvet Ladubay has returned to family control following Diageo's decision to withdraw from the category.

Heaven Hill's Lunazul Double Barrel ReposadoHeaven Hill Distilleries' Lunazul Double Barrel Reposado – Product Launch 24 November 2015

Heaven Hill has released a limited edition reposado expression of its Lunazul Tequila brand in the US.

Marie Brizard launched its strategic push in 2014Marie Brizard raises targets, upbeat on "arrival of industry shareholders" 23 November 2015

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has revised its targets for the years ahead, with sales between 2016 and 2018 expected to rise by 8% to 13%.

Brown-Forman is hoping to make the Collingwood bottle more sustainableBrown-Forman gives Collingwood Canadian whisky US upgrade 23 November 2015

Brown-Forman has updated the packaging for its Collingwood Canadian whisky brand in the US.

This week in spirits and wineThis week in spirits & wine, featuring Diageo and Bacardi's rums, Romanian wine and gin in Japan 20 November 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

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