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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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Articles by Olly Wehring

With Anheuser-Busch InBev thought to be circling, has SABMiller blinked?Editor's Viewpoint – Heineken's 'No' Cuts SABMiller Options as Anheuser-Busch InBev Looms Large 15 September 2014

Heineken's announcement earlier today of an approach by SABMiller confirms what some observers have warned in recent months: The 'Mega-Merger' is most definitely on.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, start your enginesAnalysis - SABMiller spurned by Heineken: The start of the endgame? 15 September 2014

To many observers, the endgame for 'Mega Merger' began today. With SABMiller being outed for approaching Heineken about a takeover, the overwhelming feeling among analysts is that, with Heineken pooh-poohing SAB's overtures, Anheuser-Busch InBev has started the engines on its plan to buy the world's second largest brewer.

Herejust a While Ago - On 15 September in... 15 September 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Heineken has turned down SABMillerNETHERLANDS: Heineken rejects SABMiller purchase proposal 15 September 2014

Heineken has confirmed it has received a takeover approach from SABMiller but that the proposal is “non-actionable”.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Patron Spirits' Patron Citrónge Lime 15 September 2014

Patron Spirits has released a lime-flavoured extension of its Patrón Citrónge liqueur brand.

GLOBAL: SABMiller, Heineken silent on takeover offer talk 14 September 2014

Both Heineken and SABMiller have declined to comment on reports linking the two brewers to takeover negotiations.

The week in spirits and wine just the Week in - Spirits & Wine 12 September 2014

Here's the round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

The week in soft drinks and bottled water  just the Week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water 12 September 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

The week in beer just the Week in - Beer 12 September 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.

GLOBAL: Ex-William Grant exec to head Orangina Schweppes International 12 September 2014

The former CMO of William Grant & Sons has been appointed MD at Orangina Schweppes International.

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