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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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Distell will buy 75% of Cruz Vodka from Blue Sky Brand CoDistell adds Cruz Vodka to spirits portfolio, with 75% stake purchase 24 April 2017

Distell has purchased majority control of the Cruz Vodka brand, marking its entry into the white spirits segment.


Phusion Projects’ Four Loko Shots rangePhusion Projects’ Four Loko Shots - Product Launch 24 April 2017

Phusion Projects is targeting the shots drinking occasion with the release of three new spirits variants under its Four Loko brand name.


Heineken's volumes were flat in the first three months of 2017Volumes hold firm for Heineken in Q1 2017 - trading update 19 April 2017

Heineken has reported flat volumes for the first quarter of 2017, as the brewer went up against a bumper three-month period a year ago.


Heineken Q1 2017 by region - results data 19 April 2017

Earlier today, Heineken reported a 0.6% increase in sales from the brewer's first quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the three months to the end of March by region.


SPI Group’s Stoli Crushed comprises two flavoursSPI Group’s Stoli Crushed - Product Launch 19 April 2017

SPI Group has lined up the launch of two flavoured vodka variants under the Stoli Crushed brand name.


William Grant's purchase of Tuthilltown includes a distillery with an annual capacity of about 60,000 nine-litre casesWilliam Grant & Sons snaps up Tuthilltown Spirits in US 18 April 2017

William Grant & Sons has followed its purchase of the Hudson US craft whiskey brand seven years ago with the acquisition today of Tuthilltown Spirits, the company that produces the liquid.


Concha y Toro 2012-2016 - results data 7 April 2017

Late last week, Concha y Toro released its full-year results for 2016. The Chile-headquartered wine group saw the first six months prop up the full-year performance, as currency fluctuations triggered by June's EU referendum in the UK battered profits. Here, just-drinks considers CyT's performance over the last five years.


This week in wine & spiritsThis week in spirits & wine, featuring Marie Brizard's CEO, a deep-dive on Absolut and Concha y Toro's five-year performance 7 April 2017

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


This week in soft drinks & bottled waterThis week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring the return of ginger, Pepsi's Kendall Jenner pummeling and the end of the road for Coca-Cola Life? 7 April 2017

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


The week in beer & ciderThis week in beer & cider, featuring a new Guinness from Diageo, a Jack Daniel's cider and Constellation Brands' beer powerhouse in fiscal-2017 7 April 2017

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


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