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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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Jim Beam and Courvoisier will become Beam Suntory targets Kenya with Edrington/FIX and King Beverage 8 February 2016

Beam Suntory has lined up a sales, marketing and distribution switch in Kenya, through Edrington’s joint venture with Cyprus-based FIX Wines & Spirits and local partner King Beverage.

Sales of wines from Rioja were up by just over 1% in 2015Rioja sales hold steady in 2015 - figures 8 February 2016

Sales of Rioja inched up last year, according to new figures, with domestic sales of the Spanish DOC wine recording a lift for the first time since 2008's economic downturn.

The week in wines & spiritsThis week in spirits & wine, featuring another Havana Club twist, Australia's wine failings and Islay's special-ness 5 February 2016

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.

This week in beer and ciderThis week in beer and cider, featuring SABMiller's corporation tax counter, Super Bowl 50 ads and Casella's Yellow Tail beer 5 February 2016

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

Diageo has been selling off its wine assets Diageo nears wine exit with Acacia sale to Peju Province Winery 5 February 2016

Diageo has confirmed the sale of the Acacia winery and vineyard in California, having already sold off the Acacia brand.

Craft Brew Alliance released a preliminary set of full-year numbers yesterdayCraft Brew Alliance FY sales inch up, set fair for 2016 5 February 2016

Craft Brew Alliance has posted ongoing healthy sales in its fourth quarter, with the top-line in the full year set to come in up on 2014.

Cucumber Lime is the latest addition to Heaven Hills' Burnett's Flavored Vodka stableHeaven Hill Distilleries' Burnett’s Flavored Vodka Cucumber Lime - Product Launch 5 February 2016

Heaven Hill Distilleries has added a cucumber lime flavour extension to its Burnett's Flavored Vodka range in the US.

Speyside Distillery owns the Spey Scotch whisky brandSpeyside Distillers eyes global growth through US$3.3m loan 4 February 2016

Speyside Distillers has arranged funding to the tune of GBP2.3m (US$3.3m), to help deal with "increased worldwide demand" for its Scotch whisky portfolio.

Today saw yet another twist in the ongoing row over the Havana Club trademarkBacardi ups ante in US Havana Club row 1 February 2016

Bacardi has filed a Freedom of Information Act request in the US, after the country's authorities granted licence for Pernod Ricard to renew its registration of the Havana Club trademark in the country.

Gordon & MacPhail's Benromach 35 Years OldGordon & MacPhail's Benromach 35 Years Old - Product Launch 1 February 2016

Gordon & MacPhail has readied the global roll-out of a 35-year-old iteration of its Benromach Scotch whisky brand.

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