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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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Rok Drinks owns a majority stake in German beer ABKRok Drinks adds four states to ABK Beer's US presence 25 August 2016

Rok Drinks has extended the US footprint of its German beer brand, ABK Beer.

Les Vignobles Foncalieu L’Instant Sud wine rangeLes Vignobles Foncalieu L’Instant Sud wine range - Product Launch 25 August 2016

Languedoc wine cooperative Les Vignobles Foncalieu has readied the launch of three new wines in the UK under the L’Instant Sud brand.

Anheuser-Busch InBev holds a near-32% stake in Craft Brew AllianceNew Craft Brew Alliance arrangement gives Anheuser-Busch InBev takeover option 24 August 2016

Craft Brew Alliance has strengthened its tie-up with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev, which could see the brewing giant launch a takeover within the next three years.

SABMiller has seen several shareholders push back against the proposed takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBevSABMiller shareholders granted split vote on Anheuser-Busch InBev takeover 23 August 2016

SABMiller’s shareholders will be split into two camps to vote next month on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed takeover.

New Zealand Winegrowers is targeting annual wine exports of NZD2bn by 2020Wine exports from New Zealand hit double-figure rise in 2015 - figures 23 August 2016

New Zealand’s wine industry grew its exports last year by 10%, according to recent figures, with a similar increase forecast for 2017.

Does Michael Clarke deserve all the plaudits for  the turnaround at Treasury Wine Estates since he became CEO?How Treasury Wine Estates is rewriting the rule book - Editor's Viewpoint 22 August 2016

For years, they said it couldn't be done. In wine, the theory goes, if you're playing a volume game then you can't all of a sudden make the switch to a value-focussed strategy. And, for a long time, they were right: Talk in recent years of getting consumers to trade up their wine choices has fallen on deaf ears. Within the space of just two years, however, Treasury Wine Estates has proved the theory wrong.

Sapporo’s Sapporo Premium BlackSapporo’s Sapporo Premium Black - Product Launch 22 August 2016

Sapporo has lined up a US-specific dark lager under its namesake beer brand.

This week in spirits & wineThis week in spirits & wine, featuring Treasury Wine Estates' resurrection, California's Wine Institute restructure and Pernod Ricard's Cuba legal row win 19 August 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 soft drinks & bottled waterThis week in soft drinks & bottled water featuring the threat to Diet Coke, drinkable yogurt's bright future and the UK's sugar reduction plan 19 August 2016

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

Spirits volumes slide in Global Travel Retail - figures 19 August 2016

The Global Travel Retail channel proved a struggle for the spirits category last year, according to figures released this week.

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