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just the Answer: Treasury Wine Estates' CMO, Simon Marton

By: Andy Morton | 8 April 2014

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) last week welcomed its new CEO Michael Clarke. He has already made headlines with his maiden speech to investors today. Prior to Clarke's arrival just-drinks sat down with company CMO Simon Marton at Prowein last month to talk about his appointment and other issues, including a stock write-down in the US and why the days of print advertising may be numbered.

The just-drinks Interview - Constellation Brands International GM Philip Kingston

By: Andy Morton | 3 April 2014

At ProWein 2014, Andy Morton sat down with Constellation's international general manager Philip Kingston to talk about its expanding global ambitions including a new tie-up in China for its Robert Mondavi brand.

Sierra Nevada does not believe in traditional forms of advertising  The just-drinks Interview - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co founder Ken Grossman - Part II

By: James Wilmore | 25 March 2014

Last week, we ran the first part of an interview with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co founder Ken Grossman. Here, in part two, the Californian craft brewing icon discusses big brewers' attempts to capitalise on the segment's success and how craft consumers are reacting to cans.

just the Answer: Heineken's Asia-Pacific president, Roland Pirmez

By: Andy Morton | 24 March 2014

Roland Pirmez was president of Asia Pacific Breweries before Heineken took full control of the joint venture in 2012. He now combines that role with heading up Heineken's Asia Pacific division. just-drinks sat down up with the Belgian just before he delivered a presentation to investors in London on Friday (21 March).

The just-drinks Interview - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co founder Ken Grossman - Part I

By: James Wilmore | 20 March 2014

When Ken Grossman co-founded Sierra Nevada Brewing Co 35 years ago, he had little expectation of the huge success the company would achieve. Today, it is the second largest craft brewer in the US, behind Boston Beer Co. But, how has Sierra Nevada managed to stay sharp in the increasingly-competitive sub-category? just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore gets the lowdown from the Californian company's boss

just the Answer - Jackson Family Wine's president Rick Tigner

By: James Wilmore | 6 March 2014

Jackson Family Wines’ president Rick Tigner sprung to prominence in the US through appearing on reality TV show ‘Undercover Boss’. But, away from the bright lights of TV-world, the 52 year-old remains focussed, both domestically and globally, on the California-based company he leads. Here, just-drinks’ deputy-editor James Wilmore talks to Tigner about working for America’s other famous Jackson family

The just-drinks Interview - MillerCoors sales president Ed McBrien - part II

By: James Wilmore | 20 February 2014

Earlier this week, we published the first part of an interview with MillerCoors' sales president, Ed McBrien, where he explained the thinking behind's the JV's biggest launch to date, Miller Fortune. Here in part two, McBrien talks to deputy editor James Wilmore about the familiar territory of light beer in the US and plans for a major new cider launch.

The just-drinks Interview - MillerCoors sales president Ed McBrien - Part I

By: James Wilmore | 18 February 2014

Last week, MillerCoors unveiled the biggest brand launch in its five-and-a-half year history: Miller Fortune, a beer designed to take on the spirits market. But, how will this strategy play out, and what else does the brewing JV have in store to rescue its flagging volumes? Here, in the first part of an exclusive two-part interview just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore tackles the US firm's sales president, Ed McBrien.

just the Answer: Pernod Ricard's head of digital, Antonia McCahon

By: Andy Morton | 14 February 2014

Antonia McCahon has been Pernod Ricard's head of digital for four-and-a-half months, taking on the newly-created post after working with a range of consumer goods companies. just-drinks caught up with the Australian at Pernod's innovation day in Paris late last month.

just The Answer - Moet Hennessy's Estates & Wines president Jean-Guillaume Prats

By: James Wilmore | 10 February 2014

It's been a year since Jean-Guillaume Prats made the switch from Bordeaux winemaker at Chateau Cos d'Estournel to head up Moet Hennessy’s still and sparkling wine division, Estates & Wines. In the role, the 44-year-old is spearheading the launch of the group’s sparkling Chandon brands in India and China, while eyeing future opportunities in Africa. just-drinks’ deputy editor, James Wilmore, tackled Prats about his vision for the unit.

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