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By: James Wilmore | 18 June 2013
Canada: famous for its ice wines and whiskies. But how are these categories performing globally? And does the country's social reference pricing, a form of minimum pricing, really make a difference? Here, James Wilmore talks to Janet Dorozynski, the global lead on wine, beer and spirits for the Canadian Government's Foreign Affairs and International Trade department
By: Olly Wehring | 30 May 2013
Earlier this week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring visited Beijing to cover Pernod Ricard's latest Capital Market Day. While there, Olly spoke to Alexandre Ricard, the company's deputy CEO & COO, in his first interview since it was announced he would become CEO of Pernod in 2015.
By: Olly Wehring | 22 May 2013
Earlier this week, just-drinks sat down with the UK and group wine director for Tesco, Dan Jago. Part one of our interview ran yesterday, while today (22 May), we hear Jago's views on minimum unit pricing, the launch of lower-abv wines and the state of the nation in the UK.
By: Olly Wehring | 21 May 2013
To coincide with this week's London International Wine Fair, just-drinks managed to secure some time yesterday (20 May) with Dan Jago, the UK and group wine director for Tesco. In the first of this two-part interview, we look at Jago's time in the wine industry, Tesco's relationship with the wine consumer in the UK, and the 'E' word.
By: James Wilmore | 1 May 2013
After nearly 20 years of working in the beer and spirits categories, Andrew Carter pitched up at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) last year charged with leading the group's Europe, Middle East and Asia region. Travel Retail also falls under his remit. So, how's he finding the challenge? just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, caught up with him at ProWein in late-March.
By: James Wilmore | 16 April 2013
Last week we ran the first part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the MD of Accolade Wines' North American division, Tim Matz. In this second and final part, Matz discusses innovation, healthy wines and the pros and cons of working for a private equity firm.
By: Andy Morton | 10 April 2013
Highland Spring Group's namesake brand was confirmed this week as the top-selling bottled water brand in the UK. just-drinks talked to the group's CEO, Les Montgomery, yesterday (9 April) about the brand's long fight to the top and how it is survival of the fittest in the water industry.
By: James Wilmore | 9 April 2013
In 2011, Tim Matz took on the job as the MD of Accolade Wines' North American division. Since then, the company has bought a clutch of wine brands - many of which are now part of Matz's purview - and has lost its chief executive. Late last month, just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, sat down with Matz at ProWein to talk through the challenges the company faces, the US wine market and the positive aspects of working for a private equity group.
By: Andy Morton | 18 March 2013
Brooklyn Brewery's brewmaster and editor-in-chief of the Oxford Companion to Beer, Garrett Oliver, was a guest speaker at BeerX on Friday (15 March). just-drinks caught up with him for his take on the global brewing industry, and why Goose Island is Darth Vader.
By: Andy Morton | 14 March 2013
Heineken last week announced plans to build a 1.5m-litre capacity brewery in Ethiopia, which, with the second-largest population in Africa, is a major focus for international brewers.
By: James Wilmore | 6 February 2013
By: Olly Wehring | 8 January 2013
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The Wehring Interview - Societe Europeenne de Participations Industrielles Champagne CEO, Cécile Bonnefond - Part II
By: Chris Mercer | 5 April 2012
The Wehring Interview - Societe Europeenne de Participations Industrielles Champagne CEO, Cécile Bonnefond - Part I
By: Chris Mercer | 29 March 2012