Blog: Olly WehringWalking a very narrow Beam when it comes to fizz

Olly Wehring | 16 February 2007

I can’t let the week finish without saying a quick - but hearty - thank you to Adrian McKeon and the rest of his team at Beam UK for a thoroughly enjoyable evening on Tuesday (13 February). The head of Beam in the UK invited the country’s drinks trade press to the Hilton on Park Lane, London, for a press briefing amidst some of the finest views of this great city I have yet seen.

The fruits of our meeting will be here on just-drinks next week, when we give you an exclusive interview with McKeon.

My note to self on Wednesday, meanwhile, read: “Just because you are offered free Champagne doesn’t mean you have to take it.” Please bear in mind, however, my dear drinks executive, that this does not suggest in any way that you shouldn’t continue offering it to the likes of me.

What a boring world that would be.


BLOG

Putin's Coca-Cola dig misses the mark

The Coca-Cola Co has had its fair share of critics this year, from health campaigners to investor David Winters, who this week called for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced....

BLOG

Season of goodwill? Not if you're the UK health lobby

The UK health lobby is always very vocal on alcohol at this time of year, predictably so, and this year is no different. ...

BLOG

Carlsberg builds new life from Copenhagen brewery

“Ah, yes, you've hit upon a very sensitive area,” says Thomas, my guide at the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen last Friday....

BLOG

Scotch whisky firms learn the value of leftovers

Experimentation has long been a watchword in the Scotch whisky industry. It is what has given consumers the huge range of ageing options, from refill hogsheads to virgin oak to Sherry butts....

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?