just-drinks.com authors and correspondents

Olly WehringOlly Wehring

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 publi...

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Andy MortonAndy Morton

Andy Morton started out in journalism in Glasgow, where he wrestled in mashed potato and wrote about Highland cows. Tiring of the high-brow, he travelled the world working as an itinerant sub-editor in cities includi...

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Rhodri MorganRhodri Morgan

Following seasons guiding ski groups in the wilds of Japan and British Columbia, Rhodri spent two years in technology public relations at Edelman. After retraining as a journalist, where he enjoyed stints at pub...

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Lucy BritnerLucy Britner

Freelance writer Lucy Britner reports on the soft drinks category for just-drinks. Having been just-drinks' deputy editor between 2015 and 2019, Lucy covered the drinks industry for other publications for ten...

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Ben CooperBen Cooper

Ben Cooper is just-drinks' sustainable business editor and specialises in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, policy issues and sustainability. He holds MAs from Cambridge University and the U...

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Chris LoshChris Losh

Chris Losh has been writing about drinks for 15 years and still doesn’t wear a tweed jacket. He has edited Wine and Spirit International and Wine Magazine. He has written columns for just-drinks for ten years a...

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Ian ShackletonIan Shackleton

After qualifying as an accountant and spending a few years in the drinks industry, Ian spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst working for major banks in London. He covered companies not just in Europe but across the...

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Laura FosterLaura Foster

Drinks journalist Laura Foster fell into the drinks industry in 2006 and hasn't been able to get back up ever since. In 2013, Laura won the Alan Lodge International Young Spirits Writer of the Year award and has...

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Neil RidleyNeil Ridley

Neil has been writing professionally in the spirits industry for over a decade. His book, Distilled, co-authored by Joel Harrison, is now the biggest selling pan-spirits book globally, translated into 14 languages. H...

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Richard WoodardRichard Woodard

A trained newspaper journalist, Richard Woodard was editor of the drinks trade magazine Wine & Spirit International from 2000 to 2005, responsible for writing, commissioning and producing a broad range of business-r...

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Stephen BeaumontStephen Beaumont

Stephen Beaumont has been covering the global brewing industry for three decades. During that time, he has written literally thousands of articles and columns for publications ranging from Playboy to The Globe and Mail...

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Alex Smith

Amy Hopkins

Andrew Pearl, Profitero

Andy Coyne

Andy Morton & Katy Askew

Andy Morton & Lucy Britner

Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association

Callum Tyndall at GlobalData

Cameron Worth


Carmen Paun

Catherine Krol at Euromonitor International


David Burrows

David Leggett

Dean Best

Diana Yordanova

Ellen Daniel

Eric Sampers, global brand director for English gins, Chivas Bros

Eugene Vorotnikov


Euromonitor International

Glen Brasington, marketing director – strategy, business development & services at Chivas Brothers


Gustavo Gasparian

Hannah Abdulla

Helen Arnold

Hope Lee, senior analyst at Euromonitor International

Howard Telford, head of soft drinks at Euromonitor International

Ian Buxton

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Jagdish Kumar

James Atkinson

James Jordan

Jason Warner, North Europe president, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Jen Draper, head of marketing for Global Brands

Jeremy Cunnington at Euromonitor International

Joe Baker at GlobalData

Joe Bates

Joel Harrison

John Mohler at Ipsos

John Shepherd

John Stapleton

Jonathan Buxton, partner and head of Consumer & Retail, Cavendish Corporate Finance

just-drinks.com editorial team

Katy Askew

Keith Nuthall

Kevin Jacobs

Liz Newmark

Lucy Britner & Olly Wehring

Marina Leiva at GlobalData

Mario Zepponi

Matthew Barry, beverages analyst, Euromonitor International

Matthew Elliott, senior political advisor at Shore Capital

Max Warner, Chivas brand ambassador

Michael Hughes, lead analyst at Canadean

Michelle Russell

Mike Chiswell

Mini Pant Zachariah

Nicholas Wallace

Nidal Ramini, head of brand advocacy at Brown-Forman Northern Europe

Nigel Huddleston

Pete Brown

Peter Saunders

Plimsoll Publishing

Rachel England

Raghavendra Verma

Ray Rowlands

Reka Haros

Richard Corbett

Richard Parker, principal analyst at GlobalData

Richard Siddle

Robyn Black

Rojita Tiwari

Rosie Lintott at GlobalData

Samuel Okocha

Sean Clinton

Simon Creasey

Simon Harvey

Simon Warburton

Sophia Holliday, global innovations & trend consultant at The IWSR

Sophie Chadwick, account director at Peppermint Soda

Spiros Malandrakis at Euromonitor International

Stuart Todd

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business

Sumit Chopra

Thandie SibandaThandie Sibanda

The IARD editorial team


Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

Victor Martino

Wine & Spirits Daily

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