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James Wilmore

James WilmoreBiography

just-drinks' deputy editor began his journalism journey in 2003, cutting his teeth on a local newspaper in his native Essex. From here, he joined leading UK pub trade title The Publican, where he spent six happy years breaking exclusives, as well as winning a Britvic Business Journalist of the Year award and interviewing David Cameron, Nick Clegg and... Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley (he owns a brewery).

After a year of freelancing covering the food and drink sector, James joined the good ship just-drinks in March 2012.

If he's not working or drinking, you'll usually spot him running. 

e: james.wilmore@just-drinks.com

Twitter: @jamescwilmore

Articles by James Wilmore

Diageo now has full control of Don Julio Diageo completes Don Julio, Bushmills swap deal 27 February 2015

Diageo has completed its deal to regain full control of Tequila Don Julio from former joint partner Casa Cuervo.


US wine exports slip as strong dollar, shipping issues bite - figures 27 February 2015

Export volumes of US wine rose slightly last year, but sales by value fell 6.5% as the strong dollar took its toll, according to latest figures.


Product Launch - Pisco Portón's La Caravedo 27 February 2015

Pisco Portón has added a new expression to its portfolio in a bid to highlight the “versatility” of the white spirit.


Product Launch - Diageo's Pimm's Strawberry with a Hint of Mint 27 February 2015

Diageo is launching a new flavour variant of its Pimm's brand in the UK this spring.


Product Launch - Pernod Ricard's Havana Club Union 26 February 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a new premium expression of its Havana Club rum brand in collaboration with Cuban cigar producer Cohiba.


C&C Group is facing legal proceedings after Hogs Back took the matter to the UKC&C Group faces legal fight with UK brewer Hogs Back 20 February 2015

UK brewer Hogs Back has launched legal action against C&C Group's Magners GB unit over claims of trademark infringement.


US thirst for Provence rose wines continues - figures 20 February 2015

Exports of rosé wines from Provence to the US jumped significantly last year, according to recent figures.


Rok Stars' Bogart's English Gin to hit US next month 20 February 2015

Bogart's English Gin is being rolled out to the US next month after brand owner Rok Stars secured a distribution deal with Southern Wine & Spirits of America.


BallBall Corp, Rexam agree terms of US$6.6bn deal 19 February 2015

Ball Corp has agreed to acquire fellow can maker Rexam for GBP4.3bn (US$6.6bn) after the UK firm accepted a sweetened takeover offer.


Suntory reported full-year results this week Focus - Suntory Holdings' FY Performance By Category, Region, Brand 19 February 2015

Earlier this week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in full-year sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's beverage results:


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