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Olly Wehring

Olly WehringBiography

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 publications as the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Retail Week and The Daily Mirror, Olly boarded the good ship just-drinks in October 2003 as news editor.

Within only two years, he had moved up to the position of editor – a role he has assumed ever since.

Olly likes working for just-drinks, and likes drinks.

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The former CEO of PepsiCo and Tata's India JV is set to join Diageo this monthPepsiCo, Tata JV CEO jumps across to Diageo in India 14 July 2020

The recent departure of two senior executives at Diageo has seen the group promote its India CMO to the post of global brand director for Johnnie Walker.

UK immigration plans add to COVID woes - British Beer & Pub Association 14 July 2020

The trade organisation for the UK's brewers and pub trade has warned that the country's move to a points-based immigration system will add another headache to an industry pummelled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sales of Fever-Tree's mixers in the US jumped 89% in the 12 weeks to 13 JuneFever-Tree makes German acquisition as US off-premise sales soar - trading update 14 July 2020

Fever-Tree has strengthened its route-to-market in Germany, announcing the purchase of its sales agent in the country in a trading update today.

Henry Boyes started working in the UK wine industry in 2002Henkell Freixenet appoints Mitchells & Butler exec for new senior UK role 14 July 2020

The UK division of sparkling wine powerhouse Henkell Freixenet has created the role of buying & innovation controller, with Henry Boyes lined up to start next month.

BrauBeviale 2020 will take place in Nuremberg in NovemberBrauBeviale 2020 is on, as anti-COVID measures introduced 14 July 2020

This year's BrauBeviale trade show is set to go ahead, with organisers adhering to industry calls for the three-day event to proceed.

Johnnie Walker will roll out the plastic-free paper-based packaging early next yearDiageo, Pepsico, Unilever ready plastic-free bottle for 2021 13 July 2020

Diageo has teamed up with PepsiCo and Unilever on a rival project to Carlsberg, The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard's to scale up the roll-out of paper-based bottles.

According to the MEPs, the European Union's hospitality sector accounts for around a third of the region's beer salesEU brewers need assistance, fast - ministers 13 July 2020

A group of MEPs has written an open letter to the executive VP of the European Commission, flagging the urgent need for support for the on-premise channel in the European Union.

PepsiCo saw its group beverage volumes fall by 4% in the first six months of 2020North America drinks sales dip 1% for PepsiCo in first half 13 July 2020

PepsiCo's North America beverages operations have posted a respectable 1% dip in sales during the first six months of this year.

A total of 4,500 bottles of Camus Caribbean Expedition will be available later this yearCamus readies sea-aged Caribbean Expedition Cognac 13 July 2020

Camus Cognac has lined up the release of a Cognac that has spent almost 50 days at sea before spending a year maturing further in the Caribbean.

The new Opihr pre-mix gin & tonics launch in the UK in late-AugustQuintessential Brands' Opihr Spiced gin RTDs - Product Launch 13 July 2020

Quintessential Brands Group has added a pre-mix gin & tonic line to its Opihr Oriental spiced gin brand's portfolio.

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