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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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UK Autumn Budget 2017 - The Reaction 22 November 2017

Earlier today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his latest budgetary plans. On spirits and wine, Philip Hammond did not increase duty, although higher-abv ciders will be subject to a duty rise in an attempt to combat "excessive alcohol consumption by the most vulnerable people". Here, just-drinks pulls together reaction from within the UK's drinks industry to today's news.


Ulrich Adam will join SpiritsEurope in the New YearSpiritsEurope recruits Ulrich Adam from farm machinery trade association as next director general 22 November 2017

SpiritsEurope has confirmed the appointment of a new director general, with Ulrich Adam replacing Paul Skehan.


Beam Suntory’s Laphroaig Cairdeas 15 Year OldBeam Suntory’s Laphroaig Cairdeas 15 Year Old - Product Launch 22 November 2017

Beam Suntory has readied a 15-year-old iteration of its Laphroaig single malt for the annual series of bottlings exclusive to ‘Friends of Laphraoig’.


Hartwall gives Original Long Drink Kimi Räikkönen push in Japan 22 November 2017

Hartwall has released the latest television advert in Japan for its namesake Original Long Drink RTD, featuring brand ambassador and F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen.


Breakthru Beverage Group and Republic National Distribution Co announced their planned merger yesterdayBreakthru Beverage Group, Republic National Distributing Co open to synergies ahead of merger - just-drinks exclusive 21 November 2017

Republic National Distributing Co has not ruled out job cuts in relation to its planned merger with fellow US alcohol distributor Breakthru Beverage Group.


Coincidentally, Colgin Cellars overlooks Napa's Lake HennesseyMoet Hennessy ups California footprint with Colgin Cellars stake buy 21 November 2017

Moet Hennessy has expanded its presence in California’s wine lands, taking majority control of Napa Valley’s Colgin Cellars.


Illva Saronno gives Disaronno global TV push - video 21 November 2017

Illva Saronno has released details of a global television advert for its Disaronno liqueur brand.


The merged entity will be the second-largest in the US, behind Southern Wine & SpiritsBreakthru Beverage Group, Republic National Distributing Co poised to merge 20 November 2017

The consolidatory trend within US alcohol distribution has hit another high, with the second- and third-largest distributors in the country looking to merge.


The International Wine & Spirit Competition announced its trophy winners last weekInternational Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - The Trophy Winners, Achievement, Business, Packaging & Retail 20 November 2017

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2017 awards. Here are the competition's achievement, business, packaging and retail trophy winners for this year.


The International Wine & Spirit Competition announced its trophy winners last weekInternational Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - The Trophy Winners, Wine 20 November 2017

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2017 awards. Here are the competition's wine trophy winners for this year.


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