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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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Australia is the latest country to clear the acquisition of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBevAnheuser-Busch InBev gets Australia okay for SABMiller takeover 5 May 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has cleared another regulatory hurdle, this time in Australia, in its move to acquire SABMiller.

Teeling Whiskey Co's Spirit of Dublin Premium Irish PoitinTeeling Whiskey Co's Spirit of Dublin Premium Irish Poitin - Product Launch 5 May 2016

Teeling Whiskey Co has released the first spirit to be made at its distillery in Dublin.

Pernod Ricard plans to sell Paddy to Sazerac CoPaddy Irish whiskey - What is Pernod Ricard selling to Sazerac? - The Facts 4 May 2016

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. Here's a look at Paddy and its position in the Irish whiskey category and Pernod's portfolio.

Berry Bros & Rudd owns single malt Scotch whisky brand The Glenrothes Berry Bros & Rudd drops Maxxium, Mangrove in UK distribution move 4 May 2016

Berry Bros & Rudd is set to pull the UK distribution of its spirits stable from Maxxium and Mangrove.

The Coca-Cola Co owns almost 17% of Monster Beverage CorpExports roar as Monster Beverage Corp restores balance in Q1 4 May 2016

Monster Beverage Corp has seen its bottom line return to better-than-normal levels in the first three months of 2016, after the prior-year period dealt with the financial fall-out from the company's tie-up with The Coca-Cola Co.

Anheuser-Busch InBev hopes to close the SABMiller transaction in the second half of this yearAnheuser-Busch InBev and its SABMiller divestments – Focus 29 April 2016

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several divestments of SAB assets. Here's a rolling list of the sell-offs A-B InBev has lined up to proceed once it closes the transaction, expected at some point in the second half of this year.

This week in spirits & wine on just-drinksThis week in spirits & wine, featuring Brown-Forman's return to single malt, Martini's new global ad and Germany's thirst for wine 29 April 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water on just-drinksThis week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring bottled water's premium potential, AmBev's Brazilian soft drinks play and Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q1 smiles 29 April 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

The week in beer and cider on just-drinksThis week in beer & cider, featuring consolidation's squeeze on craft, beer's future according to Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller's latest strip-sale 29 April 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Who will buy SABMiller's Central & Eastern Europe operations?Private equity most likely SABMiller Central & Eastern Europe buyer – analyst 29 April 2016

Competitive issues among the world's larger brewers may result in a private equity company leading the race for SABMiller's assets in Central & Eastern Europe, an analyst has told just-drinks.

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