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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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CEO Ivan Menezes is expected to present at Diageo's Capital Markets Day next monthTen questions for Diageo - Analysis 27 April 2017

On 9 May, Diageo is hosting its latest Capital Markets Day for analysts and investors, in London. Ahead of the group's presentations, Anthony Bucalo, global beverages analyst at HSBC, has prepared a list of questions for the senior executive team, for what he describes as a "crucial" day for Diageo.

Highland Park will highlight the Viking history of its home, OrkneyEdrington follows Highland Park extension with Viking-themed revamp 27 April 2017

Edrington has unveiled a pack overhaul for its Highland Park Scotch whisky brand, with two expressions gaining "sub brand names".

Marie Brizard released full details of its 2016 performance earlier this weekBottom-line jumps in 2016, but headwinds remain for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - results 27 April 2017

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has posted a double-digit leap in net profits from 2016, but has seen its first quarter this year hampered by destocking.

LVMH owns 66% of Moet HennessyMoet Hennessy not in play for Diageo, despite LVMH Christian Dior purchase 26 April 2017

The takeover of Christian Dior by LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, announced yesterday, is unlikely to bring the Moet Hennessy division into play on an M&A basis, just-drinks understands.

Nichols braced for currency squeeze in 2017 - Q1 trading update 26 April 2017

First-quarter sales for UK soft drinks group Nichols were "in line" with expectations, but currency-related pressures are set to take their toll in 2017.

John Timothy starts at The Portman Group in JunePortman Group heads to Tesco for new chief executive 25 April 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye FinishDiageo’s Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish - Product Launch 25 April 2017

Diageo has readied the release of the second limited edition iteration of its Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch portfolio.

Distell will buy 75% of Cruz Vodka from Blue Sky Brand CoDistell adds Cruz Vodka to spirits portfolio, with 75% stake purchase 24 April 2017

Distell has purchased majority control of the Cruz Vodka brand, marking its entry into the white spirits segment.

Phusion Projects’ Four Loko Shots rangePhusion Projects’ Four Loko Shots - Product Launch 24 April 2017

Phusion Projects is targeting the shots drinking occasion with the release of three new spirits variants under its Four Loko brand name.

Heineken's volumes were flat in the first three months of 2017Volumes hold firm for Heineken in Q1 2017 - trading update 19 April 2017

Heineken has reported flat volumes for the first quarter of 2017, as the brewer went up against a bumper three-month period a year ago.

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