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just the Answer - Majestic Wines CEO, Steve Lewis 29 Nov 2011

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Earlier this month, Majestic Wine brought some colour back to the cheeks of the UK wine market, when it posted a healthy set of figures for the first half of its fiscal year. As good a time as any, then, to find out the secret to the drinks retailer's success, from company CEO, Steve Lewis.


just the Answer - Irish Distillers international brand development director, Simon Fay 8 Nov 2011

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This month's 'just the Answer' sees Michelle Russell talk to the international brand development director for Irish Distillers, Simon Fay.


just the Answer - Drinkaware CEO, Chris Sorek 1 Nov 2011

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To coincide with tomorrow's forum on responsible drinking in the UK, this month's 'just the Answer' sees Olly Wehring tackle the CEO of Drinkaware, Chris Sorek.


just the Answer - Nichols FD, Tim Croston 16 Aug 2011

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After a short break, our 'just the Answer' interview returns. This month, Michelle Russell talks to Tim Croston, the group finance director at UK-based soft drinks producer, Nichols plc.


just The Answer - Inter Beaujolais VP, Xavier Barbet, DG, Jean Bourjade 30 Jun 2011

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In this month's just The Answer, just-drinks catches up with the trade body for Beaujolais wines, Inter Beaujolais, to talk about its view on wine market conditions and that much-lauded 2009 vintage.


just the Answer – Tata Global Beverages CEO, Peter Unsworth 3 May 2011

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In this month's just the Answer, just-drinks talks to Peter Unsworth, chief executive of Tata Global Beverages.


just the Answer - GlaxoSmithKline category controller, Mark Sterratt 15 Mar 2011

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In this month's just the Answer, we talk to Mark Sterratt, category controller at the owner of the Lucozade and Ribena soft drink brands, GSK.


just the Answer – CHAMP MD, John Haddock 18 Feb 2011

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Late last year, Constellation Brands sold off a wealth of non-US operations to Australia-based private equity group, CHAMP. Earlier this week, just-drinks managed to grab some time with the company's managing director, John Haddock to ask him what it bought, why, and what it's going to do next.


just the Answer - Anheuser-Busch InBev UK president, Stuart MacFarlane 3 Feb 2011

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Following news that Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch a cider under its Stella Artois brand in the UK, just-drinks thought it was high time we caught up with the brewer's UK president. Here, just-drinks' deputy editor, Chris Mercer, quizzes Stuart MacFarlane on Stella Cidre, the Stella brand's rehabilitation process and the brewer's UK business in general.


just the Answer – Stock Spirit's CEO 2 Nov 2010

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It is exactly one year today (2 November) since just-drinks reported on a change of CEO at Stock Spirits. To celebrate his first anniversary in the role, Chris Heath speaks to just-drinks about the company's business model, its portfolio and its future plans for growth.


just the Answer - Morrison Bowmore Distillers' CEO 28 Sep 2010

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In this month's just the Answer, Olly Wehring met up with the CEO of Morrison Bowmore Distillers, Mike Keiller, to discuss the past, the future and the East.


just the Answer - Casa Pedro Domecq's International Team 6 Sep 2010

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This month's just the Answer sees us interview the international marketing director, Pernod Ricard's Mexico unit, Casa Pedro Domecq, Michael Kaller, and the executive director of Casa Pedro Domecq International, Olivier Fages.


just the Answer - Australian Vintage's CEO, Neil McGuigan 22 Jul 2010

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Earlier today (22 July), Australian Vintage confirmed the permanent appointment of Neil McGuigan as its CEO. To commemorate this, we are running a special just the Answer, taken from our meeting with McGuigan earlier this year.


just the Answer - Mike Isaac, global marketing director Southern Comfort 15 Jul 2010

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Southern Comfort, which is inextricably linked with New Orleans, has sat in Brown-Forman's stable for over 30 years now, and has been the recent subject of a makeover. In this month's just the Answer, Olly Wehring talks to the brand's global marketing director about past performance, future opportunities and the danger of over-extending.


just the Answer - James Espey, The Last Drop Distillers 17 Jun 2010

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From heading up Bailey's in its formative years and chairman of Chivas Brothers, to launching Malibu, Piat d'Or and the Classic Malts range, James Espey has been one of the drinks industry's true innovators over the last 40 years. His latest venture, The Last Drop Distillers has taken him into the ultra-premium spirits industry. Alongside long-term partners Peter Fleck and Tom Jago he has already found a 50-year-old Scotch blend – enough for 1,347 bottles – and begun selling it. He talks to Chris Brook-Carter about his plans for the business, his fears for the spirits industry and why the recession is a good thing.


just the Answer - Andy Fennell, chief marketing officer, Diageo 27 Apr 2010

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In this month's just the Answer, we sit down with Diageo's chief marketing officer, Andy Fennell, who assumed the post in September 2008. Fennell timed his promotion to almost coincide with the economic downturn, but remains in strong support of the strategy of premiumisation.


just the Answer - Steffen Schindler, director of marketing, German Wine Institute 18 Mar 2010

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ProWein, the first major wine exhibition of 2010, opens next week in Dusseldorf. To celebrate the beginning of the trade fair season for the wine industry, just-drinks talked to Steffen Schindler, director of marketing at the German Wine Institute, about 2009, the potential of developing markets and fighting consumer prejudices.


just the Answer - Simon Burley, Beefeater, Plymouth Gin brand director 14 Jan 2010

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In this, the first 'just the answer' of 2010, just drinks speaks to the international brand director for Beefeater and Plymouth Gin at Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit. Simon Burley has held the position for only a matter of weeks, having been appointed in October last year, but already he has high hopes for the brands, despite a tough year for the category in 2009.


just the answer - AS Liviko chairman Janek Kalvi 12 Nov 2009

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The Baltic countries have had it tougher than most in the global economic downturn, suffering double digit falls in gross domestic product. But the turmoil has not dented the ambition of Estonia-based AS Liviko, which continues to eye ambitious growth as both an importer to the Baltics and an exporter of its flagship brands, Viru Valge and Vana Tallinn. Chris Mercer flew to Tallinn to speak with Liviko chairman Janek Kalvi.


just the answer - Ketel One 5 Nov 2009

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Back in February last year, the owners of the Ketel One vodka brand, the Netherlands-based Nolet family, announced a tie-up for the brand with Diageo. The deal not only signaled the end of Diageo's interest in the race to acquire Vin & Sprit's Absolut, but also gave the Nolets a helping hand with its premium vodka brand. Last week, Michelle Russell met with Bob Nolet, the vice president of Nolet Distillery and 11th generation family member.


just the answer – Brian Duffy, Guinness global brand director 24 Sep 2009

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With today marking the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the Guinness stout brand, just-drinks is in Dublin to speak to Guinness' global brand director, Brian Duffy.


just the answer – Diageo CSR 30 Jul 2009

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This month, Carolyn Panzer took up the position of corporate social responsibility director at Diageo, expanding her former remit as alcohol and responsibility director to cover all areas of Diageo’s CSR platform. In this month's just the answer, she speaks with Ben Cooper about recent changes to the Diageo Marketing Code, the rationale behind her new role and how she views the challenge ahead.


just the answer – New Zealand Winegrowers 30 Jun 2009

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Last month, ex-Brown-Forman exec David Cox became Europe director for New Zealand Winegrowers. He spoke with Chris Mercer about what attracted him to working for a generic body and about New Zealand’s potential for further growth in Europe.


just the answer – United Spirits 4 Jun 2009

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Like prominent Indian companies in many sectors, spirits producer United Spirits India has not only benefited from the rapid development of its domestic market but is also expanding its own international horizons. In this month’s just the answer, Chris Mercer spoke with United Spirits' president Vijay Rekhi.


just the answer – Diageo 30 Apr 2009

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As owner of some of the world’s most successful alcohol brands, Diageo clearly recognises the importance of innovation. Olly Wehring spoke with Syl Saller, global innovations director at Diageo, about its brand innovation strategy and the role innovation can play in battling the recession.


just the answer – Havana Club International 9 Apr 2009

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Already a growth spirits category, the rum sector is unquestionably made all the more interesting for the presence of Havana Club. In this month’s just the answer, Olly Wehring spoke with Marc Beuve-Méry, managing director of Havana Club International, about denominations of origin for rum, the US embargo on Cuban rum and the ensuing trademark battle between Pernod Ricard and Bacardi over the Havana Club brand.


just the answer – Thandi Wines 10 Mar 2009

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Growth in ethically-traded goods has been a prominent feature of the food and drinks sector in recent years, and while there is concern that the recession will dent that progress, the signs are that sales are holding up well. For this month’s just the answer interview, Chris Mercer spoke with Vernon Henn, general manager of South African Fairtrade wine producer Thandi.


just the answer – Vinexpo 15 Jan 2009

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The year ending in an odd number can mean only one thing. In June, the wine sector will be migrating en masse to Bordeaux for Vinexpo. Chris Mercer spoke with Xavier de Eizaguirre, managing director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild and chairman of Vinexpo, about the prospects for this year’s show and Vinexpo’s international aspirations, including a possible return to the US.


just the answer – Glenglassaugh Distillery Company 6 Nov 2008

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The Netherlands-based Scaent Group acquired the mothballed Glenglassaugh Distillery from Highland Distillers in February. After nine months of preparation, the distillery will be up and running by the end of November. Managing director Stuart Nickerson spoke with Olly Wehring about the challenges of bringing a single malt out of retirement and the new owner’s plans for the company.


just the answer – Icelandic Water 9 Oct 2008

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Icelandic Water opened its long-awaited ‘naturally powered’ bottling facility late last month. Michelle Russell visited the new state-of-the-art plant and spoke with the company’s CEO and co-founder, Jon Olafsson, about the company’s carbon neutral certification, the progress of the Icelandic Glacial brand and what the future holds for the business.

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