Blog: James WilmoreThe just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

James Wilmore | 18 November 2013

On just-drinks last week:

INTERVIEW

The just-drinks Interview: Dr Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo chief scientific officer, global research & development - Part I

Late last month, editor Olly Wehring spoke with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo. In part one of this interview, Khan discusses the changing role of Research & Development in recen...

BLOG

Indra Nooyi - a bare-footed hippie maybe, but don't call her company Pepsi

I'd imagine the term "hippie" is rarely used in a positive way in business circles. ...

COMMENT

Comment - Wine - Not on the List

This month, Chris Losh sets his sights on wine lists and finds a world of unnecessary complexity. Does it have to be this way?...

BLOG

The man with the golden lager - is Bond still working for Heineken?

It has been about two years since Heineken sponsored the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall. Remember when the brewer scored a huge marketing coup by arranging a scene in which the British super spy takes...

ANALYSIS

M&A Watch - What's on the M&A cards for San Miguel Brewery?

An undisclosed bidder has apparently offered around US$6bn for San Miguel Corp's majority stake in San Miguel Brewery. The 'elephant in the room' is surely that the bidder in question is Kirin Holding...

BLOG

Bowmore a smash hit in royal ship launch

Part of a sainted tradition or a waste of a perfectly good whisky? That was the question some may have been asking when Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Navy's newest vessel in Scotland today (4 ...

NEWS

FRANCE: Languedoc vineyards take EUR80m hit from hailstorm

The cost of hailstorm damage to vineyards in the Languedoc region of southern France, in terms of lost production, could total EUR80m (US$108.9m), according to trade body sources....

BLOG

Baijiu on the BBC - just-drinks speaks

Insomniac radio listeners may have heard me on the BBC World Service this morning, discussing the launch of baijiu in the US....

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