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Jacob Ehrenkrona, chief executive of Martin Miller's gin

Jacob Ehrenkrona on giving up financial career to create Martin Miller’s Gin Subscription

09 Sep 2014 | By Erin Smith

Harpers.co.uk talked with Jacob Ehrenkrona, the chief executive of Martin Miller’s gin, about why he gave up a career in venture capitalism to pursue the classic spirit.

Richard Rushton

Distell's Richard Rushton earns his stripes Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Erin Smith

In his first major UK interview, Distell’s Richard Rushton reveals his big plans for the company’s wine division, as Erin Smith reports

Ayo Akintola; the man leading Oddbins' revival

How Oddbins has defied its critics to bounce back to winning ways Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

In three years Oddbins has risen from death’s door to win IWC High Street Retailer of the Year. Gemma McKenna meets Ayo Akintola, its Renaissance Man

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Georg Riedel on its new Veritas range

Georg Riedel on Riedel's new Veritas range and working with Coca-Cola Subscription

02 Sep 2014 | By James Lawrence

Founded in 1756 by Johann Cristoph Riedel, the Riedel name is today synonymous with high-quality glassware; loved by the trade and consumers alike. With an impressive track-record of product innovation and savvy marketing, Riedel’s market breakthrough arguably came in 1979, when the firm opened a subsidiary in the US. Having collaborated with such iconic winemakers as Robert Mondavi, Angelo Gaja, and more recently soft drinks manufacturer Coca-Cola, Riedel is clearly not an old-world ...

Durham's first craft spirits distillery

Jon Chadwick on moving from the NHS to setting up his own craft spirits distillery

22 Aug 2014 | By Jennifer Ashcroft

Former National Health Service chief Jon Chadwick has gone from advising people to drink less to setting up County Durham’s first distillery. He tells Jennifer Ashcroft where the idea came from, what it means to be a “craft” gin distillery and how he’s capturing Durham in a bottle.

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The world of wine according to Wine Economist, Mike Veseth

Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, on the global issues facing the wine industry

15 Aug 2014 | By Jerry Lockspeiser

Mike Veseth is a specialist in globalisation who blogs as The Wine Economist. He is also professor emeritus of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma near Seattle. After reviewing his books Wine Wars and Extreme ...

Pierre Levron

Big interview: Pierre Levron on why Costco takes wines and spirits so seriously Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Don

Costco likes to pile it high, so if you secure a listing there you can expect to see sales take off overnight. Pierre Levron explains to Andrew Don why the wholesaler takes beers, wines and spirits so seriously

Richard Clark

Halewood International is always on the look out for the next "Crabbie's" says Richard Clark

08 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Don

Richard Clark, director of innovation at Halewood International, says the company is always on the lookout for the next Crabbie’s, as it looks to drive innovation across all the drinks categories in its portfolio.

"If Carlsberg did Wine & Spirits"

For future growth Carlsberg must succeed in wine as well as beer, says James Lousada Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Richard Siddle

As Carlsberg’s specialist wine and spirits division, now called Crown Cellars, celebrates over 20 years, the brewer’s UK chief executive, James Lousada, explains to Richard Siddle why wines and spirits are now so important to the group

George Workman of Frizzenti

George Workman of Frizzenti on the huge opportunties for wine on-tap

07 Aug 2014

We talk to George Workman, managing director of Frizzenti, the company behind the on-tap serve for Italian sparkling wine about how he sees the Prosecco and sparkling wine market growing and developing in the future.

Diana Hunter

Diana Hunter, Conviviality CEO, on the new BB’s Warehouse concept Subscription

06 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Diana Hunter is chief executive of Conviviality Retail, owner of the Bargain Booze network. Last week the firm announced the launch of a new concept – BB’s Warehouse – a destination discount off-licence warehouse. Gemma McKenna finds out more.

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