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Steve Thomson

Exclusive: Matthew Clark’s chief executive ‘thrilled’ over Conviviality's £200m takeover

17 Sep 2015 | By Erin Smith

Matthew Clark’s chief executive officer Steve Thomson told in an exclusive interview that he is “thrilled” over the acquisition of Matthew Clark by Conviviality Retail which has created “a group with the widest reach in terms of route to market in the drinks industry”.

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Jerry Locskpeiser

Jerry Lockspeiser: The question every wine veteran gets asked- what is the BEST wine?

18 Sep 2015 | By Jerry Lockspeiser

It happened again last week. I was on a flight from Mallorca to London City airport. It was one of those small planes with just two seats either side of the gangway. She was in an aisle seat and I was bolted in next to the window. I was trapped and I wanted to lie.

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Investments in ultra-premium spirits

Insights: Why the super-premium and ultra-rare bottles spirits market is heating up Subscription

16 Sep 2015 | By Dominic Roskrow

A growing demand for super-premium and ultra-rare bottles of whisky and Cognac has created a fiercely competitive market for the very best spirits. Why is it happening now?

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Champagne provides some fizz for Pernod Ricard as annual sales nudge ahead by 2%

27 Aug 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Champagne and Irish whiskey were among the main drivers of global growth for Pernod Ricard in 2014/15, though the spirits giant turned in only a modest overall sales increase of 2%. The company described the performance as “solid”.

Ben Bryant, chief winemaker Jacob's Creek

Bryant takes the hot seat as chief winemaker for Jacob's Creek

12 Aug 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Pernod Ricard has appointed Ben Bryant as chief winemaker for its Jacob’s Creek Australian wine brand, replacing Bernard Hickin, who will retire in June 2016.

Alexandre Ricard, Pernod Ricard's chief exectuive

Insight: Pernod Ricard’s new chief Alexandre Ricard outlines his strategy for greatness Subscription

10 Aug 2015 | By Martin Green

Pernod Ricard’s new chief Alexandre Ricard wants to conquer the world with conviviality. But are the two things compatible?

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