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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Interview

Pernod Ricard: The thirst to be first

As Alexandre Ricard prepares to take the throne at Pernod Ricard this month, returning the family name to the top job, he and his predecessor Pierre Pringuet speak to Ron Emler about the ever-growing ambitions of the company

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Serving up success: James Simpson MW

From insisting on dogs in the office, to bringing big sponsorship to the niche sport of real tennis, Pol Roger Ltd managing director James Simpson MW is keeping the company an irreverent but irreplaceable player in the wine trade

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Team Leader: Laura Jewell MW

Heading the wine development team at Tesco and chairing the WSET, Laura Jewell MW is a shining light for women in the wine industry.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 2 Comments »

Interview: Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise

New Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise tells Patrick Schmitt why he’s making major changes to the show organiser’s exhibitions in Hong Kong and Bordeaux

Friday, May 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Christian Barré: Restless in Rioja

Christian Barré, of Pernod Ricard Winemakers Spain, explains why Campo Viejo is such a success story and his luxury ambitions for the Ysios brand.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

db interview: Russell Norman of Polpo

Having recently opened Theatreland gastropub The Ape & Bird, db’s Lucy Shaw meets “The Restaurant Man”, Russell Norman.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 No Comments »

A gentleman of great taste: Alun Griffiths MW

If Alun Griffiths MW was ever contemplating retirement and a quiet life, he faced a quick change of heart when VATS came calling on his expertise for an unexpected Chinese adventure.

Monday, October 21st, 2013 No Comments »

Paul Draper: Great wines are made with very straightforward techniques

Paul Draper of California’s Ridge Vineyards talks to Patrick Schmitt about his non-interventionist approach; why American oak can be superior to French, and his reasons for adopting ingredient labelling.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 1 Comment »

Paul Walsh: Growth Accelerator

His track record at the world’s leading drinks business speaks for itself, and CEO Paul Walsh leaves Ron Emler in no doubt that his strategy of investing in existing brands and focusing on emerging markets will take Diageo to ever greater heights

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Patrice Noyelle: last of the Mohicans

As he prepares to leave Pol Roger, Patrice Noyelle tells Patrick Schmitt that despite making changes to the Champagne, he has always deeply respected its traditions

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 1 Comment »

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