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Tuesday 1 September 2015

Interview

Larger than life: Profiling Parker

Robert Parker has been the most influential man in the wine industry for over 30 years, and in this exclusive interview with db, he pulls no punches when it comes to Bordeaux, blind tasting and perfect scores.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Banke on that: Jackson Family Wines chairman and proprietor Barbara R. Banke

The woman leading one of the world’s largest and most well-respected wine producers, Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines, speaks to Patrick Schmitt on taking over the helm from her late husband.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Jack Keenan: Keen to impress

Jack Keenan has proved a tour de force in the drinks trade, making a big impact in a comparatively short time. Patrick Schmitt discovers for himself why the industry should be so thankful for Jack’s decision to take on spirits.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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