Annual General Meeting – 22 April 2021 – Followed by a talk by David Gluckman

Contact Phil Johnson by email if you would like to attend the Zoom meeting.

If you don’t know what you can’t do, you can do anything!

David Gluckman describes his experiences during a lifetime creating brands, many of them in the drinks business. He tells the unlikely story of how and why brands happened. Discover how Baileys Irish Cream emerged after a visit to a Soho
supermarket on a chilly April morning; how Blue Nun inspired the development of Le Piat d’Or, the UK’s most successful French Red wine brand; the unlikely tale of Red Chardonnay; the origins of Princess Diana’s favourite drinks; the story of the little blue egg that stopped your milk tasting of kippers. And more.”


David Gluckman was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 1st November 1938, the day that Sea Biscuit and War Admiral fought out the Race of the Century at Pimlico Park, Baltimore. Educated in Johannesburg, he joined a local advertising agency after university and soon fell in love with business.
He made the pilgrimage to London in 1961 and worked as an account executive on the introduction of Kerrygold butter into the UK. Always a frustrated creative, he escaped into brand development in 1969, met a man from a drinks company called IDV, and his life changed forever. His book about his life creating drinks brands, “That s*it will never sell”, is published by Prideaux Press. It can be previewed and purchased
via the website It is also available on Amazon.