Richard Burrows probably has some Mumm champagne on ice in his office at Pernod Ricard's inconspicuous headquarters in Paris, sitting there ready for next month's ultimate toast.
The French bubbly is one among the many brands Burrows is juggling as part of Pernod's €10 billion takeover of Allied Domecq, the British drinks company that has been neck-and-neck with Burrows' company in the world's drinks markets in recent years.
The Irish businessman holds the number two...
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