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Andy Morton

Andy MortonBiography

Andy Morton started out in journalism in Glasgow, where he wrestled in mashed potato and wrote about Highland cows.

Tiring of the high-brow, he travelled the world working as an itinerant sub-editor in cities including Taipei, Sydney and Shanghai. While in Hanoi, he brought to the world's attention the Scottish-Vietnamese fusion dish dog haggis.

He is now back in the UK with just-drinks after four years in Chengdu, China.

Articles by Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau will release full details of its Q2 and half-year performances later this weekRemy Cointreau's Q2 and H1 - preview 24 November 2015

Remy Cointreau will issue its full first-half results on Thursday (23 July). Last month, in a trading update, the group reported a near-6% fall in organic sales in the six months to the end of September, with the second quarter performing better than the first.

Boston Beer unveils Coney Island Hard Ginger Ale and Hard Orange Cream Ale - Product Launch 24 November 2015

Boston Beer's Coney Island Brewing Company has launched two new flavours in its line of soda-inspired ales. 

Small Town Brewery unveils Not Your Father's Ginger Ale - Product Launch 24 November 2015

Small Town Brewery has launched a new alcoholic soft drink it hopes will emulate the success of Not Your Father's Root Beer.

The Keurig Kold launched in the US in SeptemberKeurig Green Mountain cuts Kold price for Canada launch 24 November 2015

Keurig Green Mountain has reduced the price of the Keurig Kold for its Canadian launch.

Hiro Sake sets sights on Europe with Italy launch 24 November 2015

Hiro Sake is to launch in Italy next year, marking the Japanese spirit producer's first entry into Europe.

Heineken wants to invest more in its cider brandsHeineken backs cider to take 5% of US beer 23 November 2015

Heineken has said US cider can grow to 5% of the beer market despite a recent slowdown.

Constellation said last week it has agreed to buy Ballast PointConstellation Brands chases US$400m for Ballast Point buy 23 November 2015

Constellation Brands is to borrow US$400m to help finance its acquisition of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits.

Heineken lager took a hit after 2008Heineken lager "back in black" in US as Light rebounds 23 November 2015

Heineken's namesake lager brand has returned to growth in the US for the first time in seven years, helped by a reboot of its lower-calorie version, the brewer's Americas president has said.

Heineken to open seventh brewery in Brazil 20 November 2015

Heineken has unveiled plans for a new brewery in Brazil as its core beer brand continues to find growth in the South American country.

Heineken rules out more craft beer buys 20 November 2015

Heineken has said it has no plans to buy more craft brewers after acquiring a 50% stake in Lagunitas Brewing Co.

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