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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

TWE has had a challenging fiscal yearjust The Preview - Treasury Wine Estates' Q4 & FY 19 August 2014

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) will release it full-year results on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the Australia-headquartered winemaker's news in the 12 months to the end of June, including takeover speculation that culminated in potential bids this month from private equity groups.

US: Fruit beer gains hold in "traditional" bars - Paulaner HP USA 19 August 2014

The new CEO of Paulaner HP USA has claimed that fruit beers are losing their stigma among “traditional” male consumers in the country's on-trade.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Drambuie unveils airport-exclusive packaging 19 August 2014

Drambuie has released new packaging for its namesake Scotch whisky liqueur brand exclusively into the Travel Retail channel.

Tingyi warned of a slow down in ChinaCHINA: Tingyi H1 profits leap on lower costs 19 August 2014

Tingyi has boosted profits in its beverage unit as raw material costs fell, but the China-based group also warned of a slowdown in its domestic market.

Carlsberg will release its results on Wednesdayjust The Preview - Carlsberg's Q2 & H1 18 August 2014

Carlsberg will release it first-half and second-quarter results on Wednesday. Here just-drinks takes a look at the brewer's news in the three months to the end of June.

Heineken will release its H1 results on Wednesdayjust The Preview - Heineken's H1 & Q2 18 August 2014

Heineken will release a first-half trading update on Wednesday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the Dutch brewer's highs and lows in the three months to the end of June, and recent financial results:

Diageo is offering cash investments
for the schemeGLOBAL: Diageo doubles intake for spirits start-ups scheme 18 August 2014

A Diageo-backed entrepreneur initiative is to double its intake next year as it expands a global search for promising spirits start-ups.

UK/IRELAND: Treasury Wine Estates gives Wolf Blass fresh push - video 18 August 2014

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has unveiled a marketing campaign, including a new TV advert, for its Wolf Blass brand in the UK and Ireland.

Tilaknagar released its results last weekINDIA: Tilaknagar Industries warns of "challenging" times despite Q1 profits leap 18 August 2014

Tilaknagar Industries has posted a sharp rise in profits but warned of “challenging” conditions ahead as volumes and sales fell.

US: Constellation Brands issues Corona recall over glass threat 18 August 2014

Constellation Brands has recalled some of its Corona Extra bottles in the US because they may contain glass particles.

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