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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

Constellation will release its H1 results on Thursdayjust The Preview - Constellation Brands' Q2 & H1 29 September 2014

Constellation Brands is due to report its first-half numbers on Thursday (2 October). Here, just-drinks examines how the US-based beer, wine and spirits firm has made the headlines in the three months to the end of August.

TWEComment - No Home Comfort for Treasury Wine Estates as Bids Collapse 29 September 2014

It's an awkward moment in any relationship, bringing the object of your affections home for the first time.

TWE announced it had rejected the bids todayjust On Call - Private-equity bids "over", says Treasury Wine Estates CEO 29 September 2014

The head of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), which announced earlier today the end of takeover talks with two private-equity groups, has said he doesn't expect the bidders to return to the negotiating table.

DS Services of America lines up ex-Pernod Ricard exec as new COO 29 September 2014

DS Services of America has appointed a former Pernod Ricard USA executive as its new COO.

The new site will test localised flavoursPepsiCo opens Dubai R&D hub to capture Middle East flavour 29 September 2014

PepsiCo has opened an R&D facility in Dubai to develop new flavours for Middle Eastern consumers.

The move will see three executives trade jobsAnheuser-Busch InBev appoints Pinto Paiva as new AmBev CEO 26 September 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has appointed a new AmBev CEO in a shake-up that will see three A-B InBev executives trade jobs.

About 1,000 new domains will be added to the InternetBrewers Association jumps aboard internet shake-up with .beer address 26 September 2014

The Brewers Association (BA) become one of the first to register a .beer web address after the domain name was made available to the general public yesterday.

Heineken USA adds Dos Equis Invierno to Mexican multipack 26 September 2014

Heineken's US unit is to relaunch its seasonal Mexican beer multi-pack with the addition of a new Dos Equis variant.

Coca-Cola is giving more control to bottlersThe Coca-Cola Co ramps up bottler plan with Florida handover 26 September 2014

The Coca-Cola Co is to hand Florida bottler territory to a newly-formed company as part of a plan to reduce its in-house bottler operations.

PernodProduct Launch - Pernod Ricard's Martell Premier Voyage 26 September 2014

Pernod Ricard has opened the order book on a limited edition Martell Cognac that comes with a EUR10,000 price tag.

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