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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 CEO Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet views the company as a luxury goods producerRemy Cointreau's bellwether Q3 signals blue sky ahead for Cognac - Analysis 20 January 2017

Remy Cointreau has started the year with a surprise - the company's Q3 Cognac sales, announced yesterday, surpassed even the most optimistic of expectations.

Remy Cointreau's Mount Gay brands grew in the nine-month periodRemy Cointreau's YTD performance by brand and region - Focus 20 January 2017

Yesterday, Remy Cointreau posted a strong jump in YTD sales driven by impressive Cognac Q3 performances in China and the US. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand and on a regional basis in the period.

Molson Coors said La Sagra will continue to operate as an independent craft breweryMolson Coors invests in Spain's Cervezas La Sagra 20 January 2017

Molson Coors has bought a stake in Spanish brewery Cervezas La Sagra.

AB InBev is buying Cervezas La Virgen through its venture capital arm, ZX VenturesAnheuser-Busch InBev acquires Spain's Cervezas La Virgen 19 January 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's venture capital unit, ZX Ventures, has bought Spanish brewery Cervezas La Virgen.

Diageo has launched a number of new technology initiatives, including a virtual reality experienceHome entertaining trend offers drinks consumption opportunities in 2017 - Diageo 19 January 2017

Diageo has labelled 2017 the year of home-consumption in a new report that predicts a shake-up for socialising over the next 12 months.

India's authorities withdrew two currency notes last monthIndia's demonetisation fallout to last at least a year - analyst 19 January 2017

The effects of India's recent demonetisation strategy will be felt for at least a year, according to a new analysis that paints a bleak picture of the fallout from the policy.

Remy Cointreau's Cognac division found good growth in the Americas and Greater ChinaRemy Cointreau posts solid YTD as Cognac sales surge - results 19 January 2017

Strong Cognac sales in the third quarter have helped deliver an impressive year-to-date performance for Remy Cointreau.

Pernod's new Beefeater 24 packaging pays homage to a 170-carat ruby housed in the Tower of LondonPernod Ricard gives Beefeater 24 packaging revamp 19 January 2017

Pernod Ricard has updated the bottle for its Beefeater 24 gin expression in an attempt to differentiate it from other Beefeater iterations.

The WSTA said there have been discussions within English wine circles over what to call its sparkling sectorRow erupts over 'British Fizz' term as Wine & Spirit Trade Association hits out at GI application 19 January 2017

A UK wine trade body has criticised an attempt to secure official protected geographical status for English sparkling wine under the name "British Fizz".

US president-elect Donald Trump backs the Border Adjustment TaxBeverage companies to benefit from US tax drop - analyst 18 January 2017

US plans to lower corporate tax could offset potential cost increases from a proposed border levy, an analyst has said.

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