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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

The Wine Institute is to focus more on emergent nationsThe Wine Institute to close Hong Kong office in global restructuring 18 August 2016

The Wine Institute is to close its Hong Kong office and move Asia operations to China as it enacts a new strategy to divert diminishing funds into wine's emergent nations.

The new UK obesity strategy revealed details about the impending sugar taxUK sugar plan sets 20% voluntary reduction 18 August 2016

A new UK obesity strategy has shied away from mandatory sugar reduction targets for the food and drink industry, opting instead for a voluntary 20% cut by 2020.

TWE found generous FY volumes growth in North AsiaTreasury Wine Estates' FY Performance by Region - Focus 18 August 2016

Today, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) said its full-year net profits more than doubled, with net sales jumping by 20%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Australian-headquartered company's performance by region:

The Wine Institute operates a number of global representative officesCalifornia's Wine Institute to shutter UK office 18 August 2016

California's wine trade body, The Wine Institute, is to close its UK office after "severe cuts" to its government funding.

The performance of Corona has helped propel Constellation over the past two yearsConstellation Brands sets 2018 date for Chicago beer HQ move 17 August 2016

Constellation Brands' beer unit is to move into a new Chicago headquarters as rampant success sees it outgrow its home of 30 years.

Andy Mallows replaces Conre Oostrom, who left Toorank in JanuaryToorank Distilleries eyes 2018 Asia entry as MD plots new path 17 August 2016

Dutch distillery Toorank has targeted a 2018 launch in Asia as it expands its global footprint following a management shake-up.

Jeff Krum was previously Duvel Moortgat's VP of corporate affairsDuvel Moortgat appoints new US head Jeff Krum 17 August 2016

Duvel Moortgat's US unit has appointed Jeff Krum as its new president, replacing Simon Thorpe.

Women are under-represented in craft beer, the survey saidMarketing miss leaves US women frozen out of craft beer - survey 17 August 2016

Men vastly outnumber women when it comes to drinking craft beer in the US, with a majority of females believing that the category does not cater to them, a survey has shown.

TBG & Co's The Glover 18 year oldTBG & Co's The Glover 18 year old - Product Launch 17 August 2016

TBG & Co has rolled out the latest expression of The Glover Scotch whiskey, a blend of whisky from Scottish distilleries and Hanyu whisky from Japan.

Coca-Cola Icecek said discounting in Iraq had hurt international marginsCoca-Cola Icecek drives up H1 sales, volumes - results 17 August 2016

Coca-Cola Icecek has hailed a "better-than-planned" performance as first-half sales and volumes increased on strong domestic demand.

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