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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

William Grant & Sons targets Africa with Grant's ad - video 27 May 2015

William Grant & Sons has launched an Africa-exclusive TV ad for its Grant's blended Scotch whisky.


Prosecco sales in the UK are upFocus - The Prosecco shortage that isn't 27 May 2015

Last week, news spread of an impending Prosecco shortage. But beyond the sensationalist headlines, how likely is it that fans of the fast-growing sparkling wine will find themselves fighting over the last few bottles this Summer?


Tingyi saw its beverage sales and profits struggle in Q1Tingyi's problem continue as Q1 beverage profits plunge 27 May 2015

Tingyi's Q1 beverage profits have dropped by almost half as sales for PepsiCo's Chinese partner continue to slide.


Eckes-Granini Group ups profits as FY volumes, sales slip 27 May 2015

Soft drinks producer Eckes-Granini Group has posted a sharp jump in full-year operating profits despite losing volumes and sales.


Suntory will have access to JTSuntory lines up Japan Tobacco beverage unit US$1.2bn 26 May 2015

Suntory Holdings has agreed to pay JPY150bn (US$1.2bn) for Japan Tobacco's (JT) beverage business, including its coffee brand Roots and flavoured water Momono Tennen-sui.


Carlsberg is facing challenges in RussiaCarlsberg cuts 180 staff 26 May 2015

Carlsberg has cut 180 jobs worldwide as it continues to readjust to heavy losses in Eastern Europe.


SPI Group created Amber Beverage Group last yearSPI Group's Amber Beverage Group appoints global sales head 26 May 2015

SPI Group's Amber Beverage Group (ABG) subsidiary has appointed Vlad Tensin to the newly-created role of international sales director.


Keurig Green Mountain is supported by The Coca-Cola Co
Analysis - Keurig Kold fails to impress on first outing 22 May 2015

Last week, analysts got a sneak preview of the Keurig Kold. It was a long-awaited chance to test-drive the home-carbonation platform that The Coca-Cola Co likes so much it invested at least US$1.25bn in maker Keurig Green Mountain.


Diageo adds to Entourage tie-up with responsibility message - video 22 May 2015

Diageo has harnessed the star power of its link-up with upcoming Hollywood movie Entourage to launch a new responsible drinking ad.


Product Launch - Pernod Ricard's Campo Viejo Winemaker’s Art 22 May 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a Travel Retail-exclusive Rioja under its Campo Viejo wine brand.


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