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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
C&C Group has cut UK production of its non-apple and pear Magners cider production as it admits consumers are suffering from "flavour fatigue".
Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is cooperating with the European Union after authorities launched a probe into possible anti-trust breaches in Belgium.
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has unveiled a new Victorian wine range as it ramps up its "regional gems" strategy announced in February.
The global spirits category is unlikely to see a major M&A deal in the near future, an analyst has said.
The CEO of UK brewer and pub operator Greene King has warned Britain's decision to leave the EU will hit consumer confidence.
Pernod Ricard is to close its Morris Winery in Australia before the end of the year.
PepsiCo is returning the 1990s-era Crystal Pepsi to its North American portfolio for a limited time.
Molson Coors is to raise US$6.8bn in a bond sale to help fund its purchase of MillerCoors.
Last month, UK producer Seedlip launched the second expression in its range of self-described "non-alcoholic spirits". Seedlip Garden follows the launch in November of the original Seedlip, which sold out three times in high-end London retailer Selfridges and has caught the attention of bartenders with its positioning as an adult-aimed, non-alcoholic base for cocktails. Seedlip founder Ben Branson says the spirit - a distillation of botanicals including herbs, fruit and bark - is a riposte to non-alcoholic drinks that depend too heavily on sugary fruit blends, and offers a solution to the problem of "what to drink when you're not drinking". just-drinks spoke to Branson ahead of the launch of Seedlip Garden about his early successes, interest from Bahraini royalty and why the industry needs to get on-board the non-alcoholic category.
New IWSR figures have highlighted the past decade's soar-away spirits growth in the US, with Bourbon adding 56% in volumes and Irish whiskey jumping by 409%.
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