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Lucy Britner

Lucy BritnerBiography

Lucy Britner is just-drinks' deputy editor. She has been a drinks journalist for ten years and she holds a diploma in wine and spirits. She has traveled to wineries, breweries and distilleries around the world and she enjoys sampling drinks as well as writing about them. Her work has appeared in several major drinks publications including Imbibe, Decanter.com, Drinks International, Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Harpers. She also spent a year on consumer magazine Square Meal, where she covered restaurants and drink in London.

Articles by Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co posted global flat volumes in Q2"We're reallocating money to the places that have momentum" - Coca-Cola Co COO - Analysis 28 July 2016

In its first-half results yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co noted a strong performance in some of its largest and most developed markets - including the US, Mexico and Japan.

DPSG's CEO said the company would not lower the price of 7UP"We have great urgency to improve the performance of brand 7UP" - Dr Pepper Snapple Group CFO 28 July 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group CFO Martin Ellen has said the company will revamp its 7UP brand in an effort to reverse declines. 

Champagne Bruno Paillard's NPU 2003Champagne Bruno Paillard's NPU 2003 - Product Launch 28 July 2016

Champagne Bruno Paillard has launched the fifth vintage of its prestige cuvee - NPU - to the UK market

Australian Vintage steps up McGuigan campaign in UK - video 28 July 2016

McGuigan Wines will rollout its 'Bring a McGuigan' advertising campaign to UK television from September.

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Aurora vodka - Product Launch 28 July 2016

Actor Dan Aykroyd has launched a drier, spicier variant of his Crystal Head vodka brand.

Hine owns 120ha in Grande Champagne "We are craft but we are not part of the craft movement" - Interview, Hine international sales director Per Even Allaire 19 July 2016

Best known as a vintage Cognac specialist, privately-owned Hine last month released Bonneuil 2006, an expression that does not carry one of the category's traditional VS, VSOP or XO descriptors. As China - the most important market for Cognac in recent years - moves away from the XO-and-above Cognac segment, and the idea of 'craft' drives interest in the category's smaller houses, Hine's new international sales director, Per Even Allaire, tells just-drinks how the company plans to make the most of the new world order.

Halewood Wines & Spirits' Surprisingly Good wine rangeHalewood Wines & Spirits' Surprisingly Good wine range - Product Launch 19 July 2016

UK drinks company Halewood Wines & Spirits has launched a range of "fresh and simple" wines called Surprisingly Good. 

Gonzalez Byass’ Finca Constancia Entre Lunas 2013Gonzalez Byass’ Finca Constancia Entre Lunas 2013 - Product Launch 19 July 2016

Gonzalez Byass has released the first organic wine to be made at its Otero winery in Spain. Finca Constancia Entre Lunas 2013 is made using 100% Tempranillo grapes. 

Conviviality acquired Matthew Clark in October 2015Conviviality toasts "transformational" Matthew Clark as full-year sales surge 19 July 2016

UK drinks group Conviviality has reported a triple-digit sales boost for its full year, following the integration of wholesale firm Matthew Clark.

Cotswolds Distillery CEO co-creates UK craft spirits trade body 19 July 2016

A new trade body for craft spirits producers has been established in the UK in a bid to promote the interests of artisanal distillers. 

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