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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

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. 


Remy Cointreau will report its first-quarter results on WednesdayRemy Cointreau's Q1 sales results - Preview 18 July 2016

On Wednesday, Remy Cointreau will report its first-quarter sales figures. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of June.


Coca-Cola Co's Aquarius Vive flavours Coca-Cola Co's Aquarius Vive flavours - Product Launch 18 July 2016

The Coca-Cola Co's Spanish arm has launched two Aquarius Vive flavours - Lemon-Lime and Tropical - as it looks to move the brand away from sports drinks.


The week in beer and cider on just-drinksThis week in beer & cider, featuring Heineken's in-flight beer, Veltins' export hopes and SABMiller's contract clashes in Kenya 15 July 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Caledonia buys Liberation Group, Butcombe Brewery 15 July 2016

Caledonia Investments has acquired the UK's Liberation Group, including its Butcombe Brewery operations, for GBP118m (US$156m) from LGV Capital. 


Heineken UK unveils Olympic Strongbow cider campaign - video 15 July 2016

Heineken's UK unit has launched a "multi-million pound" campaign as part of its exclusive sponsorship of Team GB in the 2016 Olympic Games. 


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