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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

This week in beer & ciderThis week in beer & cider, featuring key trends for 2017, results from Boston Beer, Asahi and Sapporo and why the threat of excess beer choice is over-stated 24 February 2017

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

Pernod Ricard's Method and Madness Irish whiskey rangePernod Ricard's Method and Madness Irish whiskey range - Product Launch 23 February 2017

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division has released a range of "experimental super premium whiskeys" from its Midleton distillery in Ireland. 

Bacardi declined to disclose the size of the stake in IlegalIlegal Mezcal rolls out across US as Bacardi takes stake 23 February 2017

Bacardi has purchased a minority interest in mezcal producer Ilegal as the brand looks to expand its distribution footprint in the US. 

Boston Beer Co was disappointed with the Craft beer shakeout good for Samuel Adams - Boston Beer Co  23 February 2017

The founder of Boston Beer Co has said the company's beers will emerge from a craft beer shakeout among the strongest in the category. 

Victor Jerez will be based in William Grant's Richmond officeWilliam Grant & Sons names Victor Jerez group business development director 23 February 2017

William Grant & Sons has appointed Victor Jerez to the role of group business development director, effective 1 March 2017.

Remy Cointreau owns the Mount Gay rum brandRemy Cointreau's Mount Gay 1703 Master Select - Product Launch 23 February 2017

Remy Cointreau has announced the 2017 release of 1703 Master Select rum from its Mount Gay distillery in Barbados. 

London Pride Unfiltered is dry-hopped with Target HopsUK brewer Fuller's launches unfiltered London Pride 23 February 2017

London brewery Fuller's has become the latest to add an unfiltered beer to its line-up. 

AG Barr's Funkin Pro Coconut PuréeAG Barr's Funkin Pro Coconut Purée - Product Launch 22 February 2017

AG Barr's cocktail unit Funkin has released a coconut purée in the UK on-premise, as it looks to capitalise on the popularity of the Pina Colada. 

Limited edition Moskovskaya bottles show traditional eagle and bear characters from Russian fairy talesSPI Group launches limited-edition Moskovskaya vodka packs 22 February 2017

SPI Group's Amber Beverage unit has lined up a limited-edition design for its Moskovskaya Vodka packs. 

Kingsland Drinks' Willow & Stone winesKingsland Drinks' Willow & Stone wines - Product Launch 22 February 2017

UK drinks firm Kingsland has developed a range of British wines in white, rosé and sparkling rosé styles. The wines were developed to answer a need for "affordable, fresh tasting wine for spontaneous occasions", the company said. 

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