All articles by Dean Best

An experienced editor, Dean has reported on the international food and beverage industries for 19 years. He became editor of Just Food in 2007 and Just Drinks in 2022.

Dean Best

Importer Empson USA invests in Italy’s Jankara Winery

Jankara, located on Sardinia, specialises in producing Vermentino and Cannonau.

NZ’s Free Flow Manufacturing to open plant-based milk factory

The co-manufacturer has revealed one contract secured so far – with oat-milk brand Otis.

Kirin’s New Belgium Brewing to buy Constellation Brands facility

The US brewer behind brands including Voodoo Ranger said it had made the acquisition to meet growing demand.

EU tables plans to tackle “greenwashing”

The European Commission has put forward “common criteria” companies must hit to ensure they are not making “misleading environmental claims”.

OSS Craft Distillery eyes rapid growth in 2023

The company behind Norway’s Bareksten Spirits believes a move into vodka and changes to distribution in existing markets will help drive sales.

Private equity ‘eyeing UK food-and-drinks group Princes’

A media report in the UK suggests Princes is attracting interest from private-equity firms.

India’s Chateau Indage Winery gets new owner

Local conglomerate Integra Essentia has snapped up the assets of Chateau Indage, which is based in India’s main wine-producing region.

Australia’s Brunswick Aces Distillery set for European push

The distiller, which makes gin and a non-alcoholic alternative, is looking at Europe in two phases, co-founder Stephen Lawrence tells Just Drinks.

Paulig sells chilled-coffee brand Frezza

The Finland-based group remains committed to hot coffee but is exiting the chilled market despite the segment “growing strongly”.

Australian dairy group Norco expands into plant-based alternatives

The New South Wales co-operative has entered the market for plant-based options.