Jess joined Just Drinks and Just Food in 2022 after sub-editing at the Daily Mail. She has also written for The Buyer and Bibendum Wine.
“We refuse to be forced into a deal on unacceptable terms, justifying the illegitimate takeover of our business in Russia” – Carlsberg Group.
The 74-year-old is reportedly being investigated alongside Russian businessman and billionaire Nikolai Sarkisov.
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The deal will see Campari given exclusive distribution rights for Irish whiskeys Bushmills and The Sexton, plus spiced-rum brand The Kraken.
The French spirits group also has its eyes on new export markets including South Korea and the Middle East as the Cutty Sark brand marks its 100th anniversary.
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The Rioja-based wine group filed for bankruptcy last year.
Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC bought a minority stake in Emperador in 2014 via its private-equity arm Arran.
The two companies offered to invest in the winery under a newly formed consortium “in order to stabilise Hambledon’s position”.
Henstone Distillery said it has seen “enormous growth” since opening in 2017 and has “outgrown” its current site in Shropshire.
Société des Boissons du Maroc’s “long-term” deal to brew Heineken’s namesake beer will not be renewed at the end of the year.