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Andy Morton

Andy MortonBiography

Andy Morton started out in journalism in Glasgow, where he wrestled in mashed potato and wrote about Highland cows.

Tiring of the high-brow, he travelled the world working as an itinerant sub-editor in cities including Taipei, Sydney and Shanghai. While in Hanoi, he brought to the world's attention the Scottish-Vietnamese fusion dish dog haggis.

He is now back in the UK with just-drinks after four years in Chengdu, China.

Articles by Andy Morton

US president-elect Donald Trump backs the Border Adjustment TaxBeverage companies to benefit from US tax drop - analyst 18 January 2017

US plans to lower corporate tax could offset potential cost increases from a proposed border levy, an analyst has said.


The SVB report said a good supply this year will aid premium wine sales in the USPremium wine set for US sales jump - study 18 January 2017

Premium wine sales in the US are expected to grow by as much as 14% this year amid improved retails conditions and good supply, a new report has said.


Diageo initially bought a stake in United Spirits in 2012Diageo weighing up United Spirits stake increase - report 18 January 2017

Diageo is considering upping its stake in United Spirits, according to a report.


Brannland's ice cider will roll out through New York's Skurnik WinesBrannland Cider secures US entry with Skurnik Wines deal 18 January 2017

Sweden's Brannland Cider is to enter the US after signing a new distribution deal.


Molson Coors' Blue Moon remained the leading US craft beer brand in multi-outlet channelsUS craft beer growth slows again - IRI figures 17 January 2017

The craft beer slowdown in the US looks to be continuing as year-end figures show a marked deceleration in supermarket and convenience growth for top brands.


The head of Wine Austria, Willi Klinger, said the trade body has expertise in setting up new conceptsVinexpo heads to Austria with new mission to highlight fringe regions 17 January 2017

Wine trade show Vinexpo plans to take 100 of the world's top buyers to Austria's vineyards for the first edition of a new exhibition concept.


Indian state orders health warnings for alcohol packaging - report 17 January 2017

Alcohol sold in a central Indian state will have to carry health warnings as part of a raft of government measures to curb consumption, according to reports.


Global grape production is in decline, the Rabobank report said.Global wine decline threatens asset-light wineries - study 17 January 2017

Trends towards asset-light wine production by companies such as Constellation Brands could backfire as global wine production decreases, a new study has said.


Cono Sur's GM, Adolfo Hurtado, says Chile was unprepared for BrexitChile's winemakers caught out by Brexit "disease" - Focus 16 January 2017

June last year, and Adolfo Hurtado, the gregarious chief winemaker & general manager for Concha y Toro's Cono Sur, is in a sunny mood as he goes about his day at the Chilean winery.


CCEP launched Coca-Cola Zero Sugar last yearCoca-Cola European Partners injects extra US$5.4m into Coca-Cola Zero Sugar push 16 January 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a GBP4.5m (US$5.4m) advertising campaign for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in the UK.


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