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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

Kirin Holdings to build US$8.4m Four Roses bottling plant - report 27 March 2015

Kirin Holdings is to spend US$8.4m on a new bottling plant for its Four Roses Bourbon, according to reports.

The WSTA claimed last yearOff-trade price rises slow in UK as beer gets cheaper - figures 27 March 2015

Price increases in the UK off-trade have slowed in the past year, with the cost of beer declining, according to recent figures.

The employee was reportedly arrested at CCACoca-Cola Amatil employee arrested over alleged corruption 27 March 2015

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has said it is co-operating with Australian state police after an employee was arrested for money laundering and receiving a reported half-a-million Australian dollars in corrupt commissions.

Willamette Valley Vineyards had a good 2014 despite a tough start to the yearWillamette Valley Vineyards sees FY sales, profits climb 27 March 2015

Willamette Valley Vineyards has posted a jump in full-year profits after retails sales drove a strong top-line performance.

Beer and spirits are vying for control of how the industry lists nutritional informationComment - Brewers versus Distillers in Battle for Nutrition Control 26 March 2015

Today, the Brewers of Europe announced that its members, which include all of the leading European brewers, are to voluntarily list ingredients and nutrition for all its beers in Europe. Last week, Diageo said it would do the same with its global brands such as Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker.

European brewers to list calories, ingredients 26 March 2015

Brewers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller and Heineken are to offer calorie counts and ingredients for their beers in Europe.

SPI owns the rights to Stolichnaya outside of RussiaSPI Group 'disappointed' over Stolichnaya ruling 26 March 2015

SPI Group has said is "very disappointed" by a Dutch court's demand that it return its Stolichnaya rights to the Russian state and is reviewing the ruling.

Pernod Ricard has been hard hit in Chinajust On Call - Pernod Ricard takes positives from China Cognac bounce 26 March 2015

Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve.

Chilli Marketing targets beer category with Rekorderlig Dry Apple launch 25 March 2015

The team behind Swedish cider Rekorderlig has said it wants the brand's new Dry Apple variant to be the cider version of Peroni and Corona.

Molson Coors said the purchase will open up opportunities for experimental brewingMolson Coors UK acquires Thomas Hardy's Burtonwood Brewery 25 March 2015

Molson Coors has bought contract brewer Thomas Hardy's brewing and kegging facilities at the UK's Burtonwood Brewery.

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