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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

Frisco is the first product from North Channel, which was founded in 2016North Channel Distillery’s Frisco - Product Launch 23 May 2017

San Francisco-based North Channel Distillery has launched what it calls a Californian take on Pisco.

Some US cities have clamped down on sugar-sweetened beverages amid rising obesity fearsBeijing bans sodas in boarding schools - report 23 May 2017

In a sign that legislative soda bans are spreading outside of Western markets, Beijing local authorities have outlawed the selling of sodas in the city's boarding schools, according to a report.

Jackson Family Wines is based in CaliforniaJackson Family Wines buys Brewer-Clifton Winery 23 May 2017

Jackson Family Wines has added to its California vineyard footprint with the purchase of Brewer-Clifton Winery.

James Quincey is the new CEO of Coca-ColaCoca-Cola Co CEO blames disappearing malls for US soda declines - report 23 May 2017

The new CEO of The Coca-Cola Co James Quincey has said in an interview that the decline of the American mall has hurt sales for his company.

Robinsons Brewery’s Blonde Tom - Product Launch 23 May 2017

The UK’s Robinsons Brewery’s has added the first new beer to its Old Tom range for nine years.

Heineken teams up with James Corden’s Late Late Show in bar sponsorship - video 23 May 2017

Heineken has opened a bar on the set of TV comedian James Corden's late night chat show in the US.

Brown-Forman first unveiled Slane Irish Whiskey in the Irish Travel Retail channelBrown-Forman gives UK rollout to Slane Irish Whiskey 22 May 2017

Brown-Forman is to launch its Slane Irish Whiskey brand in the UK on-trade next month.

Kirin bought the Little Creatures brewery in 2012Australian craft beer body kicks out non-independent brewers after rule change 19 May 2017

The trade body for Australia's independent breweries has followed it American counterpart and banned craft brewers that are more than 20% owned by outside interests.

Demand for speciality cans in the US is growing across many categories, Crown saidCrown Holdings opens first US greenfield plant in two decades 19 May 2017

Metal packaging company Crown Holdings has officially opened its first new US production plant in 20 years, a speciality can plant in New York state.

Turner Hardy & Co's tomato juice range Turner Hardy & Co's tomato juice range - Product Launch 19 May 2017

New UK tomato juice company Turner Hardy & Co is to launch a range of premium mixers into the UK on-premise.

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