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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

Sojuzplodoimport is locked in a long-running dispute with SPI over the Stolichnaya trademarkSojuzplodoimport to appeal after Stolichnaya court setback against SPI Group 20 February 2018

Sojuzplodoimport, the Russian company locked in a court battle with SPI Group over ownership of the Stolichnaya vodka brand, has said it will appeal after losing the latest round in the pair's long-running fight.

BrewDog's DogHouse hotel will feature beer on-tap in each room and a view of the Ellon breweryBrewDog to increase Scottish brewery capacity, build craft beer hotel 20 February 2018

BrewDog is to up capacity at its main brewery in the east of Scotland, as it reveals plans to open a hotel at the Aberdeenshire site.

C&C Group's Woodchuck cider brand has suffered declines in the USC&C Group takes back US cider distribution from Pabst Brewing Co 20 February 2018

C&C Group has exited a US distribution deal with Pabst Brewing Co and will retake control of its cider brands in the country.

Enda O’Sullivan joined William Grant & Sons in 2010Enda O’Sullivan takes over as Latin America MD for William Grant & Sons 20 February 2018

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new Latin America head as it targets fresh growth for its whisky and gin brands in the region.

Monin's Le Fruit de Monin BeetrootMonin's Le Fruit de Monin Beetroot and Carrot syrups - Product Launch 20 February 2018

French syrup maker Monin has launched its first vegetable flavours as it targets new cocktail trends.

Hawkes Cidery launches beer/cider hybrid - video 20 February 2018

London’s Hawkes Cidery has unveiled a co-fermented beer and cider hybrid that it claims will open up new opportunities for the cider category.

Coca-Cola's Honest Tea brand is set for a wider roll-out this yearThe Coca-Cola Co oozes optimism for 2018, but is it misplaced? - Analysis 19 February 2018

2017 turned out to be a pretty good year for The Coca-Cola Co. Refranchising its distribution network may have sent reported performance into a tailspin, but underlying sales were buoyant (+3%), especially when compared to the challenges faced by rival PepsiCo's beverage divisions.

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said the Trump tax relief is not as important as a wider economic recovery in the USDiet Coke rebrand follows "dissatisfaction" - The Coca-Cola Co CEO 19 February 2018

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has admitted the recent Diet Coke relaunch in North America came after sales for the brand failed to recover last year.

Harpoon's UFO Pineapple joins other flavours in the wheat beer's portfolioHarpoon Brewery’s UFO Pineapple Beer - Product Launch 19 February 2018

Harpoon Brewery’s UFO Pineapple Beer - Product Launch

TWE's chief executive, Michael Clarke, said copycats were Treasury Wine Estates hits out at Penfolds "copycat", issues lawsuit 16 February 2018

Treasury Wine Estates has filed a lawsuit against Australian wine operator Rush Rich for allegedly selling "copycat" Penfolds wine.

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