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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

BrewDog started production at its first overseas brewery this year, in OhioBrewDog returns to crowdfunding in new US$13m investment drive 18 October 2017

BrewDog is going back to its crowdfunding roots just months after raising GBP213m (US$280m) in a minority stake sale.

The trade groups called on Europe's politicians to work together over BrexitEuropean alcohol industry joins forces to "nail down" Brexit position 18 October 2017

UK alcohol trade bodies have joined with their European counterparts to form a united front on Brexit.

COFCO is a major player in China's imported wine marketChina Foods to offload Great Wall owner COFCO Wines & Spirits amid slowing wine market 18 October 2017

China Foods has blamed a slowing Chinese wine market for its decision to sell COFCO Wines & Spirits, one of the largest alcohol importers in the country and the owner of the domestic brand, Great Wall.

The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co's JJ Corry The GaelThe Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co's JJ Corry The Gael - Product Launch 18 October 2017

A new Irish whiskey company founded by one of the creator's of Diageo's World Class bartender competition has launched its first bottle.

7-Eleven's Trojan Horse range has two initial varietals7-Eleven's Trojan Horse wine range - Product Launch 18 October 2017

7-Eleven has launched a new US wine range, Trojan Horse, which aims to capture the more premium end of the convenience store market.

Coca-Cola European Partners said a deposit scheme would improve recycling ratesCoca-Cola European Partners backs "well-designed" UK bottle deposit scheme - report 17 October 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has added more colour to its decision to support a UK bottle deposit scheme, according to a report.

Altia has been earmarked for sale or privatisation a number of times in the pastFinland to weigh IPO for Altia Corp 17 October 2017

The Finnish government is investigating an initial public offering for state-owned wine and spirits producer Altia Corp.

Treasury Wine Estates' 19 Crimes Cabernet SauvignonTreasury Wine Estates' 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon - Product Launch 17 October 2017

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a third expression in its male-focussed 19 Crimes wine range, and the first to come from a single varietal.

Campari's redesign for Forty Creek is the first in the Canadian whisky brand's 25-year historyGruppo Campari overhauls Forty Creek whisky packaging 17 October 2017

Gruppo Campari has unveiled new packaging for Forty Creek Canadian whisky that increases the brand's regional cues.

Asahi's Meantime Beerista beers can be consumed on their own, but are designed to be mixed togetherAsahi's Meantime Brewing Co unveils blendable beers in coffee tie-up 17 October 2017

Asahi's London brewery, Meantime Brewing Co, has launched two limited-edition beers, designed to be mixed together to give consumers a latte-style blend of coffee and cream ale.

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