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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

eBay Wine went live this weekeBay launches eBay Wine in Drync partnership 29 April 2016

eBay has linked up with mobile wine app Drync to expand its US online wine platform.

Coca-Cola Enteprises' own energy drinks brands, such as Relentless, are being outpaced by Monster'sCoca-Cola Enterprises lines up Monster energy boost as European merger looms 29 April 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is planning to roll out new Monster energy drinks in Europe, ahead of its expected bottler merger in the region.

Kirin's Australian unit, Lion, already owns James Squires and Little CreaturesKirin Brewery eyes expansion after Byron Bay Brewing Co buy 29 April 2016

Kirin Brewery's Australia unit, Lion, is looking to expand Byron Bay Brewing Co's distribution after adding the east coast brewer to its craft beer portfolio.

Woodchuck Hard Cider Day ChaserC&C Group's Woodchuck Hard Cider Day Chaser - Product Launch 29 April 2016

C&C Group's US cider unit Vermont Hard Cider has released a new extension under its struggling Woodchuck brand.

Heineken's new John Smith's campaign will last four weeksHeineken gives UK marketing push to John Smith's Golden Ale 29 April 2016

Heineken has unveiled a UK marketing campaign for John Smith's Golden Ale alongside football commentator and former Wales captain Robbie Savage.

The TTB approved Palcohol's labels last yearCalifornia set to become 32nd US state to ban powdered alcohol 29 April 2016

Almost two-thirds of US states have now banned powdered alcohol, as California moves closer to its own prohibition.

AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito wants to target no- and low-alcohol beerWhere does Anheuser-Busch InBev see the future of beer? - Comment 28 April 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev had its general shareholders meeting this week, during what must be one of the busiest times in the company's history. With management flying all over the world - be it picking through the details of the SABMiller takeover or snapping up more craft brewers - it's a wonder they had a moment to spare for shareholders.

Yalumba Wine Co switches Summergate for Suntory in China 28 April 2016

The Yalumba Wine Co has switched distributors in China after 11 years with Summergate.

Coca-Cola Femsa has seen a recovery in MexicoBrazil drags for Coca-Cola Femsa but Q1 sales, profits up 28 April 2016

Coca-Cola Femsa has posted a jump in Q1 sales and profits despite volumes declines in Brazil.

Asahi agreed to buy the SABMiller brands this monthAsahi loses Q1 sales overseas as SABMiller deal looms 28 April 2016

Asahi's overseas businesses have posted a drop in Q1 sales ahead of the Japanese brewer's takeover of SABMiller's European beer brands.

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