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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

Tequila is made from Mexican agaveHeineken defends Desperados as Tequila watchdog questions content 23 June 2017

Heineken has said its Tequila-flavoured beverage Desperados complies with all labelling regulations, after the body in charge of safeguarding Tequila's image reportedly accused the brand of misrepresenting the spirit.

DPSG bought Bai Brands for US$1.7bn in JanuaryBai Brands founder exits in wake of Dr Pepper Snapple Group takeover 23 June 2017

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has confirmed the departure of Bai Brands CEO & founder Ben Weiss.

Bacardi brings in influencers to star in new Martini short - video 23 June 2017

Bacardi has launched a "60-second film" for its Martini Italian vermouth.

Ian King, left, sales director of Sadler’s Brewing Co, and Chris Sadler, managing director, toast the investment from HalewoodHalewood Wines & Spirits invests in Sadler’s Brewing Co 23 June 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits has bought a majority stake in UK brewer Sadler's Brewing Co.

CCEP said the new automated warehouse will save energy by cutting down road haulageCoca-Cola European Partners to build US$50m UK warehouse 23 June 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners is to spend GBP39m on a new automated warehouse in the UK.

Chinese juice brands are moving up the value chainPremiumisation pushes Chinese juice brands ahead of foreign rivals - report 22 June 2017

Foreign-owned juice brands in China are losing out as domestic rivals prove more adept at premiumising, a new report has said.

Sanctions have depressed the Russian market while a weak Rouble has stemmed importsRussia, Ukraine recovery helps drive Liviko FY16 22 June 2017

Estonian spirits company Liviko has highlighted a recovery in Ukraine and Russia as it boosted 2016 sales and profits.

The Know Your Beer campaign lets consumers blind taste Miller Lite against a rival beerMolson Coors puts Miller Lite in head-to-head taste test against top rival 22 June 2017

Molson Coors's US unit, Miller Coors, is running a Pepsi Challenge-style taste test for its Miller Lite brand.

Scotch exports were up 4% in 2016 thanks to the fall in the value of the PoundScotch whisky export growth accelerates in Q1 2017 - figures 22 June 2017

Scotch whisky export sales jumped 10% in the first quarter of the year, new figures show.

Pernod Ricard said Beefeater's London focus will appeal to the next generation of gin drinkerPernod Ricard's Beefeater marketing gets London makeover 22 June 2017

Pernod Ricard has put London at the centre of a new global marketing campaign for its Beefeater gin brand.

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