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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

Tom King will join 13 other people on the WSTA boardTreasury Wine Estates' Tom King to sit on Wine and Spirit Trade Association board 21 August 2017

Treasury Wine Estates’ European head, Tom King, has joined the board of the UK’s Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Toast Ale's beers are made by replacing one-third of the malted barley with surplus breadTesco adds bread beer Toast Ale to UK craft range 21 August 2017

UK retail chain Tesco is continuing to expand its craft beer range, with the listing of two new products from the UK's first bread beer maker, Toast Ale.

The Grenache campaign will target the US and CanadaGrenache grape to get North America push 21 August 2017

A new, three-year campaign across North America is hoping to raise awareness of the European Grenache variety.

Carlsberg is celebrating the 170th anniversary of its foundingCarlsberg revives founder for 170th anniversary campaign 21 August 2017

Carlsberg has kicked off a week of celebrations for its 170-year anniversary, which includes a TED Talk from its long-dead founder.

Purity Organic’s Sparkling will launch in four flavoursPurity Organic’s Sparkling - Product Launch 21 August 2017

Californian beverage company Purity Organic has launched a range of flavoured sparkling waters that contain 15% organic juice.

Diageo's new Captain Morgan bottle design will only roll out in the USDiageo overhauls Captain Morgan bottles in US 21 August 2017

Diageo has unveiled a new US bottle for its Captain Morgan rum range.

Pernod Ricard is to integrate staff at Paisley into a to-be-built facility at its other bottling site, in KilmalidScotch workers call off strike threat as Pernod Ricard settles pay dispute 18 August 2017

Pernod Ricard has resolved strike action at one of its Scottish distilleries after agreeing to improved pay conditions.

Heineken is set to more than double the number of UK pubs it ownsHeineken on course to complete Punch Taverns deal after UK approval 18 August 2017

Heineken is expected to wrap up its acquisition of Punch Taverns pubs before the end of the month after it received the green light from UK authorities.

The week in soft drinks & bottled waterThis week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring the "Fight of the Century", Molson Coors’s no-alcohol promise and the end of the road for Indra Nooyi’s Trump forum 18 August 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

The week in beer & ciderThis week in beer & cider, featuring hiccups in India, BrewDog’s US target miss and Canadian woes for leading brewers 18 August 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global beer & cider categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

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