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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.

After four years in Chengdu, China, Andy returned to the UK and joined just-drinks in 2012. Three years later, he was promoted to news & insights editor, before becoming deputy editor in May 2019.

Articles by Andy Morton

PepsiCo's Pepsi Cafe is due to launch in the US in AprilForget the Cola Wars, here comes Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's Coffee Clash - comment 24 January 2020

About two years ago, on holiday in Sicily, I fell deeply in love with coffee. I'd never really drunk it before, but since that first tentative iced coffee on a terrace in Palermo, I haven't stopped. Today, my kitchen boasts a cafetière, an espresso machine, even a grinder - the hallmark paraphernalia of the coffee addict.

Canopy and Constellation said in November that production of its cannabis beverages had startedCanopy Growth postpones cannabis beverage roll-out, blaming manufacturing issues 24 January 2020

Constellation Brands' Canadian cannabis partner has delayed the launch of THC-infused beverages in the country because of production scaling issues.

Brown-Forman said the new design better communicates Fire's flavour to consumersBrown-Forman redesigns Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire amid slack growth 24 January 2020

Brown-Forman has overhauled the packaging for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire.

The In Tune range contains 10mg of hemp-derived CBD per 25cl canIn Tune's sparkling CBD-infused soft drinks - Product Launch 24 January 2020

New UK drinks company In Tune has launched a range of CBD-infused sparkling soft drinks.

Diageo's latest Johnnie Walker Blue bottle celebrates the coming lunar new yearDiageo lines up Year of the Rat Johnnie Walker Blue Label packs 23 January 2020

Diageo has released a limited-edition pack for its Johnnie Walker Blue Label blended Scotch whisky, in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Rat.

Anheuser-Busch InBev unveils Budweiser Super Bowl ad - video 23 January 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev has handed an early release to one of its Super Bowl ads, a Budweiser commercial that showcases "viral acts of humanity".

Gareth Bath was previously head of Chapel Down's beer & cider operationsDistill Ventures names Gareth Bath European MD 23 January 2020

The Diageo-backed incubator programme, Distill Ventures, has appointed a former BrewDog managing director as its new Europe head.

Kopparberg Cherry is the latest addition to Kopparberg's cider portfolioKopparberg's Kopparberg Cherry cider - Product Launch 23 January 2020

Kopparberg has released a Cherry flavour as it expands its range of fruit-flavoured ciders.

Lagunitas Brewing Co struggled domestically in 2018Lagunitas Brewing Co to axe 5% of staff amid domestic struggles 22 January 2020

Heineken-owned craft brewer Lagunitas Brewing is to cut its workforce after what the company called a "hard-fought" 2019.

Molson Coors said the Atwater purchase fits with its new strategyMolson Coors agrees Atwater Brewing acquisition 22 January 2020

Molson Coors is to buy Detroit brewer Atwater Brewing.

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