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Lucy Britner

Lucy BritnerBiography

Lucy Britner is just-drinks' deputy editor. She has been a drinks journalist for ten years and she holds a diploma in wine and spirits. She has traveled to wineries, breweries and distilleries around the world and she enjoys sampling drinks as well as writing about them. Her work has appeared in several major drinks publications including Imbibe, Decanter.com, Drinks International, Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Harpers. She also spent a year on consumer magazine Square Meal, where she covered restaurants and drink in London.

Articles by Lucy Britner

This week in beer & ciderThis week in beer & cider featuring the threat from cannabis, Carlsberg Export's rebrand and the first beers from Heineken's Ivory Coast operations 2 December 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


This week in soft drinks & bottled waterThis week in soft drinks & bottled water featuring Britvic's results, The Coca-Cola Co's Gaza bottling plant and Suntory's Vietnam ambitions 2 December 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


This week in spirits & wineThis week in spirits & wine featuring beverage analysts, Irish whiskey's potential and new appointments at Diageo and Bacardi 2 December 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.


Pernod Ricard said the sale was part of a strategy simplify its portfolioPernod Ricard offloads Domecq brandies, wines 2 December 2016

Pernod Ricard has agreed to sell its Domecq brandies and wines to Bodega Las Copas, a joint-venture between Grupo Emperador Spain and Gonzalez Byass. 


Noble will take up the interim CFO role at the end of the yearBig Rock Brewery names interim CFO 2 December 2016

Big Rock Brewery has appointed Tracie Noble to the role of interim chief financial officer. 


Gigglewater Frizzante Secco 20cl canGigglewater Wines' Gigglewater range - Product Launch 2 December 2016

Gigglewater Wines has launched a "lifestyle-led" sparkling wine range designed to appeal to Millennials and female consumers. 


Trevor Stirling has been an analyst at Bernstein since 2004"Creating craft brands is a skill set that most big companies don’t have" - Interview, Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling 1 December 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.


Eastside said the clearance process has taken two yearsEastside Distilling Co eyes China entry after regulatory green light 1 December 2016

Portland's Eastside Distilling Co has received clearance from the Chinese government to export its brands to China. 


Jones Soda's Wiz’s Energizing Elixir Final Fantasy XV sodaJones Soda's Wiz’s Energizing Elixir Final Fantasy XV soda - Product Launch 1 December 2016

Jones Soda has partnered publisher Square Enix to release a limited edition Final Fantast XV-themed soda. 


The Dewar's campaign will run throughout this monthBacardi gives Dewar's Scotch whisky Travel Retail push 1 December 2016

Bacardi's Global Travel Retail unit has launched a seasonal campaign for its Scotch whisky portfolio.


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