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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

Wine Australia's research will centre around the Shiraz grape variety Wine Australia ploughs US$4m into Shiraz terroir research 16 January 2017

The trade body for Australian wine has said that research into the country's terroir will form the centrepiece of its latest R&D projects, as it looks to raise the reputation of its wines.

Pernod Ricard's Absolut LimePernod Ricard's Absolut Lime - Product Launch 16 January 2017

Pernod Ricard has introduced a new Absolut vodka flavour to the US market.

Sogrape hands UK distribution to Liberty Wines 16 January 2017

Sogrape's UK unit has appointed Liberty Wines to handle its wine brands in the market. 

Molson Coors said supply would not be affected by the strikeMolson Coors "disappointed" over strikes in Canada 16 January 2017

Brewery workers at Molson Coors' Toronto plant have taken industrial action, following failed contract negotiations. 

Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits will take on the Treasury wine brands from next monthTreasury Wine Estates names Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits as distributor in Canada 13 January 2017

Treasury Wine Estates has appointed Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits to handle its wine portfolio in Canada. 

A further four US states moved to legalise marijuana use last year"Beer and weed are complements rather than substitutes" - analyst 13 January 2017

Legalised marijuana use in the US is unlikely to threaten beer consumption in the country, according to analysts at Bernstein, as has been widely feared by brewers.

Ibiza Ice first appeared in the UK in 2009Ibiza Ice RTD returns to UK 13 January 2017

Ready-to-drink brand Ibiza Ice has returned to the UK, eight years after it first appeared in the market. 

Diageo's Australian unit has named a new commercial directorDiageo Australia names new commercial head 13 January 2017

Diageo's Australian unit has appointed Andrew Clarke to the role of commercial director.

Tareef Shawa has been at Pernod Ricard since 2014High-end Cognac making recovery in China - Pernod Ricard luxury director 12 January 2017

China's thirst for top-end Cognac is returning, according to Pernod Ricard's luxury & customer relationship management director. 

Pernod Ricard refers internally to its luxury & prestige portfolio as 'Le Cercle'"The worst thing you can do in luxury is send inconsistent brand messages" - Interview Tareef Shawa, Pernod Ricard luxury & customer relationship management director 12 January 2017

Tareef Shawa joined Pernod Ricard in 2014, bringing with him luxury credentials from American Express's invitation-only Centurion division, as well as seven years at LVMH's Louis Vuitton as director of global client development. Speaking to just-drinks in London this week, the group's luxury & customer relationship management director discusses the concept of luxury, its role within Pernod and how to quantify the success of luxury events.

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