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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

Anheuser Busch InBev expects to complete the takeover of SABMiller later this yearAnalysts clash over 'Brexit' impact on Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller deal 23 May 2016

Societe Generale analysts have countered claims that the UK's exit from the European Union could lead to the collapse of Anheuser-Busch InBev's US$107bn takeover of SABMiller.


Leelex to open Portobello Road gin distillery in London 23 May 2016

Bar and spirits company Leelex is to build a "multi-million pound" distillery as it looks to bring production of its Portobello Road gin brand in-house. 


ProWine Asia will alternative between Hong Kong and SingaporeProWine Asia becomes annual event 23 May 2016

The organisers of wine trade show ProWein have confirmed Asian show ProWine will become an annual event, as they look to meet demand in the region. 


Kristi McGuire founded High Heel Brewing this yearHigh Heel Brewing launches craft beer for women 23 May 2016

A US craft brewer is to launch beer aimed at women, in an effort to "fill a gap in the market". 


The week in beer and cider on just-drinksThis week in beer & cider, featuring SABMiller's FY results, Heineken's Asia ambitions and Pabst's legal row with MillerCoors 20 May 2016

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


This week in spirits & wine on just-drinksThis week in spirits & wine, featuring new Scotch distillery InchDairnie, Diageo's ex-Bacardi chairman and Patron Tequila's rise to glory 20 May 2016

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


RumTech's Garden Party Botanical Hard Sodas will launch in AugustRumTech's Garden Party Botanical Hard Sodas - Product Launch 20 May 2016

RumTech is to launch two botanical hard sodas in the state of Indiana. 


Molson Coors has operated its Six Pints division since 2011Molson Coors takes share in Canadian craft brewer Brasseur de Montreal 20 May 2016

Molson Coors's Canadian craft division has purchased a minority stake in craft brewer Brasseur de Montréal.


Distillers are increasing production to meet demand for BourbonKentucky Bourbon production reaches 48-year high - figures 20 May 2016

Kentucky Bourbon distillers filled almost 1.9m barrels in 2015, the highest number since 1967, as producers look to meet growing demand.


Indian Ocean Rum Co's Penny Blue VSOP rumIndian Ocean Rum Co's Penny Blue VSOP rum - Product Launch 20 May 2016

The Indian Ocean Rum Co has launched a VSOP expression of its Penny Blue Mauritian rum. 


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