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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

The sparkling wine sector is succeeding in appealing to changing consumer trendsChanging consumer trends driving sparkling wine growth - research 21 June 2017

The global growth of sparkling wine is being driven by a shift in consumer culture, according to Wine Intelligence. 

Heaven Hill's portfolio includes the Evan Williams and Elijah Craig whiskey brands as well as Deep Eddy vodka"We have never seen anything like this level of enthusiasm for American whiskey" - Interview, Heaven Hill Brands president Max Shapira 20 June 2017

Later this year, US spirits firm Heaven Hill Brands will see both a new Bourbon and a new vodka production facility become operational. Yesterday, just-drinks sat down with Heaven Hill president Max Shapira at Vinexpo in Bordeaux to talk about family ownership, the Bourbon boom and the company's investment in vodka.

Taiga Shtof vodkaTaiga Shtof vodka - Product Launch 20 June 2017

New vodka firm Taiga Shtof has launched its namesake brand at Vinexpo. The 40% abv vodka is made from 100% 'alpha spirit', which the company said is the highest grade of spirit produced by Russia's monopoly.

Castel's Grain d'Envie alcohol-free varietal winesCastel's Grain d'Envie alcohol-free varietal wines - Product Launch 20 June 2017

Castel has launched two alcohol-free wines via its Societe des Vins de France business unit. 

Altia has signed an agreement with Orange Trading in Kazakhstan Altia lines up Koskenkorva Vodka exports to Kazakhstan 16 June 2017

Nordic wine and spirits firm Altia has announced plans to roll out its Koskenkorva Vodka brand to Kazakhstan.

The Old Mout summer-sharing packs contain 33cl cansHeineken targets summer drinking with Old Mout sharing packs in UK 16 June 2017

Heineken's UK unit has lined up new packs for its Old Mout cider brand, as it looks to cater for summer sharing occasions.

House of Carbonadi's Carbonadi vodkaHouse of Carbonadi's Carbonadi vodka - Product Launch 16 June 2017

California-based spirits firm House of Carbonadi has launched a vodka brand in the US.

Yalumba will sponsor Womad's Taste The World stageYalumba signs 2017 Womad Festival deal 16 June 2017

Australian wine firm Yalumba has renewed its partnership with Womad Festival in the UK. 

Vinexpo Bordeaux runs from 18-21 JuneVinexpo Bordeaux 2017 - just-drinks diary - 16 June 16 June 2017

Coming up at this year's Vinexpo wine trade exhibition in Bordeaux:

Coca-Cola No Sugar will eventually replace Coke Zero in AustraliaCoca-Cola No Sugar to replace Coke Zero in Australia 15 June 2017

The Coca-Cola Co is poised to drop the Coke Zero variant in Australia, with Coca-Cola No Sugar set to fill the gap.

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