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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

Nine Lives in London is focused on sustainability How can spirits brands get involved in sustainable bartending?  - On-premise trends 10 August 2017

Sustainability in the on-premise started with outlawing the plastic straw. Now, it is evolving into a much bigger concept, thanks to industry influencers both behind the bar and behind the brands. Lucy Britner looks at how - and why - drinks companies are getting involved in sustainable bartending.

Funky Buddha joins Ballast Point in Constellation's craft beer stableConstellation Brands buys Florida's Funky Buddha craft brewery 10 August 2017

Constellation Brands has acquired Florida-based Funky Buddha Brewery as the firm looks to "lead the high-end beer segment" in US. 

The How2Recycle label will feature on Nestle's major US water brandsNestle Waters launches recycling labels in US 10 August 2017

Nestle Waters' North American unit is set to add recycling instructions to the labels of its bottled water brands in the US.

Puni Whisky Destillerie's Puni Nova Italian maltPuni Whisky Destillerie's Puni Nova and Alba malt whiskies - Product Launch 10 August 2017

Italian malt whisky producer Puni Whisky Destillerie has launched two products in the UK, via Magnetic Brands. 

The new Edinburgh Gin liqueurs bottles will roll out next monthIan Macleod Distillers lines up Edinburgh Gin liqueurs redesign 10 August 2017

Ian Macleod Distillers has launched new bottle designs for its Edinburgh Gin liqueurs range. 

House of Agua Piedra Mezcal & Co's Santo de Piedra MezcalHouse of Agua Piedra Mezcal & Co's Santo de Piedra Mezcal - Product Launch 10 August 2017

House of Agua Piedra Mezcal & Co has launched its Santo de Piedra Mezcal in the UK market. 

Varun Beverages is one of the largest PepsiCo franchisees outside the USVarun Beverages to up PepsiCo territories in India 10 August 2017

Indian PepsiCo franchisee Varun Beverages has confirmed plans to acquire additional PepsiCo territory in the country.

Pernod Ricard announced plans to close its Paisley site in Scotland last yearPernod Ricard "disappointed" over Chivas strike action 7 August 2017

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has expressed disappointment over a decision by employees at one of its distilleries in Scotland to take strike action.

Funkin is available in 30 markets worldwideDe Kuyper to handle AG Barr's Funkin in the Netherlands 7 August 2017

AG Barr has handed the distribution of its on-premise cocktail mixers brand Funkin to De Kuyper Royal Distillers in the Netherlands. 

Edrington's portfolio includes The Macallan, Highland Park and The GlenrothesEdrington hands The Glenrothes distribution to Spirits Platform in Australia  7 August 2017

The Edrington Group has appointed Spirits Platform to handle its Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky brand in the Australian market.

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