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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 top stories in spirits & wineThis week in spirits & wine, featuring Travel Retail's future, big wins for small brands and an interview with Bulldog Gin's CEO 21 October 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.

The top stories in beer & ciderThis week in beer & cider, featuring an interview with Craft Brew Alliance's CEO, homebrewing for Anheuser-Busch InBev and a profits slump at Boston Beer Co 21 October 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.

Absolut Vodka experienced "Room for Pernod Ricard upgrades if Absolut turns a corner" - analysis 21 October 2016

At the start of September, just after Pernod Ricard reported its full-year results, analysts described the group's progress as "slow but steady". This week's first-quarter sales update prompted similar sentiment, with praise coming in the form of "broad-based resilience" and "pretty solid results". The company reported a 1% rise in reported sales, with the Americas and Europe doing the lifting.

"Genderless" drinks will drive future trends - Analysis 21 October 2016

Experts have said drinks and brands that do not centre around one gender will drive future trends, as modern consumers look to avoid stereotypes. 

The new Oakheart packaging will distance the expression from brand BacardiBacardi rolls out new Oakheart rum packs to US 21 October 2016

Bacardi has repackaged its Oakheart spiced rum in the US, as the company looks to distance the iteration from its namesake brand.

Walsh Whiskey Distillery's The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Malt Single CaskWalsh Whiskey Distillery's The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask - Product Launch 21 October 2016

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has released a 17-year-old single cask, single malt Irish whiskey to mark its 17 years in business. 

Distill Ventures is Diageo's entrepreneur investment arm"Our love affair with big brands is over" - Five ways small brands can beat the industry’s big players - Focus 20 October 2016

The COO of Diageo's entrepreneur investment arm, Distill Ventures, has set out five advantages that small, start-up brands have over large drinks companies.

Edrington’s The Macallan 40 Year Old Edrington’s The Macallan 40 Year Old - Product Launch 20 October 2016

Edrington is to release a 40-year-old expression of its The Macallan Highland single malt Scotch whisky.

Conviviality acquired Bibendum PLB earlier this yearStumbling UK Pound prompts price increases at Bibendum PLB, Matthew Clark - CORRECTION 20 October 2016

Conviviality Group has lined up price increases in the UK across its Bibendum PLB and Matthew Clark businesses, as the falling Pound starts to squeeze margins.

Talking Rain's Sparkling Ice brand has launched in MexicoTalking Rain rolls out Sparkling Ice to Mexico 19 October 2016

Talking Rain has launched its Sparkling Ice brand in Mexico, as the US company continues to expand its global footprint. 

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