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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

Bacardi Spiced is 35% abvBacardi drops Oakheart, relaunches spiced spirit under Bacardi name 13 March 2019

Bacardi has lined up the release of Bacardi Spiced as it phases out the Oakheart brand.

Mermaid Gin is stocked in the UK by Marks & SpencerIsle of Wight Distillery highlights environmentally-friendly pack in Mermaid Gin redesign 13 March 2019

Isle of Wight Distillery has repackaged its gin brand as it looks to better reflect premium credentials and increase recyclability.

Templeton Rye opened a distillery in Iowa last yearTempleton Rye Spirits enters Germany 13 March 2019

Templeton Rye has signed a distribution deal in Germany, marking its entry into the market.

Carlton United Breweries has introduced cardboard packaging at Abbotsford breweryCarlton & United Breweries scraps six-pack rings 13 March 2019

Carlton & United Breweries, the Australian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has scrapped the use of more plastic six-pack rings as it looks to make products sustainable.

Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre launched in January Campari Group's Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre - Product Launch 13 March 2019

Campari Group has added a VSOP expression to its Grand Marnier Cuvée Collection of Cognac-based liqueurs.

Quintessential Brands has just opened The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery, with the Thomas Dakin gin distillery in Manchester scheduled to open this year"Irish whiskey and gin can't rest on their laurels" - Interview, Shane Hoyne, CMO, Quintessential Brands 12 March 2019

Last month, Quintessential Brands opened the doors for the first time to its The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery and visitor experience, making its mark on the city's burgeoning whiskey scene. Ahead of the launch event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Quintessential's CMO, Shane Hoyne, to talk about brand homes, the future of the Irish whiskey category and the company's broader acquisition plans.

The New York office features four bar-like experiences, including the Boulevardier LoungeCampari Group opens North America headquarters in New York 12 March 2019

Campari Group has opened its new US and North America base in New York.

Radnor Plus Energy comes in two flavours: Cranberry & Raspberry and Lemon & LimeRadnor Hills' Radnor Plus Energy - Product Launch 12 March 2019

UK soft drinks manufacturer Radnor Hills has lined up the release of new energy drink.

Britvic began searching for a new CFO last OctoberBritvic appoints Joanne Wilson as CFO 11 March 2019

Britvic has ended a near-five-month search for a chief financial officer, with Joanne Wilson confirmed to join the soft drinks company.

Rockshore Apple Cider came about after trials at the The Open Gate BreweryDiageo lines up campaign to push new Rockshore Cider in Ireland 11 March 2019

Diageo has planned a range of activations to support the roll out of a newly-released cider under its Rockshore brand in Ireland.

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