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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

Good growth in Nigeria fuelled AB InBev's Africa beer volumes in Q3Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up US$250m brewery in Nigeria 23 November 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has started building a new brewery in Nigeria, as it looks to become the biggest player in the market. 

The Grey Goose Cocktail Concierge package includes a bartender, glassware and cocktail ingredientsBacardi lines up Grey Goose Cocktail Concierge in UK 23 November 2017

Bacardi has launched an at-home cocktail service under its Grey Goose vodka brand in the UK market. 

Kona Deep contains water from 3,000 feet below the surface of the oceanDanone Manifesto Ventures invests in Kona Deep 23 November 2017

Danone's venture capital arm has invested in Hawaii-based water brand Kona Deep.

UC Davis, Sudwerk Brewing Co's Gunrock Lager UC Davis, Sudwerk Brewing Co's Gunrock Lager - Product Launch 23 November 2017

The University of California, Davis, has partnered Sudwerk Brewing Co to launch its own lager. 

 Maison Villevert CEO Jean-Sébastien Robicquet"Only dead fish go with the stream" - Interview, Maison Villevert CEO Jean-Sébastien Robicquet 22 November 2017

Earlier this week, Cognac-headquartered Maison Villevert unveiled the next chapter in the history of its G'Vine gin brand, with the relaunch of G'Vine's Nouaison expression. Ahead of the event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Maison Villevert CEO Jean-Sébastien Robicquet to talk about why the brand needed to change and what the future holds for Maison Villevert.

The UK Government said freezing alcohol duty would help pubsUK Government freezes alcohol duty, high abv cider hit by duty rise 22 November 2017

The UK drinks trade has welcomed a move by the country's government to freeze duty on beer, wines, spirits and most ciders. 

McGuigan Wines' 2016 Classic Riesling Australian Vintage's 2016 McGuigan Classic Riesling - Product Launch 22 November 2017

McGuigan Wines has launched a 2016 Riesling under its Classic range.

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka ad appeared on Facebook in AugustUK's Advertising Standards Authority bans Pernod Ricard's Absolut Facebook ad 22 November 2017

Pernod Ricard has been told to avoid using actors who look under 25, after complaints were made against an Absolut advert in the UK.

Maison Villevert launched the new Nouaison gin at events in three cities - London, Paris and SingaporeMaison Villevert relaunches G'Vine Nouaison gin 22 November 2017

Cognac-headquartered drinks firm Maison Villevert has changed the recipe and packaging for its G'Vine Nouaison gin brand.

The Scottish Government has blamed low prices for a rise in alcohol-related harmMinimum Unit Pricing comes to Scotland in May 21 November 2017

The Scottish Government has set a date for Minimum Unit Pricing to come into force. 

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