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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

Stevia-based sweeteners are used by big CSD companies, including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCoPureCircle to double stevia production capacity 23 September 2016

Stevia company PureCircle has confirmed it will build a new production facility as it looks to meet increasing demand for the plant-based sweetener. 


This week in soft drinks & bottled waterThis week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring CCEP's first results, the future of protein drinks and Olympic woes for the sports category 23 September 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


This week in beer & ciderThis week in beer & cider, featuring craft-y US laws, Guinness Nigeria's results and Carlsberg's new can 23 September 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.


This week in spirits and wineThis week in spirits & wine, featuring Diageo job cuts, French wine exports and US wholesalers on the spirits category 23 September 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.


Consumers in Spain are returning to the on-premiseConsumers in Spain returning to on-premise - Diageo 23 September 2016

The president of Diageo's Europe, Turkey and Russia unit has hailed a return to on-premise consumption in Spain.


Langley's Old Tom Gin is Charter Brands' first launch in the range since Langley's No. 8Charter Brands' Langley's Old Tom Gin - Product Launch 23 September 2016

Charter Brands has released its first new product since the launch of Langley's No 8 three years ago


Carlsberg launches Hong Kong taxi campaign - video 23 September 2016

Carlsberg has rolled out a new campaign in Hong Kong as it looks to capitalise on its "Probably the best..." slogan. 


Diageo has not seen any significant downturn following Brexit"We're not complacent about Brexit" - Diageo 22 September 2016

The UK's decision to leave the European Union has not had a notable impact on Diageo's business, according to the president of its Europe, Russia and Turkey unit.


Diageo is working to boost its e-commerce business in EuropeLuxury alcohol and e-commerce a "natural fit" - Diageo 22 September 2016

The president of Diageo's Europe, Russia and Turkey unit has said online retail lends itself to high-end drinks sales. 


Kenya Breweries' Smirnoff Ice Electric GinsengKenya Breweries' Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng - Product Launch 22 September 2016

Kenya Breweries has released a new RTD variant under the Smirnoff vodka brand.


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