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Rhodri Morgan

Rhodri MorganBiography

Following seasons guiding ski groups in the wilds of Japan and British Columbia, Rhodri spent two years in technology public relations at Edelman.

After retraining as a journalist, where he enjoyed stints at publications like The Financial Times and The Telegraph, he joined the just-drinks editorial team in late-2020

A proud Welshman with almost no grasp of the language, Rhodri doesn’t bother to explain to people how to properly pronounce his name.

Articles by Rhodri Morgan

The top US brewers in 2020 - data 12 April 2021

Late last week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest brewers in the country in volume terms in 2020. Here is the top 50.


The top US craft brewers in 2020 - data 12 April 2021

Late last week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest craft brewers in the country in volume terms in 2020. Here is the top 50.


Sovereign Brands' Bumbu Cream is a mix of rum, spices and dairy creamSovereign Brands readies Bumbu Cream UK roll-out 12 April 2021

Sovereign Brands is to launch a Bumbu rum cream liqueur in the UK.


Diageo has produced 173,000 glass bottles using a method with up to a 90% smaller carbon footprintDiageo demos greener bottle production 8 April 2021

Diageo has trialled a production method for glass bottles that has a 90% smaller carbon footprint than regular bottles.


Anheuser-Busch InBev is to work with The Wine Group on new FMB and wine launchesAnheuser-Busch InBev to handle new The Wine Group launches in US 8 April 2021

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to produce and distribute products for The Wine Group in the US including a high-strength-alcohol flavoured malt beverage range.


Bodega Brands' Hecho Tequila Soda is now available in selected US statesBodega Brands builds Hecho Tequila Soda's North America presence 8 April 2021

Bodega Brands has expanded the footprint of its Hecho Tequila Soda RTD.


Pernod Ricard's Malibu WatermelonPernod Ricard's Malibu Watermelon - Product Launch 8 April 2021

Pernod Ricard has added a watermelon flavour to its Malibu coconut rum range.


Darktrace is an artificial intelligence company that specialises in cyber defense. The company was established in 2013 and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco."There are some companies' boards that don't view cybersecurity as necessary" - just-drinks speaks to Darktrace director for cyber intelligence & analysis Justin Fier 7 April 2021

In recent years, cyberattacks have become a common, but no less worrisome, aspect of business in the 21st Century. Since November, The Campari Group, Kirin Holdings, Molson Coors Beverage Co and alcohol e-tailer Drizly all had their security systems compromised, resulting in issues ranging from theft of customer data to production shutdowns. With all companies using technology in their operations, protection from digital threats has become more important than ever before. To understand the scale of the task at hand - and some of the prevention methods companies need to implement, just-drinks spoke to Justin Fier, director for cyber intelligence & analysis at Darktrace, an artificial intelligence (AI) company headquartered in the UK that specialises in cyber defence.


Scheid Family Wines last week announced the sale of three of its vineyardsScheid Family Wines offloads debt-laden vineyards 7 April 2021

California's Scheid Family Wines has erased US$20m in debt from its books with the sale of three vineyards.


Hood River Distillers' Timberline VodkaHood River Distillers' Timberline Vodka - Product Launch 7 April 2021

Hood River Distillers has unveiled a new vodka brand.




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