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WRITER, CONSULTANT AND BROADCASTER SPECIALISING IN BEER, PUBS AND CIDER. BEER WRITER OF THE YEAR 2009 AND 2012

What's new?

What's new?
Pledges for my new beer book - Miracle Brew - are now closed. Book is out 1st June and available for pre-order here.
I've been accused of attacking cask ale. Here's what I actually wrote - decide for yourselves.
News about my next books!
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Just Drinks

Leading global news and analysis website for the drinks industry. I wrote a monthly column from January 2011 to November 2012.

Feeling down on the up escalator
20th November 2012
A look at the success - or not - of a petition in the UK against rising alcohol duty.
http://www.just-drinks.com/comment/comment-beer-feeling-down-on-the-up-escalator_id108795.aspx

Beer - it IS about where you're from
25th October 2012
Why brewers should be honest about provenance.

Beer's future: Good? Bad?
17th September 2012
Any sane analysis of the global outlook says it's both. Which is insane, surely?

London 2012: the lesson for sponsors
14th August 2012
Helping yourself to widely publicised tax breaks and bullying local businesses is a curious way to build affection for your brand.

Craft beer and big brewers: it can be done
24th July 2012
If they go about it the right way bog brewers can make craft beer too. Bit that's a big 'if'.

Nationalised versus privatised
21st June 2012
A significant victory for Budweiser Budvar gives unreconstructed lefties something to smile about.
http://www.just-drinks.com/comment/comment-beer-nationalised-vs-privatised_id107381.aspx

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