Club Soda in the news

Mindful drinking is in the news. Club Soda turns up in newspapers and magazines, on TV and radio, because we think mindful drinking is for everyone – and so we want to tell people about it. If you’re a journalist, get in touch.

These are all our media appearances so far this year and some blogs that have mentioned us. There are links to previous years’ coverage for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 and before. And you can find all Club Soda’s research reports here.

Newspapers & magazines

21 November 2021 The Sunday Times: Alcohol-free draught beer is about to flood British pubs

19 November 2021 Confidentials Leeds: Alcohol-free drinks: what’s the point?

8 November 2021 Drinks Retailing News: Club Soda lines up alcohol-free off licence

21 October 2021 Self: 6 Ways to Set Boundaries and Drink Less Right Now

10 September 2021 Refinery 29: How To Become A One-Drink Wonder

3 September 2021 The Daily Mail: Call for alcohol alert on drinks with less booze than a BANANA in bid to reduce number of pregnant women who drink

19 August 2021 The Times: The best non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks: an expert guide

3 August 2021 Financial Times: Lockdowns have allowed us to reappraise our approach to drinking

29 July 2021 Harpers: The Drinks Trust expands board with four new trustees

29 July 2021 Drinks Retailing News: The Drinks Trust adds four new members to its Board of Trustees

22 June 2021 BrewsNews: Amazon backs no-alcohol brand UpFlow

21 June 2021 Insider: The WHO is being accused of sexism after saying ‘women of a childbearing age’ should be careful not to drink too much alcohol

9 June 2021 Food & Drink International: Imbibe Live readies to welcome back drinks industry this September

June 2021 Cedar Food Studio: Five game-changing women in food and drink

3 June 2021 Stylist: Anxiety and alcohol: this is how drinking can increase your anxiety

1 June 2021 The Morning Advertiser: Low and no isn’t about compromise

13 May 2021 ShortList: 10 brilliant things to do to celebrate World Cocktail Day

13 May 2021 Business in the News: Brands unite ahead of Pride month to create at-home mocktail kit championing LGBTIQ+ icons

13 May 2021 Taste at 55: Brands unite ahead of Pride month to create at-home mocktail kit championing LGBTIQ+ icons

13 May 2021 Tea Talk Magazine: Brands unite ahead of Pride month to create at-home mocktail kit championing LGBTIQ+ icons

12 May 2021 Bar Magazine: Now’s The Time To Make The Most Of No & Low, Says Caleño Founder

16 April 2021 Healthline: Queer Folks Are Creating Much-Needed Safe, Sober Spaces to Connect

12 March 2021 Cosmopolitan: Alcohol made me so anxious, I quit booze for good

21 February 2021 The Guardian: Can a gin-free cocktail really raise our spirits?

21 February 2021 RND.DE Nüchtern betrachtet: Es geht auch ohne Alkohol [Looked at soberly: it also works without alcohol]

20/21 February 2021 Kieler Nachrichten: Nüchtern betrachtet

10 February 2021 Sociology: Sober Rebels or Good Consumer-Citizens? Anti-Consumption and the ‘Enterprising Self’ in Early Sobriety 

2 February 2021 Huffpost UK: Why Dry January Isn’t Over For Us

25 January 2021 Nation.Cymru: Sober times call for sober minds, so we should also call time on alcohol in the Senedd

11 January 2021 The Sun: I started drinking at 13 & used to down 2 bottles of wine a night, my partner was set to leave but now I’m a year sober

9 January 2021 Insider: People have already given up on Dry January because of the pandemic and attempted coup at the US Capitol

5 January 2021 Retail Times: Start afresh with NINE ELMS No.18 this Dry January

5 January 2021 The Morning Advertiser: Commons speaker pledges more low and no drinks in Parliament’s post-Covid bars

5 January 2021 London Post: Parliament’s Dry January Boost – Speaker Pledges More Alcohol-Free Drinks for MPs Bars

4 January 2021 Retail Times: Jordan Henderson joins Budweiser’s #TeamZero to help kick off 2021 with a successful Dry January

TV, radio & podcasts

18 November 2021 The Alcohol-Free Sommelier podcast: Club Soda with Laura Willoughby MBE

26 September 2021 Mindfulness for Learning podcast: How to be a mindful drinker – Dru Jaeger

28 September 2021 Buddhist Recovery Network podcast: Club Soda – Changing the world

10 August 2021 BBC Hereford & Worcester: Malcolm Boyden

12 July 2021 CBC Radio The Current Podcast: How sober curious people are questioning their relationship with alcohol

23 May 2021 The So Far So Good Podcast: The Great British drinking problem

30 April 2021 Be More Pirate Podcast: Season 1, Ep. 4, Laura Willoughby MBE

28 February 2021 BBC One: The Big Questions

29 January 2021 BBC Three Counties Radio: Andy Collins

29 January 2021 BBC Radio 5 Live: 5 Live Drive

15 January 2021 BBC Newsbeat: You Me At Six: Why rock stars don’t need to drink

13 January 2021 Channel 4: Steph’s Packed Lunch

13 January 2021 The Rhona Morrell Podcast: Ep 11 Talking Sobriety – with Laura Willoughby MBE

Blogs etc

September 2021 Better Space: Open House Week

10 September 2021 International Wine & Spirit Competition: Leading experts announced for judging panel of IWSC Low & No Awards

August 2021 The Drinks Trust: 2020 Impact Report (read here)

15 July 2021 Lucky Saint: Pints With Pride: LGBTQ+ In The Beer Industry

23 June 2021 The Portman Group: Supporting Communities blog series – Goodbye

May 2021 Mockingbird Spirit: Cerveza Summer: Coming to A BBQ Near You

3 May 2021 Vittles: You and I Get Tanked Differently

March 2021 Highline Beta: How AB InBev Developed an Award-Winning Accelerator Programme

8 March 2021 Lucky Saint: Women Leading The Alcohol-free Movement

18 February 2021 The Portman Group: Supporting Communities – The Drink Sector’s Response During The Covid-19 Pandemic (download pdf file)

7 January 2021 Fooditude: Dry January survival guide 2021

5 January 2021 Real Kombucha: 10 Dry January Podcasts

January 2021 Good Help: Good Help Community

Articles and guest blogs we’ve written

September 2021 The British Brewers’ Guide: Low and no alcohol beer and mindful drinking [by Jussi]

28 July 2021 Sourced Journeys: India Pale Ale, a name to be reckoned with [by our drink writer Anja]

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