Movement for Modern Life

A common ritual for everyone, regardless of lifestyle, is to open a bottle of wine to unwind after a busy day -or maybe a few beers, or a couple of G & T’s. Whatever your go-to release drink of choice, it’s difficult to learn to navigate your evening and relax without it. There are many…

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Simon Story

It was #WorldMentalHealthDay on Thursday 10th October which saw an amazing flood of social media posts and videos of people sharing their personal stories, words of encouragement, inspiration and support, and advice to those who may be struggling. We think that every day should encourage the same openness about mental health, in the hope that…

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Lifting Weights

In this guest blog for Club Soda, Angie shares a bit of her journey of becoming the best possible version of her. For her, exercise and in particular weightlifting has played a big part in quitting alcohol. Angie is a busy, 42 year old, wife, mother of two children who is hoping to inspire others…

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Club Soda Info

We’ve had an influx of new members lately, and new followers on our various social media channels, and new signups for our mailing list, and generally just a lot more interest in what we do, due to a steady series of BBC appearances from our co-founder Laura. We’ve kept up a steady rate of newbies…

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Louisa Young - You Left Early: Love and Alcohol

Novelist and songwriter Louisa Young has written this week’s guest blog for us, based on her best-selling book of the same name. Here Louisa tells us her experience as someone who loved someone who drank too much alcohol. Here’s a glimpse into her heartbreaking love story. We all knew that you drank twice your share…

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Scary Christmas

In response to the Lancet study showing any amount of alcohol is bad for you. Laura Willoughby MBE, co-founder of the mindful drinking community Club Soda said: “Conflicting medical studies make it very hard for people to make their own choices about how much they want to drink. But the good news is it really…

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Students and drinking

When Hedi Mehrez, a French student at Cardiff University who is completing an MA in International Journalism, interviewed us for his dissertation on teetotalism, it inspired him to write about the experiences of International students who are studying in the UK – and are surrounded by completely alien drinking behaviours. Is it possible to remain…

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Women Drinks Festival

*Images in banner courtesy of Spitalfields E1 We know that our Club Soda members, social media audiences and the general population of mindful drinkers is comprised of a larger percentage of women than men – but what about the brands, venues, and companies behind the companies who are helping to propel this scene forward, and…

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International drinks

We’ve got some fabulous international alcohol-free brands launching their products in the UK now. Are we ahead over here in the UK, or is this movement global? We spoke to four of the international brands who will be at our Mindful Drinking Festival this Saturday, 28th July, to find out: Remedy Kombucha – Angie Turner…

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Festival drinks launches

We all love it when a new product comes to the mindful drinking market – it’s not just about the excitement and anticipation of tasting something different, it’s about the pure elation that the sector is growing and that there IS a demand for well crafted, delicious, experimental drinks which have been tailored to an…

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