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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Mum Silent Disco Willing Sobriety

This week’s blog is guest-written by Lauren Mullings. A week ago I invited my Mum to The Silent Disco Show at Underbelly Festival, which is exactly as it sounds – a rave that involves three channels of music, silent headphones and a stage show full of colourful cabaret. Instead of declining (or moaning) she was…

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Lucy and Sara We Are In Good Co

In this guest webinar for Club Soda, Lucy Wilkins and Sara Bender, co-founders of We Are In Good Company share why they started a card company to help us celebrate milestones, and avoid the boozy celebration cards that don’t give you many options for birthdays and other life milestones. We believe everyone choosing to live…

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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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Summer 2018 Mindful Drinking Festival

The Mindful Drinking Festival is over (we’re back in a few months in Glasgow) – and what a day it was! You’ll have already seen some of our “brand stories” articles in the run-up to the festival, and we squirrelled a couple away to share after the event – so here’s The Alcohol-Free Shop, Borrago,…

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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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Mindful Drinking Founders

The “Mindful Drinking” scene is growing rapidly, and many of the brands that we know and love, or are only just discovering, were the brainchild of people who have changed their own relationship with alcohol – some of them have even cut down or stopped since being a part of the scene, soaking up the…

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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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