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It’s nice to be noticed! Below is a list of Club Soda media appearances: newspaper and magazine articles that talk about Club Soda, our TV and radio appearances, and blogs that have mentioned us. We may have missed some though, so if you know of any more, please email jussi@joinclubsoda.co.uk. Click here for older news from 2014 to 2016 and news from 2017. There are also many more articles about our Mindful Drinking Festivals here.

Newspapers & Magazines

23 October 2018 Sheerluxe: How To Drink Less Without Stopping Altogether

19 October 2018 The Morning Advertiser: Are sober bars growing in popularity?

19 October 2018 Huffington Post: Meet The People In Their 20s Who Have Fallen Out Of Love With Alcohol

16 October 2018 The Drum: How can alcohol brands respond to consumers drinking less than ever?

15 October 2018 Plant Based News: REVIEW: Vegan Highlights At Mindful Drinking Festival Club Soda In Glasgow

15 October 2018 just-drinks: Five companies that are shaking the non-alcoholic drinks category

15 October 2018 just-drinks: Non-alcoholic beer falls at draught hurdle – Heineken head brewer

14 October 2018 The Sunday Times Scotland: Mine’s a mindful mocktail: sobriety is cool at Scots festival

13 October 2018 The Scotsman: Mindful Drinking Festival to challenge perceptions on alcohol free drinks in Glasgow

13 October 2018 The Scottish Sun: Scotland’s Willy Wonka urges people to go sober for October – with booze-free gin

13 October 2018 The Evening Standard: Why I don’t drink: the Londoners who ‘say no to alcohol’ as third of under-25s quit booze

12 October 2018 Evening Times: Booze-free festival to shake up drink habits

12 October 2018 New Statesman: “I do feel out of place”: why young people are risking their social lives to go teetotal

12 October 2018 iNews: The young people turning their backs on alcohol

12 October 2018 The Herald: Alcohol-free drinking festival targets Scotland’s heavy-drinking over 50s

11 October 2018 The Scotsman: Why have an unclear mind when you can have a clear one?

10 October 2018 The Morning Advertiser: More under-25s cutting booze, research claims

6 October 2018 Glasgow Live: Glasgow businesses combine to create Coffee Kambucha for Mindful Drinking Festival

2 October 2018 Metro: Club Sober

1 October 2018 The Daily Telegraph: Tackling Britain’s loneliness epidemic part one: Adolescence

1 October 2018 Balance: Founder Focus with Club Soda

27 September 2018 DRAM Drinks Retailing and Marketing: Club Soda Brings Scotland’s First Alcohol-Free Drinks Festival to Glasgow

25 September 2018 The Morning Advertiser: Pubs need to up their game on ‘low and no’ according to Five Live’s Chiles

24 September 2018 City A.M.: A barrel of laughs at the Beer & Cider Marketing Awards

24 September 2018 The Morning Advertiser: Beer and Cider Marketing Awards 2018 winners revealed

23 September 2018 The Observer: A pint of mindful, please: festival makes it cool to be teetotal in Glasgow

22 September 2018 The Daily Telegraph: Drink smarter, live longer: 20 ways to have a better relationship with alcohol

16 September 2018 The Guardian/Observer: New Radicals 2018: more of Britain’s best social enterprises

16 September 2018 Evening Times: Club Soda brings Scotland’s first alcohol-free drinks festival to Glasgow

9 September 2018 The Guardian: Love lager – but want to drink less? Adrian Chiles’s guide to great alcohol-free beers

31 August 2018 The Morning Advertiser: Shortlist revealed for 2018 Beer & Cider Marketing Awards

27 August 2018 Refinery29: Meet The Women Feeling The Benefits Of Mindful Drinking

24 August 2018 The Financial Times: Drinkers Like Me, BBC2 — brims with insight

12 August 2018 The Sunday Herald: Mindful drinking? Are we out of our McMinds?

10 August 2018 Vice: I Tried ‘Mindful Drinking’ to See If I Can Have Fun Sober

9 August 2018 ShortList: The Chosen Few – Alcohol-Free Drinks

8 August 2018 Time: The Millennial Teetotalers Upending the Stereotype of Boozy Britain

8 August 2018 Bar Magazine: Nirvana Brewery introduces two new alcohol-free beers

7 August 2018 The Times: I’ll have a nogroni: the rise of the no alcohol drink

2 August 2018 On In London: Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival Review

2 August 2018 The Church of England Newspaper: Great alternatives for summer drinking

27 July 2018 Hello!: Things to do this week in London

27 July 2018 Seen London: the mindful drinking festival comes to london: rise of the alt-gin

27 July 2018 Vitality: 3 Alcohol-Free Cocktails To Sip At Your Next Barbecue

27 July 2018 Elle: Things To Do In London This Weekend

26 July 2018 The Daily Telegraph: Alcohol alternatives: how not to get drunk on the hottest day of the year

26 July 2018 The Stylist: There’s a free mindfulness festival happening in East London this weekend

25 July 2018 The Drinks Business: A non-alcoholic drinks festival is coming to London this weekend

23 July 2018 Londonist: Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London

22 July 2018 Hospitality & Catering News: UK alcohol-free drinks festival coming to London at the end of July

20 July 2018 East Anglian Daily Times: Drinks industry ‘failing to respond’ to growing demand for low alcohol drinks, says Ipswich brewer

19 July 2018 Beer Today: Alcohol-free beers to try at Mindful festival

19 July 2018 Asian Trader: A festival to celebrate low alcohol drinks

19 July 2018 Evening Standard: Drinks festivals in London – The best events for the rest of the year

17 July 2018 Time Out London: 37 was to feel good in the city

5 July 2018 Munchies/Vice: Mindful Drinking Is the Ultimate Hangover Cure

30 June 2018 The Daily Telegraph: How to make friends in the era of loneliness – at any age and in any situation

Summer 2018 The Jellied Eel: Softly does it

15 June 2018 The Spirits Business: Rise of low abv spirits

2 June 2018 i News: Quitting drinking eventually turned out to be everything I hoped for

24 May 2018 The Sunday Herald: Maggie Ritchie ‘I gave up wine o’clock five months ago – and I feel great’

17 May 2018 Drinkpreneur: Club Soda Challenges Public Health Minister

11 May 2018 The Morning Advertiser: Club Soda challenges MP to drink five 0.5% ABV beers then drive

May 2018 Boots Health & Beauty: The rise of mindful drinking

8 May 2018 Highsnobiety: This New Health Trend Might Save Your Summer of Excess Drinking

7 May 2018 Decanter: Jefford on Monday: Mindfulness and wine

6 May 2018 The Sunday Times: Brewers get into a froth over ‘misleading’ alcohol-free beer

2 May 2018 Harper’s Bazaar Spain: ¿Qué es y por qué debes conocer el movimiento ‘Mindful Drinking’? [What is and why should you know the ‘Mindful Drinking’ movement?]

1 May 2018 Wales Online: The strange new craze among people in Wales – being teetotal

1 May 2018 The Morning Advertiser: A guide to low and non-alcohol descriptors

May 2018 Men’s Health Magazine: How to party like you were born in 1999

29 April 2018 The Telegraph: Sales of ‘Nanny State’ low-alcohol beers are soaring , figures show

15 April 2018 The Sun on Sunday: Time to go semi-sober?

1 April 2018 BBC Business News: Could non-alcoholic gin ever be as good as the real thing?

April 2018 Diva Magazine: Queers Without Beers – Cheers to Mindful Drinking

27 March 2018 i News: What I learned after giving up alcohol for good aged 24

27 March 2018 Brewers Journal: 0.5% ABV, Alc-Free? The Facts Are Clear AF

23 March 2018 Financial Times: There’s money in moderation: the rise of alcohol-free drinks

16 March 2018 ShortList: How to tell your best mate they’re drinking too much

12 March 2018 The Daily Telegraph: Is it possible to have the night of your life on a sober bar crawl?

9 March 2018 The Guardian: Is cannabis the answer to older people’s booze problems?

8 March 2018 Female First: Do You Drink Because You’re Lonely Or Are You Lonely Because You Drink?

7 March 2018 Talking Retail: MPs call for clarity on low alcohol and alcohol-free drinks labelling

7 March 2018 Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review: Call for greater clarity on low and no alcohol labelling reaches House of Commons

7 March 2018 Better Retailing: Call for better labelling on low- and no-alcohol drinks

6 March 2018 Inside Drinks: Find & Replace: The Rising Demand for Non-Alcoholic Alternatives

1 March 2018 Brummell Magazine: Zero to Hero: Alcohol-free drinks

19 February 2018 The Pool: Is sobriety the way forward? 26 Habits update

8 February 2018 The Morning Advertiser: Claims that low-alcohol drinks ‘increases the amount people drink’ rubbished

7 February 2018 The Guardian: Too many public services provide the wrong kind of help

3 February 2018 Buzzfeed: This Is What It’s Like Inside An Alcohol-Free Gay Bar

28 January 2018 The Daily Telegraph: The rise of the ‘gym party’ for adults – how getting sweaty replaced getting sloshed

Eurostar Magazine - Mindful Drinking

24 January 2018 El Pais BuenaVida: El alcohol está pasado de moda. Así es el nuevo ‘botellón’ [Alcohol is old fashioned]

January 2018 Eurostar Magazine: London – Mindful Drinking [see image]

16 January 2018 International Business Times: Mindful drinking: Six tips for getting through the rest of ‘dry January’

16 January 2018 Supper Magazine: Sobering thoughts

15 January 2018 XPOSÉ.ie: What is mindful drinking and how can it help you booze less?

14 January 2018 The Sun on Sunday: My Booze diaries [read the online version]

January 2018 Brides Magazine: The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Serve At Your Wedding

11 January 2018 The Girlfriend: The Girlfriend’s Guide To Rethinking Drinking

January 2018 The Simple Things: Like-minded drinkers [this article is only in the print magazine!]

11 January 2018 Marie Claire: Have a successful booze break with these helpful Dry January tips

8 January 2018 The Pool: Women are going sober (and not just for January)

7 January 2018 Running in Heels: Health & Fitness: Change for 2018

6 January 2018 The Daily Telegraph: Sober sex – the Dry January side effect that nobody talks about

6 January 2018 Lovin IE: ‘Mindful Drinking’ Is The Latest Health Trend That’s Everyone’s Trying

6 January 2018 NZ Herald: Mind over mojitos: How to cut down on drinking, for good

5 January 2018 TimeOut London: Dry January? 11 fun things to do in London if you’re not drinking

4 January 2018 The Morning Advertiser: Low in strength, big on flavour: How craft beer is leading the low and no ABV revolution

4 January 2018 The Upsider: Dry January: The Rise Of The Grown-Up Non-Alcoholic Beverage

2 January 2018 The Resident: 15 Sober Activities to Get You Through Dry January

2 January 2018 Get the Gloss: The Staggering Number of People Taking Part in Dry January

1 January 2018 Huffington Post: What I’ve Learned From A Year Without Alcohol

TV & Radio

14 October 2018 SKY TV News

13 October 2018 BBC Radio Scotland

12 October 2018 BBC Radio Scotland: Good Morning Scotland

10 September 2018: BBC One: Breakfast

27 August 2018 BBC Two: Drinkers Like Me – Adrian Chiles

21 August 2018 BBC Radio 5: 5 live Drive

7 August 2018 VideoBlogg: Club Soda’s Mindful Drinking Festival

13 July 2018 BBC Radio London: Robert Elms (from 1 hour and 30 minutes onwards)

2 May 2018 BBC Radio Wales: Good Evening Wales

26 April 2018 BBC One – Rip-off Britain

13 April 2018 Channel 5: 5 News

1 April 2018 BBC World Service Radio: Booze Free Boom (see also this article)

8 February 2018 Four radio interviews about University of Cambridge study

30 January 2018 Ten UK radio stations, various programmes: Listen here

30 January 2018 Manx Radio: #MRWomenToday: Fern Hopkinson and Club Soda UK

15 January 2018 Sky News: Three in five adults drink to relieve stress of daily life [watch clip here]

Blogs etc

12 October 2018 5pm.co.uk: No booze? No worries!

11 October 2018 Foodie Explorers: Product Review: Seduction – Chastity Alcohol Free Gin

13 October 2018 Slange Var: Slange Var at the Mindful Drinking Festival Glasgow

10 October 2018 BioMedCentral: Increase in non-drinking widespread among young people

4 October 2018 Janey Loves: Going sober for October? The Mindful Drinking Festival in Glasgow

October 2018 Patient.Info: Can mindful drinking improve your mental health?

16 September 2018 Nesta: New Radicals 2018

11 September 2018 Eventbrite: Update the Cocktail Menu – The Millennial Teetotallers Threatening Your Bar Revenue

6 September 2018 Best Bar None Scotland: Club Soda

4 September 2018 Bournemouth University Undergraduate Blog: The start of uni with Club Soda

21 August 2018 Fits&Starts: Mindful Drinking Festival

6 August 2018 Dejlige Days: Enjoying Non Alcoholic Beers

28 July 2018 Mummy was a Secret Drinker: Alcohol-Free Drinks

26 July 2018 Fitbeer: Reclaim Your Summer

7 May 2018 Harry Wallop: How much alcohol is in alcohol-free beer?

4 May 2018 EastLDN: Beyond Avocados, Matcha and Vegan hotspots: East LDN reports on the latest health movement

30 April 2018 Beer Today: Barworks to host Mindful Tavern Takeover

12 March 2018 Soberpunks: Coming out

February 2018 Nesta: Good and bad help: How purpose and confidence transform lives [Club Soda is one of the “case studies” in the report you can download and read]

19 February 2018 Lovin Manchester: ‘Mindful Drinking’ Is The Latest Health Trend That Everyone’s Trying

24 January 2018 Square Root London: Ain’t No Party Like a Club Soda Party

11 January 2018 Farmdrop: The food trends you need to know about

10 January 2018 Heart of the City: A cold but DRY January..

9 January 2018  The Gin Kin: 7 awesome “gins” & drinks to get you through Dry January

7 January 2018 Girl & Tonic: One Year Sober & 3 Lessons I Learnt Along the Way

6 January 2018 Mummy was a Secret Drinker: 5 Ways to Get Through Wine O’Clock

Articles and Guest Blogs We’ve Written

We also write regular articles on our other two websites: nudgingpubs.uk and clubsodaguide.com have regular posts about pubs and bars, and our work with them. And our festival website mindfuldrinkingfestival.com has articles about non-alcoholic drinks.

20 September 2018 Breast Cancer UK: Luck vs Confidence in the battle for habit change

24 July 2018 Balance Garden: Do Hangovers steal two weeks of your summer?

April 2018 Cocktail Lovers Magazine: Mindful Drinking

15 January 2018 Alcohol Concern Dry January blog: 2018’s best books about (not) drinking