Bringing you news, events, recipes, advice and interviews to support your changing drinking habits.
Fantastic Mindful Drinking Festival speakers for Brighton 2022
This week, Club Soda co-founder Dru is joined by founder Laura and events organiser Josh to talk about the exciting festival speakers and events that will be happening during the Mindful Drinking Festival. If you don't already know, this year's festival, the tenth one we've run, will be held at the beautiful Brighton Open Markets on July 9 & 10, and there's so much to see and do that we've had to split it into two podcasts! Alongside the myriad of colourful stalls at the festival where you can try a great range of low and no alcohol drinks, we've got a wonderful list of festival speakers to inspire and motivate you to drink mindfully and live well. Take a look at our events page to make sure you don't miss talks that you'd enjoy, and grab your free festival ticket here!Support the show
Mindful Drinking Festival preview: alcohol-free drinks
With only a fortnight to go until our Mindful Drinking Festival in Brighton, we thought that the team at Club Soda could give you a little festival preview so that you know what to expect to find. We're super excited to be meeting you all in person again at the beautiful Brighton Open Markets, and we're bringing a whole host of brilliant alcohol-free brands with us! This week's podcast is a discussion between the Club Soda team about the range of alcohol-free drinks available at the festival and why we think you should come and try them. With the weather set to be fine, why not listen in to our festival preview and then join us by the seaside for the real thing? If you're not in the UK but you've been inspired to try some new alcohol-free drinks where you are, check out vendors in your country here with our list of online alcohol-free drinks providers around the world.Support the show
B Corp: alcohol-free drinks as a force for good
We're really excited to announce that Club Soda has finally become a certified B Corp organisation. It's been a long time in the making and we're really proud that our social impact business is now recognised as being socially, economically, and environmentally responsible. But we're not the only ones in the alcohol-free sector who have received this accolade. We know that living well is so much more than being responsible for our alcohol intake and it's up to businesses to be ethically responsible across the board. Our podcast guests this week, all B Corp certified distributors, brands, and influencers in the low and no sector, join us in celebrating alcohol-free drinks as a force for good. Find the advice and support you need on our weekly podcast, whether you are cutting down, taking a break, or going alcohol-free for the long term. The Club Soda podcast is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Find your platform here.Support the show
Robin Lomax on celebrating alcohol-free beer for Beer Day Britain
Alcohol-free beer is the healthiest thing you could be drinking in the pub after water and we think that it's worth celebrating the growing prominence of this fantastic, fast-expanding market. We're particularly pleased that alcohol-free beer is starting to get the recognition it deserves as brands and drinks reach their own milestones. Ahead of Beer Day Britain, which is celebrated on the 15th of June this year, Laura speaks to Robin Lomax of AF Beer Club about how alcohol-free beer deserves its place in our hearts and fridges. Robin has worked hard to be an ambassador of alcohol-free beer and has teamed up with Wise Bartender to curate beer subscription boxes - get yours here.Support the show
Changing drinking for busy parents
When you're a busy parent who's trying to accelerate your career whilst making sure your kids are having plenty of your time and are still getting to football/piano lessons/birthday parties on time, changing drinking habits can be really low down on your packed to-do list. That limited time to decompress at the end of the day might have involved a few wind-down drinks. Changing drinking when you're snowed under with being a busy, working parent juggling all of these things can be extra challenging. In this episode of the Club Soda podcast, co-founder Laura Willoughby talks to Casey McGuire Davidson, a coach for busy Mums who are thinking of changing drinking while parenting. This podcast is particularly valuable if you're a busy parent who's reevaluating your relationship with alcohol. Our podcast is available on all your favourite podcasting platforms, like Apple, Google and Spotify. Subscribe today and get all our latest news, interviews and drinks reviews. The Club Soda podcast is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Find your platform here.Support the show
At Club Soda, we're proud to support everyone involved in the alcohol industry. Whether you're a problem drinker, a venue who wants to stock alcohol-free products, or a bartender looking to up their game with knowledge of low and no alcohol drinks, we're here for it. In this week's podcast episode, we revisit a conversation between a long-time friend of Club Soda, Camille Vidal of La Maison Wellness. She talks to three bartender guests about how we can build a more sustainable hospitality industry. If we all work together, we can help more of us to drink more mindfully. Thanks for joining us on the Club Soda podcast. To find more about Club Soda, follow us across social media by following @joinclubsoda. Please like and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and why not share this podcast with a friend?Support the show
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