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Why now is a wonderful time to make a resolution

Looking to make a change in your life, or perhaps you recently have? Discover why now is a wonderful time to make a resolution.
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Benefits of online retreats during stressful times

During this stressful time, online retreats are becoming more useful than ever. Read this article to discover why they are so beneficial right now.
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What do pub-goers want to see on the drinks menus after lockdown?

When the world opens again, I theorise what pub-goers will want to see on our menus and the new expectations they’ll have of bar owners after lockdown.
Crafting a bespoke cocktail

Why experience in hospitality will be more important in the post-COVID world

As the hospitality industry grinds to a halt due to COVID-19, I look forward to what life after lockdown could mean, and the role experience will play.
How festivals are adapting to sober party-goers

How festivals are adapting to sober party-goers

How are festivals adapting to a new generation of sober party-goers? Read on to find out more and see our top reasons for going sober at a festival.
Going sober: teetotal bloggers share their stories and advice

Going sober: teetotal bloggers share their stories and advice

Just starting out on your sober journey? We spoke to bloggers about what made them adopt a sober lifestyle and their tips and advice for going teetotal.
Should pubs and bars be doing more to incentivise sobriety?

Should pubs and bars be doing more to incentivise sobriety?

Drinking trends in the UK have changed considerably over the last couple of years. The mid-2000s experienced a peak in binge drinking among adolescents but ever since then, there has been a slow decline in alcohol consumption, all the way through to 2020.
Are vegan meat substitutes good for you?

Are vegan meat substitutes good for you?

With meat substitutes cropping up in supermarkets and fast food chains all over the country, I wanted to find out if vegan meat is actually good for us.
How CBD manufacturers compromise on quality

How CBD manufacturers compromise on quality

As I continue to dive into the new and exciting world of CBD, I find more facets of the industry that I want to explore. When looking at the more negative aspects of the product, something that comes up repeatedly is how the lack of regulation and manufacturers rushing to meet demand can cause compromise on dosage and quality within cannabidiol products.
How should I take CBD?

How should I take CBD?

With so many CBD products on the market, it can be challenging for beginners to know which to try, and how best to use them. In this article, I explain the three main ways to administer CBD products and the benefits of each method.
CBD and its claims – which are true and which are false?

CBD and its claims – which are true and which are false?

The rapid growth of CBD and the recent legalisation of its use within the NHS has placed the spotlight on the cannabinoid and the health benefits many companies seem to claim it has. It can often be hard to know who to believe when it comes to this “somewhat controversial” substance and whether labels are over-selling a product that has no real benefit to our health at all, especially for those who have never tried it before.
CBD - The time is now!

CBD - The time is now!

There is no denying that CBD has become very popular. In the UK alone, sales of CBD products has increased by 99% in 2019, with Brits rushing to invest in the ingredient that is now used in copious health and beauty products.
CBD - What do regulations say?

CBD - What do regulations say?

If you are in any way connected to the beverage sector, you have to have heard of the booming CBD market by now.
CBD Bad Players - WE ARE WATCHING YOU!

CBD Bad Players - WE ARE WATCHING YOU!

For those who are new to the CBD scene, it can be a bit daunting trying to find a product that is not only right for you, but of high quality. While checking the credibility of the seller and online reviews are a good place to start, the quality of the product you’re buying can also be determined by its certifications, extraction method, hemp plant sources and more.
CBD Drinks - Quality matters!

CBD Drinks - Quality matters!

With a new CBD drink in the market every minute, it is becoming increasingly difficult to understand what differentiates one from the other. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for good quality CBD products.
Why 2020 will change Drinking Experiences forever!

Why 2020 will change Drinking Experiences forever!

I take a look at the continuing rise of the customer experience and how this is having an impact on the importance of product prices in 2020 and beyond.
Sugar-free guide to London

Sugar-free guide to London

Dining out when following a sugar-free or low-sugar diet can be challenging. We’ve created a sugar-free guide to London with top tips on dining out healthily.
Could alcohol-free bars be the answer to the UK’s rise in sobriety?

Could alcohol-free bars be the answer to the UK’s rise in sobriety?

With alcohol-licensed venues closing due to plummeting drinking rates, could alcohol-free bars and nightclubs be the answer to the UK’s rising teetotalism?
In customisation we trust

In customisation we trust

Restaurant food is constantly evolving, from new cooking techniques, indulging fad diets and special superfood ingredients given prominence in menus.
The top sugar-consuming nations and what they are doing to cut back

The top sugar-consuming nations and what they are doing to cut back

We look at three of the top sugar-loving countries in the world and what they are doing do cut back on their nation’s excessively high sugar intake.
The best natural alternatives to sugar

The best natural alternatives to sugar

If you are looking for a natural alternative to the white stuff but don’t know where to start, I’m here to discuss some of the best options.
How the call for less sugar is affecting weddings

How the call for less sugar is affecting weddings

As the call for a cut on sugar reaches wedding celebrations, I uncover the alternatives that are growing in popularity.
How brands approached Dry January in 2019

How brands approached Dry January in 2019

In this article I look at how brands have approached Dry January 2019, from soft drink brands to supermarkets and everything in between.
Customisation is your right – not a privilege!

Customisation is your right – not a privilege!

According to Mintel, “Customisation is the biggest trend impacting all industries, globally. Customers demand choices and the opportunity to explore and express themselves through the food and drinks they consume.”
Sober in style

Sober in style

Alcohol consumption is declining each year and now 1 in 5 claim to be teetotal, rising to 1 in 3 in London (ONS).  Abstaining whether simply for Sober October, Dry January or more regularly is becoming widespread and is losing the stigma that used to be present.
Sugar – should we condemn the white stuff?

Sugar – should we condemn the white stuff?

Apparently sugar is the greatest evil since tobacco and is undoubtedly the no 1 enemy.  The headlines screech about children’s decayed teeth being pulled out, how the NHS is crumbling under the pressure of dealing with increasing numbers of obese or diabetic patients, how even raisins and grapes should be termed sugar bombs…it’s no wonder that the sugar has replaced price as the British consumer’s top food concern.
Why do social situations usually have to mean drinking?

Why do social situations usually have to mean drinking?

Not all social situations have to involve alcohol. In this article I discuss the benefits a booze-free night can have on your lifestyle.
Looking at the history of Dry January

Looking at the history of Dry January

In this article, I look into how Dry January came to be, why you should take part in it in 2019 and the celebs who are already singing its praises.
Hangover-free drinks: A myth or reality?

Hangover-free drinks: A myth or reality?

Could hangover-free alcoholic drinks soon be a reality? Or are we better off sticking to non-alcoholic options to avoid a headache in the morning?
Authenticity and the changing face of luxury

Authenticity and the changing face of luxury

As brands strive to meet the increasing demands of consumers, an emphasis on authenticity and personal experiences is changing the meaning of luxury.
Looking at the sugar in Christmas drinks 2018

Looking at the sugar in Christmas drinks 2018

This year I wanted to take another look at the shocking truth about sugar-laden Christmas drinks and explore whether coffee shops have tried to make a change.
The future of sobriety: Alcohol-free clubs, societies and festivals

The future of sobriety: Alcohol-free clubs, societies and festivals

Are alcohol-free festivals like Mindful Drinking Festival, events that bring together likeminded people to celebrate not drinking, the future of sobriety?
Is Pepsi buying SodaStream a clear sign that people want more customisation?

Is Pepsi buying SodaStream a clear sign that people want more customisation?

Does PepsiCo’s recent purchase of SodaStream show that even the biggest brands in the soft drinks market are hearing the call for customisation?
The rising popularity of non-alcoholic beers

The rising popularity of non-alcoholic beers

As people shift away from drinking, beer companies have been quick to start developing their own non-alcoholic brews in order to keep up with new demands.
A look at Sober October

A look at Sober October

With ‘dry’ months in the aid of charity becoming more popular, we take a look into Sober October, its history and how someone can take part.