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Nov. 18, 2021

From the Club Soda archive

About: In episode 5 of The Alcohol-free Sommelier, I interviewed Laura Willoughby MBE, of Club Soda. This bonus episode comes from the Club Soda archive. You can find out more by visiting their website ClubSoda.com . Laura, ...

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Nov. 18, 2021

Club Soda with Laura Willoughby MBE

Lots of producers of No & Low alcohol drinks got into the industry when they decided to change their own drinking choices. They couldn't find what they wanted to drink, so they made their own. Laura Willoughby did it slightly...

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Nov. 3, 2021

Spoilt without alcohol?

Tom Ward says they go 'ping'. Simon Rucker mentions explosions. Chrissie and James explain: they're talking about shelf life, and spoilage of non-alc drinks There are two real reasons why our ancestors made and consumed alcoh...

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Oct. 27, 2021

Switchel or shrub, and why vinegar matters

Vinegar was used in drinks to keep them fresh in the days (centuries) before refrigerators. It even stood in for spirits during the American Prohibition. Now it's making a comeback as the backbone of some delicious non-alcoho...

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Oct. 21, 2021

Low & No distributors: who does, who doesn't, and why

The suppliers you've used for years probably don’t sell No & Low drinks – but Tom Proctor and Daniel Stiller do. Francoise Mathis and Adrian Needham would like to, one day. James Morgan explains why the wrong choice of suppl...

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Oct. 13, 2021

5 Ways to fix dealcoholised wine

Can dealcoholized wine be improved? The answer is maybe, or maybe not. Matthew Jukes & Amanda Thomson disagree, industry insiders Imma Cannavo, Harry Crowther & Francoise Mathis set out their wish-lists, and regular contribut...

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Sept. 15, 2021

Trailer Season 1, The Alcohol-Free Sommelier

The Alcohol-Free Sommelier launches on 13th October 2021. Follow or subscribe to make sure you don't miss out.

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