Following last month’s Drinks Retailing Awards, this issue features a full rundown of 2024 winners (pages 16 – 21). We’re also launching our annual Trends Report in collaboration with Ipsos and NIQ (23 – 32), offering a comprehensive view into the latest drinks trends across supermarkets and independent retailers. 


In only his second interview in 46 years of the business, Harry Georgiou, managing director of Amathus Drinks, tells Lucy Britner about his ambitions for the company (14 – 15).

In wine, Luma Monteiro highlights the potential for deeper-coloured rosé (44 – 45), while in beer, David Jesudason explores cult British lagers that are often overlooked (39 – 43). 

As consumer demand for low/no drinks grows, Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby gives advice for smaller retailers looking to make most of the category (8). Elsewhere, YesMore’s Tom Harvey shares his thoughts on calendar marketing, and offers insights into how drinks brands can create more meaningful connections with consumers (10). 

Plus, read all of our regular features such as Jason Millar’s wine column (12), retailer profile (52), meet the maker (53) and the Jeff Evans beer review (51). 

This issue also comes with our annual Buyers’ Guide to Cider, offering an in-depth look at the category from flavour trends to cider’s growing international presence.