Our annual list of the 100 Most Influential People has returned, with more industry voters than ever before.

Spanning all areas of the drinks industry – including wine, beer, spirits, cider, RTDs, low/no,  trade bodies and more – the list comprises 100 people who have used their influence to benefit the drinks retailing community. See the full list on pages 19 – 34. 


  • Our big interview is with Freixenet Copestick’s Helena Martin and Lucy Auld, who discuss new product launches and female leadership in the wine trade (14 – 15).
  • With summer getting closer, Rachel Badham explores the biggest consumer trends across beer, wine, spirits and more (40 – 44).
  • In her DR debut, whisky expert Kristiane Sherry explores the increasing prevalence of cask use in Irish whiskey (46 – 47).
  • Drinks Retailing Awards Champagne & Sparkling Wine Retailer of the Year Harvey Nichols talks all things fizz  (36 – 37).

Plus, read all of our regular features such as Jason Millar’s wine column (12), retailer profile (56), meet the maker (57) and the Jeff Evans beer review (55). 

Elsewhere, this issue sees the launch of the Drinks Retailing Awards 2025, so stay tuned for further announcements. 

We’re also introducing a registration page for the digital edition. It’s free to register and access the digital magazine.