Seven drinks trends to watch in 2018

Drinking goes mindful

From moderation initiatives to breaking the taboo of teetotalism, the trend will gather further momentum, reach critical mass and enter the realms of a paradigm shift.

Proving to be secular rather than cyclical it will incorporate an ever widening spectrum of lower alcohol and adult soft drinks finding relevance in equal non-intoxicating measures in mature markets from South Korean spirits to Western European beer and beyond.

Smaller pack sizes and serving options, production advances allowing for more sophisticated and balanced products than first generation de-alcoholised offerings and synthetic prototypes focusing on compounds minimising alcohol toxicity while claiming functional benefits will all radically disrupt established positioning, occasions and legislative developments.

The rise of cannabis as a healthier substitution alternative will only accelerate the shift.

2 Responses to “Seven drinks trends to watch in 2018”

  1. Dennis says:

    Spiros Malandrakis – wow…quite the read. As a F&B Manager for quite sometime now I really had a hard time understanding your thoughts in this article. Unfamiliar words and analogies coupled with paragraphs that made no sense. The message is lost in your translation of facts and foresight.

  2. Mark Dunn says:

    Well none of this happened. It reads as complicated as a scientific white paper on Quantum mechanics. Maybe the author should actually go out for a drink and meet real people in a bar. More actual insight in to the industry is required.

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