The Drinks Business: Who We Are

 Everyone contributes, everyone has ideas and everyone has a voice.


Chairman – Anthony Hawser
Deputy Chairman – David Rose


Patrick Schmitt MW


Patrick has been shortlisted two years running for editor of the year in the business and professional magazine category for the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME).

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Lucy Shaw

Managing Editor

As passionate about food she is about wine, she edits the magazine’s Eat.Drink reports that take the temperature of London’s ever-evolving restaurant scene.

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Lauren Eads

Deputy Editor

While exposing council corruption, championing community heroes and chasing down criminals proved to be brilliant training, local news was not as captivating as the world of wine.

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Rupert Millar

Fine Wine Editor

Fluent in French and with passable German, Rupert’s chief wine interests lie in France, Italy, Australia and Germany and he covers the movements of the fine wine market and wine history.

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Darren Smith

On-Trade Editor

Having spent several years working as a sub editor for newspapers and magazines, with a short but bracing detour into restaurant kitchens, before the wine bug bit.

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Arabella Mileham

Retail Editor

Arabella Mileham is retail editor at the drinks business and covers everything related to the selling of booze across the UK’s vast off-trade.

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Advertising & Marketing

Advertising Manager – Marcus Clark
Marketing Director – David Hennelly


Director of Sales – Andrew Oliver


Research & Events – Sheila Crisp
Events Director – Chloé Beral

Design & Production

Designer – Alan MacKenzie-Morris
Production – Mile Budimir

Online Team

IT Manager – Asif Merchant
Digital Designer – Latoyah Shaw
Database Manager – Giedrius Slegeris

International / Consultants

Consultant – Jack Keenan
US Consultant – Clint Rodenberg
HK – Ivy

To contact any of the above by email please use the format

The Drinks Business is published by:
Union Press Ltd
Wigglesworth House, Fourth Floor,
69 Southwark Bridge Road,
London, SE1 9HH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7803 2420
Fax: +44 (0)20 7803 2421

Registered No: 3606414 England
VAT No: 725 9632 12
The Drinks Business ISSN: 1477-7495

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