The Drinks Business: Who We Are


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


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

Managing Editor and Editor of Wine List Confidential

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 and Editor of The Drinks Business Hong Kong

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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Phoebe French

Deputy Editor

In her role as news and website editor, Phoebe helps to source and write online news stories for the drinks business. She also compiles and sends out the daily newsletter, as well as manages all of the social media channels.

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Edith Hancock

News and Website Editor

Edith joined the drinks business in October 2017 as staff writer, covering online news stories for on a range of topics.

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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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dbHK Editorial

Natalie Wang

Managing Editor

Natalie is managing editor of the drinks business Hong Kong, covering the drinks industry in Asia with a keen focus on the Greater China region.

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Wine List Confidential

Editorial Assitant – Niall Penlington

Advertising & Marketing

Advertising Manager – Marcus Clark
Marketing Director – David Hennelly


Director of Sales Drinks - Andrew Oliver
Director of Sales Spirits - Bert Grant
Global Sales - David Friel

dbHK Sales

Sales Director - Dan Boland
Sales Manager - Sophie Raichura


Research & Events – Emily Tedder
Events Director – Chloé Beral
Events Executive - Sophie Allan

Design & Production

Art Director – Alan MacKenzie-Morris
Production Manager – Mile Budimir
Sub-editor - Adrian Arratoon

Online Team

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

Subscriptions Sales Manager

Lewis O'Sullivan

International / Consultants

Consultant – Jack Keenan
US Consultant – Clint Rodenberg

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The Drinks Business is published by:
Union Press Ltd
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The Drinks Business ISSN: 1477-7495

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