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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).

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.

Christian Smith
Digital Editor

Christian Smith is digital commercial editor at the drinks business, focussing on the magazine’s online output, social media presence and daily newsletter.

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.

Alice Liang
Managing Editor dbAsia

A graduate of Hong Kong Baptist University and fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, Alice began her career in journalism at Television Broadcasts Limited, before moving to print journalism in 2014 at the South China Media group.

Lauren Eads

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.

Colin Hay
Bordeaux Correspondent

Colin Hay is db’s Bordeaux correspondent and a Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po in Paris, where he works on the political economy of Europe, la place de Bordeaux and wine markets more generally.

Advertising & Marketing

  • Advertising Manager – Ryan Graves
  • Marketing Director – David Hennelly


  • Director of Sales Drinks – Andrew Oliver
  • Director of Sales Spirits – Richard Cochrane

dbHK Sales

  • Sales Manager – Sophie Raichura


  • Events Manager – Sophie Allan
  • Events Executive – Isabel Distin

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

Subscriptions Sales Manager

  • Lewis O’Sullivan

International / Consultants

  • Consultant – Jack Keenan
  • US Consultant – Clint Rodenberg

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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