Lucy Britner

Lucy Britner


Lucy has been a drinks journalist for 14 years. She holds a WSET diploma in wine and spirits and this year became a Keeper of the Quaich. Lucy was one of the founding editors of World’s 50 Best Bars and her work has appeared in many food and drinks titles. She also has a special interest in future insights and has written many pieces on how new technologies and trends will impact the drinks industry. Her favourite drink is the one in her hand. 

Wine

2019’s top tech initiatives in the drinks industry

From augmented reality to harvest machines and music partnerships, the drinks industry is embracing all kinds of new technology.

Spirits & Cocktails

2019’s top sustainability initiatives

With the end of the year behind the corner, we look back at some of the biggest and best sustainability initiatives to appear in 2019.

Wine

Rathfinny launches still Pinot Noir

Sussex-based Rathfinny Wine Estate has released its first still Pinot Noir.

People & Places

Pierre Brunelli on becoming a Master Sommelier

We caught up with recently awarded Master Sommelier Pierre Brunelli to talk blind tasting, studying far from London and how to mentally prepare for the MS programme.

Spirits & Cocktails

Circumstance Distillery creates 'world's first gin using AI'

Monker’s Garkell has been created by a programme trained to analyse thousands of botanicals, understand gin recipes and learn a database of around 500 gin names.

Beer & Cider

Asahi withdraws Grolsch from the UK & Ireland

After 25 years Asahi and Molson Coors have agreed to end the joint venture agreements.

Spirits & Cocktails

Buzzing booze: The growth of CBD drinks

How the on-trade is embracing the hottest ingredient in town.

Spirits & Cocktails

Paragon Brands lines up Arumdu rum liqueurs

Arumdu is a new range of rum liqueurs made using natural extracts and essences.

Spirits & Cocktails

Circumstance Distillery creates 'world's first gin using AI'

Monker’s Garkell has been created by a programme trained to analyse thousands of botanicals, understand gin recipes and learn a database of around 500 gin names.

Beer & Cider

Asahi withdraws Grolsch from the UK & Ireland

After 25 years Asahi and Molson Coors have agreed to end the joint venture agreements.

Spirits & Cocktails

Buzzing booze: The growth of CBD drinks

How the on-trade is embracing the hottest ingredient in town.

Spirits & Cocktails

Paragon Brands lines up Arumdu rum liqueurs

Arumdu is a new range of rum liqueurs made using natural extracts and essences.

Mixers & More

Sober thinking: The rise of functional drinks

From natural energy drinks to CBD products and 'bubbles with benefits', there's a new wave of 'healthy' drinks.

Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi rolls out Aberfeldy 15 Years Old finished in Bordeaux casks

The latest expression of Bacardi's Aberfeldy is a 15yo single malt finished in wine casks from Pomerol, Bordeaux.

Mixers & More

Sober thinking: The rise of functional drinks

From natural energy drinks to CBD products and 'bubbles with benefits', there's a new wave of 'healthy' drinks.

Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi rolls out Aberfeldy 15 Years Old finished in Bordeaux casks

The latest expression of Bacardi's Aberfeldy is a 15yo single malt finished in wine casks from Pomerol, Bordeaux.