Booze-free fes­ti­val to shake up drink habits

Evening Times - - NEWS -

A FES­TI­VAL cel­e­brat­ing drinks with low or zero al­co­hol lev­els is set to ar­rive in Glas­gow.

Club Soda, the mind­ful drink­ing event which en­cour­ages peo­ple to change their drink­ing habits, will bring its Mind­ful Drink­ing Fes­ti­val to the Brig­gait on Satur­day.

The event, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Heineken 0.0, will give Scots the op­por­tu­nity to taste more than 30 low and no-al­co­hol drinks, and will also in­clude dis­cus­sions, mixol­ogy demon­stra­tions, en­ter­tain­ment and much more.

Co-founder Laura Wil­loughby hopes the fes­ti­val will show­case the new wave of al­co­hol-free drinks avail­able and in­spire Glas­gow’s bars and restau­rants to stock the bev­er­ages.

Pub­lic health min­is­ter Joe FitzPa­trick, who backs the event, said: “It’s no se­cret Scot­land has a trou­bled re­la­tion­ship with al­co­hol, with nearly 700 hospi­tal ad­mis­sions and an av­er­age of 22 deaths per week from al­co­hol mis­use.

“Ini­tia­tives such as the Mind­ful Drink­ing Fes­ti­val are al­ways wel­come, pro­vid­ing peo­ple with the op­por­tu­nity to have a good time in a friendly, so­cia­ble en­vi­ron­ment while en­joy­ing an al­ter­na­tive to al­co­holic drinks.”

Drink free fes­ti­val

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