About Drinks International


Our portfolio of strong commercial opportunities, powerful, independent editorial content and our certified controlled circulation means that Drinks International is one of the most trusted and respected global drinks journals.

Established in 1967, Drinks International is the only magazine devoted exclusively to the global spirits, wines and beers market, providing our readership of international drinks buyers with news on all the latest developments and trends within the global drinks industry. In every issue we cover strong editorial features, business news, market reports, news analysis and opinion, making Drinks International the essential read for international drinks buyers. Its unique position and community of readers provide the perfect platform to deliver brands' key messages.

Over the last few years we have invested heavily in our controlled circulation to ensure that the magazine is distributed to your target audience – drinks buyers around the world. Through subscriptions and controlled circulation, our distribution guarantees the delivery of an advertising campaign to these key players. No other magazine and digital brand can guarantee such a focused readership and offer the best return on your marketing spend.

In addition to the magazine and website, Drinks International hosts a number of events.

The Drinks International Travel Retail Excellence Awards

The Drinks International Travel Retail Excellence Awards have been created to recognize the importance of the drinks sector in duty-free retailing. They are the only travel retail awards exclusively for drinks. There are nine awards categories and entries are welcomed from all area of the drinks industry – spirits, wines and beers, suppliers and buyers. The awards centre on the annual TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes where the winners will be announced at the Drinks International Travel Retail party.

International Spirits Challenge

The International Spirits Challenge is a global blind-tasting competition. Here an authoritative panel of highly respected spirits experts blind taste spirits brands and award medals to reveal the best spirit from each category. The ISC is a great vehicle for brands to boost their profile through excellent publicity and recognition throughout the drinks industry.

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Digital Edition

Drinks International digital edition is available ahead of the printed magazine. Don’t miss out, make sure you subscribe today to access the digital edition and all archived editions of Drinks International as part of your subscription.


La'Mel Clarke

Service isn’t servitude: the skill of hosting

La’Mel Clarke, front of house at London’s Seed Library, looks at the forgotten art of hosting and why it deserves the same respect as bartending.