Meet Stuart

Hi! I’m Stuart and I am so happy you have joined me on my journey to find delicious alcohol alternatives.

I have previously worked for Majestic Wine, Laithwaite’s Wine and a local wine school. I particularly enjoyed teaching customers about great new drinks and organising fun tasting events. In my spare time I enjoy having drinks with friends and triathlon training.

I passed the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits in February, which is the highest level qualification the WSET offer. I then decided to go on a bit of a health and fitness drive, to improve my sleep, so spent a month sampling various non-alcoholic drinks to discover whether I enjoyed them and to see their effects. Not only did I feel better – my sleep improved and I felt more energised – but I also enjoyed the tasting process and sampling all the different flavours. I felt this could be something that people who like beers, wines and sprits might also be interested in.

So, in March, I set up my own business, Drinks Academy. I review alcohol free beverages via YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. I will start doing alcohol free tasting events too – both virtual and in person, to corporate customers and to members of the public – from 22nd July. My mission is to make the world happier by helping people discover delicious and healthy alcohol free drinks.

Everyone is welcome here, drinkers and non-drinkers. I can’t wait to meet you all!

Please enjoy the reviews on the blog page and follow Drinks Academy on the social media channels (links below) or join me at one of the tasting events.

I would love to hear from you. Send me an email to stuart@drinksacademy.co.uk or get in touch via the contact page.