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Wine Down, to Wind Down!

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

Let’s face it, most of us are creatures of habit when it comes to our evening wind down routines.

We know what we like, and we like what we know, but to what extent are the rituals of ‘wine o clock’ and Netflix & Chill actually fulfilling the de-stress brief?

Alcohol, in particular, is known to cause higher amounts of cortisol (the stress hormone) to be released, and can also interfere with sleep, therefore making it counterintuitive to the very purpose for which it is often intended.

It's for this reason, and many others, that the boozy blueprint for daily downtime that was widely set during lockdown, is one of the ones most worth moving away from, especially as National Relaxation Day prompts us to examine more effective ways to unwine.. sorry, UNWIND!

Reinforcing this importance of embracing more ‘dry days,’ both in terms of relaxation AND wellbeing, are innovative soft drinks brand Allotment Drinks.


By drawing on the natural complementary qualities of various plants, the team behind this up and coming soft drinks brand have created a range that is as unique as it is delicious.

Their Barbarilla soda, renowned for its vibrant pink hue, is made using UK grown rhubarb and natural extracts of blackcurrant, elderberry and anise, with the distinctive natural colour coming courtesy of sweet potato, apple, radish and cherry. As an added bonus, all Allotment drinks are low in sugar, making them a healthier option for those concerned by the sweetness of many other soft drink options.

With an affinity for mixing things up in the soft drinks market, there is much inspiration to taken from this brand’s approach of not always doing, what’s always been done. The end result? A drinks collection that can’t fail to whet our appetite for driers days, whatever the outlook! 

Sponsored by Allotment Drinks

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