Co Ordinator Russ Honeyman is owner of Monty's Brewery and Treasurer of DrinksWales. Russ along with Chairman Buster Grant from Brecon Brewing will help in aspects of co-ordinating and marketing Drinks Wales, whether it be enquiries, marketing, export questions or producers who want to join, Russ will be your first point of call.
Please use our contact page to get in touch with Russ
About Drinks Wales
Export development opportunities
This new association supports collaborative work to promote the Welsh Drinks industry across the world.
The more recognition the Welsh Drinks industry achieves oversees, the greater the opportunity for future growth in this sector.
By using the global medium that is the Internet, this new website is aiming to attract new customers from outside the United Kingdom.
One port of call for prospective customers (trade & consumer)
Currently there is no one place a prospective customer, whether they be trade or a consumer, can identify what makes up the Welsh drinks industry.
Organisations like the Association of Welsh Independent Brewers (AWIB) and Welsh Perry and Cider Association (WPCA) already have an identity in Wales, but are still fragmented and cannot provide a united representation of the industry as a whole.
Drinks Wales aims to provide this for all interested parties.
To maximise impact
of communiques & press releases
The Association is the catch-all for any important communication of changes to the industry as a whole or to individual companies.
A primary communication tool for the industry to educate the wider public on future developments. Drinks Wales is the focal point for the Welsh Drinks industry.
Led by representatives from the four sectors, The Association of Welsh Brewers, The Welsh Cider and Perry Association, Welsh Wine and The Welsh Spirits, Drinks Wales promotes the industry throughout the UK and beyond.
Benefits to our members are numerous being able to showcase these producers throughout the UK and beyond.
The website offers our members the opportunity to promote their business through any activities they may be involved in and highlight any new and significant news that may be taking place.
Wales based tourism opportunities
Tourism in Wales is critical, and there is a direct link between the tourism industry and the drinks industry.
If tourism is performing well, then there is a good chance that so is the drinks industry.
This new association, via the website, supports the Welsh tourism industry by promoting outlets who in turn support the Welsh drinks industry.