The Cocktail Lovers are Gary Sharpen, a former advertising creative director and Sandrae Lawrence, a lifestyle journalist and editor. Together the married couple share the cocktail love through their eponymous magazine, podcast, website, events and consumer workshops. The Cocktail Lovers podcast was voted Best Food & Drink Podcast at The Publisher Podcast Awards 2022 and Best Broadcast, Podcast or Online Video Series at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2022. The Cocktail Lovers magazine was voted Best Spirits & Cocktail Publication in the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2016 and shortlisted for Best Food & Drinks Publications in the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards 2019. The duo have also been listed on the London Evening Standard The Progress 1000 – London’s Most Influential People 2015 and again in 2017. As well as writing and publishing The Cocktail Lovers Magazine, their work, opinions and recipes have appeared in The Daily Telegraph, London Evening Standard, Christie’s International, Ocado and Delicious magazines and they are regularly asked to judge competitions around the world.
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Peter Houston speaks to some of the winners of 2022's Publisher Podcast Awards. They share their top tips for other publishers with podcasts, and what challenges and opportunities are on the horizon.