I put this to Nutt, and his team are already way ahead of me.
“Sentia is doing really well so we’re working on variants at the moment,” he told Stylist. “What you’re drinking is Sentia Red, which is relaxing, more of an evening drink. We’re testing one right now called Sentia Gold. It’s more energising, more for a party than a dinner party. We’re also working on the first functioning non-alcoholic beer.”
As GABA Labs gathers pace, could this be the future of drinking?
“If everyone in the world drank Sentia or Alcarelle, there’d be 3 million fewer deaths a year from alcohol,” says Nutt, “but we’re not aspiring to that. We’re looking to have perhaps 10% of the alcohol market, which is £1 trillion a year right now.
“The main thing is to give people who like alcohol but are concerned about the possible health problems a choice. I do actually like drinking – my daughter and I own a wine bar in South Ealing – but I’d just like to have the effect of drinking with less of the harm.”