UK Alcohol

Men Spend More On Girlfriends Than They Do Wives

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women can kiss expensive gifts goodbye once they're married, as new research shows men spend more money on girlfriends than they do wives. The surv...

The Best Wine Bars In London

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing beats a good glass of wine, does it? Although you can get wine in almost every bar in London, there's just something so pleasing about the ...

My Dad Was an Alcoholic - Why We Must Tackle the UK's Drinking Problem

Liam Byrne | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Liam Byrne

I wouldn't be in parliament if it wasn't for the inspiration of my dad. At his best, he was inspiring, charismatic - and hugely idealistic. He inspired me into politics and public service. But for much of his life he battled an addiction to drink. It scarred us as a family, and tragically, just before the election, it cost my dad his life. And that's why I speaking up today. Today, alcohol harm costs our country £21billion a year. It's the third biggest public health risk after obesity and smoking. It costs the NHS alone £3.5billion.

Selfridges Are Selling A £2000 Bottle Of Gin

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies and gentlemen, we've officially reached peak gin. Selfridges are selling a 70cl bottle of gin for £2000. Yes, really. In case maths isn'...

Why Coffee Could Reverse The Effects Of Boozing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking two or more cups of coffee a day could help combat liver disease, researchers believe. Fatty liver disease is often associated with boozin...

Let's Talk About Alcohol - For the Sake of the Kids

Jason Flemyng | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Flemyng

I certainly know how alcohol can affect kids, because my dad was an alcoholic. I remember seeing him drink in the morning when I was little, and thinking it was normal. It wasn't just my dad either - my gran had problems with it too, as did others in my family.

Alcohol Awareness Week: 10 Amazing Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol

Susannah Saunders | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Saunders

While detoxing can impede sleep at first, once your body has adapted you will benefit from far healthier, better-quality sleep. Poor sleep has been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life expectancy.

Alcoholism: From Anger to Acceptance

Amy Jane Smith | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Jane Smith

Having some space, literally through living away, but also the space afforded by sobriety as relapses got further and further apart, I was able to understand the situation a little more, and to feel more accepting of it.

Changing Your Relationship With Alcohol

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

It is commonly understood that drinking alcohol heavily and regularly can lead to serious harm like liver disease and it is true that the health harms of alcohol are generally 'dose-dependent', that is the risk of harm increases with the amount drunk.

Health Studies Are Bad for Our Health

Kathryn Berens | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

Do you know what I am heartily sick of (excuse the very weak pun)? The plethora of health studies and warnings which have become so much part of the daily media diet that no day is complete without at least four major health stories, in three of which the advice/findings inevitably contradict each other.

Booziest Countries Around The World Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Think us Brits are boozy? We're no match to the drinkers in Lithuania. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has releas...

This May Be Why You Want To Smoke When You've Been Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Does your personal ban on smoking go out the window as soon as you've had a drink? Reaching for a cigarette after drinking alcohol is not an uncomm...

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The Entrepreneurs Breaking The Rules Of The Drinks Industry - With Sweets | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Mel Goldsmith is one half of Smith & Sinclair, an innovative company trying to change the perception of how alcohol is consumed. Mel, along with he...

The Real Reasons Why We Brits Drink So Much

Chrissie Giles | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Chrissie Giles

In 1950, Brits drank an average of 3.9 litres of pure alcohol per person. Then, in 1960, it begins to creep upward. The upward trajectory ends in 1980, but that turns out to be temporary. By the late 1990s consumption is rising rapidly again. Come Peak Booze, in 2004, we were drinking 9.5 litres of alcohol per person - the equivalent of more than 100 bottles of wine.

Policewoman Tweets Concern Over Gin And Tonic Flavoured Crisps, The Internet Responds

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Parents

Gin and tonic flavoured crisps are now a thing. And, after the popularity of the gin advent calendar, we're assuming parents would be pretty happy ...

What I Learnt From a Month Off Alcohol

Rachel Lankester | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lankester

I'd been concerned about my drinking for a while. It had steadily crept up and there was rarely a day when I didn't drink. Taking the edge off was a favourite reason to reach for the wine bottle in the evening. I deserve a drink right? It's been a hard day. Why shouldn't I indulge my favourite habit?

Bitterness is Good

Jane Peyton | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Bitter is a term often used as a pejorative. People can be described as bitter and twisted, an unpleasant task leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, something disagreeable can be a bitter pill to swallow. Well it's time to banish the negative connotations of the word 'bitter'.

Breathe Responsibly! Bompass & Parr's Alcoholic Architecture, London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Feeling aggravated at that long bar queue on a Friday night? Is everyone ordering fancy cocktails and all you want is a pint? Well experimental (emphasis on 'mental') foodies Bompass & Parr have found the answer.

This Is The Most Dangerous Excessive Drinking Spot In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Blackpool has been named as the worst place for dangerous drinking in England. The popular stag party town tops a list of places in the UK where pe...

Five Aussies Who Prove A Link Between Accent And Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

The Australian accent developed from a “drunken slur”, according to to a communications experts from Down Under. Dean Frenkel, a public speakin...

Toby Young Given A Masterclass In Privilege After 'Bullingdon Club' Hindrance Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

Columnist Toby Young has been mocked for saying three of Britain's most senior politicians' membership of the famed Bullingdon Club has in fact been a...

The NHS Answer To Whether You Can Drink Alcohol While Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is a hotly debated topic. Sometimes, the conflicting advice is so overwhelming it's hard to know where to start. ...

Study Investigates What Happens When You Quit Booze For A Month

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A month off alcohol could help prevent serious illnesses in later life, the Press Association reports.Patients who gave up for four weeks saw benefit...

Stop Everything. There's A Craft Beer Advent Calendar

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over gin advent calendar, there's another booze-filled rival in town. Ladies and gents, can we get a "woop" for the craft beer advent calenda...

New Guidelines Say You Should Ditch Alcohol To Reduce Dementia Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Middle-aged people should consider going teetotal in order to reduce their risk of dementia, new official guidance states. According to the Press A...