UK Alcohol

Medical Experts Disagree Over Advice For Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents

Medical experts have shared conflicting views about whether women should be advised to totally abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy, in a ne...

Ever Got So Drunk You Got An Uber Home From Manchester To London? This Tory Student Did

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A young Tory woke up with more than just alcohol causing his hangover this week, after he went on a night out in Manchester and forked out over £300 ...

Why Drunk Food Is The Best Part Of Going Out

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Comedy

When all the make-up is smeared, the fancy clothes are sweated through and the uncomfortable shoes have come off, there's only one thing on our minds,...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Whisky Tasting

The Huffington Post | Claudia Canavan | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Put down the beer folks, there’s a new go-to beverage in town – and it’s one you need to get acquainted with. We’re talking, of course, ab...

From Cachaça to Wine, a Gastronmic Tour of Brazil

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

When planning a trip, one of the first things that we usually do is make an itinerary of the museums to visit, the best beaches to stroll on, the historical sites that we want to discover or even a list of the shopping we intend to do. But an important part of the tourist experience is related to food and drink, including deciding where to eat out.

Woman Whose Baby And Husband Died In Crash Warns Of Drink Driving Dangers

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who lost her baby and husband in a horrific car accident has written a poignant open letter to raise awareness about the dangers of drink driv...

The Art Of Drinking Whisky - Here's How

Claudia Canavan | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Want to sound like a pro at the bar? Order a whisky. The deep, golden and well-matured liquid is having a moment; cooler than vodka, more complex ...

Here's Your Chance To Win One Of 25 Bottles Of Select Laphroaig Whisky

The Huffington Post | Jo Carrigan | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you’ve been distilling whisky on a remote Scottish Island for over two hundred years, you’re certainly used to a little pain and punishment. ...

The Grass Is Rarely Greener on the Other Side of the Fence

Reneé Davis | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

I'd be lying if I said that a small part of me didn't feel envious when Facebook informs me that my friends are painting the town red, but I console myself with the knowledge that I truly lived life to the max before I had my children.

Think You Know How to Taste Whisky? Think Again...

Matt Chambers | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

As a London-based whisky commentator I get regularly invited to whisky tastings and brand launches. Most follow tried and trusted routines. Nothing wrong with that, but they can seem formulaic sometimes. Sometimes something changes your thoughts, opening both eyes and mind. For me, this came at the recent launch of a new Chivas Regal whisky.

Some Helpful Advice for Freshers

Tam Varcoe | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tam Varcoe

Good luck with your inevitable career as a telesales exec working for a boss who takes the piss out of you on a daily basis for going to uni and lectures you on how he's so successful after graduating from the 'university of life'. It probably won't make you want to die.

This Is What Happens To Your Eyesight When You Drink Booze

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know alcohol has the potential to affect our eyesight, which in turn can contribute to us making some rather questionable decisions. But at...

Why Learning to Listen to Experts Is a Vital Skill in Recovery

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Carrie Armstrong

The best thing I can recommend is you take a job in a charity shop for a few hours a week. Don't push yourself.

Why Don't You Drink?

Deirdre Collins | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

I don't know why I don't drink. I just have zero interest. It wasn't planned nor is it a health thing or anything along those lines. I don't really think about it that much so when people ask I feel I need to think of a simple answer to this one.

The Last Five Years

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I held a mistaken belief for a long time that sober was a static place of being. That it was starting with an instantly perfect package. Luckily I was wrong. Because if I had been right. If sobriety had turned up in the guise of instant perfection? Well that would make it the end, rather than the beginning. I couldn't have gone anywhere from there.

How to Battle the Cravings Monster and Win

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Cravings can derail people trying to cut down or give up drinking but our Cravings Monsters get weaker, and turn up less often if we don't allow ourselves to give in to them; so if you can distract yourself for those few minutes each time, you'll find it much easier to achieve your goals.

Woman 'Too Drunk To Fly' After Downing Bottle Of Cognac Airport Security Tried To Confiscate

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A woman reportedly downed an entire bottle of cognac to prevent airport security staff from confiscating it - only to be denied boarding after being d...

The Ties That Bind Us

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Our instinct is to run away from pain, because it seems the sober emotional equivalent of drinking it away. But all that happens is we store that pain up inside of us, to the point where we build such an intolerance to the pain that it displays itself in other ways.

Just One Alcoholic Drink Per Day Increases Cancer Risk, Study Finds

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People who engage in light or moderate drinking every day are at an increased risk of cancer, a study has found.Research carried out in the United St...

This Could Be The Best Way To Prevent Hangovers (Science Says So)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget hair of the dog, new research has shown that the humble pear may stop you from getting a hangover altogether. According to researchers from ...

What's So Noble About Noble Rot?

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

These premium quality wines perfectly balance sumptuous sweetness with refreshing acidity and intensely delicious flavours. Some of my favourites are made by taking advantage of a rare natural occurrence - one which sounds a little bit grim at first...

Want a Better Life? Go Teetotal

Jonathan Young | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Alcohol has hi-jacked situations that automatically give us what we need. It's the squeaky clean boss who claims the credit for all the work done by the rest of the team. Or the goal-hanging striker who gets the plaudits for scoring the winning goal.

Kids These Days Are Smoking And Drinking A Lot Less Than They Used To

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

Only a small percentage of children aged 11-15 in England have ever used 'legal highs' while only half have even heard of them, a new report has found...

Yob Squirrel Breaks Into Pub, Pours Himself A Beer And Ransacks The Place

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

A drunk squirrel has caused hundreds of pounds of damage after breaking into a pub and hosting his own private lock-in. The rodent made an overnigh...

Teenagers Are Snubbing Alcohol For Social Media, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Joe Jarnecki | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Two thirds of British teenagers are snubbing alcohol, saying it does not play an important role in their social lives, with nearly a fifth saying they...