UK Alcohol

Barman Convicted Of Manslaughter After Customer Drinks 56 Shots And Dies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

A French barman has been convicted of manslaughter after allowing a patron to drink 56 shots – an act which led to his death. Renaud Prudhomme, ...

Try To Stay Calm: Experts Are Warning Of A Global Shortage Of Prosecco

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

The news that the world is on the brink of a prosecco shortage could well leave you reaching for a stiff drink. The grave message comes from Rober...

Want To Find Out What "Love" Feels Like? Science Says Get Drunk

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Beyonce appears to be one step ahead of science, at least as far as her song 'Drunk In Love' goes. Scientists have said that falling in love feels ...

This Tells You How Long Your Wine Will Last Once Opened

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing puts a smile on our faces quite like wine o'clock on a Friday evening. Although that smile quickly fades when Monday night arrives and we r...

Worrying Discovery Could Let You 'Brew' Heroin Using A Beer-Making Kit

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have just taken home-brewed beers to a worrying new level: home-brewed morphine. No, they haven't discovered how to numb your physical p...

You Can Actually Make Cocktails From Guinness (And They Taste Really Good)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When some people think of Guinness they think of trying it once, hating it and never looking back. But the folks over at the Dublin brewery are so kee...

Like Buying Ridiculously Pointless Tat While Drunk? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech

Have you ever come home from a night out feeling the effects of your favourite tipple, only to open up your computer and go on a random eBay shopping ...

How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Starting after this Bank Holiday weekend. On Tuesday 5th of May, I'm inviting anyone who wants to to join a How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart. It's going to involve as little online support, and as much getting you out of the house, away from bloody internet forums as you can possibly fit in.

The Pack Animal You Can't Ride

Nick Abbot | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Read More: Law, Cctv, Alcohol, UK News
Nick Abbot

Some people look as though they were separated at birth, even though they are not related at all. Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman are almost exac...

Alcoholic Drinks Should Come With Calorie Counts, Warns Health Official

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Alcoholic drinks are contributing to obesity and should come with mandatory calorie counts, the chairwoman of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSP...

Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Public Health and the EU

Paul Brannen | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Prevention is better than cure: preventative measures can reduce the much greater cost of medical treatment for chronic conditions that have become established and can help avoid tens of thousands of premature deaths. This is where the European Union plays a vital role.

How Dehydration Could Be As Bad As Drink Driving

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being dehydrated while driving may mean you make as many mistakes as drivers who have drank alcohol, a new study suggests. Reachers found that dri...

This Drinking Club Has A Severe Running Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, the words "pub" and "crawl" bring back memories of university days gone by that, quite frankly, we'd rather forget. But the London ...

How To Cure A Hangover In Time For Work

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Have you been partying on a week night? You need these tips on how to get over a hangover in time for work. From fighting nausea with fresh gin...

Taking the Lady out of Ladies Day

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Sport
Carrie Armstrong

Of course it's okay to drink enough to put our health at risk and skew our judgement enough to put ourselves in potentially dangerous situations. Just don't do it on a day named for women. When everything should be beautiful and feminine and bright.

Beware of Feeding Sharks

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

I confess, there's a part of me which liked seeing someone else get drunk. It was terrible yet magnificent. I liked the thrill of being on the edge looking down at the feeding shark, in a frenzy of pain but also unbridled chaos and freedom.

Two Years Today

Rachel Black | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

In my life, alcohol is almost like a massive storm, a tornado even, whipping up chaos and destruction in its pathway with me tightly sucked into its vortex. The devastation so significant my life cleaved into two parts; before and after.

Going Teetotal for the Easter Holidays

Harry Maxwell | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Maxwell

With the start of the Easter holidays, and my third year of exams, I've decided to officially start my 'dry spell'. I'm showing zero tolerance to alcohol and no-platforming it from my life. Why now? Because I figured it's a better time than any. I need to smash out some revision and hangovers are not conducive to this, while none of my friends are around to go out anyway.

Feminist Beer- The New Beverage That Doesn't Objectify Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When women appear in beer adverts, they tend to either be wearing bikinis and playing volleyball on a beach or winking seductively at a man across a b...

Vice Co-Founder: Females Shouldn't Go On Spring Break As They 'Can't Hold Their Booze As Well As Men'

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The co-founder of Vice magazine has sparker controversy by claiming that female students shouldn't attend Spring Break as they "can’t hold their boo...

Do You Know About the Dark Side of the Easter Bunny?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Years ago, I worked for a charity that was linked to a major chocolate manufacturer. One of the perks of the job was a staff shop, where chocolate was available at a considerable discount. I learnt very quickly that it was a very bad idea for me to go to the shop, because I didn't save money, I just bought more chocolate. And I ate it.

Wine Becomes the Nation's Favourite Tipple - So Why Is It as Mystifying to the Majority of Us as Ever Before?

Tony Cooper | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Cooper

After years of being looked down upon as a nation of lager lovers by our more refined European neighbours, our tastes seem to be maturing. Some 60 per cent of adults in the UK are now choosing wine over other alcoholic drinks, according to a recent poll.

This Is The Best Whisky In The World (And It's Not From Scotland)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you think of great whisky, what instantly springs to mind? We'd wager you weren't thinking about Taiwan. But, funnily enough, this cheeky litt...

Is That Why They Call It Memory Lane?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Is that why they call it Memory Lane do you think? Because we make the past so narrow by filtering for it what suits us to remember? My drinking days were not all bad. Even in my worst of times. It's wrong of me to pretend otherwise.

Hangover-Free Wine Could Soon Be A Reality *Takes Giant Swig From Bottle*

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you love wine, but hate hangovers then prepare to get the next round in... because hangover-free wine could soon be on the menu. Scientists beli...