UK Alcohol

Alcohol - How Does It Give Us Cancer?

Lucy Eccles | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eccles

Research by World Cancer Research Fund shows that drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of several cancers: bowel, breast, mouth and throat, oesophageal, stomach and liver. In the UK, 21,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year if nobody drank alcohol, but how does alcohol actually interact with us to cause such a drastic effect?

7 Things People Who've Overcome Alcohol Addiction Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If reaching for alcohol feels like a necessity, rather than a choice, it’s a sign you’re suffering from alcohol dependence. But with the support ...

Cocktail Baubles Are Here To Fill You With Festive Cheer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

December is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing - it’s officially time to start planning your Christmas decorations. If you’re n...

Is Rum The New Whisky?

Matt Chambers | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

A few weeks ago, someone asked me about which spirit would be the 'next whisky'. By that they meant, which spirit would come out of the shadows in a similar way that whisky started to do about ten years ago? Whisky has become the 'new Cognac'. My prediction skills have never been good, but after some discussion we came to our conclusion - rum.

Slipping Through the Cracks, Mental Health and Homelessness

Arthur Peirce | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

I remember, where I used to live, there was a homeless man who slept at night in an alcove opposite a Tesco Metro. Once he stopped me, randomly, and s...

Champagne Vending Machines Are The Best Way To Beat Bar Queues

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Correction: This piece originally stated the Champagne vending machine was available at All Bar One Leicester Square until the end of November. Howeve...

11 Signs You’ve Reached Peak Mulled Wine

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s official, mulled wine season is here, and if you’re anything like us you’ve been eagerly anticipating this day since last Christmas. Mulle...

Alcohol Might Get Through Brexit... But Not In The Way You Think

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

If you have a sentimental attachment to a dusty Dalwhinnie or a spurned Suntory, don't feel obliged to flog it just because you fear the worst of Brexit; more lucrative times may yet lie ahead for the humble single malt. As with selling anything vintage, how much it will be worth is likely to be something of a crapshoot. If you have a copy of The Hangover III on DVD or blu-ray on the other hand...

Sober October Left Me Feeling Stirred Not Shaken, With A Whole New Perspective On Life... And Booze

Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Bagwell

It wasn't just because the hangovers were getting worse (or longer). Anyone who's ever sworn themselves off hooch whilst in the midst of fighting The Fear knows full well that the after-effects of a booze-filled night are no deterrent to quitting for good.

Ten Things You Discover When You Become Teetotal

Kate Beavis | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

As we've just come to the end of Stoptober with many of us choosing to give up alcohol for 31 days, I want to ask you all whether you feel any better for being dry? I have now been teetotal for 22 months with no intention of hitting the bottle again, so maybe now is a good time to share 10 things about being teetotal.

Teens Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol Are More Likely To Abuse Drugs As Adults

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers who mix alcohol and energy drinks are more likely to abuse drugs as adults, researchers have found. Scientists at Purdue University discove...

Inside The World's First Hangover Bar

Caters | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The world’s first hangover bar has opened - and we officially want to go. At The Hangover Bar in Amsterdam, worse-for-wear revellers are breathalyse...

Women Now Drink Almost As Much Alcohol As Men

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are catching up with men in terms of alcohol consumption and its associated harms, a global study has revealed. Historically, men have been far ...

Genius Invention Allows You To Turn Your Wine Bottle Into One Big Glass

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Taking a bottle of wine to a house party is a bit of a nightmare. You pour yourself a glass, hide the rest of your bottle under the sink, but low and ...

We Consume More Calories From Alcohol Than Fizzy Drinks, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People in the UK are consuming more calories from alcohol than they are through fizzy drinks, according to new data. A report by Euromonitor Internat...

There's A Free Wine Fountain In Italy That's Open 24 Hours A Day

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Grab your passport because a town in Italy is welcoming visitors with a drinking fountain that dispenses wine. Travellers in the town of Abruzzo in ce...

Change A Mind: Addiction And Society

Luke Chandley | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Chandley

Drug addiction hurts me because it's so utterly heartbreaking to see someone destroy themselves. It's that simple. Or no, actually, it's not that simple. Drug addiction hurts me because it's so utterly heartbreaking to see someone with a disease so misunderstood destroy themselves. There's a big difference.

6 Boozy Advent Calendars That'll Make Christmas Extra Merry

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Advent calendars have had an adult upgrade, which is guaranteed to make Christmas extra merry. Alcohol-filled advent calendars are back in stores and...

The Rise And Rise Of Irish Whiskey

Matt Chambers | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

Whiskey in Ireland is experiencing an unprecedented boom. On the back of a general increased global demand for whisky as a spirit, the Irish side of the industry is witnessing something of a re-birth. But can this growth be sustained or will the market reach a saturation point somewhere in the future?

London Is Home To Nine Of The World's Best Cocktail Bars

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The world’s best cocktails bars have been announced and you won’t have to buy a plane ticket to visit some of them. In the list of the 50 best ba...

This Fake Instagram Account Tricked Thousands To Make A Subtle But Important Point

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Louise Delage, an 25-year-old French model who quickly became an Instagram sensation after posting snaps of her lavish lifestyle. Delage joined I...

'Skinny Prosecco' With Half The Sugar Could Be Coming To A Supermarket Near You

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Prosecco lovers rejoice because a healthier version of your favourite beverage could be about to hit supermarket shelves. Skinny Prosecco, which conta...

Martini Man Or Craft Beer Connoisseur? Premium Drinking Can Still Be Problem Drinking

Mark Holmes | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Holmes

What many are finding is that as their after-work IPA becomes a nightly old fashioned (or two) as well, the proliferation of premium alcohol may be leading them unwittingly into problem drinking.

When Drinking Isn't The Answer

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

But in my current situation, there was never a moment of willpower, because it was crystal clear to me that alcohol had absolutely no place in my life. Even though, let's face it, I didn't even have a life, to speak of, during these years.

The New Gin-Filled Advent Calendar Is Guaranteed To Make Your Christmas Merry

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gin fans, prepare for a month filled with your favourite tipple because the gin advent calendar is back. This year the creators of last year’s oh-so...