UK Drink

Would Health Warnings On Our Wine Bottles Actually Work?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Health warnings should be put on bottles of wine, beer and spirits to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking, MPs have said. Labels on alcohol...

Tea Time Is Bubbling Up in London

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

First thing I have to say, is that the interior and branding is really wonderfully executed, with a very cool vibe, and going a different direction than many of the bubble tea stores. The light grey walls are accented by lovely shades of green, blue, pink and yellow.

How To Pour The Perfect Pint Of Beer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Spillages down the side? Check. No foam being formed? Check. If your beer resembles cold tea rather than a frosty glass of deliciousness, the 'pope...

A Monthly Bar In A Box That Won't Break The Bank

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As well as being one of the more enjoyable ways of turning tipsy, a grown-up cocktail can lend you an air of class. And if you've made it yourself, it...

How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Things could get heated. According to a recent survey, the perfect cup of tea needs to be poured straight from a teapot, made from loose tea and s...

Brits Know Less About Wine Than A 10-Year-Old French Child (Probably)

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

1 in 5 of us fancy ourselves as wine connoisseurs, according to a recent survey, but the reality is that we know diddly squat about wines. The mo...

Antony Bennett Interviews Acclaimed Chefs Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak: Part Two

Antony Bennett | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Bennett

This was the beginning of modern cuisine in Spain; there was a round table in Madrid where they invited the most important chefs in Spain to get together with food journalists. They invited myself, Bocousse and Raymond Olivier from Paris.

LOOK: London's Best Pubs

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

London has a lot of pubs - some of which are scary places to a different dimension where pickled eggs and carpets that smell like wee are standard. Fi...

Can This Cure Your St Patrick's Day Hangover?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This morning, some of you may be invoking Jesus Christ rather than St Patrick as you peel your head off the pillow. But you have to go to work, so wha...

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Drink During Freshers' Week..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

We all know how easy it is to get carried away with drinking during freshers' week. Beer pong, 'I have never', Ring of Fire - the list of drinking gam...

It's Official, Vodka Makes You A Sudoku Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Remember those 'gourmet' meals you created while wasted after a night out only to find out it actually tasted like cat sick when eaten sober? Or the r...

A Day In The Life Of A Female Beer Sommelier

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Marverine Cole is one of the country's few female beer sommeliers and according to Visit Birmingham, is the city's only beer sommelier. It takes m...

Hidden Gems of Europe - Collioure, Perpignan and Saint Cyprien

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

On our annual visit to Montpellier last month for the Radio France music festival, we marvelled once again at how few English people seem to know about this superb festival of free jazz, classical, world and DJ gigs.

A Beginner's Guide To Summer Wines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With summer season well and truly here, BBQs and picnics are in full swing. And what better way to wash down those chargrilled steaks or scotch eggs, ...

The Best of Summer Stays in Scotland

Zahra Razavi | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Summer in Scotland might generally be associated with, well, rain...but the land of tartan and Andy Murray is actually gaining momentum as a must-visit travel destination at the moment.

The Latest In BYOB?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With festival season well and truly here, one company has the answer to the question on all festival-goers lips: How can I smuggle alcohol into the ve...

Are Alcohol-Fuelled Arguments Ruining Your Friendships And Relationships?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve all been there – you’ve both had a few too many drinks and somehow you end up rowing with your partner or your friend about the most inane...

World Gin Day - 5 of the Best

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

Commonly thought as a quintessential English tipple, gin actually hails from across the shores and its creation is credited to Dutch physician, Sylvius de Bouve. Originally intended for medicinal purposes, the juniper berry concoction was believed to improve circulation and treat other ailments.

A Barman's Confession: Bar Etiquette for Blokes

Jack L. Williams | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jack L. Williams

When your mum taught you manners, she covered all the basics. No elbows on the table, please, thank you and covering your mouth when you cough. But when it came to teaching drinking etiquette, mine fell short (sorry mum).

'Skint': Scunthorpe, Lies and Videotape..?

Paul Drury | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

Unfortunately, the filmmakers visiting Scunthorpe wasted a wonderful opportunity to shed light onto a world we don't often see on television and examine some of the reasons behind this. Instead they choose to reinforce some highly damaging opinions held about Britain's poor and unemployed people.

Could A Pill Cut Your Drinking By Two Thirds On A Night Out?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A "helpful" new drug which could help problem drinkers reduce the amount of alcohol they consume will today become available to UK patients. If dep...

Taste Of Beer Makes People Want To Drink More Alcohol And Take Drugs, Study Claims

PA | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The taste of beer releases a chemical in the brain which makes people want to drink more and take other drugs, research published on Monday claims. ...

Life in the Arts Lane

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

It began on Thursday with a photograph in the paper. A sale in France on Sunday was offering a pair of Chinese coromandel lacquer armchairs. They looked 18th century and though that is quite late for Chinese things it is the golden age for European furniture.

Five London Poetry Hotspots (And a Bonus)

Robert Peake | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robert Peake

American friends who come to visit invariably ask which spots they should visit to get a feel for the London poetry scene. Here are five of my current favourites (plus a bonus)--selected for their friendly atmosphere, talented lineups, and longstanding commitment to stoking the fires of poetry in The Big Smoke.

Whisky: The 'Alternative Alternative' Investment

David Robertson | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Robertson

Investing in the top 10 performing whiskies from the beginning of 2008 to the end of 2012 would have seen returns of 508%, the top 100 - 306%. They call it liquid gold for a reason.