UK Drinking

Are Students Lazy, or Just Being Overworked?

Victoria Farley | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Farley

Modern student culture in the UK is based around one thing, and one thing alone- drinking. It's ingrained into students the moment they step onto campus for the first time, with a week of celebrations and revelry that's actively encouraged by every university in the country.

A Bar of One's Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Whilst going to a bar alone might shock some people, what about going to a club? I've done it, lots of times. In a busy environment like a club, no one knows you're on your own. You may have become separated from your friends, you may have just arrived and are looking for them.

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.

Why Everyone Should Have A Relationship MOT.

Sacha Knop | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

If you buy a car, it has usually been serviced so it runs wonderfully smoothly for a while. And we so enjoy it when our car drives effortlessly. When it develops a problem, a fault, which the things we use do, we take it to the garage where an expert fixes it

Wine of the Week: McGuigan, Classic Semillon Blanc 2012, Australia

Tom Cannavan | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

McGuigan's 'Classic' is a delightful example that is indeed fairly typical of the classic style. Feather-light, citrussy, with a shimmering freshness, some ageing on the lees also gives a bit of creamy texture and depth in the mouth, as well as hints of more exotically juicy fruit.

Two Guys Go Out For A Few Quiet Beers... End Up In Thailand

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK

Nunthorpe man Phillip Boyle went out for a few quiet drinks with a friend on Friday night - and ended up going on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Thailan...

Student Who Said 'It is Better to Die From Vodka Than From Boredom' Dies After Downing Vodka

The Huffington Post UK | Joty Chopra | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Brazilian student who stated on his Facebook profile "it is better to die from vodka than from boredom", died after downing 25 shots of vodka in a d...

Too Terrified to Attend AA? What Really Happens at Your First Meeting.

Rachel Black | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

It struck me that I never before have I walked into any new club alone and have strangers spontaneously approach me, welcome me and introduce themselves. This does not happen at the gym or the school gates.

Wine of the Week: Louis Tete Chiroubles 2013

Tom Cannavan | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

This week's wine is a 'Cru', from Chiroubles, and it is a very different animal from Nouveau. Chiroubles has the highest of all vineyards in Beaujolais, where ancient plots of vines are harvested by hand to make wines that are much more savoury, much more serious than most Nouveau.

Alcoholism: The Secret to Long Life? Stop Drinking!

Xavier Toby | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

I'm a big one for calling them out every time they trot out something as interesting, insightful and revolutionary, which is actually common sense, no sense or nonsense. Then this study comes along, and it's reaffirmed my faith in statistics everywhere. If mathematicians and scientists could design their own porn, it'd be a naked somebody rolling around on findings just like this.

Wine of the Week: J.P Ramos, Smart Dog Syrah 2013, Portugal

Tom Cannavan | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

All too often the 'Portuguese section' of a supermarket's wine shelves will be non existent, with just one or two Portuguese wines lumped in as 'Iberian', alongside dozens of others from their large neighbour to the east.

Edinburgh Uni's Student Union Bans Strawpedoing. #JeSuisStrawpedo Revolt Ensues

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Edinburgh University students are up in arms after their student union banned strawpedoing as part of its "duty" to prevent irresponsible drinking. ...

Alcohol May Make Us More Attractive To Others

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking one glass of wine can make you look more attractive - even if your date is sober. That's according to a new study, which reverses everythi...

New Pubs on the Block

Judith Baker | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Baker

We hear all the time about pubs closing down in the UK but a wave of new pub openings and re-openings in West London seems to tell a different story. Here is my take on the boozers making news.

Past Perceptions of Sober People

Rachel Black | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

As I was tried and failed to moderate, not yet ready to consider giving up totally myself, I watched sober people with a new sense of awe and admiration. Not only did they not drink alcohol, they appeared content with their ways and looked happy.

Durham Students To Be Breathalysed By Nightclubs Following River Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Nick Winchester | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Durham University students will be breathalysed on nights out as part of a series of new safety measures being rolled out to tackle drinking related d...

The Benefits of Going Alcohol Free

Sadie Brown | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

Me saying no to the offer of a Margarita is like Kate Middleton swearing - just wrong. But the truth of the matter is, I feel great not drinking. Amazing great, not just 'okay' great, I feel the babies in the Evian adverts. I am reborn anew.

2015's Hottest Drinks Trends

BarChick | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

From getting your smoke on with some mezcal to Vermouth becoming a 'thing' and subbing out booze altogether, faux-style (WHAT?), we've got the low down from London's biggest boozehounds on what's hot for 2015.

London Clubs To Breathalyse Partygoers In Drink-Related Violence Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Clubs across London are to trial breathalysing partygoers in an attempt to crack down on drink-related violence, it has been revealed. Metropolitan...

This Could Be The Unexpected Cause Of Your Excessive Sweating

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To stay healthy, it's important to replace the fluids we lose when we sweat, breathe and urinate by drinking water. But a health expert has warned ...

How to Tell if You're an Alcoholic

Rachel Black | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

In the lead up to stopping drinking we will all have wondered if we do actually drink too much. A lot perhaps, but too much? That's something different.

A Slice Of New York's East Village In London - Eastway at Andaz Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

As can be expected in the City, dining at Eastway is a very different experience depending on when it is visited. Go in during the week and there will be the usual mix of busy City workers, lawyers and bankers but brunch at the weekend is a slightly subdued affair with a far more laid-back atmosphere.

The Call of the Pub Crawl: Trepidation and Intemperance in East London

Harry Cockburn | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cockburn

In the throes of a wild drinking evening, you become the hero of your own depraved drama. Shirts are trifling details. A human in the grip of a fully realised pub crawl is on an expedition into the dark unknown.

Six Surprising Side Effects of Sobriety

Rachel Black | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

You have a perpetual supply of wine to recycle as gifts. Yes, people still give me bottles of the stuff; they 'forget' that I 'don't really drink anymore' and still do not believe the 'No, not ever, not even one' part of the answer.

Why Festive Drinking and Motherhood Don't Mix

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I actually think I'm a good parent when I've had a couple of drinks. I laugh more. Loosen up a tad. Let my daughter eat lots of cocktail sausages. I construct creative meals out of buffet foods- piling up her plate with crisps and cake (so she has a good balance of savoury and sweet). And I have fond memories of my own Mum being pissed...