UK Drinking

You Don't Drink?!

Ann French | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ann French

I've saved a small fortune, can drive myself everywhere, I remember everything, have no embarrassing regrets, I have no idea what a hangover is, feel fresh as fuck every morning, have never been sick unnecessarily, never lost a phone/bag/purse/nasal septum, never wasted police or ambulance's time and never gurned the face of a stranger.

Cocktail Trends To Watch Out For

Victoria Ferran | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

When I moved to London, cocktails usually meant a jug of woo woo in Wetherspoons. Now we're in a new golden age of cocktail making and here are a few of the trends which caught my eye.

H2O: Just Add Water

Jessy Ball | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jessy Ball

Well, I vowed this year that I would drink more water. At least 3 litres a day. Some days it has been more of a struggle than others. But I have seen such an improvement to so many areas of my body and my life!

Young Brits Are Blacking Out Drunk, Should We Be Worried?

Lewis Oakley | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Oakley

So is drinking too much alcohol simply a rite of passage for our young people? Think about it, when a child learns to walk how many times do they fall over before they figure out how to use their legs? Whether it be right or wrong alcohol is a part of life in the UK and people sometimes have to get their tolerance wrong before they get it right.

Dryathlon? I'll Drink To That

Samantha Walsh | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

By our mid-to-late teens most of my friends and classmates at school were regulars on the local pubs and clubs circuit. By the time we understood the long-term ill-effects of alcohol it had become a deeply-ingrained habit, a part of who we were. The demon drink was like fast-growing ivy, coiling it's suffocating fronds around our vulnerable minds.

10 Tweets That Prove The World Is Completely Obsessed With Aperol Spritz

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Aperol Spritz is the Marmite of the alcohol world - you either love it or you absolutely bloody hate it. In case you’ve been living under a rock, A...

12 Signs You've Reached Peak Prosecco

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With sales of the sparkling wine growing 80% in the last five years, HM Revenue and Customs has estimated that 31.6 million gallons of Prosecco and ca...

11 Texts That Prove You Should Never Let Yourself Drunk Text

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Alcohol makes us all believe we are God’s gift to words - capable of crafting texts that make people fall in love with us, be our best friend and wa...

Alcoholism Could Be In Your Genes, Not Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Tech

New evidence furthers the claim that alcoholism is determined by your genes, and increases the likelihood that in the future we will be able to identi...

The 15 Best Drunk Purchases Ever Made

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Millennials have to deal with many problems that their parents never experienced in their youth. Not being able to buy a house, peak avocado, Brexit m...

How to Cope With Your Kids on a Hangover

Gemma Capocci | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Capocci

Unlike the good old days when we could fester and barf our way back to good health, we now have two, very loud, tiny tyrants to look after who show NO MERCY. So I thought I'd share with you a few hints on how I got through my hangover the following day...

Is Alcohol Now the Scourge of Older People and Younger Women?

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tony Rao

I honestly believe that alcohol-related memory problems are hugely under-reported and mistaken for Alzheimer's disease. Ten years ago I would have been treating no more than three people at any one time for alcohol-related brain damage. Now there are at least 10 patients with that in my clinical service.

Banning Alcohol on Flights Isn't the Way to Educate Brits About Our Dysfunctional Drinking

Poorna Bell | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

According to a survey, 79% of people said they would welcome measures to curb alcohol intake on flights while 11% said they would be happy with a total ban. But banning alcohol on a flight isn't the solution because the problem is in fact much, much bigger than our inability to say no to free drinks on a plane.

Middle-Aged Risking Health By 'Pre-Drinking', Study Warns

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"Pre-drinking" or "pre-loading" is something most of us associate with university days gone by, but new research suggests middle-aged people are just ...

The Ultimate Gin and Tonic

Victoria Ferran | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Gin, tonic, ice, and lemon. Serving a classic G&T couldn't be simpler, in theory. And yet home-made attempts are often lacklustre compared to bar-bought ones. Access to quality ingredients are not the problem - local supermarkets are awash with small-batch artisan gin brands

Can We Say Goodnight To Nightclubs?

Olivia Petter | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

The number of nightclubs in the UK has almost halved in the last 10 years. According to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, in 2005 there were 3,144 but last year, there were only 1,733.

Why You Should Let Your Friends Give Up, Even If You Don't Want to

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

I'm what waiters, dinner party hosts and anyone who can't mind their own business might call a dietetic pain in the ass. In the last few years, I've become a prolific giver-upper of things, which can sort of make me difficult to cater for. It does not however, make me difficult to be around.

Raising a Glass to Classical Music

James Murphy | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
James Murphy

A couple of years ago, I was having a drink with a friend at the Clapham Picturehouse bar when the time came to take our seats in the cinema. We asked the barman for plastic cups to pour our wine into, but he shook his head, saying they no longer offered this.

22 Funny Quotes About Wine For #NationalDrinkWineDay

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Comedy

It's National Drink Wine Day, so we just couldn't resist celebrating - *hiccup* - with a few glasses and some funny quotes about the sweet, sweet nect...

An Opportunity to Reduce How Much Alcohol You Drink

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

The UK has recently revised the alcohol consumption guidelines, changing from a daily limit to a weekly one and advising that men and women should drink no more than 14 units per week.

The River Cottage Drinking Game

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Jonnie Bayfield

Firstly prepare your beverage of choice (I personally like an organic cider from a local producer) Then, on a second platter, prepare a roulette of shot's (I personally use a organic celeriac vodka).

It's Official - Alcohol Intake Causes Confusion

Nick Jones | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Like most everyone else in the British Isles, I was disappointed to discover last week that booze really is bad for us... at least, that's the latest line from the Government, as they promoted the updated guidelines on low-risk drinking for the UK.

The Government Is Changing the Drinking Guidelines - Can That Be Good For Us?

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK
Dr Tony Rao

So, is there really a large evidence base to support any new recommendations? Perhaps they might even stay the same, or recommend different limits for different populations. Surely there is no safe limit in pregnancy or for older people?

The Best Drinks Around the World

Ryan Cheti | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

I've always asserted that the best thing about food and drink is its ability to offer such an honest window into the many different cultures you experience on your travels. Whenever I visit somewhere new (or familiar!), I insist on trying the local foods, beers and spirits - sometimes you end up with something questionable, but it's always fascinating and inspiring.

Dear Government Folk, This Is How You Can Stop Us Drinking Two Days a Week

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics
Carrie Armstrong

I woke up this morning to the nice newsreader lad on the telly informing me that you'd decided we should all stop drinking for two days a week, due to new guidelines you'd had a go at making. I waited eagerly for the second part of your plan. I waited and waited. But that was it. That was your idea. Just don't drink.