UK Drinking

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.

MPs May Have A Serious Drinking Problem But John Bercow Doesn't Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics

House of Commons speaker John Bercow has been accused of suppressing reports that reveal the scale of MPs' alcohol problems. Documents which are th...

New Year's Eve Cocktails

Linda Duffin | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Years ago we had a cocktail party which one friend still refers to as The Lost Weekend. Our errors were threefold. First, we had forgotten that in our parents' generation, such parties lasted only a couple of hours and then people would sensibly go out for dinner. We made our guests drink cocktails all night.

Best London Bars and Pubs of 2015

Chris Osburn | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

London has been a great place to drink for many a year. This year, for me, it seemed even better than before. My favourite watering holes continued to please while a handful of bars and pubs new or otherwise previously unknown to me caught my attention with great service, comfy digs and - most importantly - quality quaffs.

Top Five Festive Drinking Games

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas is here once again. And seeing as we're forced to spend so much time with extended family members you rarely speak to - why not partake in a...

I'm 35 - Why Does Christmas Suck Now?

Aid Thompsin | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Aid Thompsin

Let's be clear. The worst thing about this time of year isn't sh*t gifts, it's not the midnight-on-New-Years texting your ex from the disabled bog you used to shag in, sobbing as Auld Lang Syne roars through two inches of wooden door you've locked to hide behind... It's the insufferable Facebook statuses that follow in the days between.

The Real Rebellion Is Not Drinking This Party Season

Laura Willoughby | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Willoughby

The general expectation is that you will drink every night from now until 1 January. Forget weight loss, your health, or waking up with a clear head. You are going to enjoy yourself whether you like it or not. But instead of diving headfirst into a vat of mulled wine, emerging only to unforgivably insult your boss at the Christmas party, why not get started on the New Year's resolutions?

The Best Winter Pop Up Bars In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What better way to enjoy the lead up to Christmas than fun-filled evenings under the stars, or fairy lights, at the finest festive events in London. ...

The Real Reasons Why We Brits Drink So Much

Chrissie Giles | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Chrissie Giles

In 1950, Brits drank an average of 3.9 litres of pure alcohol per person. Then, in 1960, it begins to creep upward. The upward trajectory ends in 1980, but that turns out to be temporary. By the late 1990s consumption is rising rapidly again. Come Peak Booze, in 2004, we were drinking 9.5 litres of alcohol per person - the equivalent of more than 100 bottles of wine.

Study Investigates What Happens When You Quit Booze For A Month

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A month off alcohol could help prevent serious illnesses in later life, the Press Association reports.Patients who gave up for four weeks saw benefit...