UK Drinking

Toddler 'Drinking Beer' Has Shocked The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

A photo of a toddler in a highchair allegedly being fed a large bottle of beer has been posting on the internet. The young boy named 'Tangtang' fr...

The Punniest Cocktail Names in the World

BarChick | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Because sometimes bartenders get bored... The good, the bad and the 'Bols Deep' dirty; here are the punniest cocktail names around the world. Now go order one and try to keep a straight face.

100-Year-Old Woman Gives Perfect Response When Asked For The Secret To Her Longevity

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Most 100-year-olds give similar answers when asked "What's your secret?", suggesting things like olive oil, porridge or yoghurt helped them stay alive...

What Drinking Crackdown? It's Business As Usual In Magaluf

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

Debauched, boozy scenes unfolded in tourist resort Magaluf last night – despite the introduction of tough new rules cracking down on drunkenness. ...

This Car Knows When You're Pissed

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech

The US have unveiled a car that will potentially stop drink drivers taking to the roads. At a Department of Transport event in Washington D.C., the...

You Can Actually Make Cocktails From Guinness (And They Taste Really Good)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When some people think of Guinness they think of trying it once, hating it and never looking back. But the folks over at the Dublin brewery are so kee...

Like Buying Ridiculously Pointless Tat While Drunk? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech

Have you ever come home from a night out feeling the effects of your favourite tipple, only to open up your computer and go on a random eBay shopping ...

A Day in the Life of a Non-Drinker

Daniel Johnson | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Daniel Johnson

The notion that I need a particular type of liquid to unwind is an unusual concept. For a non-drinker, relaxation can be achieved through numerous other means. For example, one of my favourite ways to unwind is simply to sit down. This is achievable regardless of what I drink.

Seven Things Teetotal Students Are Tired of Hearing

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

As with anything that makes you 'different' though, there are plenty of misconceptions and annoying things that people of the less intelligent kind insist on saying to you over and over again. Here's my list of 7 things teetotal students are tired of hearing...

How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Starting after this Bank Holiday weekend. On Tuesday 5th of May, I'm inviting anyone who wants to to join a How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart. It's going to involve as little online support, and as much getting you out of the house, away from bloody internet forums as you can possibly fit in.

Are Students Lazy, or Just Being Overworked?

Victoria Farley | Posted 09.06.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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 31.05.2015 | 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 25.05.2015 | 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 25.05.2015 | 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 14.05.2015 | 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 09.05.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 30.04.2015 | 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 25.04.2015 | 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.