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Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

To make the most of your weekend, and say a sorrowful/welcome goodbye to the World Cup for another four years (delete where appropriate), we've a whole host of Matchday Munchies on Food Tube!

How to Drink and Avoid Gaining Weight This Summer

Rachel van Rugge | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel van Rugge

Many people take the 'all or nothing approach' to keeping fit and believe if they don't cut out alcohol then what's the point? But you have to remember, summer isn't all about the beach, its three months of parties, barbecues in the park and rooftop bars. Who would want to have to say no to that enticing jug of Pimm's every Sunday?!

Cocktail Diaries: How to Make a Bourbon Street Blues

Janan Jay | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Janan Jay

The London Cocktails scene is thriving - and the things I get asked more often than not are - where to go, what to drink and how to make something up at home. This is a series focuses on answering those questions with the help of industry professionals.

Ultimate World Cup Drinking Guide

BarChick | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Whether you couldn't afford the flight or you're only just getting into this whole World Cup thing we say pair your drinks to the country playing and get into the liquid cheer!

Five Cool Things to do With Rum

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

It's summertime now and therefore, every day is rum day, hooray! Rum is one of best spirit to drink during the hot months. The pirates of the Caribbean regarded it as their most precious treasure.

How Sound Affects the Flavour of Your Beer

Victoria Ferran | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Award-winning drinks writer Pete Brown has been demonstrating how sound influences flavour with his beer and music pairing events. He picks a variety of different brews and lets the audience test them out (all in the name of science, of course) whilst listening to different genres of music.

When You Boil A Bottle Of Coke Something Utterly Gross Happens

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

You've probably never boiled a bottle of Coke. Why would you? It would surely just ruin the lovely cold crisp refreshing character of such a lovely...

Think Wine Is Healthier Than Beer? You're Wrong

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Would you rather have a glass of Chardonnay or a pint of Guinness? According to a new study, most of us wrongly believe wine is healthier than bee...

Perfect Wedding Cocktails

Michael Stringer | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

Over the years I have been asked hundreds of times by friends, family, event organisers and wedding planners 'what is the best way to decide on the perfect cocktails at a wedding?'.

Four Beers to Try If You Don't Like Beer

Victoria Ferran | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Beer is still one of our most popular drinks, but in many people's eyes it lacks the sophistication and versatility of other beverages such as wine. In recent years, it's seriously fallen out of fashion, associated with either laddish binge-drinking culture or the cagoule-sporting CAMRA fans.

Twenty-Five Cocktails To Drink Before You Die

BarChick | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

There are many things you should do in life, but drinking these 25 cocktails should definitely be high up that bucket list.

Twelve Recommended Winter Cocktails to Spice Up Your Christmas

Victoria Ferran | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

When it comes to Christmas drinks, a standard selection of old favourites immediately springs to mind. Mulled wine, Sherry, Baileys, Port - these are the usual bottles seen poking out of overloaded shopping trolleys the week before Christmas.

Five December Pop-Ups You Really Need to Know About

Victoria Ferran | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

The Christmas lights are up, Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland is open - the festive season has officially begun in London. Here are some recommendations for quirky, unique pop-ups where you can make merry this December:

Recipes: Five Wonderfully Warming Winter Cocktails

Andrew Matthews | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Based on my work as a mixologist, I've put together five of my favourite winter cocktails for you to quaff and add some bloom to your collective jowls. So take note, because the best time to enjoy these drinks is right now, in this weather.

In Search of London's Best Bloody Mary

David Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Brownlie-Marshall

My search for London's best Bloody Mary happened completely by accident. I was out one evening and couldn't think what I wanted to drink, and perhaps feeling a little overloaded on sugar, I opted for the least sweet thing on the menu. From that point onwards I would order a Bloody Mary wherever I went.

Planet Appetite: The Greatest Wine in the World? Vin Jaune From Jura, France

Rupert Parker | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Most people are familiar with Burgundy wines, but neighbouring Jura produces Vin Jaune, the best wine in the world according to Napoleon.

Coke Zero and Pepsi Max: 'Air Is Part of the Recipe'

Alfie Bown | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK
Alfie Bown

Jacques Lacan at the start of his seminar on The Ethics of Psychoanalysis states that desire 'is always desire in the second degree, desire of desire....

Emma Sleight

Summer Cocktail Ideas: Forget Wine, The Hip Kids Now Pair Food With Cocktails

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Sleight | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Would you order your caviar with Sidecar or match those fava beans with a fine Caipirinha? Forget fruity whites and full-bodied reds, this year cockta...

Five Pointers to Get More From Your Bar

Ryan Cheti | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

Ordering in a bar is easy; you chat to your bartender or server, and exchange some money for your goods and services. So why am I writing about it? Well, for one, have any of you felt particularly underwhelmed by a bar experience a friend has raved about? This piece is about maximising your chances of having an experience that lives up to this.

Charlie Thomas

Dinertainment, Facebook Gifts And Tequila: Trends To Watch Out For In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

2012 has seen some significant business trends - the rise of the business of lending, rather than buying goods, the rise of the electronic cigarette a...

Charlie Thomas

LOL Carbonated Fruit Drink Range Aimed At 'Teen-To-Tween' Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

Baked bean giant Heinz has entered the soft drinks market by launching a new range of fruit drinks. Currently on sale in supermarket Asda, in a num...

Less Wine, More beer - San Francisco

Nick Baines | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Baines

I have a shady history with wine. I like drinking it, I like the complexity wine can deliver, but when we hang out together for longer than a couple of glasses, I go one of two ways.

Volupte - a Haven for Saucy Soldiers and Burlesque Bombshells

Erica Crompton | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Crompton

Take some moments away from it all and transport yourself back to a time when men used to say 'Ma'am' and 'yes sir'. Step back into time of days gone by - service sweethearts, saucy soldiers and burlesque bombshells.

How To Be A Wiz With Fizz This New Year's Eve

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

No New Year's Eve party is complete without bubbly. And if you're going to invest money in a decent drop of fizz it's worth taking the care to serve i...

Health Drinks Exposed As Misleading By Experts

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you regularly guzzle health drinks that promise weight-loss and muscle miracles, as a healthy ‘quick fix’, you might be filling your body with ...