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Booze and Alcohol on the Way Out as National Hobbies

Statistics looking at how UK families spend their money shows that alcohol and cigarettes are consuming less of our cash than ever before, with the average spend on booze and fags down to nearly half what it was back in the hard-partying days of the year 2000. Read More >>

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Lloyd’s of London Bans the Boozy Pub Lunch

Insurance giant Lloyd's of London has gone a bit nanny state on its workers, demanding that the age-old hobby of having a pint or two at lunch time in the name of team bonding and making the afternoon whizz past quicker comes to an end. Read More >>

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At Least 48 Dead in Russia After Drinking Bath Lotion Laced With Methanol 

At least 48 people have died in Russia after drinking bath lotion containing methanol, officials said on Monday. Read More >>

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Buckfast Booze Bagged its Monks £8.8m Last Year

The charitable trust that handles the production of the Buckfast "tonic wine" by the monks of Buckfast Abbey is doing quite well for itself, with financial data revealing that the miracle of wine production is still a cornerstone of religion -- and banked the abbey around £8.8m last year. Read More >>

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Global Warming Might Make the UK Better at Producing Wine

The UK's wine makers might be about to enjoy a few decades of global dominance, thanks to research that suggests climate change and the warmer, wetter weather we can expect to see, could turn parts of the UK into mini-Frances perfect for growing the classic old types of grapes. Read More >>

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Synthetic Alcohol Promises Mild Drunkenness and Zero Hangovers

An entirely new kind of legal high could be on the way to the pubs of the high street, if drug researchers manage to get past EU regulations and get their "Alcosynth" onto the market. Read More >>

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It’s Your Fault For Ordering A Cocktail That’s Both Frozen and On Fire

Ha! I trapped the drink you ordered in a weird ice sphere. Bet you weren’t expecting that. Don’t even try melting it with your tongue or some shit, because I also lit the glass on fire. Read More >>

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Short Animation Shows How Beer Is Destructively Necessary (NSFW)

Directed by Nerdo, this short animation interprets the poem about beer from Charles Bukowski. It’s so dark, bitingly true, and totally spot on about the dependency that someone could have on beer (or wine, whiskey, whatever). We get in the mind of a man who has accepted what alcohol has done to him but feels the need to keep on going. Read More >>

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How to Turn Agave Into Tequila

There’s no alcohol that makes me forget the night as much as tequila, and there’s also no alcohol I know less about. Which is fitting, I guess. What makes it special is the blue agave plant. Read More >>

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This is How Different ‘One Drink’ is in Countries All Over the World

You can order the same drink at bars all over the world, but how much booze each order is really going to get you depends a lot on where you are. Read More >>

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Why Cocktail Glasses Really Matter

I will freely admit to being one of the twenty-something wasters who will throw a cocktail into just about any glass. But if you have more style and class, you may have wondered if there’s science behind the bewildering array of glassware. Read More >>

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An Algorithm Can Tell If You’re Drunk Tweeting

If you were at a bar with your phone in New York City during 2014, your whiskey-laced illegible tweets may have been used for important scientific research. Read More >>

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Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Tags Coming to Enforce the UK’s Sobriety

A system that checks the alcohol level in people's sweat has been ruled a success worthy of pushing out to the wider population, after a trial of a continuous alcohol monitor on people with convictions for booze-related crimes showed it works and can be trusted. Unlike the people it's put on etc etc. Read More >>

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Study Suggests Drinking Coffee Might Reduce Liver Damage From Alcohol

There is a growing body of evidence that coffee may be good for your long-term health, reducing the risk of type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. According to one recent meta-study, it may also lower your risk of liver damage from boozing. Read More >>

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England May Join Scotland in Lowering Drink Drive Limit to Virtually Nothing

In Scotland, the safe-to-drive blood alcohol limit was recently lowered to a level roughly equivalent to the amount of alcohol you might absorb by sniffing the aftershave of a man in a purple shirt at the bar -- and that tough new level could soon be coming to the rest of the UK. Read More >>