4% of the UK’s Population is Drinking a Third of all Alcohol Sold

During a parliamentary debate on alcohol prices yesterday, a director at Public Health England (PHE) stated that 4.4 percent of the population is consuming over 30 percent of the country's available alcohol. Read More >>

UK Pubs May be Allowed to Stay Open Late For The Royal Wedding

There are two things many Brits love: The Royal Family, and consuming their own body weight in booze. So it should come as no surprise the Home Office is giving serious consideration to allowing UK pubs to stay open late the weekend of the latest Royal Wedding. Read More >>

Pint Beer Can’t be Sold in 500ml Cans

A small scale brewery has been told to either rename a beer it sells under the name of Pint or somehow make slightly bigger cans, with Trading Standards saying that selling an alcoholic drink called "Pint" in a 500ml can may lead to ever so slight levels of confusion among the sorts of people who insist on being sold to the imperial way. Read More >>

The ASA Isn’t Having Any of Snapchat’s Captain Morgan Lens Filter

Snapchat is a wildly popular app, especially with teenagers, that includes a number of special lenses that alter the way you look. It's also the perfect place for sponsorship, with companies all over the world developing branded lenses for people to play with. One of those companies was Diaego, with a Captain Morgan-themed lens, and the Advertising Standards Authority is having none of it. Read More >>

Sodding Millennials Won’t Even Get a Round in

When a young person finally stops looking at their phone long enough to head to the bar and get a drink, chances are they'll only come back with one for themselves. The art of getting a round in is dying. Maybe someone needs to build a bloody drink-cost-sharing app so they understand the concept? Read More >>

Amazon’s Alexa Now Has an Alcohol Tracker Thanks to Cancer Research UK

To mark cancer awareness week (aka this week), Cancer Research UK has released a new skill for Amazon's Alexa. It's designed to let people track how much alcohol they've been drinking, as well as raise awareness of the links between alcohol consumption and cancer. Read More >>

Welsh Boozers Face Breath Tests Before Being Allowed to Buy More

People trying to buy more booze in Cardiff might find themselves being asked to blow into something unusual before they're served, with a handful of shops in the worst alcohol-apocalypse-hit parts of the town centre using breathalysers to check their shoppers' drunkenness levels first. Read More >>

Cork Experts Debunk £7,000-a-Shot Whisky

Rich man Zhang Wei decided that, seeing as he's loaded but only lives once, it might be a good idea to taste one of the most exclusive whiskies in the world, something from the century before last that costs more than £7,000 for a shot. And he was very happy on social media, until the cork police turned up and spoiled the fun. Read More >>

The UK’s Fixation With Novelty Beers Remains Strong

Bearded men making local beers out of bread, potatoes, socks, old cereal boxes and more are helping salvage the UK's economy, with data showing that there are now nearly 2,000 registered breweries in the UK -- the highest number since the 1930s. Read More >>

Londoners Live in Constant Terror of… Prosecco Shortage

The fizzy white wine that's all everyone ever seems to talk about nowadays has become so entrenched in the dinnertime rituals of the nation that people are spending serious amounts of time worrying about it running out. Read More >>

One Scientist Has Worked Out Hangover-Free Cocktails, and Wants to Open 100 Bars to Sell Them

A London-based drug scientists claims to have figured out how to create cocktails that won't leave the user with a hangover when they wake up after a hard night of drinking. And before anyone says anything, he's not just removed the booze and suggesting everyone drinks glorified glasses of fruit juice. Read More >>

Whisky That’s Been Maturing Since 1943 Goes on Sale

A whisky that's been sitting in a cask maturing away like mad for 70 years is about to go on sale, and as you might expect of a drink that's taken generations of care, it'll cost you quite a bit. Read More >>

A Cork’s THWOP Sound Tricks the Brain into Thinking Wine is Nicer

The satisfying sound a cork makes when being popped out of a bottle to oohs and aahs of onlookers has a psychological effect on the drinkers too, with scientists finding that the same wine was described as tasting nicer when drunk out of a corked bottle compared to a screw top. Read More >>

Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar Will Have You Fat and Lazy Before Christmas Even Starts

Forget the Lego one this year, as adults who like the idea of having a small glass of wine for breakfast have an amazing new advent calendar option -- one that comes with a glass of wine every day. Read More >>