climate change
Drink Beer While You Can Still Afford It

The climate apocalypse wants to strip us of everything sacred in this world. There are concerns about chocolate (though it isn’t going extinct), the future of wine, and even the potential loss of Tabasco sauce! Read More >>

Bottoms Up! 8,000 Gallons of Bubbly Bursts From Foamy Wine Tank

An Italian winery, L’enoteca Zanardo Giussano in Conegliano, Veneto, lost approximately 8,000 gallons of bubbly on 25 September, due to an overserved silo. Read More >>

White Walker is Johnnie Walker’s Limited Edition Game of Thrones-Themed Whisky

Last year Johnnie Walker released a limited edition Black Label scotch whisky to tie-in with the release of Blade Runner 2049. That sort of licensing must have done well for the company, because it's done something similar this year. It's just announced the launch of White Walker, a Game of Thrones-themed bottle of scotch. Read More >>

World Health Organization Study Finds Alcohol Responsible for Five Per cent of Deaths Worldwide

Alcohol is responsible for over one in 20 of all deaths worldwide, according to the most recent edition of a World Health Organization (WHO) report that comes out every four years. Read More >>

Wetherspoons Kicks Out More Foreign-Sounding Booze

That man who owns those pubs is getting political again, with Mr Wetherspoon demanding his suppliers source more British-sounding alcohols instead of your bloody foreign rubbish like Courvoisier and Jägermeister. It's not racism, of course, because you can't be racist to objects and also because drinks sourced from outside the EU are cheaper and taste better, says the JDW owner. Read More >>

Derby Ice Cream Seller Threatened Over Boozy Rum & Raisin

A Derby man's ethical ice cream business is under pressure from local council watchdogs, because his take on the classic rum & raisin flavour has been deemed too alcoholic – to such an extent that the council says he needs an alcohol license in order to continue selling it. Read More >>

London Pub Sells Really Expensive Craft Beer Shock

Haha, guess what? Someone in London, maybe even more than one person (we don't know), has paid around £22 for one pint of beer. This is not the norm down there now (yet), as this is an unusually expensive beer, even for the big city. It's also an amazingly pretentious, special, extremely alcoholic beer, yours for the price of just six common man beers. Read More >>

Would You Drink Whisky Or Wine Made Entirely In A Lab?

Talk to an aficionado and they'll tell you the main ingredient in any fine spirit is "time" — and money. But what if you could isolate the exact chemicals present in say, a 25-year Macallan, combine them with a neutral base and have something that tastes just as good without the wait and for a fraction of the price? Is that blasphemy... or science? Read More >>

There’s No Such Thing as Safe Alcohol Consumption, Huge New Study Finds

You don’t have to go far to find people, including doctors and researchers, who will argue that a little bit of alcohol can actually help you live a longer, healthier life. But an enormous new study published Thursday in the Lancet seems poised to rip that idea to shreds. Its findings not only reaffirm that alcohol is one of the biggest killers globally, but they also show there’s no such thing as a completely safe alcoholic beverage. Read More >>

Brit Women Match Men Pint-for-Pint in Boozing

The women of the UK have really been raising their game when it comes to knocking back the pints of prosecco of late, with stats on global drinking rates showing that we're one of the few countries where women routinely consume as many units of alcohol as men. Read More >>

UK’s Pub Purge Continues as 1,300 Close in a Year

The UK pub scene that includes everything that isn't a massive Wetherspoons is showing no signs of recovery, as stats show that nearly 1,300 of our pubs closed last year. We didn't even think there were 1,300 left. Read More >>

Football is Good for Pubs, Says World’s Most Obvious Sales Statistics

Earlier this week England played a football match. They also won that football match, which made people start celebrating in such a ferocious manner you'd think they'd won the entire World Cup with that single winning goal. The police had to be called where I live, and I still can't work out whether it was because people had decided to celebrate by fighting or not. What we do know, however, is that winning the match was good for the country's many pubs. Read More >>

Now Aldi’s Champagne Has Been Named One of the World’s Best

Last week it was announced that Aldi's whiskies had won a bunch of prestigious awards, despite the fact they cost a lot less than other, more expensive brands. Turns out the discount supermarket's quality booze isn't restricted to spirits, because its champagne has just been named one of the best in the world. Read More >>

The Beer is Running Out as CO2 Crisis Continues

After decades of there being too much Co2 everywhere you look, now all of a sudden there's not enough of one particular type -- and the beer producers are running out of the little bubbles to put in their refreshing beverages. Read More >>

Wetherspoons Ditches French Champagne in Latest Brexit Sulk

Annoyingly political pub chain Wetherspoons and its annoyingly political owner Tim Martin have decided to Brexit the drinks menu ahead of the UK's departure from the EU, although the changes are all to do with trade rules and cheaper imports, not randomly hating foreign people and the stuff they make, promises Tim. Read More >>