booze
Booze Shop Stockpiles Wine in Case of Brexit Import Crisis

Posh off licence chain Majestic Wine is preparing for the infinite branching possible future Brexit scenarios in the only way it knows how – by stockpiling wine. Stick to what you know and it'll all turn out fine. Read More >>

animals
Raccoon Suspected of Having Rabies Was Actually Just Drunk as Hell

Following recent reports that masked perpetrators were raising alarm in a town in the US state of West Virginia, police say they have reason to believe the troublemakers had just gotten wrecked. Read More >>

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Government Plans Licensing Laws for Airports to Hinder the Lads’ Boozy Breakfasts

The government's about to start to (try to) do something about the occasional drunken furore that kicks off on the bucket-and-spade-and-a-condom flights to abroad-land, and has launched a consultation over the long-awaited introduction of licensing laws to international airport pubs. Read More >>

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Lidl Tries to Dethrone Mulled Wine With Plum and Cinnamon Gin

Make way for today's second story about gin, but don't worry we won't be changing our name to Ginmodo anytime soon. In addition to Firebox's Stormtrooper gin, there's also some gintastic news from Lidl. The discount supermarket has launched a special variety just for Christmas, and looks to be taking shots at the festive popularity of mulled wine. Read More >>

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Stormtroopers Always Missed, and its Probably Because They Were Drunk on Their Own Brand of Gin

These days there's a licensing deal for just about everything, and booze is certainly no exception. After all if Johnnie Walker can develop a limited edition bottle of scotch called 'White Walker' then this kind of booze was inevitable. So now there's gin that the stormtroopers can proudly call their own, sold exclusively by Firebox. They even come in helmet-shaped bottles. Read More >>

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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

food
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 >>

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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 >>

science
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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>