health
Booze Not So Great for the Heart After All, Study Says

It might take less alcohol than we think to damage the heart and shorten our lifespans, suggests a new study published today in The BMJ. For many, the threshold might be fewer than one drink a day. Read More >>

science
Alcohol Plays a Much Bigger Role in Causing Dementia Than We Thought

It’s hardly a surprise that too much alcohol is bad for the body, including the brain. But a new study published Tuesday in The Lancet suggests that even doctors are underestimating its impact on our risk of developing dementia. Read More >>

design
Brilliant Beer Mug Won’t Block the TV While You Chug

Make no bones about it, life is a struggle. From navigating the daily rat race, to raising a family, to trying to watch TV while enjoying a frosty brew from a giant mug. Every time you take a sip, the other side of the mug usually blocks your view, but not with the brilliantly engineered TV Beer Mug. Read More >>

accessories
Class Up Your Camping With a Canteen That Turns Into a Pint Glass

Drinking from a canteen’s spout is fine when you’re just rehydrating after a hike. But once camp is set up, you’ll probably be drinking something other than water, and that’s where this canteen from the Stable Goods Co. really shines. Flip it over, remove the bottom, and suddenly you’ve got a wide-mouthed pint glass. Read More >>

booze
This is the Most Brilliant Way to Smuggle a Beer

The immense popularity of Starbucks means that every other person you see on the street is holding one of its highly recognisable green and white paper cups. So what better way could there be to hide a can of beer in plain sight than with this special plastic lid that lets you camouflage it inside a coffee cup? Read More >>

booze
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 >>

booze
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 >>

design
Internet People Are Far Too Excited About This Half-Pint Glass

Half-pints just aren't cool. There’ll always be something slightly shameful about sidling up to a bar, quietly muttering your order, being made to repeat it, picking up your admittedly-cute glass, dodging seemingly-incredulous fellow drinkers as you make your way back to your table and sip away like a child at a fake tea party. Read More >>

happy hour
Can This Scratch-and-Sniff Book Turn You Into a Whiskey Aficionado?

While the clear intentions of vodka and gin were an easy sell for my cocktail glass, I admit it took me a little longer to dabble in the dark liquors. Mostly because I was confused. Was rye like bourbon? But what the hell was scotch? And apparently they’re all whiskey? If only I’d had this book. Read More >>

booze
And the Drink Driving Capital of the UK is…

Analysis of car insurance quotes and the declared prosecutions of the baddest of the drivers seems to have pinpointed the UK's most dense spot of drink-drivers, with the motorists of Crewe the most likely to opt for the car after a night on the fruity alcopops. Read More >>

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Tinder is Killing the Live Music Scene Says Club Promoter

Back in the olden times people would often congregate at local drinking establishments in order to court prospective suitors, a tradition older than time itself. Nowadays the young 'uns prefer to avoid all that hassle and do it on their phones, a habit that one Aussie club promoter says is killing live music. Read More >>