I love Advent – it’s the gentle waltz to Christmas excess

You owe it to your liver to prepare it for the onslaught to come

A brief history of battlefield boozing

Throughout history, alcohol has been a steadfast ally of countless armies

Do low-alcohol drinks pass the taste test?

Priscilla Pollara is off the booze and on the hunt for decent low- and non-alcoholic beverages

Millennials are wrong to sneer at getting drunk – it’s one of life’s greatest pleasures

According to a new survey, young people think drinking to excess is ‘pathetic’. It’s time my generation lightened up

How brewers and distillers are raising the bar

The colourful display of bottles behind a counter is always a sight to lift the spirits

How a peach brandy with Rupert Murdoch sent my career into orbit

I could sense him probing the table for the next creative genius and coming up woefully short

Eight of the best boozy scenes in cinema

From Withnail & I to The Blues Brothers, try and keep up with these big screen drinkers

How dare they ban our life-enhancing lunchtime drinks?

Lunch in these dull times is all about smashed avocado rather than just getting smashed

What to drink at Easter – if you gave up drinking for Lent

Staying off the booze during Lent is tougher than Dry January

My love affair with single malt whisky

It’s taken me by surprise, but this late-blooming passion is all-consuming

Lloyd’s of London should be ashamed of itself for banning lunchtime drinking

Sack the drinkers who can’t behave themselves and leave the rest of the City’s thirsty workers to it

Staying in with some quality booze is the best option for Valentine’s Day

Henry Jeffreys recommends wines and spirits to fall in love with on February 14

Whisky: the drink that sorts the women from the girls

Women are increasingly getting a taste for whisky

The perfect white wines for winter

When it’s really cold, there is nothing better than a glass (or two) of white

Dry January is finally over. Let’s ditch it for good next year

The winter months are the time to be compensating for the weather with red wine and spirits

Britain’s best rooftop bars and restaurants for winter

Enjoy gourmet food and corking cocktails from up on high

Keep self-pouring beer pumps out of our pubs

If bar staff are replaced with automatic beer pumps, it would be a tragedy for the Great British pub

Toast the New Year with a Belgian beer

Embrace some beautiful beers from Belgium before Article 50 kicks in

Martini is the king of Christmas cocktails

The three-martini lunch is a tradition worth reviving during the festive season

Stock up on rum for a sweet and spicy Christmas

The pirates’ favourite makes for an ideal post-dinner snifter

How to make a knockout hot cider punch

The latest entry in our 12 Drinks of Christmas series

Fine wines to splash out on for Christmas

Four top notch tipples that are worth spending big on

Don’t waste good sherry on granny this Christmas

Our 12 Drinks of Christmas series continues with a selection of fine sherries to sample

The best American whiskeys to drink this Christmas

The first in our 12 Drinks of Christmas series, courtesy of the Thinking Drinkers

All the presidents’ drinks

A brief history of the Commanders in Chief who loved a drop