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How a typo tricked the media: half a beer a week won’t harm your health

Eggs were on faces yesterday after some astonishingly bad science reporting in sections of the media. In articles that have…

22 Feb 2017

Stub out the fags, pour away the booze. Britain has succumbed to the nanny state

The nanny state has spoken and we, the people, have listened. Worse still, we’ve obeyed. Figures released by the Office…

21 Feb 2017

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

16 Feb 2017

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

10 Feb 2017

Whisky: the drink that sorts the women from the girls

Women are increasingly getting a taste for whisky

8 Feb 2017

The perfect white wines for winter

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

2 Feb 2017

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

30 Jan 2017

Britain’s best rooftop bars and restaurants for winter

Enjoy gourmet food and corking cocktails from up on high

24 Jan 2017

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

11 Jan 2017

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

13 Dec 2016

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

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A beer a day to raise your risk of prostate cancer? Don’t believe it

Having just a drink a day could raise men’s risk of prostate cancer by a fifth, a study published in…

All the presidents’ drinks

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

Life’s still too short to drink bad wine

Jonathan Ray on how he updated and expanded Simon Hoggart’s classic guide for wine connoisseurs

31 Oct 2016

Mezcal: The Day of the Dead’s most potent spirit

Leave tequila on the shelf and give Mexico’s other fiery booze a try

There’s more to California wine than Napa

Wines from the Santa Ynez Valley are more than worthy of our attention

11 Oct 2016

Good spirits: A guide to London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week is bringing an array of wild and wonderful booze to the capital

3 Oct 2016

Why wine experts are so easy to con

A new documentary shows that gullibility goes with the glugging in the world of fine wine

15 Sep 2016

Stop making health and well-being a moral issue

Applying a human moral construct to nature by dividing foods and lifestyles into good and bad is misleading. In reality,…

14 Sep 2016

Two hours of exercise a week ‘counters harmful effects of booze’

Getting enough exercise can offset the harmful effects of drinking too much alcohol, according to a study published in the…

The evidence keeps on growing: alcohol’s health benefits are no old wives’ tale

You may recall the Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, telling us in January that there is ‘no safe level of…

25 Aug 2016