booze

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

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

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

Stock up on rum for a sweet and spicy Christmas

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

Whisky: the holy spirit of Christmas

The Thinking Drinkers recommend top quality Scotch and irresistible Irish whiskey

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

Why armagnac is the best of the brandies

Make armagnac your French fancy this Christmas

Spectacular wines that won’t cost you a fortune this Christmas

Four magnificent bottles to stock up on in December

6 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

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

The sober truth about the over-50s and drinking

Britain’s real drinking problem lies with mature adults who knock back more than is good for them behind closed doors

18 Feb 2016

Behind the anti-booze hysteria is one very dodgy fact

One headline stood out in the hysteria over booze and hospital admissions yesterday… ‘Three in four people in A&E at…

23 Dec 2015