08 May 2006
More bad booze news. According to the Mental Health Foundation, one-tenth of the population self-medicates with alcohol...
Food and Drink
17 April 2006
Coleen McLoughlin, girlfriend of Wayne Rooney, is turning out to be quite a style leader. For those of you who don't...
03 April 2006
The Office for National Statistics has included champagne in the nation's annual "shopping basket" (a measure of our...
20 March 2006
Apparently, women in relationships are increasingly the ones who decide which wine (as opposed to the men, that is). I...
06 March 2006
It's not often that we get positive news on the drink front, but here is some: the French have discovered a cure for...
20 February 2006
For the record, Gwyneth Paltrow, aka Miss Snotty Hollywood, did not say, "British women with their excessive drinking...
Food and Drink
06 February 2006
This week's award for Most Astonishing Finding goes to the psychologists who have established a link between musical...
23 January 2006
Not surprisingly, the Charles Kennedy crisis has prompted an endless stream of articles on "How to tell if you are...
Society
19 December 2005
We tend to assume the only thing that can go wrong at a Christmas party is overdoing the egg-nog. That's the first...
12 December 2005
The news these past few weeks has been drink-saturated. George Best dying was always going to make the headlines, but...
28 November 2005
It is a bit ironic that the introduction of 24-hour drinking in this country coincides with the emergence, in certain...
14 November 2005
The journalist A A Gill's forthcoming book, The Angry Island: hunting the English, is one man's attempt to get to grips...
07 November 2005
If you aren't already familiar with Matt Skinner from BBC2's Saturday Kitchen or his book, Thirsty Work, then you will...
24 October 2005
I must have met ten people who'd booked well in advance for the new Absolut Icebar (and book you must) because the idea...
10 October 2005
You have probably seen the headlines. According to the latest survey commissioned by the Portman Group, women in the 18...

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