Alcohol

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New Zealand police reveal student binge drinking strategy: more pubs
Officers in Dunedin say having a few large pubs would place students into a ‘controlled environment’

Eleanor de Jong in Queenstown

25, Feb, 2021 @12:43 AM

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Can a gin-free cocktail really raise our spirits?
Despite what you might think (or practise), booze sales in the UK are falling fast, and more and more of us are turning to no-and-low alcohol drinks. Harry Wallop reports

Harry Wallop

21, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘Which came first, booze or boys?’: untangling a love affair with alcohol
For better and for worse, drinking has been a constant thread running through writer Megan Nolan’s relationships. She reflects on the dual thrills of alcohol and romance

Megan Nolan

20, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘My thoughts became poisonous’: the toll of lockdown when you live alone
Long-term social isolation is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. What has the last year meant for those who don’t share their homes?

Alexandra Jones

20, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I feel so good I may never drink again!’ Readers on their success – or failure – during dry January
Readers explain whether they looked, felt and slept better – or if they turned back to alcohol to cheer up a miserable month

Guardian readers

01, Feb, 2021 @11:40 AM

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During lockdown, drinking has become a worryingly easy way to punctuate the day | Lauren O'Neill
Like many others, I turned to alcohol out of stress and boredom. I had to draw a line, says writer Lauren O’Neill

Lauren O'Neill

30, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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UK supermarkets to tell delivery drivers not to hand alcohol to drunk people
Exclusive: plan drawn up with global drinks firms also warns against giving orders to children

Rob Davies

28, Jan, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Jump in online and shop sales helps Diageo offset Covid impact
Guinness owner pays half-year dividend despite 10% fall in global pre-tax profits and 5% dip in sales

Rob Davies

28, Jan, 2021 @2:04 PM

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Australians getting drunk an average of 31 times a year and more buying drugs on darknet
Global Drug Survey finds 15% of global respondents buying drugs on darknet

Josh Taylor

25, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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English and Scottish get drunk most often, 25-nation survey finds
Average of more than 33 times last year is more than twice the rate of several other nationalities

Matthew Weaver

25, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Pubs are part of Britain’s fabric. Why are they not being properly helped? | Pete Brown
Many locals will never reopen or they’ll be snapped up by the big chains, says Pete Brown, chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers

Pete Brown

23, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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17 ways with whisky: from Burns Night drams and hot toddies to cranachan and ice-cream
Celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns on 25 January with a traditional scotch. But there’s more you can do with whisky than drinking

Tim Dowling

20, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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