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Taste Test: Alcohol-free Christmas Puddings
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December 19, 2012, No comments

If you’re anything like me – that is a slightly food-obsessed person living in the UK (please, don’t call me a foodie, it sounds like some kind of human dumpling), […]

Alcohol-free Christmas Taste Tests: On the Spice Trail

Christmas Taste Tests: On the Spice Trail

December 19, 2012, No comments

Forget family, presents and goodwill: Christmas is actually a time for Christmas puddings, mulled wine and other such self-indulgent treats. And if yo ...

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Taste Test: Non-alcoholic Mulled Wines

December 19, 2012, No comments

For my last post, I had my good friends over to taste test alcohol-free Christmas puddings. Considering three of us are used to the alcohol-steeped va ...

Working Classes and Clinking Glasses

Working Classes and Clinking Glasses: Manchester’s Temperance Exhibition

July 13, 2012, 4 Comments

On one side of the River Irwell, the People’s History Museum is hosting an exhibition on the Temperance movement. On the other, the empty beer kegs ...

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    Not Drinking in Finland
    January 24, 2012, 1 Comment

    (Guest post by Katja Kärki) In Finland, we mostly drink to get drunk, and drinking is not necessarily a social event. There’s even an informal expression for drinking at ...

  • Dry January: Halfway There (Image: DC Sterne)
    Dry January: Halfway There
    January 17, 2012, No comments

    (Guest post by Grace Fletcher-Hackwood) On Day 2 of Dry January, a group of us descended on one of my favourite bars in Manchester's Northern Quarter ...

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    Dry January: The Calm Before the Drought
    December 31, 2011, 1 Comment

    (Guest post by Grace Fletcher-Hackwood) I'd say my drinking habits are about average for someone from my age and background. In other words: inconsistent. I don't really ...

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    The Scary Sights of Halloween
    November 1, 2011, No comments

    Zombies stumble through the streets… ghoulish-looking creatures stagger about mumbling unintelligibly… other vaguely-human creatures drip blood and adopt threatening postures. Saturday nights in English cities can get quite interesting. ...