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Giving up alcohol for a month
January 15, 2013, 4 Comments

We’re now halfway through Dry January, so I decided to ask a friend about her own previous experiences, and how it’s going this time round. Andrea (32) is an Account […]


Dry January – Is It Worth It?

January 1, 2013, 8 Comments

It’s that time of year again when some people decide to take a month off from drinking alcohol. But is there any point? The short answer is maybe. T ...

Taste Test: Alcohol-free Christmas Puddings

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 k ...

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 variety, we were all surprised […]

  • Going Dry – An Insider’s Guide
    February 22, 2012, 1 Comment

    Grace Fletcher-Hackwood shares her tips for going dry, from anticipating your own excuses to the problem of the Risotto Exception - whatever that is.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...