All posts tagged UK

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), […]

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 ...


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 ...

Northern Star: Leeds’ North Bar is Great for Non-Drinkers

November 5, 2012, No comments

There’s so much choice in UK pubs that drinkers can be left transfixed in a state of option anxiety. Yet for non-drinkers most British pubs are rubb ...

  • 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 ...

  • Were You Aware?
    November 20, 2011, 3 Comments

    Today is the last day of Alcohol Awareness Week 2011. If you weren’t aware of it then maybe the awareness week needs more publicity – perhaps even its own awareness […]