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Drinking whiskey makes you frisky. Studies show how different types of alcohol can evoke different emotions

Drinking whiskey makes you frisky. Studies show how different types of alcohol can evoke different emotions

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Drinkers may want to think twice before choosing their alcoholic beverage as each type can affect their mood differently according to research. Want to feel sexy? Then gin is the right way to go! The researchers from Public Health Wales and King's College London found that gin and other spirit types are often associated with feeling sexier, with 4 in 10 of people saying drinking spirits made them feel this way. The study also found that 25 percent of red wine drinkers report feeling frisky after a couple of glasses. Yet, the drink also appears to make three out of five consumers (60 percent) feel exhausted. Beer proved to be the least sexy drink (bloat, anyone?) with just 19 percent of survey-takers reporting such an effect. Meanwhile, a major study, published in the journal BMJ Open
Asda blasted for refusing to give out mince pie samples without ID

Asda blasted for refusing to give out mince pie samples without ID

Breaking News, Featured, Food
The pies contain a tiny amount of port and brandy. Asda has come under criticism for refusing to give a mince pie sample to a customer who was not able to present her ID to prove she was over 18 years of age. The supermarket has been giving out slices of its Extra Special Luxury all-butter mince pies for Christmas and is now demanding shoppers to prove their identity to sample their mince pies as they contain pork and brandy. Student Merryn Walker, 21, who was denied a sample because she had no ID at an Asda supermarket at Donnington. Walker said:" It's crazy. You could probably eat a whole box and not be inebriated." The mince pies are described as "generously filled with spiced vine fruits and a splash of rich ruby port and French brandy, all encased in crumbly shortcrust ...
Is it the end of ridiculously cheap booze?

Is it the end of ridiculously cheap booze?

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Today, Scotland becomes the first country in the world with a minimum alcohol price. © Unsplash Images, Stephan King The UK Supreme Court has said raising the price of cheap, high-strength booze will help to tackle Scotland’s “unhealthy relationship with drink”. Ministers recommended setting the bar at a 50p-per-unit minimum. Nicola Sturgeon is pleased with the outcome, but the same cannot be said for a majority of the Scottish people. Individual liberty eroded again in Scotland. A government that won't trust its people is not worthy of their trust. — DJB (@djb_GB) November 15, 2017   What does this mean for England? In 2012, then Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to introduce minimum pricing across England. His plans were unsurprisingly met by fierce opp
Seven wacky gin flavours for each day of the week- plus an even wackier one for Christmas

Seven wacky gin flavours for each day of the week- plus an even wackier one for Christmas

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Why limit yourself to just a slice of lemon and lime? Get creative with your gin and tonic and surprise your guests this upcoming Christmas. Once upon a time, the main conversation was whether lemon or lime was the better option. Oh, how times have changed! Today, gin has not only become UK's signature fragrant liquor but one of the country's best-selling spirits, with people consuming nigh of 1.12billion gin and tonics in 2016. Gin sales are even predicted to surpass whiskey by 2019. In fact, according to "The Gin Queen", Caroline Childerly, the UK tax office makes more money from gin sales than beer! As distillers try to stand out from the crowd, the market has been flooded with more and more gin flavors to beat out the competition. Portobello Road Gin leads the pack with its origi
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