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Non-alcoholic beers It is a truth universally acknowledged that low-alcohol and no-alcohol beers just don’t taste as good as the regular kind. But sometimes those truths can be wrong. Club Soda has been trying out a number of beers at our tasting events (read more here and here), and it has to be said that…

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Water

Favourites: Jussi What would you say to a drink that has no calories, zero sugar, no additives? And is also pretty much the only drink that is actually good, rather than bad, for your teeth (at least in places where fluoride is added to the supply)? Yes, my favourite drink when out on the town…

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Wine units

Understanding alcohol units A new study on people’s understanding of alcohol units has been in the news recently. Based on focus group interviews, it looked at how well UK adults know the recommended drinking limits and guidelines, how they feel about them, and whether people find them useful. Not surprisingly, most people don’t think that…

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News newspapers

Alcohol and cancer Another week and another medical study about cancer in the headlines. Some of this week’s headlines more or less said that even drinking a tiny bit of alcohol will cause cancer. But when it comes to health science, what the papers say to draw you in can often look quite different from…

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Medical studies

How do medical studies work and which ones can you trust? In another post today we consider the relationship between drinking alcohol and cancer. This post provides some background information on different types of medical studies: how they are conducted, and how reliable the results are. It is often not possible to identify the exact…

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Beer Pumps at Beer Festival

At a beer festival The Great British Beer Festival is an annual event, held at the Olympia conference centre in west London. This year, there are approximately 900 beers and ciders on offer for tasting, on tap and in bottles, from all over the world, and in numerous different styles and flavours. Our beer expert…

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Scientists and equipment

The science of alcohol and behaviour change We can probably all agree, from our personal experience and without any science, that changing human behaviour is difficult. It is doubly difficult with behaviours where the pleasures are instant, but the pain is far in the future and difficult to see. Alcohol is a good example: do…

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