Big Drop Chocolate Milk Stout

Low and no alcohol beers are suddenly in fashion: new brands are appearing almost every month, and the variety of flavours and styles is also increasing. Beer drinkers looking for a lower ABV drink are no longer restricted to just non-alcoholic versions of mainstream lagers. There are also ales and wheat beers on the market. The…

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Club Soda Coffee Cup

Does coffee really protect your liver from alcohol damage? At first sight, this looks like one of those tabloid headlines that sound wonderful news, but on closer examination turn out to be complete nonsense. As an example of the wider end of these stories, we concluded earlier that no, champagne doesn’t actually prevent dementia. This…

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Nirvana Beer Company Logo

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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