Why alcohol makes people violent, solved by scientists 

The mystery of why alcohol makes people violent has finally been solved. Scientists recruited 50 young men and asked them to consume either vodka or placebo drinks which were alcohol free. They found that after just two drinks activity diminished in the prefrontal cortex of the brain — an area which is involved in tempering…

Tequila and gin help Diageo toast sales rise

A roaring trade in gin and tequila helped Diageo toast a rise in revenues and profits in the first half of its financial year. Revenues at the FTSE 100 alcohol giant, whose brands include Johnny Walker and Smirnoff, grew 3pc to £9.9bn in the six months to December, lifted by a 58pc surge in tequila…

Police called to Michael Gove’s house after daughter’s birthday party invaded by noisy teenagers smoking ‘suspicious cigarettes’

The police were called to Michael Gove’s house after his teenage daughter’s party got out of hand, according to his wife Sarah Vine. Ms Vine wrote in her Daily Mail column of how she had to confiscate expensive champagne and a «suspicious cigarette» from teenage partygoers.  Her daughter had invited friends from her own all-girls state…

Better than whisky? Alternative Scottish drinks for Burns Night

Burns Night will soon be upon us, which is surely a good excuse for a drink. But were the Scottish poet to be loitering at the bar in 2018, he might well disown the modern birthday celebrations since, quite aside from any discordant bagpipe drone, such soirées fall considerably short of his hedonistic standards. “Rabbie”…

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