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F*ck Dry January

By Charles Roche & Eleanor Holcroft- Liquid Intellect Many bartenders cry out ‘F*ck dry January’ every time an order is taken for anything non-alcoholic throughout January. In our industry of mixing drinks and balancing liquids, we should marvel in the challenge of creating something fantastic with no alcohol. The amazing thing about alcohol is that […]

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Festive Season Survival Kit

Frazer McGlinchey PhD. is the man behind Happy Sense/Tox/Yogisocials who likes to Make Happy and Talk Sense. He’s a seasoned veteran of silly season and shares a few wise words on how to get through December and the festive season intact   As we’re deep into the idiocy which December invariably brings, I thought a short piece […]



The Benevolent launches the mental health campaign #NotAlone I have been an ambassador for the UK drinks industry charity: The Benevolent for 6 months now and I am delighted to see their amazing recognition of mental health illness and commitment to supporting those working in the industry. If you haven’t heard of The Benevolent, are based […]


Shopping For Shoes

Ellie Petkova is a movement specialist and fitness expert and in the first of a series of articles delving into the health of our feet, she takes a look at shoes and how we should be choosing the right shoes for spending hours on our feet. Today, there is a lot of talk about sitting as the new smoking, […]


The state we’re in

I’ve worked in the hospitality industry since I was 14 and whilst I’ve made the occasional attempt to leave to pursue an alternative career, I’ve always come back. It’s an amazing place to work, filled with an energy and excitement I’ve never experienced anywhere else with a misfit cast of international characters who work tirelessly […]

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We’re Here to Help

The Benevolent launches ground-breaking counselling helpline for wellbeing and mental health in the UK.  The Benevolent, the UK based drinks industry charity, has launched a new 100% confidential telephone helpline in partnership with Connect Assist, a social enterprise company, that will provide a dedicated counselling service for The Benevolent manned by professional counsellors. The helpline […]

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The Benevolent

The Benevolent is the trade charity for people who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry in any role and in any trade sector. The Benevolent is the only charity that supports employees, or former employees, from every area of the UK drinks industry providing practical, emotional and financial help. Since […]


Healthy Hedonism

Tara Margulies is a member of the new generation. Young, active, driven and managing to find the balance between health and the party life. She’s a calisthenics expert, handstand, yoga and spin instructor and pole dancer. Here she discusses how she balances a healthy hedonistic lifestyle. Healthy hedonism, a topic that seems to be becoming […]