18:00 – 18:45
In conjunction with Greenwich’s Meantime Brewery, join renowned drinks correspondent Henry Jeffreys on a full-bodied and rich journey through tipples and time, as he reveals the improbable but true story of Britain’s role in creating the world’s finest drinks. Learn why we owe the champagne we drink today to 17th century methods for making sparkling cider, how India Pale Ale become legendary for its ability to withstand the long, hot journeys to the tropics and just how much port William Pitt the Younger used to drink before giving a speech in the House of Commons.
Beer included in the ticket price. Raise your glass to the Empire of Booze.
Henry Jeffreys is a regular contributor to the Spectator, the Guardian, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Oldie and Food & Wine magazine. He lives in Blackheath. Empire of Booze is his first book.