The Drinking Hour podcast: The rise of English wine with Henry Jeffreys

In episode 121 of The Drinking Hour, David Kermode is joined by Henry Jeffreys, author of the new book 'Vines in a Cold Climate', to talk English wine and its most significant pioneers

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Henry Jeffreys

Henry Jeffreys, author of Vines in a Cold Climate, joins host David Kermode for episode 121 of The Drinking Hour to talk about the subject of the new book: the rise of English wine and the diverse range of characters that have helped drive it.

The conversation covers Jeffreys’ path into wine, his approach to writing the book and finding his niche amongst other wine critics, the history of winemaking in England, portraying the English wine industry’s ‘difficult’ characters, the rise to prominence of sparkling wine in Britain and the spectacular arrival of still English wine with the seminal 2018 vintage.

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