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The Last Tuesday Society :: Empire of Booze: SOLD OUT!

Empire of Booze: SOLD OUT!

A History of the British Empire Told Through Drink

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Jul 11th 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Join The Last Tuesday Society as we toast to the Empire of Booze, raising our glasses to a history of the British Empire told through drink and author Henry Jeffreys.

6:30pm: Bar opens for pre-lecture drinks
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Lecture follwed by brief Q&A
8:00pm-9:30pm: Bar will remain open for post-lecture drinks

From renowned booze correspondent Henry Jeffreys comes this full-bodied and rich history of Britain and the Empire, told through the improbable but true stories of how the world’s favourite alcoholic drinks came to be. Charting the rise of Britain from a small corner of Europe to global pre-eminence, each chapter unveils a drink which originated during a period in British imperial history.

Learn about how we owe the champagne we drink today to 17th century methods for making sparkling cider; how madeira and India Pale Ale become legendary for their ability to withstand the long, hot journeys to Britain’s burgeoning overseas empire; and why whisky, a drink indigenous to Britain, became the familiar choice for weary Empire builders who longed for home.

Henry Jeffreys was born in London. He has worked in the wine trade, publishing and is now a freelance journalist. He specialises in drink and his work has appeared in the Spectator, the Guardian, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Oldie and Food & Wine magazine.  He was a contributor to the Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury 2013) and his book Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass will be published in November 2016. 


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