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Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass
Sat 27 May 2017, 18:00 – 18:45 BST
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.
What is the refund policy?
An attendee can cancel their ticket up to 7 days before the event and receive a full refund. If the cancellation takes place less than 7 days before an event the attendee is not eligible for a refund.
What qualifies as a concession?
The Greenwich Book Festival are offering concessions for Greenwich Card holders, Thames Clipper ticket-holders (valid that day), University of Greenwich staff, OAPs & students. Proof of concession will be checked on the door of the event so please ensure you bring your card/ID for verification.
The University of Greenwich reserves the right to cancel a ticket at any time should the author withdraw from appearing. Such an occurance would be out of the University's control and tickets will be fully refunded. Where possible, attendees would be notified in advance by e-mail should a presentation be cancelled.
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University of Greenwich
The Council Room, Queen Anne Buidling, Old Royal Naval College
Park Row, Greenwich