We hosted a phone interview with Andrew Jefford this past summer and just had it formatted to finally share with everyone. For those of you who don’t know this prolific wine and spirits writer please review his bio below or check him out in the world’s best wine magazine The World of Fine Wine. Watch the video, listen to the audio or download the transcript and share your comments on this blog post.
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Andrew Jefford grew up in Norfolk, England, the son of a vicar and the eldest of three brothers. An English degree and postgraduate studies under Malcolm Bradbury at the University of East Anglia were followed by a period as an editor for Paul Hamlyn’s Octopus Books. Then in the late 1980s Andrew saw the chance to combine his passions for wine and writing, and since that time he has worked as a freelance drinks journalist and broadcaster. He has written several books and guides, most recently Peat Smoke and Spirit, a portrait of the whisky island of Islay published in 2004. He has won a plethora of distinctions for his work, including eight Glenfiddich awards and consecutive Louis Roederer International Wine Writer of the Year awards in 2006 and 2007. The New France was awarded the André Simon Award, Lanson Award and Veuve Clicquot USA Book of the Year in 2003. It is surprising that he finds time for what he claims as enthusiasms – family, Bach, Shakespeare, birds, lonely places, swimming, and going to bed.
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