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News from World of Booze

A rather disjointed post this week. The book is now fully funded so I will stop boring on about it. Thank you to everyone who bought a book. You can still pre-order a copy and have your name in the final edition. This does mean that rather than blog about wine, I’m meant to just concentrate on the book so this may be my last post for a while. I’m now imagining a lone bugler playing The Last Post – so poignant!

I’m also off twitter until the book is finished. It’s peculiar because I keep thinking these silly thoughts and then I think, that’s funny, I’ll put it on twitter, but then I can’t, so I just let it pass. Then it occurs to me that it wasn’t that funny anyway so I’m glad I did something else.

Crowd-sourcing seems to be very much the thing du jour. Digby Fine English, the sparkling wine named after the hero of my book, Sir Kenelm Digby are currently raising money using this method. Unlike some similar ventures you aren’t just doing this for goodwill, you do get a stake in the company. Imagine if they turn out to be the new Facebook or Amstrad, you’ll be rich, RICH! The offer ends at midnight tomorrow (5th June)

Finally I wrote something silly for Tim Atkin’s website – Fortnum & Mason online drinks writer of the year no less – about wine and cats. It’s awfully clever.

 

By Henry

I worked in the wine trade and publishing before becoming a freelance writer and broadcaster. My work has appeared in the Spectator, the Guardian, the Oldie and Food & Wine magazine. I now works as features editor on the Master of Malt blog. Ihave been on BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 and Monocle Radio, and a judge for the BBC Radio 4’s Food & Farming Awards and for the Fortnum & Mason food and drink awards 2018. My book Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass won Fortnum & Mason debut drink book 2017. My second, The Home Bar, was published in October 2018.

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