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Online - An evening with Andrew Jefford

07 Feb 2023 6:30 - 07:30 pm
Online via Zoom (link provided on purchase)

Off the back of his recently released collection of essays on wine, ‘Drinking with the Valkyries’, we’re thrilled to welcome Andrew Jefford to chat to our members in this exclusive online event. 

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Andrew Jefford is one of the most celebrated drinks writers in the world. He has won eight Louis Roederer writing awards and eight Glenfiddich awards during his career which has included many books and over 30 years writing for Decanter magazine.  

Andrew Jefford is, in the words of winemaker Randall Grahm, ‘the most thoughtful person we have writing about wine’ and his recently released book, ‘Drinking with the Valkyries’, is no exception. 

In this free online event, Andrew is joined by Anna Spooner from The Tastings team as he talks through some of the highlights of the essays in his book, explores his journey through journalism and, of course, his favourite Wine Society wines.  

Andrew has selected some wines for members to ‘taste along’ with him throughout the evening which can be found below. Although they won’t be essential to enjoy the event, we do encourage you to have something delicious in your glass as you hear from one of the leading voices in the world of wine. 

And if you’re interested in reading Andrew’s book ahead of the event, the link to purchase can be found here - Drinking with the Valkyries | Académie du Vin Library ( 
On registering for the event, you will be sent a discount code to get 20% off the book.

Gewurztraminer ‘Roche Roulée', Domaine Zind-Humbrecht 2019

A full and rich gewurz from a top estate that offers floral notes, Asian spic...


Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco 2018

The wines from this producer never fail to impress. In 2018 Aldo Vacca decide...

Italy     £29.00   Bottle     £174.00   Case of 6

Madiran, Domaine Pichard 2009

A sunshine vintage in south-west France which yielded a very ripe, dark and b...

France     £16.00   Bottle     £192.00   Case of 12

Half bottle of Warre's 2016

The oldest of the British Port houses, and owned by the Symington family sinc...

Portugal     £30.00   Half Bottle     £360.00   Case of 12

Why not consider a Tasting ticket as the perfect present this Christmas with a great range of styles suitable for beginners in wine right through to experienced tasters? You can buy tickets to in person events as gifts as well as our 'wine sample packs' or bottles for certain online events.

To turn a ticket into a present, simply email and let us know the details and we can send you a PDF gift voucher over email or a print out in the post.


If you have any questions, please email or visit this web page for more details.

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How much do these events cost? 

Our virtual events are free to register and attend. Optional food and wine suggestions are advertised on the event page.

Are the events recorded?

Most of our events are recorded for our YouTube channel. However, others are privately recorded for registered members only.If you are unsure where to find a recording, email

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