ABOUT JANE PEYTON
Jane Peyton is a writer, public speaker, alcoholic drinks expert, tour guide, radio & TV broadcaster, and events producer. She has won several awards for her work including Drinks Educator of the Year 2016, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Beer 2017, and Lifetime Achievement in Beer 2018.
She is the author of eight books including Beer o’ Clock, and Drink: A Tippler’s Miscellany. Click here for more information.
Jane is the founder of the School of Booze, a drinks consultancy and corporate events production company. She has expertise in something that makes millions of people very happy – alcohol. Not just in the subject of modern alcohol but also the cultural history of alcohol. She can recreate and make historic alcoholic drinks such as Huckle My Buff. Ask her what Cleopatra or Jane Austen drank and she can tell you!Jane appears regularly on TV and radio talking about alcohol including being the resident beer sommelier/pommelier on Fermentation Radio.
Beer is a particular passion and Jane was Britain’s first Beer Sommelier of the Year (2014). She is the instigator and driving force behind Britain’s national beer day celebrations – Beer Day Britain held annually on June 15th. Jane is also a Guinness World Record Breaker! She hosted the world’s largest beer tasting tutorial at the Publican Awards dinner on March 15th 2016 when 1,236 people participated and broke the record. Details here.
Jane trained through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and the Beer & Cider Academy. In 2018 she became the UK’s first accredited Pommelier (cider sommelier).
Jane hosts award winning tours of historic London pubs (book here). She also runs a bespoke private guide of London service for tourists with her London – Off The Beaten Tracks tour (book it here). Her Trip Adviser reviews are here.
Jane is an ambassador to the British Glass Association and its consumer focused organization ‘Friends of Glass’ with a mission to encourage people to choose glass as the best material for packaging for food and drink.
Jane is an adopted Londoner and has written a paean to the city she loves. London Town Song was co-written with composer Emily Leather. Listen to the song and watch the animated video here. She has also conceived a flag for London because no flag existed, co-designed with Louisa Fitch – see here.
She is also the co-writer of the song Cheers to Beer, the anthem for beer.
Jane is a fun and engaging host, presenter, and after dinner speaker. Meet her here on her promo video.