Henry Jeffreys


Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

I am a freelance writer who specialises in drink but I also write on books, cars, food and general features. My work regularly appears in the Guardian, Spectator, Food & Wine magazine and the Oldie. I have appeared on Radio 4's the Food Program and Broadcasting House, Radio 5, BBC Local Radio and Monocle Radio, as well as CNBC television in the US.

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  • Content Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Food Writing
  • Drinks
  • Publicity
  • Book
  • Publishing
  • Content Editing
  • Blog Content
  • Cultural Journalism

Companies I’ve worked with

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      The Lady Magazine

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        Oneworld Publications

        Work history




        Mar 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I have also written commercial copy for the Guardian Corporate, the Sun, Luxardo Sambuca, Matthew Clark Vintners, Corney & Barrow, Thomson Family whiskies, the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel and the Green Man Festival among others.


        Freelance Journalism


        Mar 2005
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I wrote a regular wine column in the Lady from 2011 until 2015, a popular column in the Guardian called "Empire of Drink" and was a judge for the 2017 BBC Food & Farming Awards. This year (2018) I will be judging the Fortnum & Mason food & drink writing awards. My book Empire of Booze was published by Unbound in November 2016 and won Debut Drink Book of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason awards. It was also shortlisted for a Louis Roederer wine writing award in 2017. I am currently working on a book called the Home Bar to be published by Jacqui Small autumn 2018. In 2014 I was shortlisted for Drink Writer of the Year for work in the Spectator at the Fortnum & Mason Awards. In 2010 started a blog called Henry's World of Booze, https://worldofbooze.wordpress.com, which became one of the most read drinks blogs in Britain. I was a founder member of the London Review of Breakfasts blog and a contributor to the Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury 2013)


        Head of Public Relations

        Oneworld Publications

        Mar 2013 - Mar 2015
        • Full Time
        • Head of PR for dynamic indie publisher


        Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Wrote a weekly wine column for the country's oldest women's magazine