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Jane Peyton


Jane Peyton is an award-winning beer sommelier, drinks educator, writer, broadcaster, pub expert, and public speaker. She is the founder of the School of Booze – a drinks consultancy, training, 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. Ask her what Cleopatra or Jane Austen drank and she can tell you!

Jane was the UK’s first accredited Pommelier (cider sommelier) and Britain's first Beer Sommelier of the Year. She is the instigator and driving force of the UK’s annual national beer day – Beer Day Britain (June 15th). She is a former Imbibe Magazine Drinks Educator of the Year. For her beer work she was awarded the title Outstanding Individual Achievement in Beer from the Beer & Cider Marketing Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Britain’s All Party Parliamentary Beer Group.

Jane is the author of eight non-fiction books including ‘Drink:A Tippler’s Miscellany’ and ‘Beer o’ Clock’.

Her accreditation's and certificates are from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and the Beer & Cider Academy.

Jane’s favourite place to be is in the pub drinking beer with friends.

Jane Peyton

School of Booze