Henry Jeffreys was born in London in 1977. After graduating from the University of Leeds, where he studied English and Classical Literature, he worked in the wine trade for two years before moving into publishing. In 2010 he started a blog about wine called Henry’s World of Booze. Following its success, he was made wine columnist for The Lady, as well as a regular contributor to The Spectator, the Guardian and The Oldie on booze and other matters. He was shortlisted for Drink Writer of the Year at the 2014 Fortnum & Mason Awards, and in 2017 he won Best Debut Drink Book for Empire of Booze. He lives in Blackheath, south London with his wife and daughter.