About Jane Peyton
Founder of the School of Booze
Jane Peyton is an alcoholic drinks educator and consultant, broadcaster, pub expert, writer, public speaker, and founder of the School of Booze. She trained through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and the Beer & Cider Academy which are Britain’s official education bodies for accredited learning.
Jane 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 Parliamentary Beer Group.
Jane was included as one of Top 100 SME’s in London & South-East (awarded by NatWest bank and Newsquest), was a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards , and voted Best Corporate Events Business Leader (South East) England in the Influential Businesswoman Awards.
See below for a full list of her awards or click here to download a PDF.
Jane is an engaging host, presenter, and public speaker. She speaks on a variety of drinks related subjects at conferences, lectures and business and social events in the UK and overseas. She appears regularly on radio and TV talking about alcoholic drinks and pubs both past and present.
Jane is the author of ten non-fiction books including The Philosophy of Cocktails; The Philosophy of Beer, The Philosophy of Gin, and Drink: A Tippler’s Miscellany. Jane is also the author of the novel Sole Brethren: If The Shoe Fits written under her fiction pen name B.A. Summer.