- 3 hours
London Beer and Brewery Tour
Londoner Des is the award-winning author of the definitive guide to beer in the capital, The CAMRA Guide to London's Best Beer, Pubs and Bars. As well as contributing to many other books and publications, he's an Accredited Beer Sommelier, an international beer judge and a busy host of beer tours and tutored tastings with a particular passion for brewing heritage and history.
Doris is a food and wine afficionado who is so passionate about food that she spent a year learning French culinary skills at Le Cordon Bleu, while completing a 6-week internship in a bistro in Paris and in the only Scandinavian restaurant in Hong Kong before graduation. She is also an advance-level wine professional, with a Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits from WSET London. Since 2014, Doris has been a columnist with the leading financial daily in her birthplace, Hong Kong Economic Journal, sharing her insights on food, wine, travel, and culture. Multiculturalism is a subject that continues to intrigue and captivate her, ever since her student days at the University of Chicago where she obtained a Master of Liberal Arts. A self-appointed global nomad, Doris has published several books on culture and local history, and contributed personal essays to English-language writing anthologies. Doris holds a CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) of Cambridge University, UK and is a regular translator and transcriber for research companies and publishers in Australasia.
Tim is Wine Business Lecturer at Plumpton College in East Sussex, where his teaching also includes beer and spirits. He is a member of the Association of Wine Educators and a Wine and Spirit Education Trust certified educator with extensive experience hosting wine tastings for a wide variety of audiences. Equally happy with a pint of beer as with a glass of wine, he is a member of the Campaign for Real Ale and he has led many pub walks in London, Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton where he now lives. He has a particular interest in the social and cultural aspects of alcohol production and consumption.
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