Beer Sommelier and Writer
NOTE: Hammersmith and Fulham’s parking meters do not accept payment via a phone app. So I spent 10 minutes on arrival in the lovely borough running around looking for a cash machine, and then a shop to break my notes into usable coins for the meter. All I can conclude from this experience is;
- Hammersmith needs to get into the 21st century
- I need to be more organised.
Now legally parked and walking down Distillery Road towards Fuller’s new pub, the Blue Boat (opened 6 weeks prior to my visit), I round a corner and am presented with a wonderful view of the Thames in sunlight and Jane Peyton making notes on her Rhodia No 8 note pad.
Jane is a Yorkshire born author, journalist, fashion PR, documentary producer and currently an alcohol based events organiser with her ‘School of Booze’. This recently saw her become the first female ‘Beer Sommelier of the Year’, an award that involved Jane presenting a selection of beers to the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group’s annual dinner held in Westminster last July. Oh, and I nearly forgot, she is also launching a limited edition Beer of her own crafting this June.