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Henry Jeffries & Jackie Wilks: Sparkling White Britannia?

Henry Jeffreys & Jackie Wilks: Sparkling White Britannia?

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Recent climatic changes have seen the blossoming of the wine industry in the South East, as a result of which English sparkling wine now rivals and often bests Champagne.

What does English wine do best, and what are the opportunities and dangers for the industry? Can the success story of English wine be a model for other industries as the UK plots a new course in the world after Brexit?

Henry Jeffreys, author of Vines in a Cold Climate; The people behind the English wine revolution, will be in conversation with Jackie Wilks, of Terlingham Vineyard. Henry and Jackie will be joined by Louisa Walls co-founder of John Dory Wine Shop.

Ticket price includes pours of different vintages from Terlingham Vineyard

Click here for more about Terlingham Vineyard


Folkestone Book Festival is our annual celebration of books, ideas, reading and writing in its many magical forms. This year's festival has been curated by Jen Thatcher and James Harkin. Curating the festival for the first time, Jen and James have been inspired by Folkestone and how we can all come together through inspired discussion about global ideas, global thinking and possible futures.


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Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£17 Standard
£13 Concession
£5 Cost of Living

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