Henry Jeffreys

‘I learned to flatter the interviewer’

Flunking the interview

18 March 2017 9:00 am

School did not prepare me for the hardest part of the job application process, says Henry Jeffreys

Good beer, cheap

The wonder of Wetherspoons

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Of all the stories I’ve heard about the fallout from Brexit — families divided, work jeopardised, friendships ended — the…

Acceleration: models tipped to rise in value include the Sunbeam Tiger Alpine

Vroom for manoeuvre

26 November 2016 9:00 am

For the true classic car buff, the thrill of ownership is at least as important as rising investment value

Extra sparkle: the best stuff is saved for the Brits

The French say their best champagne goes to us Brits. It may even be true

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The British are notoriously cheap when it comes to wine; the average bottle price is around £6. On one wine,…

No, having cancer did not heal my life

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Of all the crackpot theories, that’s the biggest lie of all

When healthy eating was a packet of salt-and-vinegar crisps. Golden Wonder, not Walkers

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Oh for the days when a digestive biscuit or a bag of crisps were regarded as health food, says Henry Jeffreys

Help! I’m falling out of the middle class

9 July 2016 9:00 am

For some of us to rise, others must fall. Apparently that means me

Extraterrestrial invader: Lance Armstrong

Why it’s still so hard to cheer for the Tour de France

2 July 2016 9:00 am

On Saturday at Mont St Michel, the 103rd edition of the Tour de France begins, and the favourite to win…

Gentrification: is Lewisham really so ’orrible?

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Henry Jeffreys on Lewisham

Cycling in Lycra is bad for the soul

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Cycling in funny clothes is bad for the soul

Training the horse from hell

30 April 2016 9:00 am

There were moments while reading this sprawling, ambitious novel when I thought I was reading a masterpiece. But at other…

Is this LA?: Dilapidated deco in Downtown

The heart of Los Angeles feels like somewhere else entirely

9 April 2016 9:00 am

There’s a certain kind of Englishman who falls hard for Los Angeles. Men such as Graham Nash, who swapped the…

Your guide to the coming moth invasion

2 April 2016 9:00 am

After this mild winter, you can expect a clothes-ruining epidemic. They’ve already got my best suit

Christmas-themed books — for children and adults

12 December 2015 9:00 am

There’s a moment in a child’s life where Christmas begins to lose its magic. Once lost it cannot be regained,…

Allan Massie’s Bordeaux Quartet: truer to Occupied France than any history

10 October 2015 9:00 am

In a recent book review, the historian Norman Stone wrote: ‘Maybe the second world war can now be left to…

Oporto: a touch of North Africa and no hipsters

Tripe, pale tawny port and LSD: the delicious flavours of Oporto

8 August 2015 9:00 am

‘When he’s away, the thing he misses about Porto is the tripe.’ I was talking to Eduarda Sandeman, wife of…

A serious business

A wine pro finds himself out of his depth at the Varsity Blind Wine Tasting Match

25 April 2015 9:00 am

One of the great jokes of the wine trade is: ‘Have you ever confused Burgundy with Bordeaux?’ ‘Not since this…

The uneasy marriage of Jamaica’s two greatest exports

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Henry Jeffreys on Jamaica’s national drink

How to be knowledgeable about wine

29 November 2014 10:40 am

Or, how I learnt to stop worrying and love sommeliers

The fightback against wackiness starts here

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Forced, studenty wackiness has taken over our culture. It’s time to take a stand

How fathers and sons bond over booze

30 March 2014 9:00 am

How discovering wine brought me closer to my father

Agitprop for toddlers: the oddly strident politics of CBeebies

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The oddly strident politics of CBeebies

Seasonal drinking: Fortify yourself

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Henry Jeffreys gives thanks for winter warmers

The wine snob is dead and there’s a party happening on his grave

30 November 2013 10:41 am

Oenophilia is becoming increasingly egalitarian, and at last wine is an acceptable topic of conversation

The shape of that bottle looks familiar: cider judging, Bath, 1950

Sorry, Champagne, but cider is the original fizz

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The techniques that create Champagne were born in the forgotten cider boom of the 17th century,says Henry Jeffreys