Blog: Olly WehringDrinks news editor gets drinks out of order

Olly Wehring | 7 June 2007

A missive from our news editor, Jessica Harvey:

Yesterday afternoon (6 June), I was kindly invited to the terraces of The Houses of Parliament by The All Party Parliamentary Cider Group and The National Association of Cider Makers.

The line-up included Aspall Cyder, Aston Manor, Bulmer, Gaymer Cider Company, Green Valley Cyder, Merrydown Cider, Thatcher's Cider and Weston's. Big thanks to Roger Jackson from Weston's, who not only led me by the hand through a range of tastings, but also offered me an insight into the trade.

He said: “Shouldn't you be taking this down?”
I said: “I have a very good memory.”
He looked: afraid.

After gathering cards, getting invited to dinner by MPs and offered tours of New Scotland Yard by police officials, I kissed cheeks, donned headphones and jumped on the tube to my next port of call – The Century Club to meet Britvic (and my lovely editor) to drink wine and swap stories. Wine was followed by beer - I was very brave.

Now this much I know: Beer before wine, feeling fine. Wine before beer, feeling queer.

Cider then wine then beer?

Ouch...


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