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20 April 2020Bottoms Up! The Story of Wine. Its Rituals and Glasses.

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Bottoms Up! The Story of Wine. Its Rituals and Glasses. Andy McConnell Monday 20 April 2020

The story of wine from before the Bronze Age, visiting the ancient societies of Egypt, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and 18th century Britain to the present.  Andy will examine the extraordinary diversity of paintings and artefacts, including drinking vessels that have been created by history's greatest artists and craftsmen to enhance the pleasure of wine and impress guests.

Andy has dealt in antiques since adolescence, but served an apprenticeship in journalism.  After working in music, film and television, he returned to writing in 2004 as the author of the acclaimed tome The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass From 1650.  He followed this in 2006 with Miller's' 20th Century Glass.  He writes regularly for journals as diverse as The Times and Glass Circle News and runs Britain's largest antique and vintage glass gallery in Rye, Sussex.  He is best known as the distinctly humorous glass specialist on BBC's evergreen Antiques Roadshow and has recently completed his sixth series.

The cost, £40.00 which includes an excellent lunch and glass of wine.

Andy’s ability to both inform and entertain will inevitable make this day very popular. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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