Its a welcome evening with my good friend Jerry Lockspeiser (http://www.harpers.co.uk/jerry-lockspeiser/1000.bio) . Jerry has shown great devotion to Africa and has donated and helped schools in Sierra Leone. He is also major supporter of Action Aid. Tonight he is launching his new book on wine. ‘Your wine questions answered’ or as he subtitled it in his introductory talk ‘everything you wished to know about wine but were too embarrassed to ask!’ Its on Amazon -. Jerry was a major player in the wine trade – that rare breed of left wing entrepreneur – long may they continue. (Here’s looking at you Mrs Lockspeiser!)
It was a fun evening, plenty of wine and nibbles and interesting people to chat to, apart from the event running out of books for us to buy! I think that is the publisher’s failing – I mean really?
Jerry invited me to an Action Aid fund raiser with Emma Thompson which was a great event and I learnt a great deal about Jerry’s commitment to Africa (and to marathons!).