Andrew has written a number of books over the last 20 years. Drinking With The Valkyries: Writings on Wine will be published in September 2022. This is a selection of Andrew’s writing on wine (and tea) since 2007. His books Peat Smoke and Spirit: a Portrait of Islay and its Whiskies and The New France both received great critical acclaim. Peat Smoke and Spirit was reissued in 2019, with some errors corrected and a new introduction by Dave Broom bringing the whisky scene up to date, as Whisky Island

Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course was published in 2008. It is a friendly, accessible and easy-going introduction to wine for those who know little or nothing about it. Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course book cover thumbnailThe Wine Course is divided up into twenty different projects under three main headings: The Tools, The Elements and The Journey. The aim is provide those reading it with a framework for further discoveries, and the confidence to explore. A new, revised edition of Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course was published in 2016.

Book list

  • ‘Scotch Whisky: From Origins to Conglomerates’ in Whiskey and Philosophy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas, ed. Fritz Allhoff and Marcus P Adams (Wiley 2009)
  • Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course (Ryland, Peters & Small, September 2008; revised edition 2016)
  • ‘The Art and Craft of Wine’ (with Paul Draper) in Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine, ed. Barry Smith (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Peat Smoke and Spirit: a Portrait of Islay and its Whiskies (Headline, November 2004), republished as Whisky Island (Headline, 2019)
  • The New France (Mitchell Beazley, 2002)
  • Choosing Wine (Ryland, Peters & Small 2003)
  • After-Dinner Drinks (Ryland, Peters & Small 2003)
  • Wine Tastes, Wine Styles (Ryland, Peters & Small 2000)
  • One Hundred And One Things You Need To Know About Wine (Simon & Schuster 1998)
  • Smokes (Evening Standard Books 1997)
  • The Evening Standard Wine Guide 1997 (Evening Standard Books)
  • The Evening Standard Wine Guide 1996 (Pavilion)
  • The Wines of Germany (Mitchell Beazley 1994)
  • Which? Wine Guide 1991 (Consumers’ Association)
  • Port: an essential guide to the classic drink (Merehurst 1988)