ALICE LASCELLES IS AN AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST, AUTHOR AND DRINKS EXPERT.
A regular voice on BBC Radio 4, Alice has appeared on PM, Woman’s Hour, Broadcasting House and was also a judge for the Food Programme’s Food & Farming Awards 2019. She has also appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
Hard liquor is Alice’s speciality but she writes about drinks of all sorts. Her subjects have ranged from South Africa’s Swartland wine scene and the science of wood ageing through to Japanese whisky, single estate tea and the bar community that helped regenerate New Orleans post-Katrina. One of her favourite gigs was interviewing physicist Professor Brian Cox about his champagne collection.
Alice writes for the Financial Times and is a Contributing Editor on FT How To Spend It, where her column The Goblet covers wine, spirits and bar culture. She is also a regular contributor to FT Weekend. Previously Alice was the drinks columnist for The Sunday Times and The Times. Her work has also appeared in The Evening Standard, Vice and many more. In 2019 she was named Fortnum & Mason Drinks Writer of the Year and in 2016 she was Spirits Communicator or the Year at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
In 2015 she published her critically acclaimed first book, Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking (Saltyard 2015), a spirited tour of the cocktail cabinet inspired by a career spent travelling the world in pursuit of the mixed drink.
Another big part of Alice’s work is giving talks and leading tastings – she’s appeared everywhere from the Southbank London Literature Festival and Port Eliot to the FT Weekend Festival. She heads up the drinks judging panel for the Young British Foodie Awards.
When she’s not writing, Alice has a second life as a musician which has included touring with the White Stripes and releasing an album under the name Alice Gun. She also likes gardening and walking in the Lake District. She lives in London with her husband, two sons and cocker spaniel Daisy.
FOOD & DRINK
IWSC Spirits Communicator of the Year, co-founder of Imbibe,
ex-Times booze expert and now Financial Times contributing editor.