jamie goode's wine blog

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Can you beleive it? I could hardly, at the time. But I actually won the Glenfiddich award for Drink Book at last night's glitzy ceremony, held at Albannach Restaurant in Trafalgar Square. I was thrilled - and, rather handily, 1000 richer. Plus you get a nice glass trophy and a bottle of 21 year old Glenfiddich with your name on the label.

But the big danger with winning awards like these is that you begin to think you are special. A big shot. Or that you matter. Thinking these things has an alarming tendency to turn the person thinking them into an arrogant asshole. So I remember - don't take myself too seriously. And whatever happens at this afternoon's Roederer awards, I'm thrilled to have got this one.

15 Comments:

At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

Well done Jamie---you a big head!!! no chance.But you are on your way no doubt to being the next HJ

 
At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

Well done indeed, Lord Goode of Twickers. However, it's the Roederer award all your loyal followers are really hoping for... ;-)

 
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At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Cam Haskell said...

Hearty congratulations! It's a great book so it's the least you deserve. Best of luck for the Roederer.

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger FiloBianco said...

Well done!!!

See my previous posts re your book...

What sort of bottle will you open to celebrate ?

F

 
At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Nik Tobutt said...

Great news, congratulations Jamie. I'm just off to try that Coyam you recommended recently.

 
At 4:28 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

thanks all for your kind comments - as you'll see from a more recent blog post, the cristal party has been called off. A nip of 21 year old Glenfiddich will have to suffice.

 
At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Jamie, drop a line when next in oz

Sean H

 
At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Steve said...

Congratulations, Jamie!

Your book is truly deserving of any and all awards. I hope a flood of sales follows!

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Richard & Catherine said...

Congrats again!! :o)

 
At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Dave & Sandra said...

Con grats for the award.
Shame about the critique of the 'corner Bistro', we paid for it for fiona's birthday because we actually rather like that place!

 
At 9:28 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Dave & Sandra, sorry about the restaurant critic bit - that was extremely rude of me when you had been so kind, and I've now removed it. We had a lovely evening, and it was a really great weekend.

 
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At 2:30 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Hmm, the spammers seem to have arrived on this blog. Just deleted a few.

 
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