jamie goode's wine blog: Glenfiddich Awards 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Glenfiddich Awards 2007

Time for a spot of shameless self promotion. Last night was the 2007 Glenfiddich awards, held at swanky Sketch and hosted very ably by Tim Atkin. I was shortlisted for winewriter of the year, and - amazingly - came away with the trophy. The Drinks book of the year award was won by Williamson and Moore's Wine Behind the Label.

To celebrate, Fiona and I sloped off to Gaucho Piccadilly. The decor is remarkable (right): lots of cowhide, on the seats, on the walls - but all done very tastefully in a striking modern style. As well as the buzzy ambience (this place was full on a Monday night), service was excellent and the food was superb. The steaks here are legendary, but everything else is done well, too. On the wine front, the expensive but extensive list of Argentinean wines is well chosen, and I picked the Amalaya 2004 from Colome high up in Salta, which was a really lovely vivid red blend. The only downsides were the long wait for our food (although there was an unsolicited apology) and the final bill (the food was worth it, but it was on the high side).

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At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Trang Tran said...

Congratulations for winning the winewriter of the year at the Glenfiddich Awards!!!
Trang Tran

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Colin said...

Well done Jamie - well deserved. And I hope the head is not feeling TOO sore this morning!

At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

Well done Jamie. By the way there is now a Gaucho on the riverside near Richmond Bridge,so if you are over here on a nice day,maybe we should have lunch.

At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Jeremy Wilkinson said...


Congratulations. I guess it's natures way of tellling you to give up the day job!

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Jack Hibberd said...

Well done mate. Well deserved.

At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Doug said...

Well deserved indeed.

At 3:47 PM, Blogger Cameron said...

Great stuff Jamie - thoroughly deserved. Keep it up.

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Michael Pollard said...

Congratulations Jamie. Well done.


At 2:52 AM, Blogger Paul Tudor said...


Is there a website with a list of all the winners available?



At 8:00 AM, Blogger Salil said...

Congrats - really well deserved!

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Summertown said...

Well done Jamie
This site and Wine Science are both huge contributions to wine

Rob Malcolm
Summertown Wine Cafe

At 12:47 PM, Blogger billn said...

If I look at the last 12 months, I honestly can't think of a more deserving winner - well done Jamie.
Cheers, Bill

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

really appreciate your kind comments.

At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Belated congratulations! This is richly deserved. Your site n blog are must-reads and I recommended them at every (appropriate) opportunity.
Best wishes
Martin Jones

At 6:44 PM, Blogger Richard & Catherine said...

Great news Jamie - CONGRATS!

At 10:10 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Paul, the answer to your question is yes:



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