jamie goode's wine blog

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

As predicted, I didn't win last night, but at the Andre Simon awards everyone is a winner, in that all shortlisted authors come away with a cheque. Mine was for 200, which I was very pleased about.

It was a good event, held on the top floor of New Zealand house, with stunning views across the London skyline (pictured). I got a chance to meet Hugh (the winner) for the first time, who, as well as being a wine writing legend, is a thoroughly nice chap. I also met the new publisher at Mitchell Beazley (an important person for writers like me) and John Livingstone-Learmonth, king of the Rhone.

The wine awards were presented by Andrew Jefford (another of my heroes), who gave each shortlisted book a thorough and thoughtful review. He's pictured here describing Wine Science, which he said some very nice things about. As an awards ceremony, the Andre Simon rocks. I cam away feeling like a winner, which I was, sort of.


At 5:41 AM, Blogger modernmod said...

Hi Jamie,

Shame you didn't win. I recieved Wine Science as a Christmas gift while I was in Perth, Australia. It's what pre-occupied me on my 30+hour flight back to Toronto (via London). I prefer the design and format of this version compared to the North American one. Looking forward to your next book.

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Thanks for the positive comments - always appreciated. Glad it slightly eased the pain of what sounds like a horridly long flight.

At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Jan-Tore said...

Congrats on being nominated. I've finally received the book and am looking forward to reading it.

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

be interested to know your thoughts

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