jamie goode's wine blog

Monday, April 03, 2006

It's the Andre Simon Memorial Fund Annual Food and Drink Book Awards ceremony tonight. I shall be attending because, along with three other books, Wine science, has been shortlisted. Not that I expect to win. I've been shortlisted for The Glenfiddich, The Lanson and the Roederer before, and come away empty handed each time, and I expect tonight will be the same. The other wine books are John Livingstone-Learmonth's The wines of the northern Rhone, Konstantinos Lazarakis' The wines of Greece and what must be the favourite - Hugh Johnson's A life uncorked, which I really enjoyed. I heard from someone that even the shortlisted books get a cash prize, which, if true will be very welcome. So I'm going to attend expecting to be disappointed, and anything else - including a chance to meet Hugh, who is a winewriting legend, will be a bonus.


At 1:20 PM, Blogger Momo said...

Good luck!! I haven't read your book, unfortunately (I will be sure to, tho) but I recently stumbled onto your blog and it's great! All the best for tonight.

At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Ian W said...

Funny you're up for an award for your book, while I am using it as a reference for an essay on design and packaging! (Yes, I need some stuff on closures!)

I suspect you are right about the likely winner, but as an outside bet the Livingstone-Learmonth is a cracker, which I intend to buy. I already have WS, and I will borrow "Life..." from the library.

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Momo, thanks for the nice comment. Ian, glad you have ws, and John's book got a commendation at the awards - I had a look through it and it's on my shopping list.


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