Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

'Quarto' of books recently received: World Atlas, Canadian Wineries, Cognac and Boutique Beer

 Three of the four new titles: Canadian Wineries, 
World Atlas of Wine (7th edition) and Cognac 

Two new wine books, one on spirits and one on beer
Brief details for the moment. 

Tony Aspler and Jean-François Bergeron: Canadian Wineries, Firefly, $29.95, 272 pagesTony supplies the text and Jean-François the photos. Tony is Canada's most established wine writer. There are now 560 wineries in Canada with wine now made in every state. Tony and Jean-François profile 60 of the leading wineries. 

Nicholas Faith: Cognac - the story of the world's greatest brandy, infinite ideas, £30, 212 pages
Nick is a leading authority on Cognac and his new book tells the history of Cognac as well as how and where it is made plus a listing of the producers and their Cognacs.

Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson MW: The World Atlas of Wine, 7th edition, Mitchell Beazley, £40, 400 pages
This is the seventh edition of Hugh's ground-breaking work. First published in 1971, it was hugely influential in cementing my interest in wine. This 7th edition will also be available as an iBook edition for £19.99. Both the paper and the i version will be published on 7th October. 

Ben McFarland: Boutique Beer – 500 of the World's Finest Craft Brews, jacqui small, £25, 224 pages 
This new title reflects the growth in the number of small and micro-breweries.  


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