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

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

2009 André Simon Awards

Joanna Simon with the winning book – Collio by Carla Capalbo. Julian Cotterell, chair of the André Simon trustees, looks on

Some photos from last night's presentation of the 2009 awards. Joanna Simon was the assessor for the drink books, while Jill Norman assessed the food books.

The shortlisted drink and food books

Jill Norman with Darina Allen (winner of the 2009 food book award with the Forgotten Skills of Cooking)
 The two assessors: Jill Norman and Joanna Simon

Chris Foulkes and Carrie Seagrave + Joanna Simon

Darina Allen is organising a grandmothers' cooking day on 25th April – a chance for grandparents to share their cooking skills with their grandchildren. Details here.

Prior to the presentation I caught up with Chris Foulkes and Carrie Seagrave, who are working on Jasper Morris' book on Burgundy that is due out in October. It will cover all of Burgundy with the exception of the Beaujolais.

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