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, 5 April 2011

Jasper Morris MW wins André Simon Drink Book Award 2010

Jasper Morris MW won the André Simon Drink Book Award 2010 with his Inside Burgundy, which is published by his employers – Berry Bros & Rudd. Jasper's book is the first title in the Berry's imprint.

Sarah Jane Evans MW presenting the drink book award

Sarah Jane Evans MW presented the wine book award in the absence of this year's assessor, Tony Quinn, who is himself up for an award tonight elsewhere in the city at the recently renovated Savoy Hotel. The presentation was at the Goring Hotel, Victoria, London.

Sarah Jane said: “It is a labour of love – Jasper’s life work – and it is beautifully written. A detailed book on Burgundy could have been inaccessible but the design is excellent – it looks modern and draws you in.”

Jasper said: “A hugely exciting moment. It has been years since I have felt as nervous as I did just before the awards were announced! I am thrilled that Inside Burgundy has won the André Simon Award and delighted for all those involved, especially designer Lizzie Ballantyne, our publishing partners Carrie Segrave and Chris Foulkes - their 8th André Simon award! - and of course Simon Berry for his vision in starting the Berry Bros. & Rudd Press as a new wine book imprint.”

The other shortlisted drink books

Terry Theise reading between the wines  

Peter Grogan: Grogans Companion to Drink

Benjamin Lewin MW: Wine Myths and Reality

Food Book 2010
Niki Segnit won the Food Book of the Year with The Flavour Thesaurus, which is published by Bloomsbury. The food books were assessed by Rosemary Stark.

Rosemary Stark and Niki Segnit with The Flavour Theasaurus

Nick Lander (Mr Jancis and an André Simon trustee) introducing the awards 

Kate Lander, Nick's sister, who organises the awards

J'espère Maurice: the background team

Lizzie Ballantyne (the designer – Lizzie B Design), Simon Berry (the publisher), Chris Foulkes and Carrie Segrave (book packagers) 

Tense before the announcement

... and afterwards

See post here with Simon Berry's comments on the publishing venture.


Luc Charlier said...
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Jim's Loire said...
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Jim's Loire said...

Slightly edited comment from Luc Charlier:

May I remark, as a comment upon your “tense before the announcement” picture, that your Lizzy copes with tension by ... inebriating. This, again, is an excellent snapshot of yours, Jim.
I won’t ask about the camera you use, it’s your very personal eyeball that – once more - does the trick (and possibly the visual cortex behind it). And now, a totally unnecessary additional comment: I used to know an Irish lady by the given name of Karen who looked exactly like Lizzy. Both have a pretty profile, I think. A sip of Coume Majou, perhaps?

Jim's Loire said...

Luc. I think delicate sip is the word you are searching for in respect to Lizzie.

The camera I used last night is a Canon G12 compact with a smal external flash mounted on its hot shoe.

Luc Charlier said...

Precisely ... « tu m’ôtes les mots de la bouche ».
Delicate or subtle are words I cherish but – alas – don’t seem to be able to make features of mine. I was even told once that ... I shot the cherished !

Jim's Loire said...

Luc – surely you shot the sheriff...