My new book Money, Taste, and Wine: It’s Complicated received this year’s prize for “Best in the World” Wine Writing from Gourmand at the awards ceremony in Yantai, China on May 28, 2016.
My University of Puget Sound colleague Prof. Pierre Ly (shown above) accepted the award on my behalf, speaking in both English and Chinese. Pierre is in China lecturing and gathering material for the book that he and Cynthia Howson are writing about the Chinese wine industry.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially Gerard Bertrand (Le Vin à la belle étoile) and Andrea Zanfi (Prosecco on the Road) for best wine book and Suzanne Mustacich for best digital wine book (Thirsty Dragon).
Congratulations and a personal shout-out to Beate Joubert. Her book Taste of the Little Karoo won the “best in the world” bronze medal in the Local Cuisine cookbook category. We had a delicious lunch at Beate’s restaurant at the Joubert-Tradauw winery in Barrydale when we visited South Africa. Her husband Meyer and son Andreas are featured in the final chapter of Money, Taste, and Wine.
Thanks to Gourmand International for this honor. Thanks to my publisher Rowman & Littlefied and my editor Susan McEachern their valuable contributions to Money, Taste, and Wine. Special thanks to Pierre Ly for teaching me so much and representing me at the awards ceremony and to Édouard Cointreau for his encouragement and support.
Congrats. I will but it soon
Quite an honor…and well deserved.
Considering the high quality of the other nominees in the competition, you deserve to feel smug, and preen your feathers. This feeling will last until someone asks, “So Mike, what’s your next book about?”
Enjoy the moment. You earned it.
Too late. Already happened. And the next one is called “Around the World in 80 Wines.” Working on it now!
Woohoo! Warmest congratulations, Mike (and thanks so much for the shout out).
Congratulations on your award. I am headed to Cape Town in a couple of weeks. Will ping you for some recommendations.
Jim Brown ’78
We loved Cape Town. Write me at Mike@WineEconomist.com for recommendations.
Congratulations Mike! Well-deserved I’m sure, by chance do you know where in the SF Bay Area I can buy a copy? I could not make it to New York again this year, did you attend again?
No, I didn’t Matt. Not sure about brick and mortar bookstores, but all the online outlets will have it. Thanks!
Congratulations and cheers! Always enjoy your writing online or in print.
from my iPad
Congratulations Mike, that is quite an honor!!
Wow! Congrats, cannot wait to get a hold of this book for my summer reading by the pool with glass in hand of course. Cheers!