Congratulations to Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall who won the award for the No 1 Best Wine Book in the World for Professionals at the 22nd International Gourmand Awards for “Wine Production and Quality“. The award was won at Yantai, in China’s Shandong province on 27th and 28th May. Wine, drinks, food and cook books from some 211 countries were entered in the competition.
The book is a comprehensive guide which explores the techniques of wine production in the vineyard and winery, and considers their impact upon the taste, style and quality of wine in the bottle. At the awards ceremony Edouard Cointreau, president of the awards jury, described the book as, “the one that I will buy for friends and colleagues.” Keith Grainger comments, “It’s great that the book has been universally so well received, and this award really is a fantastic reward for all the work that went into it.” Hazel Tattersall says, “Although written primarily for professionals, I am pleased that wine loving consumers are regularly telling me that the book is incredibly readable. I am so happy that this has been recognised by the Gourmand jury.”