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Jordan Mackay and Rajat Parr win André Simon Food & Drink Book Award

A big shout-out to W&S contributor Jordan Mackay and sommelier-winemaker Rajat Parr for taking top honors in the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2018.

From left: Trustee Sarah Jane Evans MW, Christina Rasmussen on behalf of drinks winners (The Sommeliers Atlas of Taste), assessor Victoria Moore, chair Nick Lander From left: Trustee Sarah Jane Evans MW, Christina Rasmussen on behalf of drinks winners (The Sommeliers Atlas of Taste), assessor Victoria Moore, chair Nick Lander


From left: Timothy d’Offay (The Life of Tea), trustee Sarah Jane Evans MW, shortlisted Michael Freeman (The Life of Tea) & drink-book assesor Victoria Moore From left: Timothy d’Offay (The Life of Tea), trustee Sarah Jane Evans MW, shortlisted Michael Freeman (The Life of Tea) & drink-book assesor Victoria Moore
Their book, The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe, was selected out of a group of finalists that included Amber Revolution: How the World Learned to Love Orange Wine by Simon J. Woolf; Flawless: Understanding Faults in Wine by Jamie Goode; The Life of Tea: A Journey to the World’s Finest Teas by Timothy d’Offay; Red & White: An Unquestionable Thirst for Wine by Oz Clarke; and Vineyards, Rocks, & Soils: The Wine Lover’s Guide to Geology by Alex Maltman. The awards are among the wine world’s most prestigious and are given yearly in memory of André Louis Simon, a prolific writer and gastronome who penned more than 100 books on wine, and established what’s now called the International Wine & Food Society.

Alex Maltman, author of Vineyards, Rocks and Soils Alex Maltman, author of Vineyards, Rocks and Soils
Drink books assessor Victoria Moore and shortlister Oz Clarke (Red & White) Drink books assessor Victoria Moore and shortlister Oz Clarke (Red & White)

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