With great joy I can tell you that our recent wine book, “France, The Country Of Wine, Trends and Tradition”, has won the award as “Best Wine Education Book in Sweden 2014”.
It is the prestigious organization Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards that choose the book as the winner. (The book is currently only published in Swedish.)
We are very excited about this. A wine book about France was really lacking. Curiously, there is no book about France and French wines published in Swedish (at least not any modern and up to date one).
We thought this was a great pity because France is undoubtedly the world’s greatest wine country.
There are many other countries that make excellent wines, quite on par with many French wines, but there is no other wine country that has the same breadth and depth and diversity of quality wines.
Therefore, we took on the task of writing a book about all these great wines, a book that also talks a bit about the background to France’s current position on the world wine market.
Therefore it feels especially gratifying to receive the appreciation that such a price implies, Sweden’s best educational wine book!
This is how the awards certificate looks:
But do not deluded into thinking that it is a dry and boring textbook. On the contrary. We’ve made it vivid and readable for it to be enjoyed without too much of an effort by the reader. Just like a fine wine can be enjoyed with pleasure. It also has lots of illustrations, photographs from France’s vineyards and wine regions.
“France, The Country Of Wine, Trends and Tradition” has also been nominated for the international finals of the International Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. In it the book will compete against a small number of other books that also made it to the short list for the finale.
The finals will be held in China in June.
In the finals, we have actually two books competing! As mentioned “France, The Country Of Wine, Trends and Tradition”, but also the English edition of our book on wine and the environment: “Biocynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking”. Both are on the shortlist in different categories of the Gourmand International Award!
We eagerly look forward to the finals in June!