Canadian Whisky Book Best in World Finalist


Best in World Spirits Book Finalist for 2012From hundreds of new spirits books published in 2012, Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert is one of just five that have advanced to compete for Best Spirits Book in The World at the Gourmand International Book Awards. The winner will be announced at Carrousel du Louvre, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 20H.00. As many as 1,400 guests are expected to attend the presentation. The Gourmand Awards will be held this year in conjunction with the Paris Cookbook Fair which runs from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24, 2013.The five finalists include: Investing in Spirits, Zeng Yu (Beijing Zito Books, China), Sake, Rainer Schillings, Ansgar Pudenz (99Pages, Germany), Single Malt Kitchen – Anton Bylygin, Erkin Tuzmvhamedov (Eksmo, Russia), Steffos Spiritbibel, Steffo Törnquist, Helen Pe (Lind and Co., Sweden) and Canadian Whisky, Davin de Kergommeaux (McClelland Stewart, Canada.)Each year, Gourmand hosts the awards in a location that has special significance for gastronomy. Past events have been held in London, Frankfurt, Bejing, Kuala Lumpur, Grythyttan Sweden and Barcelona, among others. The ceremony is an opportunity to meet the most influential people in the world of food, wine and spirits publishing; each year hundreds of publishers, authors, chefs and journalists take part.Does this nomination make me one of the five best spirits writers in the world?  Come on!  We all know Dave Broom, Christine Sismondo, Charlie MacLean, Dave Wondrich, and a host of others can write circles around me. So thanks guys and gal for clearing the path for me by not publishing a new book in 2012!  ;-)