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Tales of the Tea Trade Shortlisted in the drink books category for the 2019 André Simon Food & Drink Books Award

Congratulations to Tales of the Tea Trade – Shortlisted in the drink books category for the 2019 André Simon Food & Drink Books Awards.

 The shortlist for the 2019 André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards has been revealed with 16 titles in the running for the £2,000 prizes.

The nominated books celebrate the best of contemporary food and drink writing and were selected from over 150 submissions. The winner of each category will be awarded £2,000 with an award of £1,500 in honour of John Avery and the Special Commendation Award of £1,500 also up for grabs.

The shortlist for the drink books category is as follows:

Tales of the Tea Trade: The Secret to Sourcing and Enjoying the World’s Favourite Drink by Michelle and Rob Comins;
Wines of the French Alps: Savoie, Bugey and Beyond with Local Food and Travel Tips by Wink Lorch (Wine Travel Media);
The World Atlas of Wine (8th edition) by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson (Mitchell Beazley)
Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier by Aldo Sohm with Christine Muhlke (Clarkson Potter) make up the shortlist.

Nicholas Lander, chair of the André Simon Memorial Fund, said: “The books are deliciously wide-ranging in theme and approach this year. In the spotlight are cuisines from Burma, Turkey and Japan alongside drink books which range from A Brief History of Lager by Mark Dredge to Tales of the Tea Trade by Michelle and Rob Comins.”

The panel was guided by this year’s independent assessors: award-winning author Niki Segnit for the food books and wine expert Dan Jago for the drink books.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in central London on Monday 20th January.

 

You can view the full food & drink books shortlist here .