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Print/Paid Drink Culture Shortlist 2019 (3)

Print/Paid Finalists for Best in the World

GOURMAND AWARDS 2019 - Paid
List of Finalists with Paid content for Food Culture

The objectives of the Gourmand Awards

  • Honor those who cook with words
  • Give an overview of World Food and Drink Culture in all its rich diversity and trends
  • Find reliable quality sources for the public, professionals and the media
  • Help promote the best authors and publishers
  • Help authors and publishers in the copyright foreign rights trade

The Gourmand awards are free and open to all content about Food and Drink Culture, big or small, public or private, trade publisher or self published, free or paid, print or digital, with or without ISBN, in all languages.

The quality of our best finalists for both paid and free content is rapidly improving, thanks to the digital revolution. In fact there is more and more investment in quality worldwide.

Food and Drink are now global

  • The trends become very fast very similar worldwide
  • The serious issues are being addressed, everywhere
  • There is reasonable ground for becoming more optimistic

For the first time, we are separating the lists of finalists for Print/Paid and Digital/Free content. This is the list of finalists with Print/Paid content.

2018-12-14

Total 2 lists of Finalists for Best in the World
1961 = 1346 Print/Paid + 615 Digital/Free
82% Food 1618  = 1130 Print/Paid + 488 Digital/Free
17% Drink 343  =  216 Print/Paid + 127 Digital/Free
216 countries and regions
+ 551 finalists more than last year

Last Year

Total 1 list of Finalists for Best in the World
1410 = 1239  Print/Paid + 171 Digital/Free
83% Food  1168 = 1024 Print/Pais + 144 Digital/Free
17%  Drink   242 =   215 Print/Paid +   27 Digital/Free
215  countries and regions

The steps

10 - 2018 Publication of Digital/Free Finalists
11 - 2018 Publication of Print/Paid Finalists
12 - 2018 Registration for Best in the World Events
Spring/Summer 2019 - Best in the World Events
One day later - Publication of Best in the World list

 

 

W1 WORLD OF WINE

 

W1-1 Wine Person of the Year

To be confirmed

 

 

W1-2 Wine book publisher of the year

France: Epure, Le vin en question, Hans-Ulrich Kesselring, Jules Chauvet
Germany: Tre Torri, Ralf Frenzel - Fritz Keller Wein
UK: Infinite Ideas, Richard Burton - Cognac, Nicholas Faith
USA: Ten Speed, The Sommeliers Atlas

 

 

W1-3 wine magazines - wine blogs

Australia: Repast, Jeremy & Heidi Holmes (D’or to Door)
Brazil: Revista Brasileira de Viticultura e Enologia
Germany: Fine: Das Weinmagazin, Ralf Frenzel (Tre Torri)
Scotland: Hot Rum Cow (White Light Media)
Sweden: Livets Goda
USA Professionals: Distiller Magazine (American Distilling Institute)
USA Public: Imbibe

 

 

W1-4 wine book of the year

Australia: Food, Wine and China, A Tourism Perspective, Christof Pforr, Ian Phau (Routledge)
Austria: Steiermark, Genesis of Terroir, Rudolf Lantschbauer (Vinothek)
China: Chinese wine market development, Report 2017-2018, Zhang Jian sheng, (NE Agriculture University) 9787568304443
Denmark: Coffee and Wine, Two Worlds Compared, Morten Scholer (Troubador)
France: La Cavale en Luberon, Paul Dubrule, Alexandre Lazareff (Glenat)
Italy: Poesia del Vino, Antonio Murgia (Aracne)
Spain: Memento Vino 2018-2019 (Lefebvre)
Sweden: Alkoholfritt till maten, Richard Man (Bonnier Fakta)
UK: The Home Bar, Henry Jeffreys, Foreword Alexandre Ricard (Jacqui Small)
USA: Flawless, Jamie Goode (University California)

 

 

W1-5 French Wine

France: Guide Hachette des Vins Coups de Coeur 2019 (Hachette Pratique)
Sweden: Champagne, 49 million bubbles in a bottle, Fredrik Schelin (Lava)
Switzerland: Essen & Geniessen mit Champagner, Hans R. Amrein (Werd & Weber)
UK: Languedoc-Roussillon, Paul Strang (Jeanne & Paul Strang)

 

 

W1-6 European Wine

Armenia: Armenian Vine and Wine (ICARE-GIZ) 9789939106281
Austria: Bio-Wein im Eigenem Garten, Sonja & Toni Schmid (Lowenzahn)
Belgium: Vin de Liège au coeur des vignes (Éditions de la Province de Liège))
France: Sur la route des vins italiens, Scarlino Ettore (Apogee)
Germany: Reise zum Wein: Toskana, Markus del Monego (Süddeutsche)
Italy: Akinas, Uve di Sardegna (Ilisso)
Slovenia: THE Slovenia Wine 2018 (THE Slovenia)
Spain: Análisis de un sector: Rioja 4.0, Emilio Barco Royo (Instituto de Estudios Riojanos)
Sweden: Cava: Spaniens populäraste mousserande vin, Anna Wallner (Grenadine)
Switzerland: In Dubio Prosecco, Bernhard Grimm (Werd & Weber)
UK: Eat, Drink, and be Sherry, Ben Howkins (Quiller)
USA: Rioja, Conversations with Winemakers, Christopher Barnes (Grape Collective)

 

 

W1-7 New World Wine

Australia: Wine Globalisation, Kym Anderson (Cambridge University Press)
China: Chinese Wine Market Development Report 2017-2018, Zhang Jian Sheng (NorthEast Agricultural S & T University) 9787568304443
France: Bodegas Mendoza, Eric Corbeyran (Glénat)
India: Wine World Nashik, Vijay Nipanekar (Garti)
Mexico: 102 Vinos Mexicanos (Robb Report)
New Zealand: New Zealand Wines 2019, Michael Cooper (Upstart Press)
Sweden: Chateau Vadå, Matts-Eric Nilsson (Ordfront)
Uruguay: Guía Racimos del Uruguay 2018 (Grupo Razimo)
USA: Amber Revolution: How the World Learned to Love Orange Wine, Simon J Woolf (Interlink)

 

 

W1-8 Wine Tourism

Austria: Österreichische Weingeschichte, Rudolf Lantschbauer (Vinothek)
Brazil: Viagens, Vinhos, História, Milton Assumpção (M Books)
Canada: Lake Ontario Uncorked, Erin & Courtney Henderson (Farm Fresh Books)
France: 100 châteaux qu’il faut connaître à Bordeaux, Isabelle Spaak, JF Chaigneau (Le Figaro)
Germany: Reise zum Wein: Toskana, Markus del Monego (Süddeutsche)
Spain: Una historia de toma pan y moja, Juan Eslava Galán (Planeta)
UK: Where to Drink Wine, Chris Losh (Quadrille)
USA: The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste, Rajat Parr, Jordan Mackay (Ten Speed)

 

 

W1-9 Digital

Argentina: Al Rojo Vino, Tamara Herraiz (TH)
Brazil: A Embriaguez de Beaudelaire, Camila Pereira, Daniel Faria
France: Stratégies et marketing du champagne, Martin Cubertafond (Eyrolles)
Georgia: Making wine in Qvevri (Elkana)
Mexico: Mezcalaria, Ulises Torrentera (Farolito)
Peru: Confesiones de un bartender desconocido, Alexander Valencia (Saxo.com)
Slovenia: Zdravljica- I produttori del Collio (Brda), Lorenza Pravato, Alessio Rozzi
USA: Is there apple juice in in my wine ? Heather & Jordan Lipp

 

 

W1-10 Professionals

Australia: Management & Marketing of Wine Tourism Business, Marianna Sigala, Richard Robinson (Palgrave Macmillan)
France: Le Goût des pesticides dans le vin, Gilles-Éric Séralini, Jérôme Douzelet (Actes Sud)
Italy: Etichettatura dei Vini, Alberto Sabellico, Giuseppe Martelli (Assoenologi)
Japan: Sommeliers, Exams Guide, Asuka Sugiyama 9784898154755
Spain: Luis Cañas, labrador de un sueño, Javier Pascual (Prensa del Rioja)
UK: Vines & Vinification, Sally Easton MW (WSET)
USA: The nano distillery, American Distilling Institute (White Mule Press)

 

W1-11 Translation

Austria: Georgischer Wein, Anna Saldadze, Claudia Tancsits (Leopold Stocker)
China: Dictionary for wine lovers, Bernard Pivot (East China Normal University) 9787567575172
France: L’anglais commercial du vin, Laetitia Perraut (Cafe Anglais)
Italy: Viaggio in Anfora, Kato Keiko. Masuko Maika, P. Bellomo (Velier)
Macedonia: Xinómavro, Stravroula Kourakou, Translation Alexandra Doumas (Foinikas)
Netherlands: Beer, Tadeáš Hájek, Translation Lander Meeusen (Createspace)
Portugal: Glossário Ilustrado do Vinho, Jorge Böhm (Dinalivro)
Romania: Războaiele vinului, Mike Veseth (Aser - Vinul.ro)
Russia: Madeira o vinho dos czares, Siiri & José Milhazes
Sweden: Cava, Spain’s Premium Sparkling Wine, Anna Wallner (Grenadine)

 

 

W2 THE DRINKS

 

W2-1 Non Alcoholic & Other Drinks

Canada: Taxing soda for public health, Philippe de Wals, Marie-Claude Paquette, Yann Le Bodo (Springer)
China: The Different Drinks, Hua Xiang Yu (CHLIP) 9787518418664
Italy: Low Alcohol Cocktails, Diego Ferrari (Bibliotheca Culinaria)
Japan: Vegefuru, Manami Iwata (Tatsumi) 9784528022102
Luxembourg: Smoothies for Toddlers, Vesela Savova
Poland: Moje spektakularne soki i koktajle, Karolina Szostak (Edipresse)
Sweden: Smoothie Bibeln, Eliq Maranik (Grenadine)
Thailand: Lamai Healthy Fresh Coconuts (Karb Studio)
Turkey: Fit Smoothie, Gamze Şanlı Ak (Alfa)
UK: Seedlip, The cocktail book, Ben Branson, Rob Lawson (Robinson: Little Brown)
USA: The Faygo Book, Joe Grimm (Wayne State University)

 

 

W2-2 Coffee

Brazil: Pesquisas em Café, Università del Caffè Brazil (Pensa-UDC-Illy: Editora Pasavento)
China: Walking Coffee Map in Beijing (CITIC) 9787508694856
Czech: Velká kniha o kávě, Petra Davies Veselá (Smart Press)
Denmark: Coffee & Wine, Morten Scholer (Troubador)
Ethiopia: Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia, Aaron Davis (Royal Botanic Gardens)
France: Culture Café, Christophe Servell, Fabrice Leseigneur (La Martinière)
Germany: Kaffeeliebe, Britta Heithoff (Franzis)
Ireland: Ireland Independent Coffee Guide (Salt Media)
Italy: Caffè Sommelier, Luigi Odelli, Giovanni Ruggieri (White Star)
Puerto Rico: Te Invito a una taza, Érica Reyes (Arbola)
Scotland: Scottish Independent Coffee Guide (Salt Media)
Thailand: Kwan Cafe (Karb Studio)
Turkey: Kahve, Cenk Remzi Girginol (Oglak Yayinlari)
USA: The new rules of coffee, Jordan Michelman, Zachary Carlsen (Ten Speed)

 

 

W2-3 Tea

Austria: Das große Teebuch, Rainer Schmidt (Braumüller)
China: Tea History: Lao Qiao (CIP) 9787122319746
France: À la Recherche des Meilleurs Thés de Chine, Robert Fortune (Espaces & Signes)
Indonesia: Leaf it to tea, Santhi Serad (Afterhours Books)
Italy: Manuale per la preparazione del Tè, Davide Pellegrino (Giunti)
Japan: Make your own Kaiseki style meal for the tea ceremony, Ryoko Irie, Soju Sato (Sekai Bunka) 9784418183012
Portugal: Receitas à Volta do Chá, Maria Ana Silva Vieira (Oficina do Livro)
UK: Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea (Hoffman Media)
USA: A Little Tea Book, Sebastian Beckwith, Caroline Paul (Bloomsbury)

 

 

W2-4 Spirits

Australia: The big book of Gin, Dan Jones (Hardie Grant)
Austria: Gin, Bitter, Wermut, Alois Gölles (Leopold Stocker)
Brazil: Os Segredos da Cachaça, João Almeida, Leandro Dias (Alaúde)
France: Le guide du saké en France, Adrienne Saulnier-Blache, Ryoko Sekiguchi (Keribus)
Germany: 99 x Crafts Spirits, Theo Ligthart, Thomas Kochan (Christian)
Italy: Cynar e i suoi Fratelli, Antonio Dalle Molle, Marco Bertoli, Giustina Porcelli (Morelli)
Japan: Japanese Whisky, Brian Ashcraft, Idzuhiko Ueda, Yuji Kawasaki (Tuttle) 9784805314098
Netherlands: Distilleren, de kunst van het ruiken Fenny van Wees (Loopvis)
Peru: La Guía del Pisco, Lucero Villagarcía
Scotland: Gin Galore, Sean Murphy (Black & White)
Spain: El Sabor del Ron, Alfredo Martín
Sweden: Skottlands bästa whisky, Ingvar Rönde (Tukan)
Switzerland: Whisky Whiskey, Peter Hofmann (AT Verlag)
UK: That’s the spirit!, Jonathan Ray (Quadrille)
USA: Moonshine, John Schlimm (Citadel)

 

 

W2-5 Cocktails

Argentina: Coctelería clásica y moderna, Andrés Rolando, Pablo Fernández (Sudamericana)
Australia: The Book of Vermouth, Shaun Byrne (Hardie Grant)
Cuba: Mi Daiquirí en el Floridita, Fernando Fornet Piña (Artex)
France: Mon cours de cocktails, Yoann Demeersseman (Dunod)
Germany: Cocktails, Franz Brandl (Südwest)
Italy: Prosecco & Spritz, Elisa Giraud (Sime)
Peru: El Gran Chilcano, Manuel Cárdenas Mujica
Spain: Cócteles para Dummies, Javier de Las Muelas (Planeta)
Sweden: Jakten på en perfekt Gin & Tonic, Hans-Olov Öberg (Louise Bäckelin Förlag)
UK: Homemade Cocktails, Helen McGinn (Robinson: Little Brown)
USA: I’ m just here for the drinks, Sother Teague (Media Lab Books)

 

 

W2-6 Matching Food and Drink

Australia: Barossa Journeys: Noris Ioannou (Wakefield)
Austria: Hirter Bierkochbuch (Dachbuch)
Canada: Le sommelier, c´est vous!, Jacques Orhon (Sogides)
Belgium: Beerstronomy, Eric Verdonck (Lannoo)
France: Entrée, plat... et vin compris ! , Marie-Dominique Bradford, Quitoque (Dunod)
Japan: Hassun & Shizakaua made easy with sake, Ryoko Irie, (Sekai Bunka) 9784418183210
Portugal: Vinho à Mesa, Maria João de Almeida (Desassossego)
Singapore: Top Chinese restaurants in the World, Ch’Ng Poh Tiong (The Wine Review)
South Africa: Ambeloui, What’s for Lunch? , Ann Christodoulou, Jan Ras (New Media)
Spain: Los Secretos de la Cocina del Cava, Foreward: Rafael Ansón (Planeta Gastro)
Sweden: Den Stora smakresan, Richard Bengtsson (LAVA)
Switzerland: Mövenpick-Kochbuch, Sabine Hauptmann (GU)
UK: The beer kitchen, Melissa Cole (Hardie Grant)
USA: The wine table, Vickie Reh (Skyhorse)
Venezuela: CAVA: Cocina, Armonía, Vinos, Afrodisíacos, Sonia Perez (Artmedia Studio)

 

 

W2-8 Beer

Argentina: Pasión por la cerveza, Ricardo “Semilla” Aftyka (Grijalbo)
Austria: Hirter Bierkochbuch (Dachbuch)
Belgium Flemish: Belgian Abbey Beers (Lannoo)
Belgium French: La culture de la bière en Belgique, Gaëlle van Ingelgem (Pierre Mardaga)
Brazil: 1000 Cervejas Premiadas Brasileiras, Altair Nobre (Beer Art)
Canada: East Coast Crafted, Whitney Moran (Nimbus)
China: 11 types of Beer, Yin Yi, Zhao, Yun Zhi (CIP) 9787122323345
Czech: Kniha o Pivu, Pavel & Marcela Borowiec (Smart Press)
France: Brasseries de Flandre, Marie-Hélène Chaplain (Chêne)
Germany: Bier Brauen, Jan Brücklmeier (Eugen Ulmer)
Italy: Libro della birra 1,2,3 Mirco Marconi, Tullio Zangrando (Edagricole)
Netherlands: Bier & Kaas!, Arvid Bergström, Annelies van den Ende (Koken met Krullen)
Sweden: Brygga stiltypisk öl, Peter Eronson, Magnus Vasilis (Grenadine)
UK: CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2019 (CAMRA)
USA: Dark Lagers, Thomas Kraus-Weyermann, Horst Dornbusch (AACC)

 

 

W3 LIFESTYLE

 

W3-1 Drinks History

Australia: The Way it was, Margaret River, Peter Forrestal, Ray Jordan (Margaret River Press)
Brazil: Cachaça: história, gastronomia e turismo, Jairo Martins (Senac)
Canada: Back to Beer...and Hockey: The Story of Eric Molson, Helen Antoniou (McGill University)
France: Une autre histoire du vin, Sophie Brissaud, Pierre Guigui (Apogee)
Germany: Wein Karl Marx, Jens Baumeister (Thekottabos)
Italy: Storia regionale della Vite e del Vino, A. Calò, L. Bertoldi Lenoci (Edizioni Pugliesi)
Martinique: Les Etiquettes du Rhum Racontent L’ Histoire de la Martinique et de la Guadeloupe, André Exbrayat (Harmattan)
Peru: Las Viñas de Lima, Guillermo Toro-Lira (Universidad Ricardo Palma)
Spain: 100 figuras históricas del vino español, Proensa (Planeta Vino)
Sweden: Skotsk whisky – en god historia, Örjan Westerlund (Grenadine)
UK: 101 Award-Winning Cocktails, Paul Martin (Robinson: Little Brown)
USA: Crush: The Triumph of California Wine, John Briscoe (University Nevada)

 

 

W3-2 Drinks Education

Argentina: El Vino en Zapatillas, Sabrina Cuculiansky (Albatros)
Belgium: L’ Anti-Guide du Vin, Fabrizio Bucella (Dunod)
Canada: Le Sommelier, c´est vous!, Jacques Orhon (Sogides)
China: Looking for Fabulous Tea, Yi Mei Sheng Huo, (CHLIP) 9787518415915
Dominican Republic: Degustar y Catar (Entretintos Placeres)
France: Grandeur Nature, Évelyne Malnic (Dunod)
Germany: Wein Genießen, Paula Bosch (Callwey)
Mexico: Guía de Vinos Mexicanos Artboden, Arturo Bodenstedt (Artboden)
Peru: El Pisco y su vigencia, Cesibell Sánchez (Torre de Papel)
South Africa: The Story of Wine, Lynn Barnes (Made in South Africa)
Sweden: Prova öl: Titta, dofta, smaka, Peter Eronson, Robert Andersson (Grenadine)
UK: Red & White, Oz Clarke (Robinson: Little Brown)
USA: Wine Folly, Magnum edition, Madeline Puckette, Justin Hammack (Avery)

 

 

W3-3 Illustrations

Argentina: Tarot Mendoza, Ana Díaz Moyano, Angie Villé
Chile: Di Vin Sang, Mauro Ceballos
China: Tea History, Lao Qiao (CIP) 9787122319766
France: Dans les Coulisses du Champagne, Benoît Blary (Jungle)
Indonesia: Leaf it to tea, Santhi Serad (Afterhours Books)
Portugal: Colheitas e Artistas 1985-2015 (Esporão)
Spain: Vinómics. Relatos gráficos con sabor a buen vino (Norma)
Sweden: Probiotiska smoothies, Eliq Maranik (Grenadine)
USA: Wine Food, Camille Shu (PRH)

 

 

W3-3 Photography

France: La Cavale en Lubéron, Didier Gemignani (Glénat)
Japan: Make your own Kaiseki-Style meal for the tea ceremony, Hoshito Omija, Ryoko Irie, Soju Sato (Sekai Bunka) 9784418183012
Peru: Pisco Patrimonio, Adam Louis Weintraub (Photo Experience)
Portugal: No reino do vinho dos homens, Sérgio Jacques, Gonçalo Maia Marques (Esencia del Lugar)
Sweden: Jakten på en perfekt Gin & Tonic, Hans-Olov Öberg (Louise Bäckelin Förlag)
Switzerland: Photographies autour d’un verre de vin, Gérard-Philippe Mabillard (Glénat)

 

 

W3-4 Drinks Writing

Austria: Der Wein des Vergessens, Robert Streibel (Residenz)
Brazil: A Embriaguez do Beaudelaire, Camila Pereira, Daniel Faria
France: Si le vin m’était conté, Roland Lecarpentier, Nicolas Joly, Alain Dutournier (Libre & Solidaire)
Italy: Nuvola Lavazza (Minimum Fax)
Spain: Reinas de Copas, Zoltan Nagy (Tolosa Wine Books)
Sweden: Svenska Drycker, Martin Ragnar (Carlsson)
Switzerland: Goldene Nase, René Gabriel (Werd Weber)
UK: Wine, A Way of Life, Steven Spurrier (Adelphi Press)
USA: The Joy of Tippling, Ray Oldenburg (Berkshire Publishing)

 

 

W3-6 DrinkS and Health

Canada: Taxing soda for public health, Philippe de Wals, Marie-Claude Paquette, Yann Le Bodo (Spreinger)
France: Alcool et Droit, Thibaut Leleu (Mare & Martin)
Italy: Il Consumo di Vino como Fatto Sociale, Stefania Tusini, Fabio Voller (Altravista)
Spain: Memento Vino, José Luis Palma (Lefebvre)
Sweden: Alkisbarn, Robert Laul (Norstedts)
USA: Supreme Court & Alcohol, Glass & Gavel, Nancy Maveety (Rowman Littlefield)

 

 

W4 SPECIAL AWARDS

 

W4-1 DrinkS Special Awards

These most prestigious  awards are final. They do not compete with each other. If present at the awards ceremony, each will be called to the stage.They have the right to Best in the World.

France: Vins Doux Naturels du Roussillon (Nez du Vin)
France: Enjeux & perspectives historiques d’un territoire, Serge Wolikow, Olivier Jacquet (Chaire UNESCO- Universite Dijon)
France: L’origine fait-elle vendre le vin ? Nadine Franjus-Adenis (Harmattan)
France: Une place sur terre, Catherine Bernard (Rouergue)
Italy: Lost in Abruzzo, Alessandro Bocchetti (Vandenberg)
Mexico: El Pulque, Lydia Patricia Martínez (CDI)
Spain: Antonio Larrea, el alma del Rioja, José Luis Gómez Urdáñez, César Luena López (Fundación Vivanco para la Cultura del Vino)
Spain: El Medoc Alavés, La Revolución del vino de Rioja, Ludger Mees (La Fábrica- Cia de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez)
Spain: Si mil hijos tuviera (Nido de Ratones)
Sweden: Form för alla sinnen, Erika Lagerbielke (Carlsson)
USA: 2018 Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide, Jane Nickels (Createspace)
USA: 43 wine regions, Michael Biddick (Mascot Books)

 

 

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