Volcanic Wines – Salt, Grit and Power by John Szabo MS. and published by Jacqui Small, has won the André Simon Food and Drink Book Award 2016 for Best Drinks Book of the Year. The André Simon Awards were founded in 1978 to recognise the achievements of food and drink writers and are the longest running awards of their kind.
The book itself takes a novel approach to the world of wine, using volcanic soil as the overarching theme and link between a wide range of grapes and wine regions. Its personal and anecdotal information helps to humanize the journey, with experiences and discoveries shared in eloquent but accessible, playful prose.
Congratulations to everyone who worked on the book!