"The James Beard Awards, known as the 'Oscars of the Food World,' kicked off its season Monday with its list of nominees for the best-of-the-best in the food industry. The James Beard Foundation, named after 'the father of American cuisine,' announced the nominees at The Azure Pool at The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas...The foundation has been honoring the outstanding names in the food and beverage industry since 1990."
—Fox News (March 20, 2012)
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its nominations for this year's James Beard Awards — and we are honored that THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE has been nominated for a 2012 James Beard Book Award in the category of Reference & Scholarship.
Our heartfelt thanks to the James Beard Foundation and its Book Awards Committee for this recognition of our latest labor of love...and our sincere
congratulations to the other nominees, whom you'll find listed in a .pdf file on the James Beard Foundation's website here.
Our thanks, too, to the dozens of wine experts we spent countless hours over several years interviewing for THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE. Their insights and experiences help to bring the subject of wine to life for everyone from newbies to collectors.
And, last but not least, our thanks to YOU — our readers, colleagues and friends — for your incredible support!
Winners will be announced at the James Beard Book & Journalism Awards ceremony being held in New York City on Friday, May 4th (four days before Karen's big birthday) — fingers crossed!
Karen & Andrew
P.S. In case you hadn't yet heard, on Tuesday, March 6th, THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE was named the "Best in the World" in its category at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards held at the Folies-Bergere in Paris!
P.S.S. THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE is also a Finalist for the 2012 IACP Book Award in the category of Wine, Beer or Spirits. Winners will be announced at the IACP's Awards ceremony on Monday, April 2nd.
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