Barolo Terroir, the Latest Book from Ian D’Agata, Editor-in-Chief of the TerroirSense Wine Review, Wins “Best in the World” Book Award

At the Second International Food Symposium held in Umea, Sweden, the Umea Food Symposium (Saturday, May 27, 2023), Ian D’Agata and Michele Longo, co-authors of the brand new book Barolo Terroir (Grapes Crus People Places) was named the “Best in the World 2023 -European Wine Books” category during the 23rd annual Gourmand Awards,  this year’s edition of which were held during the Food Symposium in Umea. Edouard Cointreau, President and founder of the Symposium and of the Gourmand International Awards stated that the book is “a masterpiece, quite unlike any other, even in France we do not have a book like this one on our wines“.
Michele Longo flew to Sweden to accept the award and also give a presentation on Barolo at the Umea Food Symposium’s speakers conference while also attending the Drinks Culture evening later in the day.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Every year, they honour the best food and wine culture books, printed or digital, as well as food television. The competition is open to all languages. Every year, Gourmand organizes a world symposium in a very special location for gastronomy. The Awards Ceremony is always an opportunity to meet every important person in the sector: hundreds of publishers, authors, chefs and journalists take part in these events. For this second Umeå Food Symposium, roughly 400 international leaders from over 50 countries to Umeå attended. Nordic and Swedish professionals were also be part of the welcomed guests.

Ian D'Agata

Editor-in-Chief of Terroir Sense Wine Review
President of Terroir Sense Academy
Vice President of Association Internationale des Terroirs
Chief Scientific Officer of TasteSpirit

Ian D’Agata has been writing and educating about wines for over thirty years. Internationally recognized as an distinguished expert, critic and writer on many wine regions, his two most recent, award winning books Native Wine Grapes of Italy and Italy's Native Wine Grape Terroirs (both published by University of California Press) are widely viewed as the "state of the art" textbooks on the subject. The former book won the Louis Roederer International Wine Awards Book of the Year in 2015 and was ranked as the top wine books of the year for the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times and the New York Times, while the latter was named among the best wine books of the year by Food & Wine Magazine and the NY Times.

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  • Well deserved! This fine book suits both the layman and the connoisseur and will grace any wine library. Highly recommended.

    • Thanks for your lovely comment Richard, we very much appreciate your words here at the office where our young staff is busy elarning as much about barolo and wine as possible to further their careers, as I am sure does my co-author, Michele Longo. Glad you enjoyed the book! Thank-you!

    • Thanks for the lovely words Rochard, everyone here at TerroirSense Wine Review appreciates your input. Glad you enjoyed the book! Ian

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