A few months ago we were at the OIV ceremony for their annual book awards. To pick up our prize. OIV is short for International Organisation of Vine and Wine, a sort of “United Nations of wine”. Each year they have a book competition where they give awards to the most deserving books in the area of wine literature. Given what the organisation is, you can imagine that it is a prestigious award. The Director General of the OIV, Jean-Marie Aurand, called it “The Nobel Prize of Wine Literature”. Yes, he did say it somewhat jokingly in his presentation, but in the wine world it is perhaps not far from the truth.
Our latest book was one of the winners! “France, The Country of Wine” won the OIV Award in the category “Wine and Territories”.
Read more on this, see some pictures from the ceremony, and our thank-you speech on BKWine Magazine: Receiving “The Nobel Prize of Wine Literature”.