|Britt Karlsson holding the award for her book, The Creation of a Wine|
You wouldn’t think that a prize-winning book on wine would come out of Sweden, which has no wine-growing tradition and only the barest beginning of a wine industry.
But a Swedish wine book, The Creation of a Wine, has been named the “World’s Best Wine Book for Professionals 2010” in the 2011 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The award ceremony took place at Folies Bergères in Paris in March.
Written by Britt Karlsson with photography by Per Karlsson, the book covers wine from the vineyard to the cellar. The Karlssons are both Swedish wine journalists based in Paris; they also operate a wine travel business called BKWine Tours, which organizes wine-oriented tours for wine enthusiasts and professionals.
According to the author, the book was “written for those who want to know more about vine growing and winemaking, without being winemakers themselves: the wine trade, sommeliers, wine educators etc. But it is also a book for the dedicated ‘amateur’ wine enthusiast.”
The book—which has not yet been translated into English—was previously named the “Best Wine Book in Sweden 2010.”