The World of Fine Wine’s contributing editor Andrew Jefford, the son of a vicar and eldest of three brothers, grew up in Norfolk, England. He studied English at the University of Reading and pursued postgraduate studies on Robert Louis Stevenson with Malcolm Bradbury at the University of East Anglia, before working as an editor at Paul Hamlyn’s Octopus Group. In the late 1980s Andrew got the chance to combine his passions for wine and writing, and since then he has worked as a freelance drinks journalist and broadcaster. He has written several books and guides, most recently Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course. He has won a plethora of distinctions for his work, including three successive Louis Roederer Awards in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and three more in 2010, 2011, and 2012. His book, The New France, was awarded the André Simon Book Award, Lanson Award, and Veuve Clicquot USA Book of the Year. Andrew is currently in France, after a stint as a senior research fellow at The University of Adelaide and wine writer in residence to the Australia Wine 2030 project.
The 7th edition of the World’s Best Wine Lists Awards will still continue. Anyone who already entered their list will be in the judging process which is not affected by the current Covid-19 crisis, and anyone still wishing to submit their wine list for a star award can do so until 30th October, 2020. The results will be published as usual by December 2020.