Book reviews 2019 – a guide

Shortlisted books for the 2019 André Simon awards

9 January 2020 We are republishing this list in order to remind you which books published in 2019 have been reviewed so far.

24 December 2019 It's book-review season again. We have tried to publish a few reviews of books Tam is particularly keen on in time for Christmas but there are still many more to come. Our picture shows the food and drink books shortlisted for this year's André Simon awards – all too few on wine, alas, though some of the titles reviewed by Tam were not submitted.

Below are those of Tam's reviews we have published so far, with the most recent at the top - although do note that some have been republished free after their initial publication. 

Also listed is Jancis's plug for the new edition of The World Atlas of Wine and photographer Jon Wyand's plug for his book on the Côte Chalonnaise.

Wine Simple by Aldo Sohm with Christine Muhlke (Don't quote me) 17 January 2020

The Landscape of Swiss Wine by Sue Style (Don't quote me) 7 January 2020

The Wines of Georgia by Lisa Granik MW (Don't quote me) 3 January 2020

The Wines of Great Britain by Stephen Skelton MW (Don't quote me) 31 December 2019

Natural Wine for the People by Alice Feiring (Don't quote me) 26 December 2019

The Wines of Germany by Anne Krebiehl MW (Don't quote me) 24 December 2019, republished (as Free for all) 9 January 2020

Italy's Native Wine Grape Terroirs by Ian D'Agata (Don't quote me) 23 December 2019

The Wines of Chablis and the Grand Auxerrois by Rosemary George MW (Don't quote me) 18 December 2019

Direct by Tony Laithwaite (Don't quote me) 17 December 2019

Vignette by Jane Lopes (Don't quote me) 9 December 2019, republished as (Free for all) 26 December 2019

Wines of the French Alps by Wink Lorch (Don't quote me) 2 December 2019, republished as (Free for all) 2 January 2020

The World Atlas of Wine (8th edition) by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson (Free for all) 7 September 2019

Côte Chalonnaise for wine lovers by Jon Wyand (Free for all) 21 August 2019

Novel entertainment: Brut Force by Peter Stafford-Bow, The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah and Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain (Don't quote me) 3 April 2019