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Wine + Humor = ‘Gourmand’ Award

The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association is proud to announce that member Doug Pike’s book, “Gone with the Wine,” has been named “Winner in United State of America” in the GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS 2009 in the category: BEST WINE PHOTOGRAPHY ILLUSTRATION.

“Gone with the Wine…The Wine Cartoons of Doug Pike” has a forward by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Mr. Parker says, “Doug has a real feel for the psyche of the serious wine nut (and his/her long suffering spouse) and never fails to poke fun at them with a deft hand and his own trademark brand of humor.

Doug Pike, the acclaimed cartoonist of eRobertParker.com, the website of wine-czar Robert M. Parker, Jr., wields his rapier wit at the native inhabitants of the wacky world of wine in this collection of 100 of his best-loved works.

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Topics include (by chapter):
The Merchant of Vinous: The Retail Experience
Silence of the Lambruscos: The Uneasy Consumer
Beauty and the Yeast: The Waiter’s Lament
Ben-Hermitage: The Winemaker at Work
Saving Private Rhine Wine: The Domestic Front
Lord of the Rieslings: Wine and Life

Doug Pike’s wine cartoons are a regular feature on the on-line version of Robert M. Parker Jr.’s, The Wine Advocate, the most highly trafficked wine-related site on the Web. His cartoons that take a poke at the business world have been used by Forbes, former CNBC anchorman Ron Insana, The Munder Fund, Dick Davis Digest, GE Private Asset Management, Standard & Poor’s and many others.

Doug is now in the competition for the BEST IN THE WORLD COMPETITION. The Winner’s of this competition will be announced at the Paris Cookbook Fair and on www.cookbookfair.com site.

CONGRATULATIONS !!!
Gone with the Wine is available on http://wineappreciation.com http://Amazon.com and http://search.barnesandnoble.com.
Media contact for International Food Wine & Travel Writers:
Leigh Cort Publicity (904)-806-3613 leighcort@bellsouth.net

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