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Anderson Burton

The in the US state Minnesota born journalist Burton Anderson was editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. As a young journalist he visited the famous winery in 1971 Biondi-Santi in the Tuscany and was tasting the Brunello di Montalcino (Riserva 1964) inspires to study the topic of wine. This started his long career as a wine journalist. Anderson ended his work in Paris in 1977 and moved his residence to Tuscany. He published his first work "Vino: The Wines & Winemakers of Italy" in 1980 and regularly contributed to specialist journals in the USA (Food & Wine), in England (The Friends of Wine) and in Italy (Civiltà del bere). For two years Anderson traveled through all Italian regions with their vineyards and cellars to create reliable wine lists. He earned the reputation of a leading authority on Italian wines, as well as dining and drinking culture,

His best-known works are "Biondi Santi: Brunello di Montalcino" (1988), "The Wine Atlas of Italy" (1990 - Wine Book of the Year, awarded by "André Simon Memorial Fund ")," Franciacorta, Italy's Sanctuary of Sparkling Wine "(1999)," Atlas of the Wine Roads of Tuscany "(2002) and" Wines of Italy "(2006). For his journalistic work he was honored several times, among other things, he received the "Targo d'onore e di merito" Italian Sommelier Association, the "International Association of Culinary Professionals Award", the "James Beard Award" (for food culture) and the "Culinary Institute of America" ​​the "Caterina de ' Medici Award ". In his internet blog "Beyond Vino" he writes about wine and other topics. In 2007, he was inducted into the Writer's Hall of Fame by the Wine Media Guild of New York.

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