Essi Avellan’s books 100 parasta viiniostosta (Tammi 2009) and Matka Champagneen (Tammi 2010) have been selected as Finland’s best wine books in 2010 to compete in the international Gourmand Wine Book Awards. The books compete in the categories Best Wine Guide Book and Best France Wine Book.
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, organised since 1995, have 53 categories for cookbooks, and 23 for wine books. In 2009, over thirty countries won “Best in the World” at the Gourmand Awards.
The results will be announced on March 3, 2010 at the annual Awards event.