The Literary Prize of the Bordeaux Wine Academy, founded in 1983, is awarded for a work which contributes to a better knowledge of Bordeaux wines.
The winner is given ten cases of twelve bottles of the finest wines of the Academy which go to make up the award.
The following is the list of the literary prizes awarded by the Bordeaux Wine Academy.
- 1983 Hubert DUYKER for "Les bons vins de Bordeaux"
- 1984 Henri ENJALBERT for "L'histoire de la vigne et du vin"
- 1985 Bernard GINESTET for "Margaux", "Saint-Julien", "Pomerol" and "Côtes de Bourg"
- 1986 Georges RENOY for "Les mémoires du Bordeaux"
- 1987 Hugh JOHNSON for the World Wine Atlas
- 1988 Emile PEYNAUD for "Le goût du vin"
- 1989 Michel DOVAZ in recognition of his corpus
- 1990 Maison Hachette for the Wine Guide and Atlas
- 1995 Michel ONFRAY for "La raison gourmande"
- 2000 David HAZIOT for "Le vin de la liberté"
In 2003, the Bordeaux Wine academy and the City of Bordeaux created the « Montaigne Prize » designed as an award for a work representing the values of humanism, tolerance and freedom cherished by the famous Bordeaux writer and Mayor of Bordeaux from 1581 to 1585.
The winners of the Montaigne Prize awarded by the Bordeaux Wine Academy and the City of Bordeaux are as follows:
- 2003 Philippe Sollers was awarded the Montaigne Prize on the occasion of the first edition of "l'Escale du livre" for his book entitled "Illuminations"
- 2004 Jacques Julliard, currently deputy Director of the Nouvel Observateur news magazine in which he writes a weekly article, was awarded the Montaigne Prize for his book "Le choix de Pascal"
- 2005 Michel Winock, historian, for his book "La France et les juifs, de 1789 à nos jours" published by Le Seuil.
A special prize was exceptionally awarded to François Cheng, of the French Academy, for "Le livre du vide médian" published by Albin Michel.
- 2006 Thérèse Delpech, a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, professor of philosophy, is a researcher with the International Research and Study Centre (CERI, FNSP) and member of the International Strategic Studies Institute in London. She was awarded the Montaigne Prize for her work "L'ensauvagement, le retour de la barbarie au XXIe siècle".
- 2007 Pascal Bruckner for « La tyrannie de la pénitence, Essai sur le masochisme en Occident » published by Grasset.
- 2008 Philippe Beaussant for "Passages : de la Renaissance au Baroque" published by Fayard.
- 2009 Elie Barnavi for "L'Europe frigide, réflexions sur un projet inachevé" published by André Versaille.
- 2010 Mona Ozouf for"Composition française, retour sur une enfance bretonne" published by Gallimard.
A special prize was awarded to Jean-Claude Casanova the magazine "Commentaire" of which he is the director.
2011 Laurent Fabius pour "Le cabinet des douze, regard sur des tableaux qui font la France" published by gallimard.
2012 Pierre Nora pour "Historien public" published by Gallimard.
2013 Jean-Pierre Le Goff pour "La fin du village : une histoire française" published by Gallimard.
2014 Philippe Raynaud pour "La Politesse des Lumières : Les lois, les moeurs, les manières" published by Gallimard.
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