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Andre Simon Lectures

Andre Simon Lectures


Each year, in memory of its co-founder André L Simon, the society asks a person of distinction within the world of wine and food to speak to an audience of assembled members on a specialist food and wine subject of their choice. 

To read your chosen lecture please click on the speaker's name in the table below, to open the document.   The lecture given by Michael Broadbent MW was the inaugural André L Simon Memorial Lecture given at Christie's, London on Monday October 18th, 1971 (with the Foreword by Hugh Johnson OBE).






Oz Clarke 

(photo, top left,
© Miles Willis)

Hot, Cold but mostly Cold. What the Present and Future holds

2018 London
Sanjay Menon

The Indian Wine Trade

2017 Mumbai
Zubair Mohamed 

The history of Scottish wine imports

2016 Edinburgh
Philip Rich A golden age for Australian wine 2015 Melbourne
Konstantinos Lazarakis MW Rediscovering Greek Wines 2014 Santorini

Michael Broadbent MW 

(photo bottom left)

My Wife & Hard Wines 2013 London
Sid Cross

Andre L Simon’s “Partners - A Guide to the Game of Wine & Food Match-making” (1951) - revisited

2012 Vancouver
Tom Scott German Viticulture, The Last 20 Years 2011 Liverpool
David Lowe The Search for Regional Identity  2010 Sydney
Mutle Mogase The South African Wine and Culinary Journey, Some Reflections 2009 Cape Town
F John Avery MW The Effects of Climate Change on Viticulture and Wine Production 2008 London
 Max Lake The Excitement of Wine  1989  Singapore
Hugo Dunn-Meynell Would André be proud of us? 1983 Vancouver
Michael Broadbent MW  The inaugural Andre L Simon Memorial Lecture