André Simon Lectures

André Simon with young Hugh Johnson (ca. 1963)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).



Bob Campbell MW

Oz Clarke
(photo © Miles Willis)

Development of New Zealand Wine Industry - 1954 to the present day 

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





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 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 1971 London