Orange County-based internet “wine talk show” GrapeRadio.com won the James Beard Award for Video Webcast at the 2011 awards ceremony Friday in New York City. The local all-things-wine website faced estimable competition—prominent Time Magazine food writer Josh Ozerky’s Ozerky.TV, and well-regarded website Food. Curated. were also in the running. Grape Radio’s winning video podcast was The Scent of Black, a look at the Cahors region of France, famous for the Malbec grape and black truffles.
This is the second Beard award for Grape Radio, which won in 2008 in the same category for Stewards of the Land, a look at California’s Russian River Valley wine region.
The Beard award for Cookbook of the Year deservedly went to Diana Kennedy’s opus, “Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy” (University of Texas Press, 2010), which I wrote about in December. You can read my post by clicking here, and sample a great recipe from the book here.