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"My good friend Gerry Dawes, the unbridled Spanish food and wine enthusiast cum expert whose writing, photography, and countless crisscrossings of the peninsula have done the most to introduce Americans—and especially American food professionals—to my country's culinary life." -- José Andrés, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee 2019

Food Arts Silver Spoon Award to Gerry Dawes

 Premio Nacional de Gastronomía - - James Beard Foundation Nomination (Best Wine Writing)
Premio Periodistíco Cava

Gerry Dawes's Article Medieval Riches of El Cid's City (About Burgos, Spain)
Front Page, The New York Times Sunday Travel Section

 About Blog Author Gerry Dawes, Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (National Gastronomy Award)


Guide to Gerry Dawes's Spain: Customized Culinary Tours, Epicurean Ways Scheduled Tours, Photography, Articles and Archived Posts

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Gerry Dawes & Lucio Blázquez, owner of Casa Lucio in Madrid, during Madrid Fusión week, January 2009.
Photograph by John Sconzo ©2009.

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Guide to Gerry Dawes's Spain & Recent Posts & Articles:

- - Innovation vs. Tradition in Spanish Cuisine

9/01/2008 Food Arts Over the Foaming Wave Article on Ferran Adriá

8/15/2008 Spain’s Surprising Terroir-Driven Reds: Slate-laced Glories

8/04/2008 Some men are born out of their due place

7/12/2008 Navarra: A Spanish Kingdom's Wines Wear the Versatility Crown

7/02/2008 Mencía: Terroir and Balance Mark Spain's Next Great Red Variety

6/12/2008 The Surprising Wines of Valencia - Spain - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Gala Issue

5/10/2008 Foods From Spain News Interview with Chef & TV Personality José Andrés at Madrid's Salón Internacional de Gourmets

1/17/2008 Spain’s Food & Wine Fairs: A Perpetual Feast

11/07/2007 The Great Don Pohren: His Passing & His Significance

4/20/2007 Galicia’s Green Gold: White Wines from Native Spanish Grapes

About Gerry Dawes

Gerry Dawes was awarded Spain's prestigious Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (National Gastronomy Award) in 2003. He writes and speaks frequently on Spanish wine and gastronomy and leads gastronomy, wine and cultural tours to Spain. He was a finalist for the 2001 James Beard Foundation's Journalism Award for Best Magazine Writing on Wine. And in 2004, he was awarded First Prize for Journalism on Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) by the Cava Institute .

Gerry Dawes has been traveling in Spain for more than 35 years with over 100 (60 in the past decade ) extensive food and wine trips to Spain. He has been cited for his knowledge of Spain in The New York Times and New York Times Magazine, New York Newsday, The Wine Spectator, The James Beard Foundation Newsletter, Food Arts, Men's Journal, and Spain's El País, El Mundo, Cambio 16, and Restauradores. Dawes has led numerous culinary and wine tours to Spain. His clients have included The World Trade Center Club, Club Managers of America Wine Society, Chef Mark Miller and his management team, the mythical 61st Tactical Fighter Squadron and The Commonwealth Club of California.


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Gerry Dawes can be reached at

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