About the Author
John Radford has tasted wines from all 63 DO zones, visiting over 50 of them in the process. An award-winning journalist, Radford was made a member of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino in 1996. These days, Radford splits his time between writing, broadcasting, and lecturing on wine. His book The New Spain won four international awards in 1999. The same year Mario Sandoval picked up his first Michelin star, he won the national Cooks Championship - at the age of 26. He studied in Madrid and Barcelona before revolutionizing the style and appeal of the family restaurant, Coque, just outside Madrid. Weekly columnist for Metro, he represented Spain at the Bocuse d'Or festival in Lyon, the world's top culinary contest, and has won many other accolades at home and further afield. His food style is very much modern Spanish.