2011 Louis Roederer Awards

September 20th 2011

Alas I am no longer the current Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer of the Year. That’s what happens with annual awards. You’re soon so last year!

But congratulations to Gabby Savage, deputy editor at the Drinks Business taking this year’s crown. Well deserved. She came to Harpers magazine when I was features editor on a work experience placement. A few months later, a staff writing job came up at the Drinks Business and she got it. She was quickly promoted to deputy editor when Jane Parkinson left the team, and she’s had her nose to the grindstone since. Well done. Spend your winnings unwisely!

Nice to see a few international writers getting on the winner’s podium this year. The competition has been accused of being UK-centric so it’s good to see US writer and natural wine supporter, Alice Feiring becoming online columnist/blogger of the year, Max Allen wine wine book of the year for The Future Makers: Australian Wine for the 21st Century and fellow Australian Tyson Stelzer win the Champagne writer of the year for his Champagne Guide 2011 eBook.

The other winners were…

The Artistry of Wine Award
Clay McLachlan

International Wine Website of the Year
Tim Atkin M.W. for timatkin.com

International Wine Publication of the Year
The World of Fine Wine

Regional Wine Writer of the Year
Liz Sagues for the Hampstead & Highgate Express

International Wine Columnist of the Year
Victoria Moore for articles from the Guardian/ the Telegraph

International Wine Feature Writer of the Year
Andrew Jefford for articles from The World of Fine Wine and Decanter

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