Newsflash: Anne McHale of Berry Bros & Rudd wins 2010 edition
Anne wins a year's membership of the Circle of Wine Writers, £1000 cheque presented by Anova Books, a two week trip of the wine regions of Australia from Wine Australia and an engraved decanter. The runners up received a bottle of Janz sparkling wine. The award is sponsored by the Circle of Wine Writers, Pavilion Books and Wine Australia.
CIRCLE OF WINE WRITERS YOUNG WINE WRITER AWARD
Like so many in the industry, Penny began her career in a wine shop, before heading to New Zealand to study winemaking and viticulture. Upon returning to the UK, Penny went back to work in retail and importing while studying for the WSET certificates and diploma. She was winner of the Circle of Wine Writers Young Wine Writer Award in 2004, and subsequently joined the team at London-based Drinks Business magazine.
In 2006 Penny moved to Australia to work with titles, including Grapegrower & Winemaker, WINE100 and WBM – Australia’s Wine Business Magazine, and is now based in Adelaide where she works as a freelance journalist and consultant.
Andy won the Young Wine Writers Young Wine Writer Award in 2008 and later that year worked as a wine editor on Oz Clarke's book, Let Me Tell You About Wine. He regularly contributes to Majestic's customer magazine, Grape to Glass, and writes reviews and blogs online.
Nicola was the winner of the Circle of Wine Writer's Young Wine Writer Award in 2009 and will be going on her prizewinner's trip to the Australian wine regions at the end of 2010. She is keen to do more wine writing in 2011.