Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Young Wine Writer of the Year Award 2011

Young Wine Writer Award 2011

Can you write a winning wine article…and win £1000 plus an expenses-paid, two-week trip to the wine regions of Australia?

All you have to do it write 1500 words about any aspect of wine Pavilion Books, in association with The Circle of Wine Writers, are pleased to offer this annual award to help develop promising young wine writers. The award is open to anyone aged 30 or under by the end of 2011 who is based in the UK. Applicants should not yet have had a wine book published nor yet be an established wine columnist or regular contributor to a magazine. We are looking for wine-writing potential and commitment to popular consumer wine-writing rather than extensive knowledge or experience.

The winner of the Young Wine Writer Award will receive two fantastic prizes: £1000, sponsored by Pavilion Books, an imprint of Anova Books and publishers of Oz Clarke and Michael Broadbent, to enable the winner to travel to a wine region of his or her choice to gain firsthand experience and to develop a book or article based on that experience.

Wine Australia sponsor a 14-day, expenses-paid trip to the wine regions of Australia. The trip will include a tour of the key wine regions, opportunities to meet the growers and one-on-one tastings with leading producers. The winner will also get the chance to write articles about the trip for the Wine Australia website. (Terms and conditions apply.)

The winner will also be entitled to free membership of the Circle of Wine Writers for one year. The winning article will be published in Circle Update, the newsletter of the Circle of Wine Writers, whose membership includes many of the world's leading wine writers. 

Previous winners who are now established writers include Ray O’Connor (2007), Rebecca Gibb (2006) and Peter Richards MW (2001).

The deadline for applications is the 30th September.

For information on how to apply please contact Fiona Holman at Pavilion Books, The Old Magistrates Court, 10 Southcombe Street, London W14 0RA
tel +44 (0)20 7605 1403

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