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

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Young Wine Writer of the Year 2012 + DWWA tasting

30 or under 30 by the end of this year and fancy a career* as a wine writer? The Young Wine Writer Award has been the launching pad for some successful writers in particular Peter Richards MW, the first winner of the award back in 2001. Prizes include a cheque for £1000 from sponsor Anova Books, who publish Oz Clarke and Michael Broadbent MW, a 14-day all expenses paid trip to the wine regions of Australia from sponsor Wine Australia and a year's membership of the Circle of Wine Writers. 

To win you have to write a 1500 word article on an aspect of wine.  

We had record entry last year with many of a very high quality. The worthy winner of the 2011 award was Barley Blyton. Hopefully the entries will be equally good this year.   

Applications for the Young Wine Writer of the Year Award are now open with a closing date of 30th September 2012. The award is sponsored by Anova Books, the Circle of Wine Writers and Wine Australia. 

Full details on   

Barley Blyton (Young Wine Writer of 2011) and Yvonne May (regional director of Wine Australia: UK, Ireland and EU)

* Although writing about wine can be endlessly fascinating, be warned that only a few earn a good living. This should not, however, stop you entering!    


Wednesday 27th June 6pm-9pm
An opportunity to taste over 300 award winning wines from the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards. The tasting will be held@Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU. 

Tickets are £18 per person and can be purchased at   

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