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

Monday, 6 January 2014

Simon Hoggart: 26th May 1946 - 5th January 2014

Simon Hoggart and Steve Bell@the CWW Christmas Party
2nd December 2013

Very sad news that Simon Hoggart died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday. He was 67 and had been ill for three and half years. Simon was a multi-talented writer, observer and wit. Among his many accomplishments, he was the long time parliamentary sketch writer for the Guardian. See obituary here.  

Simon was the wine correspondent for the Spectator and joined the Circle of Wine Writers in 2001. He came to the 2013 CWW Christmas party at the beginning of December, although he was clearly far from well.

He will be greatly missed.

1 comment:

Tim Atkin MW said...

A lovely and very witty man. Sad loss.