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

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Newsflash: Nicola Cornelius wins Young Wine Writer's Award

Nicola Cornelius with her decanter and cheque

Nicola Cornelius is the winner of the 2009 Young Wine Writer of the Year Award sponsored by the Circle of Wine Writers and Pavillon Books. She emerged top of a very strong field of 17 and collected a cheque for £1000 to help her travel to the wine region of her choice plus a 14-day all expenses-paid to the wine regions of Australia courtesy of Wine Australia and Qantas. She also becomes a member of the Circle of Wine Writers for a year with the opportunity of continued membership on merit and received an engraved decanter.

Nicola is the second person to be hired under Liberty Wines apprenticeship scheme. She is now completing the final months of her apprenticeship training.

Douglas Blyde and Abi Tyler were the two runners up with Christian Bailey, Lee Bishop and Emily O’Hare also on the shortlist.The presentation was made during the Circle of Wine Writers annual Christmas party, which this year was generously hosted by Wine Australia.

Runner-up Abi Tyler receiving her prize from John McDonnell (Wine Australia, Ireland)

Douglas Blyde (Intoxicating Prose) was the other runner up but could not be present

See also report on IWC podium plus video interview with Nicola, the winner.

The party was so efficiently run by WineAustralia that the Circle's party organiser (Natasha Hughes) was able to put her feet up.


DermotMW said...

Jim, I hate being picky but it's John McDonnell not McDonald! He's Irish, the latter would be Scottish and God forbid anyone should confuse the two LOL.

Jim's Loire said...

Dermot – many thanks. You are not being picky at all – just helpful. I had tried checking his name on Google without success – now I know why.

Have corrected it. Thanks.

Hector said...

That's great ! the best !