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 December 2011

Young Wine Writer of the Year 2011: photos from last night's presentation

Matthew Brass (a runner-up), Oz Clarke (still eligible to enter next year), and Nicholas Jackson (a runner up)

Barley Blyton is the winner of the 2011 Young Wine Writer of the Year Award. Unfortunately she was away in Los Angeles, so unable to be present but many congratulations to her and all the entrants (some 25) for the high quality of their entries. Congratulations to the four runners up: Matthew Brass, Tom Constable, Nicolas Jackson and Hugh Jones. Tom and Hugh were also away. The presentation was hosted by Wine Australia at Australia House, LondonAustralian 

The previous winners of the YWWA: Peter Richards is now an MW 

Steven Spurrier, chairman of the Circle of Wine Writers

Yvonne May, director of Wine Australia UK - Ireland -Europe

Tense moments for Fiona Holman (Anova Books) in the lead up to the presentation 

Bottles of Australian wine for the runners up

Oz Clarke and Nicolas Jackson

 Matthew Brass

Nicolas Jackson

Oz, who accepted Barley's award on her behalf, making his keynote speech

Oz searching in vain for the winner's cheque and equally for his royalties
 The mangled envelope 

 Yvonne May enjoying the joke

 Oz still speaking...

Jonathan White, sales & marketing director, Anova Books 

Further snaps may be added.


Hervé LALAU said...

Is Barley Blyton a relative of Enid?
If yes, it means the Famous 5 stand a chance...

Jim's Loire said...

Hervé. A very perceptive question. If so where are Noddy and Big Ears and what are their wine choices?

Luc Charlier said...

Personnally, I was more keen of The Secret Seven. Therefore my relatives used to call me Snow White, at least in private circles, especially when it was time for us to go home from work (Heigh-ho).
Another matter all together: Oz may have lost his cheque in Brass’ jacket – especially the pocket. With some .... wizardry, he may then appeal to (the) Constable to gain access to the circle of dead poets, aka Dead Poets’ Society. Steven Spurrier would agree. I was once a customer of his, not so much for wines but certainly for the biscuit, at the “Caves de la Madeleine”. Still: Cheers, Yachi da or ... Proost!

Jim's Loire said...

Luc. You have always had more adult tastes...