Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2014 Roederer Awards Short List


Congratulations to all of the 2014 Roederer Awards shortlisted wine writers and photographers from across the world. Choosing them with the other judges yesterday was a very tough but amicable process, rounded off by a great lunch at Chez Bruce, my favourite London restaurant


Jacques Lardière by Matt Wilson

Tasca d'Almerita vineyards by Andrew Barrow



Labours au Clos Vougeot by Thierry Gaudillière

Guill and Katherine by Adrian Lander

John Kongsgaard by Clay McLachlan


CATEGORY 1 – THE ARTISTRY OF WINE AWARD 2014
-          Andrew Barrow
-          Thierry Gaudillère
-          Adrian Lander
-          Clay McLachlan
-          Matt Wilson

CATEGORY 2 –DOMAINES SCHLUMBERGER EMERGING WINE WRITER OF THE YEAR 2014
-          Evan Dawson
-          Emma Harrison
-          Lucy Shaw

CATEGORY 3 – RAMOS PINTO ONLINE COMMUNICATOR 2014
-          Tim Atkin
-          Christy Canterbury MW
-          Michael Fridjhon
-          Julia Harding
-          Victoria Moore

CATEGORY 4 – DOMAINE FAIVELEY INTERNATIONAL WINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014
-          The Champagne Guide 2014-2015 – Tyson Stelzer
-          Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne and sparkling wine – Tom Stevenson & Essi Avellan MW
-          Jura Wine­ – Wink Lorch
-          The New California Wine – Jon Bonné
-          The World Atlas of Wine 7th Edition – Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson OBE MW

CATEGORY 5 – DOMAINES OTT INTERNATIONAL FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR 2014
-          Tim Atkin
-          Michael Edwards
-          Richard Mayson
-          Anthony Rose
-          Gabriel Savage

CATEGORY 6 – CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014
-          Tim Atkin
-          Nina Caplan
-          Richard Hemming
-          Will Lyons
-          Francis Percival

CATEGORY 7 – INTERNATIONAL SHORT COPY COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR 2014
-          Susy Atkins
-          Tom Bruce-Gardyne
-          Michael Fridjhon
-          Joanne Gibson

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:33 p.m.

    aka the "Maison Marques et Domaines exploit as many brands as possible in one event awards"?

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    1. And what precisely is wrong with that? The IWSC has paying sponsors for its awards. Or is this simply a wine professional's knee-jerk reaction to wine marketing? (Since you are anonymous, I don't know)

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  2. not to worry; anonymous probably thinks the Booker is sponsored by a publishing house!

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  3. Thanks Damien. We're on the same page.

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  4. Anonymous6:29 a.m.

    Robert, I think Anonymous is just elbowing the wine industry in the ribs, just as you do. Might you defend the comment if it were in a piece by The Hosemaster? And there's a category missing - Awards Ceremony of the Year. Kids used to do sport, now they do wine. If you don't win at this ceremony, there'll be another one along next week.

    The Secret Wine Adviser

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    1. Thanks SWA. I just find your Awards Ceremony of the Year comment (much) wittier and more apposite.

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  5. Anonymous9:18 a.m.

    I wasn't being witty (this is the original Anonymous btw). I recognise that individual awards are 'up for auction' for sponsors. Just that in this case they all are part of the MMD stable and therefore it's a bit like the 'Me 1', 'Me 2', 'Oh, Me again' awards...

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    1. I don't think it makes that much difference who sponsors an award to be honest. (Which does raise questions over the value of this kind of sponsorship) and have no problem with MMD using its agencies (and possibly helping to manage its budgets)

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