Last night, in the stunningly refurbished Royal Academy Collections Gallery the winners of the 14th Annual Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards (LRIWWA) were announced to a room crowded with international press and trade personalities.
With a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier en Magnum to hand, the guests were warmly welcomed by Richard Billett, MD of Maisons Marques et Domaines who took the opportunity to thank the sponsors for helping make the awards possible, the judges for their time, skill and patience, and of course to wish the shortlisters the very best of luck. The inimitable chairman of the judges, Charles Metcalfe echoed these sentiments emphasising that “everyone was shortlisted because of their exceptional achievements”, with entries that were “beautifully crafted”, “pithy”, “insightful” and “challenging”.
Michael Eldred, the Director of Development at the Royal Academy spoke in glowing terms of the long standing partnership between Louis Roederer and the RA, particularly in this, their 250th year. Michel Janneau of Champagne Louis Roederer and the man responsible for creating the Roederers 14 years ago was speaking from the heart when he said “it is always a night of emotion for me”, especially when he highlighted the continued growth in the number of countries, now at 25, from which the entries are drawn “expanding to wine writers around the world”.
Again, heartfelt thanks go to our generous sponsors without whom these Awards would not be possible: Champagne Louis Roederer, Domaine Faiveley, Domaines Ott*, Ramos Pinto, Pio Cesare, and Marchesi Mazzei.
And thus, it was with an atmosphere of lively anticipation that the evening turned to the nominees for the prestigious Roederer Awards. A full list of the shortlisters and winners, along with one of their winning pieces can be found at here
Champagne Louis Roederer and the 2018 judges are delighted to announce this year’s shortlist and winners along with a link to one of their winning entries as follows:
CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER ARTISTRY OF WINE AWARD 2018
CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER EMERGING WINE WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018
RAMOS PINTO ONLINE COMMUNICATOR 2018
Tim Atkin MW
PIO CESARE FOOD AND WINE WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018
MAZZEI INTERNATIONAL WINE COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018
DOMAINE FAIVELEY INTERNATIONAL WINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
The Wandering Vine: Wine, the Romans and Me – Nina Caplan
DOMAINES OTT * INTERNATIONAL FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018
CHAIRMAN’S AWARD 2018