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Awards shortlist

Awards shortlist

The shortlists for the 2020 Wine Buyers Awards were announced on the 25th February at the London Wine Fair’s preview party, which took place at M restaurant in London’s Victoria.  The Wine Buyers Awards have been created by the London Wine Fair organisers to celebrate those buyers who shape and drive the industry. 

Whilst we are now unable to run London Wine Fair itself, that doesn't stop us celebrating the amazing people in the wine industry. Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and the London Wine Fair website itself at midday on Monday 18th, where we will be announcing the winners in a special virtual announcement from home.

There are six award categories in total, comprising:  Independent Merchant Buyer Award; Supermarket & Multiple Retailer Buyer Award; Restaurant Buyer Award; Pub Buyer Award; Online Specialist Buyer Award; and the Rising Star Buyer Award, which will recognise the achievements of those 35 years and under, operating in any of the five channels.  The shortlists are as follows:

Independent Merchant Buyer Award

Paddy Eyres, Fenwick

Chris Piper, Christopher Piper Wines

Hal Wilson, Cambridge Wine Merchants

 

Supermarket & Multiple Retailer Buyer Award

Victoria Anderson, EH Booth

Sarah Butler, The Co-op

Georgina Haughton, Sainsbury’s

 

Restaurant Buyer Award

Jon Clement, Casual Dining Group

Alejandro Macintyre Vera, Curious Restaurants

Tom Ross, Polpo

Mark Quick, Hawksmoor

Charlie Young, Vinoteca

 

Pub Buyer Award

Jo Eames, Peach Pubs

Guillaume Mahaut, ETM

Roberta Neave, Heineken/ Star Pubs and Bars

 

Online Specialist Buyer Award

Monika Gyenes, bestofhungary.co.uk

Tom Harrow, Honest Grapes

Ben Robson, Bat and Bottle

 

Rising Star Award

Sarah Knowles, The Wine Society

Shane McHugh, Goodman, Canary Wharf

Jordan Wiltshire, The Angel, Taste of Devon

 

The judging panels were all chaired by Chris Losh, one of the U.K.’s leading drinks writer and creator of the Sommelier Wine Awards.  The panels included stalwarts of the wine industry, including: Alan Cheesman; Nick Francis; Eileen Ginger; Martin Lam; Alistair Marshall; Angela Mount; Christine Parkinson; Howard Winn; and Ruth Yates.