Short List Announced for the 2021 Golden Vines Awards

Organized by Liquid Icons, the not-for-profit Golden Vine® Awards recognizes the “star performers of the fine wine industry,” as well as raising funds for the Gerard Basset Foundation with the aim of funding  diversity and inclusion-related wine education programs, including the headline Taylor’s Port Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships, worth £55,000 each for two BAME/BIPOC students studying for the Master  of Wine or Master Sommelier programs. 

The short list for five Golden Vines Awards were announced by Tony Harries, the owner and editor of  Winefullness Magazine, last night at the Golden Vines One Month To Go Party, sponsored by Moet &  Hennessy and Dom Pérignon. The event took place at The Connaught Hotel, the Golden Vines Official Hotel  Sponsor. 

442 leading fine wine professionals from 55 countries completed detailed surveys for The 2021 Gerard  Basset Global Fine Wine Report, as well as voting for the winners of The Golden Vines® Awards. Those  who voted included 57 Masters of Wine, 31 Master Sommeliers, 140 DipWSET and 77 Advanced  Sommeliers. The voting poll was independently adjudicated by Deloitte LLP, in accordance with the voting  rules published on Liquid Icons website. The winners of The Golden Vines Award will be announced at The  Golden Vines Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to be held at Annabel’s Private Members Club, London’s pre eminent private members’ club, on 7th October 2021. 

In alphabetical order, the short list for the Awards are:

The SGC Golden Vines Best Fine Wine Producer in Europe Award: 

  • Giacomo Conterno 
  • Domaine Leroy 
  • Egon Müller 
  • Domaine Armand Rousseau 
  • Tenuta San Guido 

The Gucci Golden Vines Best Fine Wine Producer in the Americas Award: 

  • Giacomo Conterno 
  • Bodega Catena Zapata 
  • Dominus Estate 
  • Harlan Estate 
  • Ridge Vineyards 
  • Screaming Eagle 

The VistaJet Golden Vines Best Fine Wine Producer in the Rest of the World Award: 

  • Felton Road 
  • Henschke 
  • Château Musar 
  • Penfolds 
  • Eben Sadie 

The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Golden Vines World’s Best Fine Wine Producer Award: 

  • Domaine Leroy 
  • Egon Müller 
  • Krug 
  • Domaine de la Romanée Conti 
  • Domaine Armand Rousseau 

The Virgin Galactic Golden Vines World’s Best Rising Star Award: 

  • Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux 
  • Eva Fricke 
  • Mullineux 
  • Filipa Pato & William Wouters 
  • David & Nadia Sadie 

The short list for two other Golden Vines Awards was announced on 6th July at The Macallan Golden Vines  Dinner, as well as the winner of The Oeno Golden Vines Honorary Award which was awarded to Steven  Spurrier posthumously. 

The Julius Baer Golden Vines Innovation Award: 

  • Coravin 
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) 
  • The Macallan Hall of Fame Award: 
  • Aubert de Villaine 
  • Paul Draper 

Liquid Icons – the fine wine research and content production company founded by Gerard Basset OBE MW  MS and his friend Lewis Chester DipWSET – hope to raise over £1 million for the Gerard Basset Foundation  for diversity & inclusion in the world of wine at The Golden Vines Awards Ceremony & Dinner and its related charity auctions. The Golden Vines Fine Wine, Rare Spirit & Experience Global Online Charity Auction will open for bidding on September 23rd and close on 7th October. The auction will be available to anyone,  anywhere in the world through an eCatalogue using WPA technology. The auction eCatalogue can be  accessed through the following link: CATALOGUE.LIQUIDICONS.COM 

The Golden Vines Fine Wine, Rare Spirit & Experience Global Online Charity Auction  23 September – 7 October 2021 

Auction eCatalogue available here: CATALOGUE.LIQUIDICONS.COM 

All funds raised in benefit of Gerard Basset Foundation to support diversity & inclusion in wine (Charity Registration Number: 1193020) 

About Liquid Icons:  

Liquid Icons is a fine wine research and content production company founded by two friends to “do stuff in wine” – the late, great  Gerard Basset OBE MW MS and Lewis Chester DipWSET. We create first-class original content and research about the world’s greatest  fine wines and spirits. Our work encompasses motion picture, industry research, recognition and celebration of wine and spirits  excellence, charitable and fundraising activities, as well as educational initiatives. 

About Gerard Basset Foundation:  

Set up to honour the legacy and memory of Gerard Basset OBE MW MS by addressing the wine industry’s most pressing issues  through education, training & mentorship, the Gerard Basset Foundation comprises a multidisciplinary team of industry-leading  professionals as its Trustees: Nina Basset FIH, Romané Basset, Lewis Chester DipWSET, Ian Harris MBE DipWSET, and Jancis  Robinson OBE MW. 

Note: The Gerard Basset Wine Education Charitable Foundation recently changed its name to Gerard Basset Foundation.

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