Roederer 2013Congratulations to Palate Press’ own W. Blake Gray, winner of the prestigious Ramos Pinto Online Wine Columnist of the Year, in the 2013 Louis Roederer Wine Writers’ Awards. Blake, a Columnist for Palate Press since 2010, was nominated for stories like Darth Vader is My Lover: Revalations about Brettanomyces in WineLets Call it Freshness: A Less Scary Way of Discussing Acidity in Wine,  and Wine Snobs Unite!

Blake was one of four Palate Press Finalists in this year’s Roederer Awards. Other finalists included Evan Dawson and Simon Woolf, for Meerlust Estate Emerging Wine Writer of the Year, and Palate Press, for Domaines Ott International Wine Website of the Year. Congratulations, also, to Evan Dawson, and every Palate Press Columnist, Contributor, and Editor, for the wonderful work that led to those nominations.

Congratulations, too, to all the winners of this year’s Roederer Awards. Ella Lister, of The World of Fine Wine, was awarded the Meerlust Estate Emerging Wine Writer of the Year. Tim Atkin’s wonderful was awarded the Domaines Ott International Wine Website of the Year. Both awards were well deserved, and Palate Press and its writers applaud their success. Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and José Vouillamoz wine the Domaine Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year for Wine Grapes, a book already a must-have reference for wine lovers and wine professionals alike. Other winners are:


INTERNATIONAL WINE COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR 2013 – Francis Percival, for columns from The World of Fine Wine

INTERNATIONAL WINE FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR 2013 – Margaret Rand, for various features from The Drinks Business, Decanter, and The World of Fine Wine


About The Author

David Honig

David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.

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    Great! I’m happy for W.Blake, and for all of us, his lucky colleagues!
    Well done!