Decanter Man of the Year

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The Decanter Man of the Year awards recognises and celebrates an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of wine.

Each winner is carefully selected by a panel of judges made up of key wine figures from around the world.

The annual awards, which first started in 1984, have praised individuals including Marchese Piero Antinori, Michael Broadbent MW, Paul Draper, Hugh Johnson OBE, Jean-Michel Cazes, Gerard Basset MS MW OBE and most recently, the 30th and 2014 winners, Jean-Pierre and Francois Perrin. See the full list in date order here

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Decanter Man of the Year: 1984-2014

3rd September 2014

The Decanter Man of the Year award is celebrating it's 30th anniversary in 2014 - take look back at all the previous winners with our timeline from 1984 here...

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Decanter Man of the Year: list of winners

3rd September 2014

See the list of influential wine figures from around the world who have been celebrated with the title of 'Decanter Man of the Year' since the awards began in 1984.

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Perrin brothers of Beaucastel named Decanter Men of the Year

7th March 2014

Their winemaking influence extends from Provence to the US West coast and they have worked with figures as varied as Nicolas Jaboulet and Brad Pitt, which is why Decanter has awarded Jean-Pierre...

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Decanter Man of the Year anniversary dinner 2014

Stars reunite for 30 years of Decanter Man of the Year award

24th January 2014

Decanter managing editor Amy Wislocki reports on a special dinner held in London last night to mark the 30th anniversary of the Decanter Man of the Year award.

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Decanter Man of the Year 30th Anniversary dinner

24th January 2014

See pictures from inside a special dinner to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Decanter Man of the Year Award. Hosted by Serge Hochar, the first to accept the award in 1984, a selection of...

Gerard Basset, Decanter Man of the Year dinner 2013

Decanter Man of the Year presentation 2013

10th May 2013

See a selection of photos from this year's Decanter Man of the Year presentation honouring Gerard Basset, Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, OBE and hotelier in front of family, friends and...

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Gerard Basset honoured at Decanter Man of the Year presentation

10th May 2013

Gerard Basset was officially crowned Decanter's 2013 Man of the Year at an intimate celebration in London last night.

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Gerard Basset named Decanter Man of the Year 2013

6th March 2013

Described as 'genuinely humble' and 'an absolute gem of a man', Decanter Man of the Year 2013 Gerard Basset is widely credited with transforming the perception of sommeliers around the world.

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Paul Symington, Decanter Man of the Year 2012

Paul Symington honoured as Decanter Man of the Year

18th May 2012

Paul Symington was officially crowned as Decanter's 2012 Man of the Year at an intimate dinner in London last night.

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Paul Symington, Decanter Man of the Year 2012

2nd March 2012

Paul Symington, Decanter’s Man of the Year 2012, was ‘predestined’ for his role at the helm of the family company.

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Producer profile: Inglenook

20th January 2012

It took 30 tumultuous years, but in April 2011, film director Francis Ford Coppola finally achieved his dream – the rebirth of Inglenook. Adam Lechmere looks at the history of this legendary Napa...

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Anthony Barton

Barton: 'I don't make investment wines'

5th December 2011

Anthony Barton of Chateau Leoville-Barton has vigorously defended his pricing policy, saying he will not make ‘investment wines’ like many of his neighbours.

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Giacomo Tachis honoured at Decanter Man of the Year dinner

28th April 2011

Decanter's Man of the Year for 2011, Giacomo Tachis, was formally presented with the award last night at a dinner in Florence.

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Decanter Man of the Year 2011: Giacomo Tachis

1st April 2011

The 'father' of modern winemaking reflects on a career that has seen him credited with kickstarting Italy's wine renaissance

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Giacomo Tachis named Decanter Man of the Year 2011

28th February 2011

Modern wine producers should take off their designer ties and get back into the vineyard, Decanter's Man of the Year 2011, Giacomo Tachis, says in the latest issue of Decanter magazine.

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Stars of Burgundy shine at Decanter Man of the Year dinner

14th May 2010

Aubert de Villaine was officially crowned as Decanter’s 2010 Man of the Year at a star-studded dinner in London last night.

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Decanter Man of the Year: Aubert de Villaine

22nd March 2010

The first ever Man of the Year from Burgundy, Aubert de Villaine insists he is the guardian rather than creator of the region’s most revered wine. stephen brook hails his achievements

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Aubert de Villaine: Decanter Man of the Year

1st March 2010

Decanter’s Man of the Year 2010 is Aubert de Villaine, proprietor of one of the world’s legendary wine estates.

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Nicolas Catena honoured as Decanter Man of the Year

18th September 2009

Michael Broadbent, Angelo Gaja, Baron Eric de Rothschild, Serge Hochar and other iconic figures of the wine world have paid tribute to Decanter’s Man of the Year 2009 – Nicolas Catena.

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Jancis Robinson

The Power List

8th June 2009

The third version of our bi-annual Power List brings together the wine world’s most important movers and shakers – the people influencing what’s in your glass today

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Decanter Men and Women of the Year evening

29th May 2009

Decanter magazine gathers (from left to right) Bartholomew Broadbent (on behalf of his father, Michael), Miguel Torres, Jancis Robinson MW, Angelo Gaja, Piero Antinori, Anthony Barton, Corinne Ment...

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Interview with Nicolas Catena, Decanter man of the year 2009

27th March 2009

When his academic ambitions were thwarted, Nicolás Catena put his
research background to good use in the vineyard. ANTHONY ROSE
salutes the man credited with putting Argentina on the wine map

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Decanter Man of the Year 2009: Nicolás Catena

24th February 2009

Decanter has chosen Nicolás Catena Man of the Year 2009, crediting him with changing the direction of Argentina’s wine industry.

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Men of the Year gather at Decanter

21st May 2008

Decanter hosted a unique gathering of some of the world’s greatest wine producers last night at the inauguration of the Decanter Terrace and vineyard.

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Bordeaux: Christian Moueix of Chateau Petrus - Decanter Man of the Year

11th April 2008

Christian Moueix likes to keep a low profile. The trouble is, he’s at the helm of the very high-profile Château Pétrus. MARGARET RAND meets Pomerol’s man of the soil whose modesty, attention to...

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Moueix named Decanter Man of the Year

4th March 2008

Christian Moueix, one of the most respected winemakers in Bordeaux, is Decanter’s Man of the Year 2008.

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Man Of The Year: Anthony Barton

13th March 2007

Sense and Sensibility. He is renowned throughout the world as one of Bordeaux’s most high profile ambassadors. He is recognised for integrity, fair prices and archetypal St-Juliens. Anthony...

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Barton named Decanter Man of the Year

27th February 2007

Anthony Barton of Chateau Leoville-Barton has been named Decanter Man of the Year 2007.

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Interview: Decanter Man of the Year

7th April 2005

Riesling king Ernst Loosen has worked wonders for the image, and sales, of German wine since taking over family estate Weingut Dr Loosen in the Mosel two decades ago.
Stephen Brook meets...

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Brian Croser; Man of the year

12th March 2004

Petaluma founder, mentor to winemaking students, and visionary winemaker, Brian Croser is one of the leaders of the Australian wine world. HUON HOOKE meets Decanter’s Man of the Year 2004

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Man of the year: Brian Croser

9th March 2004

Australian winemaker Brian Croser has been awarded ‘Man of the year’ by Decanter magazine, recognising his massive contribution to the wine world.

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DECANTER MAN OF THE YEAR 2003: Jean-Michel Cazes

1st April 2003

Jean-Michel Cazes' boundless energy has helped him run châteaux, hotels, a négociant house and much more besides. Stephen Brook talks to Decanter's Man of the Year

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Decanter man of the year 2002

1st April 2002

Miguel Torres is undoubtedly the driving force behind the modernisation of Spanish wine. JOHN STIMPFIG interviews the inspirational winemaker, Decanter's Man of the Year 2002

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