Decanter Man of the Year

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 anniversary dinner 2014

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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