Decanter Man of the Year

The Decanter Man of the Year awards recognises and celebrates an individual who has 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 and most recently, the 26th and 2012 winner, Paul Symington.

Paul Symington, Decanter Man of the Year 2012

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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Gerrard Basset

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

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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