Wine writers Andrew Jefford, Beverley Blanning, Stephen Brook, Tom Stevenson and Giles Fallowfield are all on the shortlist for the prestigious Roederer awards.

The 2007 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards are judged by a panel including Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier and Charlotte Hey, publisher of the Drinks Business.

Jefford and Blanning are shortlisted for the International Wine Writer of the Year award specifically for articles in Decanter. Stevenson and Fallowfield are down for the International Champagne Writer/Presenter of the Year gong for articles in Decanter.

They are up against Jefford in the same category, who scoops a second nomination for BBC Radio 4’s the Food Programme.

Other Decanter writers – most notably Stephen Brook, Anthony Rose and John Stimpfig – are shortlisted. Brook’s Bordeaux, Medoc and Graves – already winner of an Andre Simon award – is nominated for International Book of the Year.

The awards will be presented on 5 September in London. The prize in each category is £1500, a magnum of Cristal and a magnum of Chateau de Selle Rose from Domaines Ott.

Written by Adam Lechmere