Decanter Bordeaux expert and contributing editor Jane Anson and weekly columnist Andrew Jefford both scooped prestigious awards at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards 2016.

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In a strong Roederer awards 2016 showing for Decanter, Jane Anson beat stiff competition to pick up the prize for Domaines Ott international feature writer of the year.

Andrew Jefford won the Champagne Louis Roederer best international columnist of the year award.

Decanter contributor Nina Caplan also won the Pio Cesare food and wine writer of the year.



Winners were announced at a special ceremony held in central London last night.

Jane Anson said, ‘I have always been totally happy just to be in the room applauding writers who have won these great awards in the past, especially those I most admire. Frankly I am now just trying to play down how thrilled I am to have joined them.’

Jefford said that he was thrilled to win another Roederer, his sixth since 2007.

Both Jefford and Anson write weekly columns for Decanter.com.

They also write columns for Decanter magazine and are part of Decanter’s core of wine tasting experts, including panel tastings and Decanter World Wine Awards judging.

Nina Caplan was unable to attend the ceremony this week, but told Decanter.com, ‘It’s lovely to receive this appreciation from my colleagues. I am particularly thrilled to win this award, since food and wine are my two favourite topics.’

The full list of winners in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2016:

  • Domaines Ott International Feature Writer of the Year: Jane Anson

  • Champagne Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year: Andrew Jefford

  • Pio Cesare Food and Wine Writer: Nina Caplan

  • Champagne Louis Roederer Artistry of Wine Award: Matt Wilson

  • Champagne Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer: Zachary Sussman

  • Ramos Pinto Online Communicator: Ronald Washam

  • Domaine Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year: Thirsty Dragon: China’s Lust for Bordeaux and the Threat to the World’s Best WinesSuzanne Mustacich

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