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Decanter editor wins Italian award

Decanter editor Guy Woodward has been named Best Foreign Journalist at the Grandi Cru d'Italia Awards.

The prize was announced at a dinner at Cortile del Mercato Vecchio in Verona at the beginning of the month, during the Vinitaly wine fair.

Woodward, who joined Decanter in 2003 as deputy editor and became editor in 2007, shares the award with renowned New York Times columnist Eric Asimov.

Woodward said, ‘It’s a great honour for the whole magazine. We’ve made a concerted effort to broaden our coverage of Italian wine over the last couple of years – most readers have one or two favourite regions, but Italy has such vast and wonderful variety.

‘We wanted to do credit to that, and bring some of the lesser known treasures to readers’ attention. It’s nice to be acknowledged for our efforts, particularly in the month that we have a special issue devoted to Italy on the shelves.’

Other winners include Monica Larner of US magazine Wine Enthusiast for Best Young Foreign Journalist, Gigi Brozzoni of Guida Veronelli, and Antonio Boco of Wine News, for Best Italian Journalist and Best Young Italian Journalist respectively.

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Written by decanter.com staff

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