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Decanter wins Best International Magazine prize

Decanter magazine has been voted Best International Wine Magazine by the Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia in Verona.

The UK magazine fought off stiff competition in the form of US monthly Wine Enthusiast, Bordeaux monthly La Revue du Vin de France, and Spanish website El Mundo Vino.

Decanter is a monthly magazine published by IPC Media in London. Decanter also publishes decanter.com,and runs the Decanter World Wine Awards, the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter and other Decanter events.

Decanter’s consultant editor Steven Spurrier was nominated for Best Foreign Journalist, an award which was taken jointly by Jens Priewe of German gourmet magazine Der Feinschmecker, and former Wine Advocate critic Daniel Thomases.

Ernesto Gentili of Guida de L’Espresso won best Italian journalist of the year, and the best Italian guide went to Duemilavini.

The two awards for best young Italian and best young foreign journalist of the year went to Eleonora Guerini of Gambero Rosso, and Monica Larner of Wine Enthusiast.

Lastly Michael Yurch, president of New York’s iconic wine shop Sherry-Lehmann, was presented with a special award for ‘having contributed most to the promotion of Italian wines worldwide.’

The Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia is an association of the best Italian wine producers, whose wines win consistently high ratings from international critics.

The awards were presented by Piero Antinori and Vittorio Frescobaldi at a dinner during Vinitaly in Verona, Italy last week, at the 16th century Palazzo Giusti del Giardino.

Written by Adam Lechmere

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