Applications are now open for the 2004 Geoffrey Roberts award, which gives a travel bursary of at least £3,000 (about US$5,000) to an individual with great potential in the worlds of food, wine or travel.
The prize has been awarded since 1996, to commemorate the late Geoffrey Roberts, a New World wine importer. Past winners have researched indigenous grape varieties in Eastern Europe, explored France and Southern England to learn about cider-making techniques, and promoted the ecological processing of vinicultural waste in Australia.
Details of how to apply for the award, which is open to applicants of any age, experience and nationality, are available from jancisrobinson.com or by emailing GeoffreyRoberts@aol.com.
Applications close on March 30, 2004 and a winner will be chosen in early summer by an expert panel. Past judges have included Anthony Barton, Sally Clarke, Paul Henderson, Ken Hom, Hugh Johnson, Ramon Pajares and Jancis Robinson.
Written by Decanter staff