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Louis Roederer Wine Writers’ Awards 2013 winners announced

Decanter contributors Margaret Rand and Jon Wyand are among this year's prestigious Roederer award winners.

Winners of the 2013 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards have been revealed at a ceremony in London, with Decanter contributor Margaret Rand among those claiming prizes.

Rand, who contributes regularly to Decanter Magazine and is also a judge for the Decanter World Wine Awards, won International Wine Feature Writer of the Year.

She beat off competition from a short-list of established wine writers, including John Stimpfig, Tim Atkin, Michael Edwards, Jamie Goode and Joanne Gibson.

Winners of the 2013 awards were announced during a lavish ceremony of Champagne and canapes at the Royal Academy of Arts last night (September 10).

Among the other winners was photographer Jon Wyand, also a regular contributor to Decanter and who claimed the Artistry of Wine Award.

Speaking to decanter.com after the ceremony, Rand said; ‘It’s very exciting, because it’s judged by one’s peers. The competition now is really stiff.’

The results represent something of a repeat of 2009, when Rand and Wyand both claimed the same equivalent prizes. Rand has also previously won Champagne writer of the year.

The full list of 2013 winners is:

Artistry of wine award: John Wyand – various, including Decanter
Emerging wine writer of the year: Ella Lister – World of Fine Wine
Online wine columnist / blogger of the year: Blake Gray – wblakegray.com
International website of the year: Tim Atkin – timatkin.com
International wine book of the year: Wine Grapes – Jancis Robinson OBE MW, Julia Harding MW, Jose Vouillamoz
International wine columnist of the year: Francis Percival – World of Fine Wine
International wine feature writer of the year: Margaret Rand – Decanter, Drinks Business, World of Fine Wine

Written by Chris Mercer

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