Six wine photographers have been short-listed in this year's Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards. Below, see the photos that got them nominated...
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This year’s Louis Roederer artistry of wine category in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards looks set to live up to the prize’s competitive reputation.
Several Decanter contributors are among the photographers short-listed in the artistry category in 2016. These include:
- Jon Wyand, who specialises in photos of Burgundy
- Herbert Lehmann, who lives in in Austria and specialises in central European vineyards
- Frances Andrijich, who specialises in Western Australia
- Matt Wilson, who specialises in photos of Chile
Awards judges also short-listed Leif Carlsson, who has also worked for Decanter, and George Rose, who is based in California.
The photos that got them short-listed in LRIWWA 2016:
Matthias Warnung, a Grüner Veltliner producer in Austria's Kamptal Valley.
Vintage time at Moss Wood Wines in Margaret River, Western Australia.
'You looking at my wine?' Grant Phelps is a Kiwi winemaker who has lived in Chile for about 20 years. He is the head winemaker at Casas del Bosque in The Casablanca Valley. Matt Wilson told Decanter.com, 'The idea behind the photo is from the movie “Taxi Driver” with Robert De Niro playing a character called Travis Bickle. In the movie there is a famous scene where Travis holds up a gun and says “You talking to me”. In the stills from the movie Robert De Niro can be seen holding two guns.'
Winemaker André Ostertag in the Muenchberg grand cru vineyard, Alsace.
Cleaning the vats in Burgundy...