Young wine writer award up for grabs

Just when you thought there weren’t enough opportunities to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia – two come along at once.

Hot on the heels of the Women of Wine organisation offering its travel bursary, the Circle of Wine Writers has announced a collaboration with Websters International Publishers to help promising young UK-based wine writers.

As well as the £1000 prize money, the prize includes a 14-day, expenses-paid trip to the wine regions of Australia, with opportunities to meet the growers themselves, and taste with leading producers. The winner will also get the chance to write articles about the trip for the Wine Australia website.

The competition is open to anyone under the age of 31 by the end of 2006. Applicants should not have had a wine book published nor be an established wine columnist.

‘We are looking for wine-writing potential, more than extensive knowledge or experience,’ the organisers say.

Entry details can be found at www.websters.co.uk, email fionaho@websters.co.uk, or call her on 020 7940 4720.

Written by Decanter staff