Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Saltram Australian Wine Communicator Award
The inaugural award was made at a presentation dinner in Sydney, Australia on April 6th. And so we await the results with interest. Rumors have the winner as Campbell Mattinson of Winefront Monthly.

Developed by the Wine Press Club of NSW and sponsored by Saltram Wine Estate “The Saltram Australian Wine Communicator Award seeks to encourage excellence and innovation in Australian wine communication, recognizing high quality writing, the presentation of new ideas and well-argued positions assisting the development of the industry.”

The winner receives the Saltram Australian Wine Communicator Award Trophy, a $10,000 travel grant donated by Saltram Wine Estate to either California or Italy and $1000 spending money from the Wine Press Club of NSW. The trip will include a visit and tasting at either Beringer or Castello de Gabbiano winery.

The Saltram Wine Communicator Award for 2004 was open to a piece of work by an Australian author published or broadcast between 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004. For the purposes of this Award “a piece of work” was defined as a published piece of work on wine by one or more authors and could take the form of any of the following:

• Newspaper or magazine article in public or trade publications
• Web-sites
• E-newsletters
• Television and radio programs or segments
• Winery newsletters or publications produced by wine companies

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