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Monday 3 August 2015

Drinks Business Awards 2009



Man of the YearMichael Saunders

Woman of the YearSu Birch

Young Achiever of the YearOlly Smith


Special Contribution to the Drinks IndustryEduardo Chadwick


Best Launch

West Eleven Cocktails, West Eleven Cocktails LLP


Special Commendation:
Fish Hoek, Constellation
Côtes du Rhône, InterRhône
McGuigan City Vineyard, Australian Vintage




Best Trade Campaign

McGuigan City Vineyard, Australian Vintage

Special Commendation:
“Handmade Bibenbum” annual tasting, Bibendum Wine
Jacob’s Creek, Pernod Ricard
Stowell’s “Mistress of the Vine”, Constellation Europe

Best Consumer Campaign

“Katie & Co”, Jacob’s Creek

Special Commendation:
“Grant’s Garden after Hours”, Grant’s
Campo Viejo, Pernod Ricard
“Girls on Tour” Summer 2008, Echo Falls
“Gourmet Grazing” Tio Pepe, González Byass






Best Design & Packaging


Winner (for wine):
Birds & Bees, Barlow Doherty
Winner (for spirits):
Glenmorangie Signet, Glenmorangie
Camitz Sparkling Vodka, Camitz
Snow Grouse, The Edrington Group
Warre’s Warrior, John E Fells
West Eleven Cocktails, West Eleven Cocktails LLP
Bloom, G&J Greenall





Importer of the Year


Liberty Wines

Runner up:





Best Logistics Company of the Year

London City Bond

Runner up:
JF Hillebrand
EHD London No.1 Bond








Retailer of the Year

Roberson Wine

Runner up:
Green & Blue Wines
Hanging Ditch
Taurus Wines









Best PR company of the Year

CUBE Communications

Special Commendation:
Touch PR
JK Marketing




Champagne Jacquart Rising Star Award

Samuel Walker and John Freeman from Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham


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Upcoming competitions

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Global Chardonnay Masters 2015

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