Shortlist announced for DB Awards 2013

The shortlist for The Drinks Business Awards 2013 has been announced following judging last week.

dbawardsOnce more a high number of entries was received for this year’s awards, requiring several days of discussion and judging ahead of next Tuesday’s awards event at the LIWF in London, where the winners will be announced.

Those businesses shortlisted were high achievers in their category who had used their awards entry to highlight the extent of their progress over the last 12 months as well as the changes they have made to make the most of opportunities and challenges in the drinks industry.

The winners will be revealed on Tuesday 21 May at the ExCel Exhibition Centre at a ceremony during the London International Wine Fair, starting at 12.30 and finishing by 2pm.

For those interested in attending the awards ceremony please contact Sheila Crisp at The Drinks Business on +44 (0)20 7803 2430 or on email at sheila.crisp@thedrinksbusiness.com

To view last year’s winners please click here.

The shortlist for the The Drinks Business Awards 2013 is below.

BEST LOGISTICS COMPANY

London City Bond
JF Hillebrand
Tradeteam

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Asda
Waitrose
Dubai Duty Free
Tesco

BEST CONTRIBUTION TO TOURISM

Stellenbosch Wine Routes
Wine Council of Ontario
The Haciendas Co
La Motte Wine Estate

BEST LAUNCH

Ealanta – The Glenmorangie Co
Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato – E&J Gallo
Blossom Hill Vie – Percy Fox & Co
Penfolds Ampoule – Treasury Wine Estates
Morrison’s Cellar – Wm Morrison
Jim Beam Honey – Focus PR

ON-TRADE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Bibendum Wine
Inverarity Morton
Liberty Wines
Jascots Wine Merchants

BEST BUYING TEAM

Waitrose
Tesco
Wm Morrison

BEST CONSUMER CAMPAIGN

Zonin Prosecco – Casa Vinicola Zonin
31 Days of German Riesling – Wines of Germany by Phipps PR
Pick Your Own Strawberries Pop-up – LDR London
The Diablo Supperclub – CUBE Communications
Virgin Wines Virtual Winery
Penfolds Ampoule – Treasury Wine Estates
Beefeater My London – Chivas Brothers
The Taste Test – Wm Morrison
Jose Cuervo Tradicional – Gabrielle Shaw Communications
Bellagio by Antonio Beradi – Gabrielle Shaw Communications

BEST RESPONSIBLE DRINKING MESSAGE

Why let the good times go bad? – Cellar Trends
Love Your Liver – Halewood/Wm Morrison
Smashed – Diageo
Champions Drink Responsibly – 23red

BEST TRADE CAMPAIGN

Think Red Think Côtes du Rhône – Inter Rhône
A Matter of Taste – Bibendum
E&J Brandy – E&J Gallo
Wines of Portugal “Discover a World of Difference” – CUBE Communications
Wines of Lebanon – Coco PR
Text to Win a Chiller – E&J Gallo

INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Laithwaites Wine
Master of Malt
Le Clos
The Whisky Exchange
Roberson Wine

DRINKS COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Laithwaites Wine
Bibendum Wine
Viña Undurraga
Liberty Wines
Casa Vinicola Zonin
Virgin Wines
Ehrmanns

BEST PR COMPANY

Hope & Glory PR
Phipps PR
Green Row
CUBE Communications
Story PR
W Communications
Focus PR

BEST DESIGN AND PACKAGING FOR WINE

Small but Perfectly Formed – Barlow Doherty
Green Thumb – Stranger & Stranger
Sacrifice Shiraz (Bag in Box 3,000ml)  – Motörhead
Tiraziš – Grupo Belen
High Clandon – Barlow Doherty
IPL Wine Pouch range – dare!
Harvey Nichols own label

BEST DESIGN AND PACKAGING FOR SPIRITS

Bombay Sapphire ‘Electro’ – Webb deVlam
The Whisky Advent Calendar – Master of Malt
Don Papa Rum – Stranger & Stranger
Olmeca Altos Tequila – Coley Porter Bell
Glenfarclas Diamond Jubilee Decanter – Speciality Drinks

BEST DESIGN AND PACKAGING FOR BEER

Badger Ales – Brand Opus
Ballistic Brewing – Stranger & Stranger
Lick Pier Ginger Beer – East 9th Brewing

The awards for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year and Young Achiever, as well as the recipient of 2013’s Lifetime Achievement Award, will be announced at the ceremony on Tuesday 21.

Pays d’OC Communicator of the Year Award will also be revealed at the awards ceremony

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The Diablo Supperclub – CUBE Communications

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