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db Awards 2015: The winners

Following the 12th annual db Awards ceremony at the London Wine Fair 2015 this week, here we publish the full list of winners in each category.

db_awardsNow in its 12th year, the db awards have become one of the most respected commemorations in the drinks industry.

From the retail sector to importers, logistics, design, marketing campaigns and launches, the db Awards are designed to recognise and reward top performers across the international drinks industry.

Unveiled each year at the London Wine Fair, it is a chance for outstanding companies and individuals to win high profile recognition in front of some of the industry’s most influential representatives.

This year, the event took place on Tuesday 19 May in the London Room of the Olympia exhibition centre in west London.

Full details on all of our award winners will be published in the July issue of the drinks business.

Scroll through to see who picked up awards at this year’s ceremony…

Best Design & Packaging in Wine

Wine Atlas Special Commendation: dare! For Cabaret Frank

Special Commendation: Origin Wine for The Big Insult Wine Co

Best Innovation in Wine packaging: Val d’Orbieu for Cuvée Mythique Twist to Taste

Overall Winner: BD Creative for The Wine Atlas series for Asda

The shortlist for the Best Design & Packaging in Wine was:

  • Origin Wine for Life
  • dare! For Cabaret Frank
  • Susana Balbo for Crios
  • BD Creative for The Wine Atlas
  • Val d’Orbieu for Cuvée Mythique ‘Twist to Taste’
  • Co-Partnership for Limestone Coast Wines
  • Origin Wine for The Big Insult Wine Co

Best Design & Packaging in Spirits

06-Aultmore-Packaging-by-Stranger-Stranger-on-BPOSpecial Commendation: Here Design for the Bacardi rum redesign

Runner-up: Stranger & Stranger for Don Papa 10 Year Old

Winner: Stranger & Stranger for Aultmore

The shortlist for the Best Design & Packaging in Spirits was:

  • Bacardi for Tang
  • Here Design for Bacardi Rum
  • Illva Saronno for Disaronno Riserva
  • JDO Brand Design & Innovation for Elit by Stolichnaya
  • Stranger & Stranger for Aultmore
  • Stranger & Stranger for Don Papa 10 Year Old Rum

 

Product and Packaging Innovation within the Vin de France category

1371829482_g1Special Commendation: Vindivin for la Belle Saison Sauvignon Blanc

Winner: Badet Clement for la Pâtisserie du Vin Chardonnay-Muscat

Best Launch

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Special Commendation: Zonin 1821 for Zonin Primo Amore

Winner: Bibendum-PLB for the launch of a Sake range

The shortlist for Best Launch was:

  • Accolade Wines for Echo Falls Fruits
  • Bibendum PLB Group for The Bibendum Guide to Sake
  • Zonin 1821 for Zonin Primo Amore
  • W Communications for Coravin

 

 

Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism

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Runner-up: Stellenbosch Wine Routes

Winner: Zonin 1821

The shortlist for Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism was:

  • Stellenbosch Wine Routes
  • Susana Balbo Wines
  • Taste Hungary
  • Winerist
  • Zonin 1821

 

 

 

Best Trade Campaign

16th April 2015 Moet Academy @ OXO Tower, London PH: © Tom Horton

Special commendation: Gonzalez Byass for Vilarnau Cava & Calcotada

Winner: Moët Academy, from Moët & Chandon UK and Cube Communications

The shortlist for Best Trade Campaign was:

  • Gonzalez Byass for Vilarnau Cava & Calcotada
  • The WSTA for Drop the Duty
  • Moët & Chandon UK and Cube Communications for Moët Academy

 

 

 

 

 

Best Consumer Campaign

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Winner: Laithwaites Wine for Wine with Legs

The shortlist for this year’s Best Consumer Campaign was:

  • Australian Vintage for the John Torode partnership
  • Concha y Toro for Cono Sur and the Tour de France Grand Depart
  • Laithwaites Wine for Wine with legs
  • Marstons for Pedigree
  • Hardys: Official Wine of England Cricket

Best Logistics Company 

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Winner: JF Hillebrand

The shortlist for Best Logistics Company was:

  • London City Bond
  • JF Hillebrand

 

 

Best Supply Chain Initiatives sponsored by Crimson & Co.

SupplyChainBest Supply Chain Innovation – Spirits: Snow Grouse

Best Supply Chain Innovation – Beer: Meantime Brewing Company

Best Supply Chain Innovation – Wine: London City Bond

Best Supply Chain Collaboration Project: Ahold in partnership with JF Hillebrand

PR Company of the Year

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Runner-up: Phipps Relations

Winner: JK Marketing

The shortlist for PR Company of the Year was:

  • Cube Communications
  • JK Marketing
  • Phipps Relations

 

 

 

 

 

 

On-trade Supplier of the Year

251_1Winner: Liberty Wine

The shortlist for On-trade Supplier of the Year was:

  • Corney & Barrow
  • Jascots
  • Liberty Wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drinks Company of the Year

Copa_Concha_y_ToroRunner-up award for UK Drinks Company of the Year: Liberty Wines 

UK Drinks Company of the Year: Pol Roger Portfolio

The International Drinks Company of the Year: Viña Concha y Toro

The shortlist for Drinks Company of the year was:

  • Liberty Wines
  • Pol Roger Ltd
  • Viña Concha y Toro
  • Bibendum PLB Group
  • Maverick Drinks

 

 

 

Independent Retailer of the Year

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Winner: Hedonism Wines

The shortlist for Independent Retailer of the Year was:

  • Hedonism Drinks
  • Highbury Vintners
  • Vagabond Wines
  • The General Wine Company
  • Master of Malt

 

 

 

 

Retailer of the Year

Real Ale Ltd 10th Anniversary LogoWinner: Real Ale

The shortlist for Retailer of the Year was:

  • Aldi
  • Real Ale
  • Waitrose

 

 

 

 

Online Retailer of the Year

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Winner: 31Dover

The shortlist for Online Retailer of the Year was:

  • 31Dover
  • Laithwaites Wine
  • The Whisky Exchange
  • Waitrose

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Wine Retailer of the Year

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Retail Buying Team of the Year

Morrisons_LogoWinner: Morrisons

This year just two companies were shortlisted for Retail Buying Team of the Year and they were:

  • Waitrose
  • Morrisons

Travel Retail Operator of the Year

WDFG_Logo_RGB_1201171-465x465Winner: The World Duty Free Group
 

 

 

 

Travel Retail Buyer of the Year

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Mr Alpio Angeles, senior category buyer, purchasing department.

Winner: Alpio Angeles

Young Achiever of the Year

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Woman of the Year

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Man of the Year

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Lifetime Achievement Award

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