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db Awards 2016: the winners

Following the 13th annual db Awards ceremony at the London Wine Fair 2016 this week, here we publish the full list of winners in each category.

Layout 1Now in its 13th 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 Wednesday 4 May at the Olympia exhibition centre in west London.

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

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

Best Design and Packaging in Wine

Altaland, Stranger and Stranger

Winner: Altaland, Stranger & Stranger

Runner up: Enfant Terrible, Denomination

Special Commendation: Winecraft, Stranger & Stranger

Special Commendation: Ramos Pinto RP10, OM Design

Shortlist: 

  • Altaland – Stranger & Stranger
  • Enfant Terrible – Denomination
  • Ramos Pinto RP10 – OM Design
  • Winecraft – Stranger & Stranger

Best Design and Packaging in Spirits

isle of harris

Winner: Isle of Harris Gin, Stranger & Stranger

Runner up: Quinine Gin, ATOM Supplies

Special Commendation: Chivas Regal ‘The Icon’, Coley Porter Bell

Shortlist:

  • Chivas Regal ‘The Icon’, Coley Porter Bell
  • Isle of Harris Gin, Stranger & Stranger
  • Quinine Gin, ATOM Supplies
  • Sauza Tequila, Webb de Vlam

Vin de France Special Award, sponsored by Anivin de France

pure petit verdotWinner: Pure Petit Verdot

Best Consumer Campaign

wimbledon lansonWinner: The Championships, Wimbledon, Champagne Lanson

Runner up: Le Tour de France 2015, Cono Sur

Shortlist:

  • Domaine Evremond, R&R Teamwork / Hatch Mansfield
  • Le Tour de France 2015, Cono Sur
  • The Championships, Wimbledon, Champagne Lanson
  • Wolf Blass, Treasury Wine Estates

Best Launch

evremondWinner: Domaine Evremond – History in the making (R&R Teamwork / Hatch Mansfield)

Best Social Media Campaign

LaphroaigWinner: Laphroaig #BIGOPINIONS, White Label UK

Special Commendation: International Sherry Week, ESOES Digital Solutions

Shortlist: 

  • International Sherry Week, ESOES Digital Solutions
  • Laphroaig #BIGOPINIONS, White Label UK
  • The Last Days of Tua Esporão
  • #WhiskySanta, Master of Malt

Drinks Event of the Year 

enotria

Winner (Trade): The Showcase, Enotria & Coe

Sunday Times VintageWinner (Consumer): The Sunday Times Vintage Festival, Direct Wines

Runner Up: The Whisky Show, The Whisky Exchange

Shortlist:

  • Diageo Special Releases Story PR
  • Mercado Chileno Wines of Chile
  • Polo in the Park Champagne Lanson
  • The Sunday Times Vintage Festival Direct Wines
  • The Showcase Enotria&Coe
  • The Whisky Show The Whisky Exchange

Logistics Company of the Year

JF HillebrandWinner: JF Hillebrand

Special Commendation: STI Internazionale

Shortlist:

  • LCB
  • JF Hillebrand
  • STI Internazionale
  • Kuehne+ Nagel

Supply Chain Initiative of the Year

Liv-Ex

 

Winner: Liv-Ex

PR Company of the Year

DeussenWinner: Deussen Global Communications

Runner up: Phipps

Shortlist:

  • Clarion Communications
  • Deussen Global Communications
  • LDR
  • Phipps

On-trade Supplier of the Year

LibertyWinner: Liberty Wines

Shortlist:

  • Bibendum
  • Enotria&Coe
  • Jascots
  • Liberty Wines

Drinks Company of the Year

ConchaWinner: Concha Y Toro UK

Runner up: Liberty Wines

Special commendation: Bibendum PLB Group

Shortlist: 

  • Bibendum PLB Group
  • Concha y Toro UK
  • Liberty Wines
  • Treasury Wine Estates

 

Independent Retailer of the Year

boroughWinner: Borough Wines

Runner up: Wood Winters Wine and Whiskies

Special commendation: Real Ale – The Shop

Shortlist: 

  • Borough Wines
  • Real Ale – The Shop
  • Vagabond Wines
  • WoodWinters Wines & Whiskies

Retailer of the Year

waitroseWinner: Waitrose

Runner up: Aldi

Shortlist:

  • Adnams
  • Aldi
  • Majestic
  • Waitrose

Online Retailer of the Year

The Whisky ExchangeWinner: The Whisky Exchange

Shortlist:

  • Laithwaites
  • Master of Malt
  • The Whisky Exchange
  • Virgin Wines

Fine Wine Retailer of the Year

Bi WinesWinner: BI Wines

Runner up: Goedhuis & Co

Shortlist:

  • BI Wines
  • Goedhuis & Co
  • Hedonism Wines

Retail Buying Team of the Year

waitrose teamWinner: Waitrose

Special commendation: Hedonism Wines

Shortlist:

  • Hedonism Wines
  • Waitrose

Retail Buyer of the Year

daphneWinner: Daphne Teremetz, Spar

Travel Retail Operator of the Year

dubai

Winner: Dubai Duty Free

Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism

SulaWinner: Sula Vineyards

Runner up: Susana Baldo Wines

Shortlist:

  • The Douro Boys
  • Sula Vineyards
  • Susana Balbo Wines
  • Tasting Table

Woman of the Year

Barbara Banke

Winner: Barbara Banke, Jackson Family Wines

Man of the Year

troy

Winner: Troy Christensen, Enotria&Coe

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark SavageWinner: Mark Savage MW

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