Applications for the 2015 Geoffrey Roberts Award will be invited in the first three months of 2015
The Geoffrey Roberts Award is an international wine related award worth £4,000 (about $6,500) given each year to someone who can demonstrate to the judging panel a genuine commitment to New World wines.
The Award has been made every year since 1996 to commemorate the life and work of the late Geoffrey Roberts a pioneer importer of top quality New World wines into the UK.
After 17 years of successful administration, those running the Geoffrey Roberts Trust felt it was time for the Award and its funds to find a permanent new home. The Worshipful Company of Vintners, celebrating its 650th anniversary in 2013 and with a strong commitment to both the UK wine trade and charitable activity, was felt to be the ideal body. The Vintners' Company now administers the Award.
Initially, the award covered a much broader spectrum encompassing food, wine and travel but now focuses on New World wine. Read more about the Award HERE