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Chance to shine in Harpers French Wine Awards

Published:  05 August, 2013

Harpers is looking to recognise the best retailers, restaurants, suppliers, distributors  and ambassadors for the French wine category in the UK over the last 12 months with our inaugural French Wine Awards being run as part of the France Summit on October 22.

The awards will be presented at the end of a day that gives the trade the chance to come together to discuss, debate, taste and share experiences about how the French wine category as a whole is performing in the UK.

The French Wine awards are open to both those companies or individuals who would like to nominate themselves or to anyone who would like to put forward a business or a person for one of the categories.

All nominated entries will then go forward to our French Awards judging panel made up of influential figures in the UK French wine category including producers, consultants, educators, journalists and advisors .

The French Wine Awards categories are:

Best Supermarket for French Wine

Best Independent for French Wine - large (over three stores)

Best Independent for French Wine - small (up to three stores)

Best Restaurant/Wine List for French Wine - London

Best Restaurant/Wine List for French Wine - regional

Best French Distributor/Supplier

Best French Wine Ambassador/Communicator

Best French Wine Writer/Critic

To nominate yourself or someone else please state in no more than 500 words why you would like the entry to be considered. Email you nominations to Joanna Gibson at by September 13.

The France Summit takes place on October 22 in central London and will include industry debates looking at the most efficient ways of sourcing wine from France, and what different outlets in different channels are doing to maximise French wine sales in the UK. It will also include a series of masterclasses including two given by Master Sommelier, Gerard Basset.

Partners for the day include France Agrimer, InterLoire, Centre-Loire, Chablis, InterRhône, Les Grands Chais de France, Les Producteurs Plaimont, Yvon Mau and Provence Wines.