Wine writers in India arise, here’s your chance to win a prize! This is a seriously prestigious prize and I’m confident that it won’t be long before an Indian wine writer bags it, writes Reva K. Singh. Sommelier India writers and all others, please step up to the table. Entry for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2013 is now open and the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 3, 2013. Pictured left: Louis Roederer Cristal, a top echelon Champagne
In 2012 there were 161 entries, 88 from the UK and 73 International, which underscores the truly International nature of the Awards. The range and scope of entries has expanded considerably in the last two years. This year Champagne Louis Roederer has also expanded the awards with several categories sponsored by other producers who are represented by Louis Roederer in the UK.
Champagne Louis Roederer was founded in 1776 and it remains very much a family enterprise to this day with six successive generations maintaining its reputation and continuity over two centuries.
Louis Roederer’s vineyards extend across more than 200 hectares in the finest areas of Champagne. The official plots are ranked between 95% and 100% in the Champagne classification scale. Since these vineyards provide two thirds of the grapes required by the company, Louis Roederer could well be considered an ‘estate’ champagne.
Today, Frédéric Rouzaud, who has succeeded his father Jean-Claude, is carrying on the company’s philosophy of quality without compromise. Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande was added to Roederer’s portfolio of estates in January 2007.
Wines from the Roederer-owned estates in Provence (Domaines Ott), California (Roederer Estate), Bordeaux (Château de Pez and Château Haut Beauséjour) and Portugal (Ramos Pinto) are earning worldwide acclaim in their own right, and sit proudly in the Louis Roederer portfolio alongside the fine champagnes for which the House is renowned.
For more information contact:
Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards
9a Compass House, Smugglers Way
London SW18 1DB
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8812 3380. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org