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Wine Star Award: Gaja and Ferrari

Wine Star Award: Gaja and Ferrari

Two Italian wine stars shine in the world of wine. They are Angelo Gaja and the Ferrari winery, among the protagonists of Wine Enthusiast’s 16th Wine Star Award. The award ceremony was held on 25th January evening at the New York Public Library, during the Gala Dinner organised by the American magazine. Angelo Gaja received the Lifetime Achievement Award, a prestigious award to his career that recognises the pioneering role of the producer from Piedmont, who is an undisputed international legend. Ferrari, on the other hand, is European Winery of the Year.

Lifetime Achievement Award to Angelo Gaja

Let’s take a look at the reasons for Gaja’s Lifetime Achievement Award: “It is impossible to talk about the Renaissance of modern-day Italian wine without mentioning Angelo Gaja. Trailblazing, creative and influential, during his half-century career, Gaja has been a fundamental force in ushering in the New Age of Italian wine and in raising its image around the world.”

Ferrari, best European Winery

“It’s a great time for Italian bubbly. But no brands has reached the luxury status and prestige of Ferrari”. The winery in Trentino has been awarded Best European Winery by Wine Enthusiast. It is the cutting edge winery of the Lunelli Group and, besides its Trentodoc wines, also produces ranges at the Margon Estate in Trentino, Podernovo in Tuscany and Castelbuono in Umbria.

All of Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Wine Stars

And the winner is…

Lifetime Achievement Award: Angelo Gaja (take a look at the reasons)

Retailer of the Year: Costco Wholesale (take a look at the reasons)

Wine Director of the Year: Helen Mackey (take a look at the reasons)

Innovator of the Year: Aurelio Montes (take a look at the reasons)

Person of the Year: Michael Mondavi (take a look at the reasons)

Winemaker of the Year: Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon (take a look at the reasons)

American Winery of the Year: Justin Vineyards & Winery (take a look at the reasons)

European Winery of the Year: Cantine Ferrari (take a look at the reasons)

New World Winery of the Year: Viña Santa Carolina (take a look at the reasons)

Wine Region of the Year: Lodi, California (take a look at the reasons)

Importer of the Year: Winesellers Ltd. (take a look at the reasons)

Mixologist/Brand Ambassador of the Year: Claire Smith-Warner (take a look at the reasons)

Spirit Brand of the Year: New Amsterdam (take a look at the reasons)

Brewery of the Year: Dogfish Head Brewery (take a look at the reasons)

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