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