Calling young writers!

(by peter)

The Young Wine Writer Award 2012 has just been launched and, as a previous winner myself, I’d heartily encourage anyone under 30 who can wield a pen to enter.

The headline prizes include £1,000 plus an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip to Australia.

But the intangible benefits are just as great. I was the first winner (in 2001) and it proved to be invaluable in getting a foot in the door in the highly competitive world of wine writing.

The challenge is to write 1,500 words about any aspect of wine. It’s open to anyone under 30 who is based in the UK and has yet to have a wine book published or who is not a regular contributor to a magazine nor an established columnist.

The deadline for entries is 30th September 2012. You can find out more by emailing Charlotte Selby at Pavilion Books ( or on the following pdf: Young Wine Writer Award 2012

Good luck!