The nomination of Angelos Iatridis for winemaker of the year 2014 by the editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine is considered as a very important distinction for Alpha Estate and the Hellenic Wine industry.
The nomination was announced on August 28th and the fellow nominees in the category come from the U.S.A. (2), Italy (1) and Australia (1). Congratulations to all.
The nomination was announced to Angelos Iatridis with a congratulations letter from Mr. Adam Strum, co-founder, publisher and editor of Wine Enthusiast in which, among others, he says:
‘’On behalf of myself and the Wine Enthusiast staff, I just wanted to personally congratulate you on being nominated for the prestigious Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Award as the Winemaker of the Year. Nominees are chosen by the global team of editors at Wine Enthusiast Magazine and represent the most influential members of the beverage industry this year. Your talent and vision have clearly set you apart in the industry.’’
The final selection, in all categories is done by the international editors of Wine Enthusiast magazine and results will be announced on November 25th 2014. The Wine Star Trophies will be presented in New York on January 26th 2015.
Wine Enthusiast magazine, with a circulation of around 185.000 copies and readership of around 755.00, is considered among the leading international wine publications. It releases 14 issues per year and additional special issues yearly. The electronic version has 300.000 unique visitors monthly visiting more than 1.000.000 pages, in which more than 140.000 international wine reviews have been published. In addition to print and online publication, Wine Enthusiast Magazine hosts events for consumers and the trade and the annual Wine Star Awards dinner, during which awards are given to recipients in ten major industry categories.
Co-founder, publisher and editor of Wine Enthusiast is Adam Strum, while Suzan Kostrzewa, who has visited Greece in several occasions (and Alpha Estate a few years back) edits and reviews on Greece and Cyprus.
Details on the 2014 nominees in all categories and the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards at: http://www.winemag.com/Web-2014/Wine-Enthusiasts-2014-Wine-Star-Award-Nominees/
Alpha Estate, September 2014.