W AWARD: WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR The first 5 nominees

Premiere with the first half of the chosen ones. All deserve to win but only one will get the W Award. Difficult call; easier to choose Ronaldo for FIFA Ballon d’Or World Football Player of the Year.

Carlos Lucas (Magnum Vinhos, Consultor)
Charles Symington (Symington Family Estates)
David Baverstock (Esporão, Consultor)
David Guimaraens (The Fladgate Partnership)
Dirk Niepoort (Niepoort)

Sobre Aníbal Coutinho

Anibal Coutinho lives in Lisboa and he is a Portuguese independent wine commentator. For the first time ever a well known Portuguese professional is writing in English about Portuguese wines. Using the letter W for his wine philosophy, Anibal shares his passionate view as a wine consumer, winemaker, wine writer, wine voyeur, wine bullshitter, wine buyer, wine educator, wine judge and amateur sommelier. He has a MSc and an ongoing PhD in Sensory Analysis. He will also share his passion about other W liquids. Anibal sings in the Gulbenkian Choir. Last but not least he is a devoted husband and father.
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