Past Winners

Please note: Where a publication is listed below, it is where the award winner worked at that time. In many cases, the winner may no longer be writing for that publication.

AWC AWARD RECIPIENTS - 2006

Wiley Miller: Non Sequitur
Bob Ecker: Freelance writer
Paul Abercrombie: Flair
Taylor Eason: Creative Loafing
Rich Mauro: Out Front
Jill Ditmire: Indianapolis Star News
Ed Williams: Greensboro News & Record
Robert Mayfield: Wine Iconoclast
Tim Gaiser, MW: Fine Cooking
Tara Weingarten: Newsweek
Sara Schneider: Sunset
Louise Owens: Dallas Morning News
Dale Rice: Austin American Statesman
Ben Giliberti: Washington Post
Celeste Busk: Chicago Sun-Times
Richard Swearinger: Better Homes & Gardens
Erika Lenkert: InStyle
Brett Anderson: Robb Report
John Foy: Star Ledger
Wini Moranville: Des Moines Register
Jordan Mackay: Freelance writer
Alton Long: Morning Call
Robyn Tinsley: Wineskinny.com
Cyril Penn: Wine Business Monthly
Gil Kulers: Atlanta Journal Constitution
Linda Murphy: San Francisco Chronicle
W. Blake Gray: San Francisco Chronicle
David & Rachel Cane: Lasko Productions
Alder Yarrow: Vinography.com
Julia Flynn: Wall Street Journal

AWC AWARD RECIPIENTS - 2001 – 2002

Dan Berger: Freelance writer
Dave Ekhart: Freelance writer
Andrea Immer: Freelance writer
Ann Berta: Washingtonian Magazine
Anthony Dias Blue: Bon Appetit Magazine
Barbara Drady: Affairs of the Vine
Bruce Cass: Decanter Magazine
Charles Olken: Connoisseurs’ Guide to CA Wine
David P. Jones: Wine Works
Diane Teitelbaum: Dallas Morning News
Dick Rosano: The Wine News
Doug Frost: Kansas City Star
Gene Burns: Dining Around with Gene Burns
Gerald Asher: Gourmet Magazine
Harold Baer, Jr: Colorado Wine News
Janet Fletcher: San Francisco Chronicle
Jim Nelson: Gentlemen’s Quarterly
Kevin Kosar: AlcoholReviews.com
Narsai David: KCBS-FM Radio
Paul Pacult: The Happy Hour
Peg Melnik: Press Democrat
Ray Isle: Wine & Spirits Magazine
Ronn Wiegand: Restaurant Wine
Shirley Jones Nelson: Freelance
Ted Rieger: Vineyard & Winery Management
Thom Elkjer: Wine Country Living
Tim Moran: Modesto Bee
Tom Simoneau: KSRO-AM/KLCQ-FM Radio
Vick Knight: Riverside Press Enterprise

AWC AWARD RECIPIENTS – 1999

Darryl Beeson
Albert Bassano, Bloomberg News
John Brecher, Wall Street Journal
Dan Clarke, California Wine Press
Andrea Clurfeld, Asbury Park Press
Paul Franson
Dorothy Gaiter, Wall Street Journal
Jane Garvey
Joyce Goldstein
Leslie Hartley-Sbrocco, winetoday.com
Steven Meuse, EKMS Inc.
Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Lisa Shara-Hall, The Oregonian
Heidi Yorkshire, The Oregonian

AWC AWARD RECIPIENTS – 1997

Michael Ashington-Pickett, Ashington-Pickett Wine Review
Robert Lawrence Balzer
Anthony Dias Blue, Bon Appetit
Edgar Burks, Jr.
Randy Caparoso, Wine Journalist/Consultant
Bob Cranston, The Wine Authority
Camille Cusumano, Via Magazine
Laurie Daniel, San Jose Mercury News
Jerry Anne DiVecchio, Sunset Magazine
Forrest Dowty, Magnolia Liquor
Malachy Duffy, Food & Wine
Dave Eckert, Vine’s Eye Productions
Andy Felts, Charleston Post & Courier
Tim Fish, Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Norman Chandler Fox, Performing Arts
Meesha Halm, Food Arts
Michele Anna Jordan
Dr. John Juergens, University of Mississippi
Sandy Kaplan
Alton Long, Morning Call
Campbell Mansfield, Hawaii Beverage Guide
Bill Marsano, Hemispheres
Peter Meltzer, Gastronome Magazine
Marty Olmstead, Marin Independent Journal
Carolyn O’Neil, CNN
Dean Rebuffoni, Star Tribune
David Rosengarten, Departures
Mary Ross
Darryl Roberts, Wine X
Gus Saunders, Boston Herald
Jim Scarpa, Restaurant Business, Inc.
Philip Silverstone, WPEN Philadelphia/ PBS-TV
Peter Sinton, Special Award, San Francisco Chronicle
Rod Smith, Wine & Spirits
Gene Spaziani, Journal Inquirer
Mark Spivak, Palm Beach Post
George Starke, St. Helena Star/Calistoga Weekly News
Frank Sutherland, The Tennessean
Randy Sheahan, Quarterly Review of Wines
Sonia Turek, Boston Herald

AWC AWARD RECIPIENTS – 1995

Colman Andrews, Saveur
David Beaulieu, The Wine News
Dan Berger
Alexis Bespaloff
Michael Bierbauer, North County News
Bennet & Sheila Bodenstein, Lifestyle Magazine
Katherine Brewster, Akron Beacon Journal
Lynn Krielow Chamberlain, A.T. Boney & Co.
Scott Clemens, San Mateo Times
Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun
Mike Dunne, Sacramento Bee
Sara Jane English, KLRU-TV
Lyn Farmer, Wine News
Tim Fish, Santa Rosa Press Democrat
T.J. Foderaro, Ashbury Park Press
Michael Franz, Washington Post
Eunice Fried
Ben Giliberti, Washington Post
Paul Gregutt, Weekly Seattle News
Ray & Eleanor Heald, Wine News
Richard Paul Hinkle, Wines & Vines
Morton Hochstein, Restaurant News
Bob Hosmon, Wine News
Millie Howie, 1995
Sallye English Irvine
William Kearns, Jr., Burlington County Times
Robert Kirtland, Toledo Blade
John Long, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Paul Lukacs, The Washington Times
Karen MacNeil, Sunset Magazine
John Mariani, Esquire/Food Arts
Elin McCoy
Fred McMillin, American Wine on the Web
C. Randall Murray, Boca Raton News
Cameron Nagel, The Northwest Palate
Robert Neralich, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Steve Pitcher, Wine News
Norm Roby, Decanter
Fred Tasker, Miami Herald
Brooks Tish
Bob Senn, The Independent
Dennis Schaefer
Jerry Shriver, USA Today
Bill Stephens, San Antonio Express-News

AWC AWARD RECIPIENTS – 1994

Dr. Michael Apstein, Boston Globe
Doug Bailey, Boston Globe
Gerald Boyd, San Francisco Chronicle
Donald Breed, Providence Journal Bulletin
John Breitlow, Winona Daily News
Russ Bridenbaugh, Indianapolis News
Edward Robert Brooks, Gourmet on the Go
L. Pierce Carson, Napa Valley Register
Chris Cook, Detroit Free Press
Dee Coutelle, Via Magazine
Patrick Darr, The Wine Rack
Patrick Fegan, Chicago Wine School
Harvey Finkel, Quarterly Review of Wine
George Fuermann
Bruce Galphin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
José Garrigó, Diario Las Americas
Alan Goldfarb, San Jose Mercury News
John Hailman, Jackson Clarion-Ledger
John Kessler, Denver Post
Fredric Koeppel, Commercial Appeal
Michael Lasky, PC World
Mike Lonsford, Houston Chronicle
Tom Maresca, Wine & Spirits
Tom Marquardt, The Wine Rack/ Annapolian
Dr. O. Vincent Masters
Ed McFadden, Staten Island Advance
Jerry Mead, The Wine Trader
Richard Nalley, Copley News Service
Joe Pollack, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
David Pursglove, Wine Industry News
William Rice, Chicago Tribune
Julian Schultz
Deborah Scoblionkov, Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill St. John, Rocky Mountain News/Denver Sidewalk
Renie and Sterling Steves, Fort Worth Star Telegram
Tom Stockley, Seattle Times
Gerry Troy, American Wine on the Web
Jim Turner, The Wine News