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2006 Wine Star Award Winners
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Wine Enthusiast Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Wine Star Awards for 2006, recognizing excellence in the wine and spirits industry.
Wine Persons of the Year: David Pickens and Olive Garden Wine Team
American Winery of the Year: Harlan Estate
European Winery of the Year: Torres
New World Winery of the Year: Clarendon Hills, Australia
Winemaker of the Year: Olivier Humbrecht, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, France
Importer of the Year: Moët Hennessy USA
Distiller of the Year: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Kentucky
Retailer of the Year: Beverages & More, California
Wine Region of the Year: Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
Lifetime Achievement: Jess Jackson
Feature articles on each of these winners from ten different categories will appear in the December 15th “Wine Star Awards” issue, which will be published on November 20th. The recipients will be honored at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the New York Public Library on Monday, January 29, 2007.
There were 50 nominees, five in each of the 10 award categories. The winners were selected for their outstanding contribution to the world of wine and spirits, with special attention to achievements in the year 2006.