Florence, Italy Will Serve As The Host City For The Annual Event From October 14-17, 2022
17 March – Earlier this week, Robb Report and Penske Media Corporation are delighted to announce their support for the Gérard Basset Foundation and Liquid Icons by serving as the official media partner for the Golden Vines® Awards. Robb Report will sponsor the Golden Vines® World’s Best Fine Wine Producer Award during the ceremony, as well as be an official host at the Gala Dinners to be held in Florence, Italy from October 14 – 17, 2022.
Robb Report will be reporting live, both leading up to and during, the Golden Vines® Awards Ceremony and the Golden Vines® Fine Wine, Rare Spirit & Experience online auction. The auction benefits the Gérard Basset Foundation which is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of industry professionals and was created to address the most pressing issues in the wine, spirits, and hospitality industries through education, training, and mentorship. In 2021, the program raised over £1.2 million to fund diversity & inclusivity education programs globally in the world of wine, spirits & hospitality.
Lewis Chester DipWSET, Co-Founder and CEO of Liquid Icons said ‘We are delighted and excited to bring the world’s most recognized and influential luxury media brand on board as our Golden Vines® media partner. Golden Vines® is not only dedicated to raising money for diversity & inclusivity educational programs globally, but also about recognizing the best of the best in the world of fine wine through the hundreds of leading fine wine experts who vote for the Awards. In this regard, Robb Report’s excellence in identifying the best in the world of luxury is a perfect marriage and natural partnership with the Golden Vines®.
Adam Fox, Vice President International, Publisher Robb Report UK said, ‘Our partnership and support of the Gérard Basset Foundation and Liquid Icons emphasizes our commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives within the world of luxury, media, and hospitality. Robb Report’s voice has been unmatched in the global luxury market since 1976. Whether our affluent readers need a competitive edge in the industry, a thrilling new experience, or a meaningful addition to their collection, they rely on Robb Report to expertly curate all that the world of luxury has to offer. From the World’s Best Wine Maker, to the upcoming Rising Star, our exciting partnership with Liquid Icons will bring expertly curated content and rich insights into the world of fine wines for our discerning and successful audience.
The Golden Vines® Awards Ceremony is the world’s premium fine wine event, honoring the best of the best fine wine producers globally. 450 fine wine professionals from 55 countries with an average experience of more than 18 years in the industry voted for last year’s winners, with voting independently verified by Deloitte. This year’s event in Florence will be for 275 guests over 4 days and feature the best wines & spirits from Dom Pérignon, Krug, Trimbach, Château Cheval Blanc, Solaia, Emidio Pepe, Taylor’s Port, Château d’Yquem, Hennessy Cognac and The Macallan. The black-tie closing Gala will be held at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence on Sunday 16 October, featuring food from Italy’s top 3-star Michelin chef and a surprise world-class performer.
Registration and additional information about the 2022 Golden Vines® Awards can be found here.
About Robb Report
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About Liquid Icons
Liquid Icons is a fine wine research and content production company founded by two friends to “do stuff in wine” – the late, great Gérard Basset OBE MW MS and Lewis Chester DipWSET. We create first-class original content and research about the world’s greatest fine wines and spirits. Our work encompasses motion picture, industry research, recognition and celebration of wine and spirits excellence, charitable and fundraising activities, as well as educational initiatives.
About Gérard Basset Foundation
Set up to honour the legacy and memory of Gérard Basset OBE MW MS by addressing the wine industry’s most pressing issues through education, training & mentorship, the Gérard Basset Foundation comprises a multidisciplinary team of industry-leading professionals as its Trustees: Nina Basset FIH, Romané Basset, Ian Harris MBE DipWSET, and Jancis Robinson OBE MW.