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Miquel Hudin receives 2016 Geoffrey Roberts Award for book on Georgian Wine

Published:  13 September, 2016

Wine journalist Miquel Hudin has received a bursary award to allow him to complete a new book about Georgian wine.

Hudin has been announced as the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Geoffrey Roberts Award for the newest entry in his Vinologue enotourism guidebook series, which was founded by Hudin in 2007.

The series was designed to allow those interested in enotourism to visit "big wines from small regions".

The annual award is a travel bursary to further the cause of New World or emerging region wines.

It was founded in 1996 in the UK to commemorate the life and work of pioneer importer Geoffrey Roberts.

One recipient is awarded the bursary every year for making a positive difference in the world of wine.

Thanks to the bursary, Hudin has been able to embark on a new set of research for the new title, which will take a detailed look into the different wine regions, grapes, cellars and wines of the Republic of Georgia.

He is currently traveling across the country to visit and profile the best wineries, and taste and review the wines.

Hudin is a certified sommelier who has judged several international wine competitions and travelled extensively to different wine regions.

He is a regular contributor to Harpers, the Guild of Sommeliers, and the World of Fine Wine.

The new guide, set for realease in early spring of 2017, focuses on the country in the Caucasus Mountains which has a long history of wine production going back 8,000 years and can claim over 500 native grape varieties.

For more information, visit Vinologue.