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Passing the Baton

At the final ‘50 Great’ tasting of 2010 in Edinburgh, Sarah Ahmed officially handed over the ‘ViniPortugal Journalist of the Year’ baton to Tom Cannavan, wine writer and broadcaster.

As winner of the title for 2010, Tom has the task of choosing his own ’50 Great Portuguese Wines’, and has several fact-finding tastings and visits lined up over the next few months.

Tom writes for his online wine magazine ‘Wine-Pages’: over the years ‘Wine-Pages’ has evolved into one of the world’s biggest and most visited sites on the subject of wine, attracting 400,000 unique visitors per month. Tom also writes for publications including Decanter, World of Fine Wine, Harpers Wine & Spirit and Off Licence News.

In the past the Portuguese Journalist of the Year has been given to Richard Mayson, Tim Atkin, Charles Metcalfe, Simon Woods and most recently in 2009 to, Sarah Ahmed ‘The Wine Detective’.

Once Tom has chosen his 50 great Portuguese Wines they will be available to taste at events in 2011, more information can be found at www.jkmarketing.co.uk