Alan Lodge
Young International Drinks Writer of the Year Award


The Spirits Business is on the hunt for the drinks industry’s top writing talent with its Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year 2019 Award.

Launched in memory of The Spirits Business’s late deputy editor, Alan Lodge, the award is open to journalists, columnists and bloggers under the age of 35 who cover the wine, beer, spirits and cocktail sectors.

Entrants have until Monday 15 April to submit up to three pieces of writing, published online or in print between 1 January and 31 December 2018. Please also send a few sentences outlining your professional background and writing interests.


The entries will be judged by an objective panel of experienced judges.


Submissions should be sent as a URL or PDF to Núria Puertos Ahuir –

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