Shantell Martin is proud to share the unveiling of her original design for the Golden Vines Awards trophy and to partner with The Gerard Basset Wine Education Charitable Foundation and Liquid Icons.
The Golden Vines Awards event will recognize the ‘star performers of the fine wine industry and raise funds for The Gerard Basset Wine Education Charitable Foundation with the objective of funding diversity and inclusion-related wine education programmes globally, including the headline Taylor’s Port Golden Vines Diversity Scholarship, Internship & Mentorship Programmes, which has seen 42 BAME/BIPOC students from 23 different countries apply for two scholarships worth £55,000 each.
“When the team at Liquid Icons approached me for this project, I couldn’t turn it down. To support their efforts to bring diversity and inclusivity to an industry so obviously lacking, while honouring and celebrating the best fine wine producers globally, was a unique opportunity for any artist. At the same time, I have never worked with cork before, and it has been fascinating to work with this incredible sustainable natural material.” - Shantell Martin
The Golden Vines Awards will be awarded to the world’s best fine wine producers as voted by leading members of the global fine wine industry in the Gerard Basset Global Fine Wine Report produced by Liquid Icons. 442 leading fine wine professionals from 55 countries votes for The Golden Vines Awards, including 57 Masters of Wine, 31 Master Sommeliers, 197 sommeliers, 133 fine wine merchants, 93 fine wine distributors, 80 members of the fine wine press, 57 fine wine brokers and 15 auction house professionals.
Every Award Winner will be given The Golden Vines® Award Trophy. Developed by Liquid Icons in a truly collaborative manner, Amorim Cork, the world’s largest supplier of wine stoppers, is the sponsor of the Trophy, producing the cork section of a Champagne stopper-shaped Trophy design and sponsoring Shantell Martin’s artwork used to illustrate on the cork. Aline Nienaber – French raised in South Africa, who is the London-based founder of Hill and Sky – is the creative director and designer for the Trophy. The silverwork for the Trophy was produced and sponsored by London-based Grant Macdonald, silversmiths and Royal Warrant holders.
In association with The Birley Clubs, the not-for-profit Golden Vines Award Ceremony, Dinner & After-Party will be held at Annabel’s, London’s pre-eminent private members’ club, on 7th October 2021.
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