Wine Paths is proud to announce that Señor Torres, the President of Torres, our member winery from Spain, was unveiled as the 2017 recipient in front of Masters of Wine and industry professionals at a ceremony in Vinexpo, Bordeaux on the 19th of June by the Institute of Masters of Wine and international trade publication the Drinks Business
This award recognises individuals with a life-long commitment to excellence in the wine industry and is chosen every two years by Masters of Wine from around the world. The previous recipients of this award were Robert Mondavi (2005), Marchese Piero Antinori (2007), Jean-Michel Cazes (2011), Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (2013) and Hugh Johnson (2015).
His outstanding contribution to wine has been recognised over the years. He was honoured by the Chilean government in 1996 with the Grand Official of the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins, in recognition of his services to improve Spanish-Chilean relations, as well as for his contribution to developing the wine trade in Chile. He also received the Golden Plaque of the Civil Order of the Agricultural, Fishing and Food Merit (Placa de Oro de la Orden Civil del Mérito Agrario, Pesquero y Alimentario) in 2012, awarded by the Council of Ministers of Spain.
Presenting the award to Señor Torres, President of Bodegas Torres, Jane Masters MW said, “I am honoured to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Miguel A. Torres. After more than 50 years, Miguel continues to lead our industry by example - he embodies the Institute's mission of excellence, interaction and learning. He is committed to environmental conservation investing in R&D, implementing initiatives and sharing these best practices to encourage others.”
Excerpts and image from original article on www.mastersofwine.org
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