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Angelo Gaja Honored at ‘A Magical, Musical Wine Star Awards’

Angelo Gaja and Adam Strum. Photo from Wine Enthusiast © 2015 Scott Rudd www.scottruddevents.com

Angelo Gaja and Adam Strum. Photo from Wine Enthusiast © 2015 Scott Rudd http://www.scottruddevents.com

What a night it was! In a new post, the Wine Enthusiast‘s Kara Newman captures all the energy, passion and artistry on display at the magazine’s 16th Annual Wine Star Awards, at the New York Public Library this past Monday. The highlight of the evening for GAJA was the honoring of Angelo Gaja with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Master of Ceremonies Adam Strum, chairman of Wine Enthusiast Companies and editor and publisher of Wine Enthusiast. As Kara writes:

Italian wine legend Angelo Gaja was celebrated with the Lifetime Achievement Award. “His influence on Italian wine extends to all corners of the globe,” Strum commented. “Gaja’s prescient devotion to single-vineyard plantings in the 1960s and 1970s took the Italian wine category to new levels of quality; Today, that standard continues at his estates in Tuscany and Bolgheri.”

Gaja—who thanked his family, including daughter Gaia for continuing the traditions he set forth—echoed Strum’s statements, saying, “Wines are more than just what you taste and smell in the glass. Wines made in an area reveal the characters of the people there, the people who grew it and nurtured it.”

You can see Kara’s full report and lots of great photographs by Scott Rudd on the Enthusiast website by clicking here.

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