The winner in 2006 was Rebecca Gibb with her entry
Rebecca Gibb is a British journalist, now living in Auckland. After winning the Young Wine Writer of the Year award in 2006 she joined Harpers Wine and Spirit Weekly and became a senior news reporter and features editor. Rebecca is now a freelance wine journalist and contributes to prestigious magazines including Decanter, Imbibe, Food & Travel, Wine Business International, and Sommelier Journal in the USA. She also has her own website and blog www.rebeccagibb.com
In September 2010, Rebecca was named the inaugural Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer of the Year. She is also a qualified WSET wine tutor and is studying for the Master of Wine qualification.