Club Oenologique photographers nominated for top awards

Patrick Desgraupes and Tim Clinch have been shortlisted for the influential Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards

Words by Laurel Bibby


Two Club Oenologique photographers have been recognised in the shortlist of the prestigious international Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020, which celebrates the best in food and drink photography worldwide.

The awards cover a range of categories from growth and production of food to religious festivals, weddings and, of course, wine.

Shortlisted photographers compete for a top prize of £5,000, while Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year wins £1,000.

Patrick Desgraupes – creator of Club Oenologique issue 4’s striking “Cosmogony of Wine” photographs documenting the process of fermentation (pictured above) – is a French fine art photographer, whose four books of landscapes have been published in nine different countries.

In the Pink Lady competition, his work has been nominated in the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year categories People, Places, and Produce – the latter of which is for an image from the Cosmogony of Wine series, taken at Domaine de La Romanée Conti in Burgundy.

Food and travel photographer Tim Clinch was also nominated for five shots taken using nothing more than his mobile phone. A selection of other photos by Clinch were featured in Club Oenologique issue 3, illustrating a feature by Natasha Hughes MW on sherry, “the greatest white wine of Spain”.

Photos taken by Tim Clinch for Club Oenologique

In light of the current circumstances, this year’s winners are to be announced via the competition’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on 28 April at 20:00 GMT.

A pre-recorded video will be shown live, allowing for an international audience, participants and sponsors to watch the announcement at the same time, and from the comfort of their own homes.