Alex Palmer wins IFWTWA 2014 Professional Journalism Scholarship Award

Alex Palmer - copyright Janike Ruginis lowresAlex Palmer, of Brooklyn, NY, won the IFWTWA 2014 Scholarship Award in the Professional Journalism category for his story “Virginia is Making a Name for Itself as a Wine Destination,” published in the New York Daily News.

This engaging wine travel story shines a spotlight on an up-and-coming American wine region, and exemplifies the journalistic excellence that IFWTWA looks for in its members.

Alex Palmer is a freelance journalist covering travel, culture and history for outlets like Slate, New York Daily News, Time Out New York, United Airlines’ Rhapsody Magazine and Publishers Weekly. He is currently finishing his third book, The Santa Claus Man — the true story of the rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York, to be published by Lyons Press in November 2015. Follow him @theAlexPalmer. Learn more about Alex on his website www.alexpalmerwrites.com.

Alex receives a complimentary 2015 IFWTWA regular membership. Read his winning story here: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/virginia-latest-hot-wine-destination-article-1.1529646.

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