Shortlists for BDWAbyWIM 2017

“To win an award in the BDWAbyWIM is going to be even harder than usual this year. There is no doubt the competition is tougher and the benchmark has gone up as more writers, bloggers, vloggers, photographers and film makers compete for their share of voice and find ever more creative ways to connect and find their own audience. What’’s more the BDWAbyWIM have become even more international, attracting high quality entries from all the world so to stand out and be rewarded as a BDWAbyWIM finalist or winner will truly be a global achievement”” Richard Siddle, Chair of BDWAbyWIM awards.

Below you will find the full shortlist of entries in each award category. These are listed in alphabetical order of entry title. You can also review a gallery for each category with information on each entry.


Best Investigative / Journalistic Wine Story

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Entrant Title Location Original Language
Matthew Horkey Facing Our Fears: Cypriot Wine Singapore English
Lauren Mowery How Wine Professionals Use Yoga to Balance Life USA English
Nicoletta Dicova I motivi del successo del Barolo Italy Italian
Simon Reilly If big brother were a barman UK English
Pierre André Thomas La Sicile, l’îsle aux trésors blancs Switzerland French
Alder Yarrow Napa’s increasingly attractive neighbor USA English
Daniel Ercsey Old Tokaji vintages – Fortified? Hungary English
Jonathan Lipsmeyer On Wine and Gender: A Critical History USA English
Meg Maker Own-Rooted: A Vine Stock Nursery Story USA English
Amaya Cervera Mateo Sherry meets Rioja and other flor stories Spain English
Ruben Luyten The architecture of bodegas in Jerez Belgium English
Marisa Finetti The Gift of Ancient Grapes USA English
Nicolas Orsini Una ilustre desconocida llamada Pedro Giménez Argentina Spanish


Best Tourism Content with a Focus on Wine

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Alder Yarrow Chillin’ Out in Coombsville, Napa’s Last Secret Terroir USA English
Ana Cristina Marques Herdade do Mouchão. O vinho faz-se de tradições e costumes Portugal Portuguese
Elizabeth Smith Lodi: Beyond the Zinfandel USA English
Jùlio César Kunz MENDOZA | PARTE II: Uma vinícola para se apaixonar Brazil Portuguese
Tomislav Ivanovic Première of Hilandariou wine in Serbia Serbia English
Patrick Hemminger Reifezeit Germany German
Jeff Burrows Tenacious Growers and Crazy Winemakers at Mokelumne Glen USA English
Nicoletta Dicova Viticultura equatoriale? Il vino di Bali, expecting the unexpected Italy Italian
Charine Tan Your Cheat Sheet to the Wines of Cyprus, Part I Singapore English


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