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BDWAbyWIM Simon Woolf - winner

2015 Born Digital Wine Awards Winners Announced

002015 BDWAbyWIM, Announcement October, 15

The winners of the 2015 Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation (#BDWAbyWIM), were announced 24th October 2015, at the 2015 Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The winners of the four categories are listed below, and on the Born Digital Wine Awards site, including links:

Best Editorial / Opinion Wine Writing

WINNER: Simon Woolf - Cornelissen’s way – making wine without sulphur
Second: Wink Lorch - The Three Wine Events That Won’t Occur in 2015
Third: Matt Walls - Madeira quake

Best Investigative / Journalistic Wine Story

WINNER: Erika Szymanski - How to replicate a wine from 1500 year-old grape seeds
Second: Alder Yarrow - Do You Need to Worry About Arsenic in Your Wine?
Third: Becca Yeamans-Irwin - The Effects of Climate Change on The Global Wine Industry 

Best Tourism Content with a Wine Focus

WINNER: Alder Yarrow - Austria: The Wine Lover’s Dream Destination
Second: Louise Hurren - Swallow (or spit) and stroll: Languedoc wine walks
Third (equal): Pauline Versace - Œnotourisme : escale à Marlborough en Nouvelle-Zélande
Third (equal): Sophie McLean - Re-birth, Re-match, Re-think: Wines of Argentina

Best Wine Themed Video

WINNER: Lisa Mattson (Jordan Winery) - Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back
Second: François Desperriers - Pommard, le Temps Vigneron
Third: Helena Nicklin - Winebird’s VINALOGY: Tempranillo

The BDWAbyWIM 2015 winners receive cash prizes with €500 being awarded to the winners, €250 for second places and €100 for third place. All these winners will also receive tickets to the DWCC 2016.

BDWAbyWIM Simon Woolf - winner

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About the BDWA

The awards, now in their third edition, were relaunched in 2015 with the support of the Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre campaign in order to highlight the best content about wine being published online today.

The awards received a grand total of 227 submissions from 19 countries, including Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Serbia and Turkey. These submissions were received in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese and split into four categories. 118 entries made it to the final stage, where judges scored each of them on multiple criteria in order to create the shortlist of 30 entries.

The BDWA judges* were selected from the wine industry and briefed to compare writing and video content from across the world to find new voices and sources of wine stories, as well as stories that made responsible use and took positive advantage of the digital medium in some way.

Said Stylianos Filopoulos, director of Wine in Moderation-Art de Vivre: “We offer our hearty congratulations to the four winners for their outstanding work, but also to the creators of the 30 short-listed entries: thanks to your combined efforts, wine culture and its appreciation is being communicated in a wider, more diverse and responsible way.”

Awards co-founder Robert McIntosh commented: “By identifying these outstanding examples of online wine communication, we hope to create a ready list of content that can be a benchmark that both educates and inspires communicators around the world.”

ENDS

*BDWA 2015 judges were: Richard Siddle (Chair of Judges), Sarah Abbott MW, Pedro Ballesteros MW, Hervé Lalau, Elin McCoy, André Ribeirinho and Luzia Schrampf

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Vrazon:
Robert McIntosh, Founder,
Vrazon Digital Wine LDA.
robert@vrazon.com
+44 7813 769052

Wine in Moderation:
Stylianos Filopoulos
Director, Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl
styl@wineinmoderation.eu
+32 (0)2 230 99 70

 

NOTE TO EDITORS:

About Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre

The Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Programme was launched in 2008 across the European wine sector. It is the tangible and measurable contribution of the wine business community to reinforce responsible drinking patterns as a social and cultural norm. WIM is a common programme, centrally coordinated and implemented nationally, with the capacity to adapt to local needs, respecting cultural diversity and regional identities.

The Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) aisbl is an international not-for-profit association founded in 2011 by the European wine sector to coordinate the WIM programme and expand its reach in Europe and beyond. Members of WIM include national wine associations from Europe and South America and leading wine companies who are known for excellence and a commitment to social responsibility.

http://www.wineinmoderation.eu

About Vrazon and the BDWA

The Born Digital Wine Awards were launched by the Vrazon team in 2011 to focus attention on the range and quality of wine-related content being published online across the world in different languages. In its first two editions, the awards received over 500 entries from 24 countries and in more than a dozen languages.

The Vrazon team also organises the annual Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) and is committed to championing online wine communication.

http://www.vrazon.com

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Authors from 19 countries competing for Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation

002015 BDWAbyWIM, Announcement August, 15

Friday, 14th August 2015

The 2015 edition of the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation recently closed submissions for this year’s awards having received hundreds of entries from across the world of wine.

The first year of the updated and re-invigorated awards proved popular with writers, wineries and video makers across the world.

In total, the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation received 227 submissions during the three week period. Over 30% of the articles submitted were originally published in a language other than English, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and German with authors representing 19 different countries around the world. This diversity of content is unique to these awards, and something that is expected to continue to grow in future editions.

This is an exciting opportunity to compare wine writing and presentation as well as different wine cultures across the four categories of content in this year’s awards; investigative/journalism, opinion/editorial, travel related content and video.

The judging process has now begun and a shortlist for each category will be announced in September. The finalists will be chosen by an experienced panel of judges that includes Richard Siddle, Sarah Abbott MW, Pedro Ballesteros MW, Willi Klinger, Hervé Lalau, Elin McCoy and André Ribeirinho.

The announcement of the winners will take place at a ceremony during the Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on 24th October 2015.

The organisers wish to thank Wine in Moderation for supporting the goals of the awards and for creating a unique platform for promoting great and responsible online content for consumers to discover.

For further information on the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation, please visit http://borndigitalwineawards.com or contact:

Vrazon:
Robert McIntosh
Project Manager, Born Digital Wine Awards
robert@vrazon.com
+44 7813 769052

Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl:
Stylianos Filopoulos
Director, Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl
styl@wineinmoderation.eu
+32 (0)2 230 99 70

ENDS

Vrazon and Wine in Moderation announce the 2015 Born Digital Wine Awards

002015 BDWAbyWIM, AnnouncementTags: , , , March, 15

Friday, 20th March 2015

The Born Digital Wine Awards, launched in 2011 by Vrazon, announces the 2015 edition brought to you by Wine in Moderation. The BDWA will continue to champion the best content produced online, but with an even greater focus on the culture of wine.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Wine in Moderation-Art de Vivre, BDWA will reveal, in April, a revised list of categories, prizes, judges and sponsors for the Awards. The goal will be to spotlight the best wine content published digitally, promoting a positive culture of wine in the world of communication. The Born Digital Wine Awards ceremony will be held at the 2015 Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) later this year.

Wine is the complement of food and conviviality, and Wine in Moderation is all about the unique wine culture. By supporting the BDWA we aim to honour the work of today’s wine communicators which reveals the link between wine culture and ‘art de vivre’” said Stylianos Filopoulos, Director of Wine in Moderation-Art de Vivre, “our aim is to encourage responsibility in the communication and appreciation of wine.

Ryan Opaz, founder and CEO of Vrazon said, “We are proud of what we built and achieved with the Born Digital Wine Awards. They are the only awards to accept entries in different languages, and with a systematic approach to judging that really helps to promote new voices alongside the established names.

The Born Digital Wine Awards were launched in 2011 to focus attention on the range and quality of wine-related content being published online across the world in different languages. In its first two editions, the awards received over 500 entries from 24 countries and in more than a dozen languages, and past winners include Tim Atkin MW, Jim Budd, Wink Lorch, but also less well-known names such as Nick Stock, Giorgia Guarienti and Andrea Frost.

More information will be available soon on: http://borndigitalwineawards.com

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For further information on the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation, please contact:

Vrazon:

Ryan Opaz, Founder & CEO,
Vrazon Digital Wine LDA.
ryan@vrazon.com
+351 927 605 381
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Wine in Moderation:
Stylianos Filopoulos
Director, Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl
styl@wineinmoderation.eu
+32 (0)2 230 99 70

ENDS

NOTE TO EDITORS:

About Vrazon

The Vrazon team also organises the annual Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) and is committed to encouraging online wine communication.
http://www.vrazon.com

About Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre

Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Programme launched in 2008 by the European wine sector, is the tangible and measurable contribution of the wine business community to reinforce responsible drinking patterns as a social and cultural norm. WIM is a common programme centrally coordinated and implemented nationally, with the capacity to adapt into local needs respecting cultural diversity and regional identities.

The Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) aisbl is an international not for profit association founded in 2011 by the European wine sector to coordinate the WIM programme and expand its reach in Europe and beyond. Members of WIM aisbl include national wine associations from Europe and S. America and leading wine companies, highly respected for their excellence and their social responsibility.

http://www.wineinmoderation.eu

Laithwaites and Virgin Wines To Support the Born Digital Wine Awards

002011 Born Digital Wine Awards, AnnouncementTags: , , , , , , , , January, 12

We all love a story about unearthing a previously little-known talent, bringing their best work to a wider audience and maybe giving them “a big break”. We especially love it in wine.

We all know stories about innovative importers who have done this, finding new wine producers with great wines, but this is also very much the mission of the BDWA too.

The Born Digital Wine Awards is the only digital program supporting both recognized and emerging wine content creators, producing a wide range of digital content, but doing so regardless of language or geographical location. These individuals are passionate, creative, innovative but often unrecognized for their work, and the Born Digital Wine Awards is a way for their voices to be heard and amplified around the world.

It is not easy to find a sponsor that has the same vision we do – companies that value a global perspective, are as mad about wine as we are, but are also digitally focused, so we are proud to announce a partnership with Laithwaites Wine and Virgin Wines.

Laithwaites is a family business, started by Tony Laithwaite in 1969, and remains a family affair today, despite its phenomenal growth. The Laithwaites story has always been one of discovering (and buying direct from) small producers, and bringing their wines to a new audience. This is no small feat when you realise that Laithwaites offers a vast selection of wines from 22 countries, including Hungary, Croatia, Moldova, and in the near future, Turkey! Not only this, but they sell their wines to an amazing diversity of consumers in the UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and Poland. Their unique appeal to consumers is the stories and long-held relationships behind their wines which are passed on to customers to entertain and enhance the enjoyment of wine overall.

Virgin Wines has been a pioneer in the online wine retail sphere, combining a fun, approachable communication style, the reach of the web plus the expertise of trained advisers. This commitment made them one of the leading and longest standing specialist wine retail brands on the web and today they are still growing fast and expanding to operate not just in the UK, but also the USA and Australia.

Both companies are veterans of the “direct” retail experience both online and off and really understand the value of quality communication with the enthusiastic wine consumer, and as such are very keen to promote talented wine communicators from all around the world of wine.

With this support, we hope the BDWA will make the world of wine online in 2012 even more varied, even more exciting and even more deliciously satisfying. I’m sure we can all raise a glass to that!

We encourage you to take a moment to check out both Laithwaites Wine and Virgin Wines in the New Year and see if maybe they can get the creative wine juices flowing.

 

 

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