Die Richter der Born Digital Wine Awards

Richard Siddle
Juryvorsitzender
Wirtschaftsredakteur mit vielen Auszeichnungen und mit über 20 Jahren Erfahrung. Arbeiten in einer Reihe von Bereichen wie Informatik, Lebensmitteleinzelhandel, Convenience, Reisen. In den letzten acht Jahren arbeitete er als Redakteur für Harpers Wine & Spirit.

 

Im Laufe seiner Karriere hat er sich einen Ruf im Kampagnen-Journalismus erarbeitet. Er schreibt über Themen wie Gewaltverbrechen gegen Einzelhändler und Schwarzhandel von Alkohol und Tabak. Bei Harpers war er verantwortlich für die Arbeit mit unabhängigen Weinhändlern und Lieferanten und hat eine Reihe von Best-Practice-Richtlinien ins Leben gerufen, mit denen die Zusammenarbeit offener und effektiver gestaltet werden kann.

 

Richard arbeitet jetzt in seinem eigenen Unternehmen und in seiner Medienberatung. Er berät Firmen in ihrer Kommunikationsstrategie sowie bei der Durchführung von Verlagsverträgen und beim freiberuflichen Schreiben.

Ted Lelekas
Judge & Vice-President FIJEV
Ted is a wine communicator based in Athens, Greece. His activities in the wine world cover a wide spectrum, including journalism, blogging, educating and consulting. He is a member of the editorial team of “Oenohoos”, Greece’s premier national wine magazine, he was the first Greek wine blogger, and he has been educating amateur and professional oenophiles since 2007.

 

In his 10-year career in wine, some of the most recent highlights include being named among “The top 20 wine influencers” in social media around the world, as well as getting elected Vice-President of the International Federation of Wine & Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV).

 

Ted is also a member of the Circle of Wine Writers and an ambassador of the #winelover community. He travels extensively across the world to take part in wine events and conferences, as well as to judge in major wine competitions. His areas of professional focus include the wines of Greece, wine tourism, as well as e-commerce in the wine & spirits sector.

Carrie Patsalis
Expert Judge - Video
Carrie is a producer with 20 years experience in broadcast TV and digital video communications. She runs Mad Cat Media, a successful digital content company producing videos and animations. In the past, she has won an award at the Cannes Corporate Film Awards for her work. In addition, Carrie and Mad Cat Media have worked on numerous video projects associated with the EWBC and DWCC events.

Erika Szymanski
Judge
As a winner of the 2015 Best Investigative / Journalistic Wine Story category of the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation, Erika is returning as an expert judge for this category for 2016.*

 

Erika Szymanski is a Research Fellow in Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh, where she studies synthetic biology and human-yeast relationships in social context. Her PhD research in science communication involved how scientific research is shared with winemakers and growers in New Zealand and Washington State. As a wine writer for her blog at wineoscope.com and elsewhere, she's most interested in wine science and technology from smoke taint in the vineyard to the social construction of wine quality.

 

* note: BDWAbyWIM expert judges in one category are excluded from participating in that category, but are entitled to submit to other categories where they are not judging

Simon Woolf
Judge
As a winner of the 2015 Best Editorial / Opinion Wine Writing category of the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation, Simon is returning as an expert judge for this category for 2016.*

 

* note: BDWAbyWIM expert judges in one category are excluded from participating in that category, but are entitled to submit to other categories where they are not judging

Alder Yarrow
Judge
As a winner of the 2015 Best Tourism Content with a Focus on Wine category of the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation, Alder is returning as an expert judge for this category for 2016.*

 

* note: BDWAbyWIM expert judges in one category are excluded from participating in that category, but are entitled to submit to other categories where they are not judging