Jury du Born Digital Wine Awards

Richard Siddle
Président du jury
Richard est un éditeur professionel primé avec plus de 20 ans d'expérience dans de nombreux domaines y compris l'informatique, le commerce de détail, le commerce de proximité, les voyages, qui a passé les huit dernières années en tant qu'éditeur chez Harpers Wine & Spirit.

 

Tout au long de sa carrière, il s'est forgé une réputation de journaliste menant des campagnes engagées en couvrant des sujets aussi variés que les crimes violents contre les détaillants et la contrebande d'alcool et de tabac. Chez Harpers il était responsable de la relation avec les marchands de vin indépendants et les fournisseurs afin d'établir un ensemble de Directives des Bonnes Pratiques à travers lesquelles ils pourraient travailler ensemble de manière plus ouverte et plus efficace.

 

Richard dirige maintenant sa propre société de consulting business et media, offrant aux compagnies ses conseils concernant leur stratégie de communication. Il réalise aussi des publications au travers de contrat et écrit comme free-lance.

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 in this category for 2016.