Giuria dei Born Digital Wine Awards

Richard Siddle
Presidente della giuria
Premiato redattore aziendale, vanta oltre 20 anni di esperienza di lavoro in svariati campi tra cui informatica, vendita al dettaglio di alimentari, servizi, viaggi; negli ultimi otto anni è stato editore presso Harpers Wine & Spirit.

 

Nel corso di tutta la sua carriera si è fatto una buona reputazione realizzando giornalismo di campagna, trattando notizie molto disparate come crimini violenti contro negozianti al dettaglio e contrabbando di alcol e tabacchi. Per conto di Harpers era responsabile del lavoro condotto con rivenditori di vino indipendenti e fornitori per la determinazione di una serie di Linee Guida di Buone Pratiche attraverso le quali favorire un rapporto di collaborazione più aperto ed efficace tra gli operatori del settore.

 

Richard attualmente è titolare di un'agenzia di consulenza commerciale e di rapporto con i media propria per l’assistenza delle aziende nella strategia di comunicazione e nella stesura di pubblicazioni di bandi, oltre che per la produzione di scrittura freelance.

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