2015 Born Digital Wine Awards Winners Announced

Canva of pictures from the BDWAbyWIM ceremony

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



The winners of the four categories are listed below:


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 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.

About the BDWAbyWIM


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 BDWAbyWIM 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.

Canva of pictures from the BDWAbyWIM

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