Richard Siddle to chair the judging of the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation

Wednesday, 13th May 2015

Vrazon, organisers of the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation (BDWAbyWIM), are very pleased to announce that Richard Siddle has agreed to become the Chair of Judges for the 2015 edition of the awards.

Richard Siddle brings a wealth of journalism and awards experience to this role and has been an editor of business magazines for nearly 20 years, including the last eight years on the UK trade title Harpers Wine & Spirit. A long term supporter of online wine communication, Richard has attended and spoken at several editions of the Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC).

Richard said: “I am delighted and honoured to be given this responsibility. Throughout my time as editor of Harpers I looked to celebrate and promote strong wine and business writing and hopefully give good writers a platform or break in professional journalism. I am very excited to be able to play my part in these vital and innovative awards and look forward to seeing the entries from all over the world.

BDWAbyWIM Logo_WhiteThe full list of judges will be announced soon, and will include wine and journalism experts from around the world of wine to represent different cultures and languages. BDWAbyWIM submissions will open at the end of June and the results will be announced at the 2015 Digital Wine Communications Conference in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The BDWAbyWIM awards were recently relaunched with the support of Wine in Moderation-Art de Vivre (WIM) Association to showcase the best digital content about wine, but also help to support and protect responsible online communication and a positive culture of wine.

  • The categories of entries that are being considered for the awards are:
  • Best Investigative / Journalistic Wine Story
  • Best Editorial / Opinion Wine Writing
  • Best Tourism Content with a Focus on Wine
  • Best Wine Themed Video
  • Best Commercial Content
  • Best Wine Photo Essay
  • Best Educational Content

Vrazon is working with Wine in Moderation supporters and Ambassador Brands to sponsor these individual award categories, but wine brands with an interest in supporting social responsibility campaigns are also invited to get in touch with contacts at Vrazon or Wine in Moderation.

More information will be available soon on:

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

Ryan Opaz
Founder & CEO, Vrazon Digital Wine LDA.
[email protected]
+351 927 605 381

Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl:
Stylianos Filopoulos
Director, Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl
[email protected]
+32 (0)2 230 99 70



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

** 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 international 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 to coordinate the WIM programme and expand its reach and impact in Europe and beyond.

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