The Academic Wino Shortlisted for a Born Digital Wine Award

It is with much excitement I announce that one of my pieces on this blog has been shortlisted for an international wine writing award.

To be more specific, my piece titled “The Influence of Country/Region Reputation on Willingness to Pay for Wine“, was recently chosen as one of those on the short list for the

Best Investigative/Journalistic Wine Story in the 2016 Born Digital Wine Awards by Wine in Moderation (BDWAbyWIM) (click the link for the full shortlist).

My piece is one of 15 excellent pieces by a spectacular group of wine writers, both new and well-known, and I am honored and humbled to be a part of it.

From the press release sent out by BDWAbyWIM:

“This year saw a 20% increase in the number of entries, and the shortlist was drawn from 267 submissions from 22 countries, with numerous entries not just from the USA and UK, but Italy, Spain, Brazil and Australia, but also including posts, photos and videos for international audiences coming from Hungary, India, Turkey and Finland.

The BDWAbyWIM 2016 winners will be announced in an online ceremony with a live Q&A on November 24th 2016 at 19:00 (GMT). Winners will receive cash prizes of €500 for first, €250 for second, and €100 for third place.

Said Stylianos Filopoulos, director of Wine in Moderation-Art de Vivre: “We are very pleased to support the Born Digital Wine Awards as we believe they play a very important part in recognising good wine writing around the world and enriching the dialogue for a sustainable wine culture. In particular, it is a great way to share our values about responsibility and moderation with a global wine-loving audience.

Awards co-founder Robert McIntosh commented: “We were delighted with the increase in submissions for the awards this year, and also very happy to see they are established as being truly international. We have had such overwhelming support from organisations across the world to help promote these awards to their members and in their countries, for which we are very grateful.””

This is the second year in a row I have participated in the Born Digital Wine Awards by Wine in Moderation, with my piece; The Effect of Climate Change on the Global Wine Industry; receiving 3rd place honors in the 2015 Born Digital Wine Awards Best Investigative/Journalistic Wine Story.

I wish all my fellow shortlisted authors the best of luck, and it is a pleasure being named among so many talented individuals.