Monday, July 13, 2015

2015 Wine Blog Award Finalists and Winners

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The 2015 Wine Blog Award Winners were announced. Here are the Winners as well as the Finalists.

The awards are open to any English-language wine blog located anywhere in the world. The winners were chosen based on 50% of the input coming from the judges and 50% coming from the public vote and will be presented live at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference, which will be in the Finger Lakes Wine Region on August 13 to 16.

2015 Wine Blog Award Winners

Best Blog Post of the Year: Robin Williams: Art, alcoholism, and suicide on Chris Kassel’s Intoxicology Report
Best Original Photography or Video on a Wine Blog: Jason and Angela Stubblefield, Cork Envy
Best Industry Wine Blog: Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine Blog
Best Single Subject Wine Blog: Wil Fernandez, Vintage 2014
Best Writing On a Wine Blog: Meg Houston Maker, Maker’s Table
Best New Wine Blog: Julien Miquel, Social Vignerons
Best Overall Wine Blog: Becca Yeamans, The Academic Wino

2015 Wine Blog Award Finalists

The finalists for the American Wine Blogs were announced earlier.

Best Original Photography or Video on a Wine Blog  

Criteria: Should present a compelling visual experience for readers using original graphics photography, or works of art, both throughout the site format and in individual posts and should have made an extra effort to present its subject matter in a highly visual and graphic manner that is both entertaining, educational, and thought provoking.
Best Winery/Industry Wine Blog

Criteria: Should have done an outstanding job of using the blog format to convey the unique nature of a particular wine industry business, used the blog to create a more intimate connection between consumers and the winery or business, and is the only category open to industry blogs.
Pictures: Christian Schiller at Berry Bros and Rud in London

Best Single Subject Wine Blog

Criteria: Should have as the focus of the blog a single, relatively narrow subject such as a country, a single appellation, a single varietal or a type of wine, retailing, wine tourism, one aspect of the business of wine or any other narrow focus that seeks to consistently illuminate that specific single subject and should demonstrate a command of, or expertise in, the single subject upon which it focuses and should be among the best sources of information in any genre for information on the chosen subject matter.
Best Writing On a Wine Blog

Criteria: Should put the English language to great use and write with a demonstrably original voice that conveys a personal style and should consistently demonstrate a command of the English language to convey original, insightful and entertaining messages.
Best New Wine Blog

Criteria: Should have the first blog entry posted no earlier than one year before nomination period begins and should have already made or show potential to make an impact on the worlds of wine or wine blogging via its reporting, writing, number of followers, etc. and should present a credible appearance as a serious new entry in the realm of wine blogging, based on graphics, title, depth of posts, etc.
Best Blog Post of the Year

Criteria: Should be a single post (or single story broken into multiple posts for readability) expressing a unique point of view about wine, life related to wine, or other wine-related experience, and should be considered a distinguished example of quality blog writing that conveys an original and insightful exploration of a wine-related topic.

Picture: Christian G.E.Schiller and David White, Terroirist, Finalist in the Category Best Overall Wine Blog, in Rioja, Spain, at the 2013 Digitale Wine Communications Conference

Best Overall Wine Blog

Criteria: Should continually produce entertaining and educational information, contain well-written prose and well produced posts, demonstrate independent and original ideas and insights, be of such high quality overall it can compete with any others wine information resources in any other medium and should be able in its overall form, content and presentation to advance the reputation of the wine blogging genre.
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