Robert Joseph, editorial consultant for Meininger’s Wine Business International, has been awarded the Innovation Award by Vinventions, for his contributions to the industry over many years.
He was one of a number of people whose work was highlighted by the Born Digital Wine Awards with Vinventions, which was announced on Monday, 15 April 2019. The awards recognises digital wine content, and is the only international competition where creators can submit work in languages other than English.
The awards, which closed in January, attracted a 20% increase in entries from previous years, including many German and French entries.
“What’s exciting about these awards is that it evolves and moves to keep pace with how we are all now creating, communicating and sharing content online,” said Richard Siddle, Chair of the awards, noting that the categories of the award keep changing, in line with changes in the digital world.
Ilkka Sirén, who contributes to Meininger's, won the award for Best Tourism Content With A Focus on Wine.
The winners are below.
BEST EDITORIAL / OPINION WINE WRITING
WINNER: Meg Houston Maker ~ Toward a New Lexicon for American Wine
2. W. Blake Gray ~ Please Do Not Buy These Wines
3. Becca Yeamans-Irwin ~ The future of Fermentation : The role of Synthetic yeast in Winemaking
BEST TOURISM CONTENT WITH A FOCUS ON WINE – TEXT OR VIDEO
WINNER: Ilkka Sirén ~ Why You Should Bury Your Wine in the Pits of the Earth
2. Sarah Grunwald ~ How One Georgian Winemaker Brought a Cellar to the Sky
3. Anna Webster ~ Mornington Peninsula’s Moorooduc Estate
BEST WINE AND FOOD CONTENT – TEXT OR VIDEO
WINNER: Alice Feiring ~ Noma
2. Charine Tan ~ The Unlikely Partners: Somlói Wine and Indonesian Stew
BEST INTERVIEW – TEXT, VIDEO OR PODCAST
WINNER: Monty Waldin ~ Italian Wine Podcast Episode 139: Monty Waldin interviews Joe Bastianich (Bastianich Winery)
3. Christina Rasmussen ~ Up On Mt. Etna With Frank Cornelissen: The Sprudge Wine Interview
BEST VISUAL STORYTELLING – PHOTO, VIDEO OR IMAGE
WINNER: Ryan Moore ~ Geyserville: History in the Ground
2. Al Robertson ~ Is Your Wine Vegan?
3.Dan Sims ~ Gippsland teaser trailer
The Born Digital Awards inaugurated in 2011. The awards are supported by Vinventions, Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute, Vinocamp and Wine.com. Each winner will also receive a Coravin, along with a cash prize.