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The Winerist Blogger Awards 2015


Welcome to the very first annual Winerist Blogger Awards! This is our chance to recognise some of the best talents within the wine, food and travel blogging community. We have scoured far and wide to find the most innovative and exciting writers (and vloggers!) to award and share with you from the past year.

The criteria
  • Blogs dated with entries for the year 2014.
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The timeline
  • Tuesday 24th March: Category winners are announced and Popular Choice Award voting goes live. 
  • Monday 30th March: Voting closes.
  • Tueday 31st March: Popular Choice Award winner is announced.
The Popular Choice Award

The Popular Choice Award is your chance to vote for who you think is the best overall blogger from the award winners of the main categories. 
Winerist will be supporting the Popular Choice vote on all of our platforms but winners are also encouraged to promote their blog for the public vote.
On social media, please use the hashtag #bloggerawards2015.
Please note your vote will only be counted once!  

The big reveal…

Voting for the Popular Choice Award closes on 30th March, so make sure to vote for your favourite before it’s too late!
The overall winner with the most number of votes will be announced live on all platforms on 31st March.

Watch the ceremony

We will be posting the category winners to the Winerist website on Tuesday 24th March and announcing live on Twitter per category so stay tuned!

award category winners

Popular Choice Award Winner
Beth Willard

Beth Willard

With over 300 votes, Beth is the sure-fire winner!...

Wine Personality of the Year
Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin is a Master of Wine and...

Breakthrough 2014
Grape Friend

Grape Friend

Grapefriend takes a unique angle on the wine...

Best Wine Reviews
The Reverse Wine Snob

The Reverse Wine Snob

Jon Thorsen tackles the snobbery of the industry...

Best Wine Education
Wine Folly

Wine Folly

Winefolly is a brilliant resource for learning about...

Best Wine Trade
The Academic Wino

The Academic Wino

Becca Yeamans-Irwin is the brains behind the Academic...

Best Travel
Lauren Mowery

Lauren Mowery

Packed with beautiful photos and travel tips, Lauren...

Best Food
Alex Prichard

Alex Prichard

Alex Prichard is a food and wine blogger...

Best Photography
Sharon Parsons

Sharon Parsons

Spaswinefood started as a personal travel account for...

Best Vlog
Helena Nicklin

Helena Nicklin

Helena Nicklin's Vinalogy videos for her blog ...

Best Social Media Engagement
Luiz Alberto

Luiz Alberto

The Wine Hub is not just a blog;...

Best Bordeaux
Aliye Melton

Aliye Melton

Aliye Melton is a Californian living in Bordeaux...

Best Burgundy & Beaujolais
Miss Vicky Wine

Miss Vicky Wine

Beaujolais-born Anne-Victoire Monrozier is a wine writer for...

Best Rhône Valley
Audrey Domenach

Audrey Domenach

Audrey Domenach writes for Mon-Viti, an online wine...

Best Loire Valley
Jim Budd

Jim Budd

Jim Budd is a drinks journalist who writes...

Best South of France
Mariëlla Beukers

Mariëlla Beukers

Mariëlla Beukers is a Netherlands-based wine...

Best Champagne
Caroline Henry

Caroline Henry

Caroline Henry is a certified sommelier based in...

Best North-West Italy
Valerie Quintanilla

Valerie Quintanilla

Valerie Quintanilla is a Denver native living in...

Best North-East Italy
Terroir Amarone

Terroir Amarone

Elisabetta Tosi & Giampiero Nadali are...

Best Central Italy
Georgette Jupe

Georgette Jupe

Girl in Florence documents the adventures of Georgette...

Best South Italy & Islands
Italian Wine Geek

Italian Wine Geek

Although Joanie Karapetian may be based in California,...

Best Eastern Europe
Beth Willard

Beth Willard

Beth Willard is a wine buyer who travels...

Best Rioja and Navarra
Mavi Balabanian

Mavi Balabanian

Mavi Balabanian is a wine marketing specialist living...

Best Catalunya
Catalunya Wines

Catalunya Wines

Michael and Timmer are two expats living in...

Best Portugal
Andre Ribeirinho

Andre Ribeirinho

Andre Ribeirinho is a food, wine and travel...

Best California
Steve Heimoff

Steve Heimoff

Steve Heimoff is based in California and is...

Best Pacific Northwest
Ponzi Vineyards

Ponzi Vineyards

The Ponzi Vineyard is based in Oregon. Their...

Best Canada
My Wine Canada

My Wine Canada

The team behind My Wine Canada are...

Best Latin America
Anuva Wines

Anuva Wines

British-born Cara Lester hosts wine tasting events in...

Best South Africa
Tim James

Tim James

Tim James is a South African born wine...

Best Australia
The Wine Wankers

The Wine Wankers

The Wine Wankers are four Aussies whose blog...

Best New Zealand
Rebecca Gibb

Rebecca Gibb

As well as being editor at Wine Searcher...

Get in touch


If you are a wine, food and travel blogger and would like to work with Winerist in the future, please send us a message!  Nominations for the 2015 awards are closed, but you can return later this year to submit for next year. Nominations are not accepted through this contact form.

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