Richard Baudains is Regional Chair for Veneto at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Richard Baudains was born and bred in Jersey in the Channel Islands and trained to be a teacher of English as a foreign language in order to satisfy his wanderlust. After several years in various foreign climes, Baudains settled down in beautiful Friuli-Venezia Giulia, having had the good fortune to reside previously in the winemaking regions of Piemonte, Tuscany, Liguria and Trentino-Alto Adige.
Baudains wrote his first article for Decanter in 1989 and has been a regular contributor on Italian wines ever since.
His day job as director of a language school conveniently leaves time for a range of wine-related activities including writing for the Slow wine guide, editing, translating, leading tastings and lecturing in wine journalism at the Università delle Scienze Gastronomiche.
Baudains was first a DWWA judge in 2004.