Wojciech Bonkowski is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
Wojciech Bońkowski judge profile:
Wojciech Bońkowski has been writing about wine in Polish and English since 1999. After working for a year in the wine trade in London, he returned to Poland where he has been instrumental in all the major initiatives on the wine scene, including the country’s first wine book – Wines of Europe guide written with Marek Bieńczyk; Magazyn Wino of which he was vice-editor in chief 2002–10; leading wine blog @ www.winaeuropy.pl; and since 2012, www.winicjatywa.pl, an online wine magazine which has become Poland’s no. 1 wine medium. The Winicjatywa adventure continues with innovative ways of embedding social media into wine writing.
Wojciech is very active educating Polish consumers in wine, tutoring tastings and wine classes as well as being a columnist for the general press and news website www.natemat.pl.
He continues to write in English on his blog www.bonkowski.me where he also writes about his other passion: tea.
Since 2013 he has covered Northern Italy for Tim Atkin MW’s www.timatkin.com (Louis Roederer Best Wine Website 2013).
Wojciech Bońkowski specialises in the wines of Italy, Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe including Hungary, Croatia and Greece. And he actually has another life in which he researches 19th-century Classical music.
2016 is Wojciech Bońkowski’s first year as a DWWA judge.