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DWWA Regional Chair Veneto: Richard Baudains

Richard Baudains is the Regional Chair for Veneto at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2024.

Richard Baudains

Richard was born and brought up on the formerly French-speaking Island of Jersey (hence the French surname).

To satisfy his wanderlust he studied to become an English language teacher, a profession he has had the good fortune to pursue in many of Italy’s top wine regions.

Richard published his first article with Decanter in 1989 and has been writing about Italian wine for the magazine ever since.

He is a regional chair at the Decanter World Wine Awards, on the team of the Slow Wine Guide, contributes to the Wine Scholar Guild and teaches M.A. Courses on Wine Journalism at the Università delle Scienze Gastronomiche.

Outside wine, he works as a Cambridge University English language examiner.

Richard lives in Gorizia.

Baudains was first a DWWA judge in 2004.

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