BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Drizly, the technology company behind the first and largest e-commerce alcohol app, announced the winners of its first-ever Drizly Blogger Awards. Drizly put out a call to booze-centric bloggers, from industry experts to imbibing enthusiasts, for nominations in 11 different categories to identify the blogs that consistently deliver the category's most creative, well-informed and entertaining content.
The awards were judged by three bona fide experts: Jesse Brenneman, Co-Founder and Chief Alchemist of Deacon Giles Distillery, Todd Maul, Co-Founder of Café ArtScience, and the team at Drizly. Entries were robust and there were numerous standouts, but the cream, as in 11 winners, eventually rose to the top and are all noteworthy for making distinct contributions to furthering adult beverage enthusiasm and knowledge.
2017 Drizly Blogger Awards Winners:
Best in Glass Winner: Natalie Migliarini from Beautiful Booze
Recognized as the top booze blogger in 2017 – from cocktails to beer and everything in between.
Booziest Brain Winner: Greg Mays from Simple Cocktails
Recognized as the go-to industry expert and all-around guru for tips on everything beer, wine and spirits.
Best Drink Photography Winner: Ayşegül D. Sanford from Foolproof Living
Photography can make or break the appeal of a cocktail, and these drinks are deliciously Instagram worthy.
Best Cocktail Blog Winner: Natalie Jacob from Arsenic & Lace
Features an arsenal of drink recipes that are loaded with creativity and innovation. Natalie can mix a mean drink.
Best Wine Blog Winner: Cindy Rynning from Grape Experiences
To honor a blog that breaks down vino for the most basic sampler to the most experienced connoisseur, and everyone in between.
Best Beer Blog Winner: Ryan Brawn from Hoppy Boston
A true lover of hops, this award honors the blogger who writes about everything from Porters to Sours and knows exactly what to crack open when.
Bartender's Pick Winner: Tyler Zielinski from Bon Vivantito
Any Bartender would happily select Tyler's drink out of the crowd.
Best Reinvention of a Classic Winner: Ivo Peshev and Mikey Gallop from Flair Project
Recognized for taking the initiative to make a classic drink, like a Gin & Tonic, their own.
Best Use of Booze in Food Winner: Jackie Dodd from The Beeroness
For the multi-talented individual who combines booze with cooking to create tasty recipes.
Craziest Concoction Winner: Leigh Ann Chatagnier from My Diary of Us
From sandwiches on top of a Bloody Mary to ice cream cone garnishes, Drizly recognizes the most creative cocktail recipes.
Best Original Cocktail Winner: Kristy Gardner from She Eats
The weirder, the better. Drizly honors the most inventive and original drink yet.
"Innovation is important in every industry, but at this moment in the alcohol space, it feels like innovation is booming," said Erin Schuster of Drizly. "We wanted to pay homage to the online enthusiasts with the inventiveness, know-how, curiosity and artistic talent to push adult beverage boundaries, who have worked so hard to earn their loyal, growing and fully-engaged followings."
Drizly is the world's largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine, and spirits. With the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery, in-store pickup, or intrastate shipping, customers can easily browse and order their favorites from the Drizly website or mobile app. By partnering with the best retail stores in over 70 cities in North America, Drizly provides consumers a rich e-commerce experience that offers unrivaled selection, competitive pricing, and personalized content to users of legal drinking age. Drizly operates across the United States and Canada, from Austin to Boston, Calgary to Tampa, New York City to Denver (and beyond). Backed by world-class institutional investors, the company has raised $35 million to date.