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Steve Flamsteed Wins VIC WCA Legend of the Vine 2019

2020-06-24T09:51:54+09:3018 October 2019|Media release, News|

Steve Flamsteed was today announced Legend of the Vine amongst industry peers at the annual Royal Melbourne Jimmy Watson Trophy Winners Lunch.  As a winemaker, chef and cheesemaker, our 2019 Victorian Legend of the Vine; Steve Flamsteed has lived a life many could only dream of. As a young man Steve didn’t follow the traditional path that many of his peers had taken before him.  With a passion for cooking

2019 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists Announced

2020-06-24T09:58:05+09:3015 October 2019|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has today announced the finalists in the 10 categories of the 2019 Wine Communicator Awards, including a new award category: Best Wine Student. Sixteen experienced and respected wine industry professionals have judged the entries in the award categories, with three panels each assessing two or three categories each. The New Wine Writer of the Year Award is judged independently by Gourmet Traveller WINE judging panel.

Notice of WCA AGM 2019

2019-10-08T10:19:21+10:308 October 2019|News|

2019 WCA Annual General Meeting NOTICE OF MEETING Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Rule 7.1 of the Constitution of Wine Communicators of Australia Limited ABN 81 151 598 168, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company will be held 13th November 2019 at at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door, 50 Kensington Street, Chippendale, New South Wales 2008 at 5.30pm. AGENDA Welcome from the Chair Acceptance of apologies

Pam Dunsford Wins SA WCA Legend of the Vine 2019

2020-06-24T10:00:34+09:307 October 2019|Media release, News|

Pam Dunsford grew up in an era where young women did not hold winemaking positions.  Having studied a degree in bio- Royal Adelaide Wine ShowWayville, South AustraliaPhoto: John Krüger chemistry and horticulture from the University of Adelaide, it was during this time she became interested in wine.  In 1972, Pam became the first female to be accepted to Roseworthy College to study Oenolgy. Pam Dunsford is not unaccustomed

2019 Wine Industry Mentor Program Recipients Announced

2020-06-24T10:03:01+09:3019 September 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School of the University of Adelaide are proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural, Wine Industry Mentor Program. Having received an impressive 45 high caliber mentee applications to be matched with 20 wine sector leaders, the pairing process was a no easy task for the panel. The Wine Industry Mentor Program aims to boost both the personal and professional

2019 Wine Media Cadet Announced

2020-06-24T10:05:39+09:303 September 2019|Media release, News|

Young wine advocate Mariette Morris has been named the 2019 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet. The State Government sponsored WCA Wine Media Cadetship aims to empower young people who are passionate about South Australia’s wine industry and are keen to build their careers. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the successful Wine Media Cadet program helps young people develop key skills in wine

Developing the next generation of wine communicators

2019-08-12T14:26:25+09:3012 August 2019|News|

Today we announced that Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School at the University of Adelaide have launched a national wine industry mentor program to boost the career trajectory of the next generation of wine communicators. The program will benefit people who will take a leading role in promoting Australia’s wine industry in their public relations, marketing and communications careers. The Wine Industry Mentor Program pairs ambitious

Education continues to be the focus for WCA

2019-07-24T15:08:28+09:3024 July 2019|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to welcome TAFE SA as their latest Education Partner. This new relationship presents some exciting opportunities for the two organisations to collaborate in areas of education for the next generation of wine sector professionals. WCA’s role is to support wine communications in all its forms, under two primary pillars; awarding excellence and advancing excellence; education fits well within these pillars. TAFE SA has

Wine Media Conference: Friday Wine Country Excursions

2019-07-17T15:39:55+09:3017 July 2019|Media release, News|

Each year at the Wine Media Conference we cooperate with the local industry to organize five-hour wine country excursions into the local wine region. Below are the six planned excursions for Friday, October 11 in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia. These excursions have traditionally been “mystery” excursions in which conference attendees have no idea where they are heading when they board a bus. This year we are

“Wine Walkabouts” – Cool Climate by the Creekside

2019-06-26T14:05:53+09:3026 June 2019|Blog|

I always love how people think that ‘Adelaide is boring’. It is true though; if you are new in town and not very open to new experiences, Adelaide could probably be pretty boring. However, the hidden gems shine with an intense brightness and when daring to go off of the beaten tracks – that is where Adelaide and SA get super exciting. And so, while I love to get all


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