Best New Wine Book

Sponsored By Pernod Ricard Winemakers

In recognition of a recently published book (print or digital) which supports Australian wine in a compelling, well-written and well-presented format. This includes books whose content is relevant to consumers, trade or a technical audience.

This award acknowledges a published book with demonstrated depth of knowledge, engaging and professional content targeted to its chosen audience.

Entry criteria

  1. Entries must have been published in the English language.
  2. The book must be available for sale within the Australian market (both online and/or in store).
  3. At least 25% of the content of the book needs to be about Australian wine or show a strong Australian connection through its story and/or wine personalities.
  4. Open to book writers, which communicate about wine in a printed or digital format.

Entry Fee:

An entry fee of $55 inc GST applies to every award nomination submission for this category.

Judging criteria:

The judges will consider the following with reference to each nomination:

  • Language skill of the writer – sound grammar, style and construction.
  • Relevance of content to the audience and the industry.
  • Depth and display of knowledge on the topic.
  • Original and creative editorial – ability to engage the reader with original content from the author.
  • Presentation and layout of the publication – is it end user friendly.


The winner will receive: one year’s membership to WCA (valued at $170), a framed award certificate and exclusive WCA 2023 award-winner print and web graphics to use in personal marketing and communications.