Best Wine Book (Trade, Technical or Consumer)

In recognition of a 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.

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

Entry criteria:

  1. Open to book writers, which communicate about wine and are published in a printed or digital format in Australia.
  2. Entries must have been published in the English language between 31 August 2018 and 31 August 2019.

To enter:

1. Download and complete the editable PDF entry form. CLICK HERE
2. Please ensure you complete all sections (noting word limits where they apply) by typing under the relevant headings.
3. Please send four physical copies of the nominated publication, in a single package marked ‘Award Entry’ to 11/31 Halifax St, Adelaide SA 5000
4. The entry fee is $55 (inc. GST). Payment can be made below.
5. Attach your completed entry form along with any supporting material when making your payment below.


Judging criteria:

  1. Technical skill of the writer – grammatically sound style and construction
  2. Relevance of content to the audience and the industry
  3. Depth and display of knowledge on the topic
  4. Entertainment and creativity – ability to engage the reader
  5. Presentation and layout of the publication – is it end user friendly


The winner will receive: one year’s membership to WCA (valued at $170), promotion via the WCA website and its membership base, a specially designed framed award certificate and an exclusive WCA 2019 award-winner print, and web graphics to use in personal marketing and communications.

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