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, 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. Open to book writers, which communicate about wine in a printed or digital format.
  2. At least 30% of the content of the book needs to be about Australian wine.
  3. The book must be available for sale within the Australian market (both online and/or in store).
  4. Entries must have been published in the English language between 31 August 2019 and 31 August 2020
  5. Previous winning titles of this award are ineligible.

Entry Fee:

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

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 2020 award-winner print, and web graphics to use in personal marketing and communications.

Entries close Friday 28 August 2020. 

APPLY NOW – Instructions

  1. Download the 2020 Awards Entry Form HERE (Word format), complete the form and save as PDF.
  2. Once step 1 is complete, click HERE to fill in your contact details and pay entry fee. Click SUBMIT to complete your nomination.  

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