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.

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.

Entries are now CLOSED.

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