WCA appoints new Executive Officer

2021-02-15T09:54:14+10:3015 February 2021|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Executive Officer, Andrew Stark. Andrew comes to the role with a wealth of industry experience and the passion to take WCA into the future. Over the past decade Andrew has held senior marketing and operations positions in Accolade Wines and last year made the decision to branch out on his own and started a consultancy business,

WCA Celebrates the 2020 Wine Communicator Awards Virtually

2020-12-01T14:48:56+10:302 December 2020|Media release, News|

            Last night saw Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) announce the winners of the 2020 Wine Communicator Awards eleven categories, including the overall Wine Communicator of the Year. The annual Wine Communicator Awards recognises outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms. Now in its eleventh year, support for the Wine Communicator Awards continues to grow with over 90 entries received

WCA Change the Guard of Leadership

2020-11-03T10:38:47+10:303 November 2020|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is pleased to announce that Marni Cook, Interim Chair has been appointed as Chair. WCA are grateful for the experience and strategic expertise that Marni brings to the position and look forward to working with her as she drives our future direction with the support of fellow board members. At the forthcoming AGM, WCA will acknowledge the retirement of Jeffrey Wilkinson as the Honorary Company

2020 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists Announced

2020-10-12T09:35:53+10:3012 October 2020|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has today announced the finalists in 9 categories of the 2020 Wine Communicator Awards. Fifteen 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. The overall Wine Communicator of the Year Award will

Emerging wine writer secures 2020 Wine Media Cadetship

2020-09-14T12:36:59+09:3014 September 2020|Media release, News|

McLaren Vale winery brand manager Lachlan Aird has been named as this year’s Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet. In its fourth year, the successful cadet program is made possible through the partnership between Wine Communicators of Australia and Adelaide, a Great Wine Capital of the World. Supported by the Marshall Liberal Government, the WCA Wine Media Cadetship aims to empower young people who are passionate and keen

WCA Executive Officer leaves the business in great position

2020-08-12T09:46:56+09:3012 August 2020|Media release, News|

Lynda Schenk, appointed to Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) as their Executive Officer, 8 August 2016 has made the difficult decision to leave the business at the end of August so that she can focus her attention 100% on her business, Purple Giraffe. WCA would like to take the opportunity to thank Lynda for her hard work and contribution to WCA over the past four years.  Lynda has been instrumental

Investing in the future of South Australia’s wine media

2020-06-25T10:45:13+09:3025 June 2020|Media release, News|

The 2020 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) wine media cadetship, aimed at aspiring journalists with an ambition for specialising in the wine sector, is now open for applications. The wine media cadetship presents a platform for young wine media to take the next step in their desired communication careers. The cadetship, now in its fourth year, is run by Wine Communicators of Australia – a national organisation for wine industry

2020 Wine Communicator Awards open for entries

2020-06-17T09:42:53+09:309 June 2020|Media release, News|

            Entries open today for Wine Communicator of Australia (WCA)’s prestigious annual Wine Communicator Awards, which recognises outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms. This year the awards welcome a strong panel of judges, including independent wine writer - Max Allen, Master of Wine - Philip Reedman MW and Wine Australia’s Corporate Affairs Manager - Anita Poddar. Awards will be

Virtual Tasting webinar series with an international flavour

2020-06-17T09:48:51+09:3018 May 2020|Media release, News|

The Department for Trade and Investment (DTI), in partnership with Wine Communicators of Australia are hosting an interactive webinar series for South Australian producers to learn best practice production and execution of Virtual Tastings, with a business to business (B2B) focus. COVID-19 restrictions for both domestic and international travel, wineries ability to sell to their distributor base has been diminished. Virtual tastings provide a perfect opportunity for businesses to broaden

Education key to success for Wine Communicators of Australia

2020-06-17T09:51:30+09:3013 May 2020|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to welcome Flinders University as their latest Education Partner tocoincide with the launch of the Universities new 3-year undergraduate degree for students looking to start a career in the wine, spirits and tourism sectors or existing professionals seeking to upskill. This new relationship presents some exciting opportunities for the two organisations to collaborate in areas of education for the next generation of industry

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