Wine Industry Mentor Program participants for 2021 announced

2021-06-03T11:46:27+09:302 June 2021|Media release, News|

Sixty-one early career professionals have today been announced as the latest recruits to the Wine Industry Mentor Program following extraordinary numbers of applications for the expanded program. Industry partners Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, The University of Adelaide, Wine Australia and Wine Communicators of Australia are delighted at the outstanding applications received and congratulate the mentees and mentors of the program in 2021. WCA executive officer, Andrew Stark speaking

Wine Intelligence joins Wine Communicators as a Silver Partner

2021-05-24T16:06:26+09:3024 May 2021|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (“WCA”) is delighted to announce that Wine Intelligence has joined as a Silver Partner. Executive Officer of WCA, Andrew Stark observed that “Wine Intelligence is respected globally for the depth and quality of insights into the wine segment. We are delighted to have the WI team on board. We are committed to giving our members information and tools to help them make better business decisions,

Wine Industry Mentor Program breaks new ground

2021-04-07T15:56:49+09:308 April 2021|Media release, News|

The Wine Industry Mentor Program, which pairs early career wine sector professionals with respected wine sector leaders, is expanding into all areas of the wine industry. This year the program includes wine business, wine marketing, media, photography, wine education, winemaking, viticulture and oenology, while keeping a strong connection with wine communications. The program was established by Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the University of Adelaide. “Much of the success

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

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