New Board Chair Appointed for WCA

2020-02-25T13:26:40+10:3025 February 2020|Media release, News|

 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) welcomes new Interim Chair Marni Cook, a proficient educator, recently appointed to the inaugural skills-based Board as Chair of the Board of McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association.  The incumbent Chair, Toni Carlino was announced as the Chair on the National Board of Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) in April 2019. Toni has requested to step down for an interim period while she recovers

Australian Wine – Winning the long game

2020-02-24T21:40:18+10:3024 February 2020|Media release, News|

 ASVO is proudly working in collaboration with Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) to present a two-day seminar on June 29-30, 2020. ‘Australian wine: winning the long game’ will tackle the big issues: growing, making and selling wine in the future.  “Wine businesses today are confronted with the threat of fire, drought, rising energy prices, disease and climate change (among other things). Consumers are seeking out businesses whose practises offer a

China-Australia Wine Marketing Summit 2020 Announced

2019-12-02T11:11:54+10:302 December 2019|Media release, News|

Mainland China continues to be an important market for the Australian Wine Sector.  Off the back of the success of the 2019 Summit, Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) will be hosting the 2020 China-Australia Wine Marketing Summit where you will hear from leading China experts, 6 May 2020. Leading into 2020 and beyond how are you, your team and organisation going to take advantage of this exciting market. This Summit

WCA celebrates the tenth Wine Communicator Awards

2019-11-14T09:02:10+10:3014 November 2019|Media release, News|

Last night saw Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) announce the winners of the 2019 Wine Communicator Awards eleven categories, including the Wine Communicator of the Year at Handpicked Cellar Door, in Chippendale, New South Wales. The annual Wine Communicator Awards recognises outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms. Now in its tenth year, the Wine Communicator Awards continues to expand with a best wine student

Samantha Payne confirmed as MC for the Wine Communicator Awards

2019-11-04T12:29:09+10:304 November 2019|Media release, News|

Highly regarded sommelier and wine communicator, Samantha Payne will be the Master of Ceremonies at Wine Communicators night of nights, the Wine Communicator Awards being held at Handpicked Cellar Door, Sydney on Wednesday 13 November. Samantha was once the Head Sommelier for restaurants such as Manly Pavilion, 4Fourteen and China Land and is now consulting on numerous wine lists in Sydney, such as The Governors Table, Bar at the End

Steve Flamsteed Wins VIC WCA Legend of the Vine 2019

2019-11-04T09:43:40+10:3018 October 2019|Media release, News|

Steve Flamsteed was today announced Legend of the Vine amongst industry peers at the annual Royal Melbourne Jimmy Watson Trophy Winners Lunch.  As a winemaker, chef and cheesemaker, our 2019 Victorian Legend of the Vine; Steve Flamsteed has lived a life many could only dream of. As a young man Steve didn’t follow the traditional path that many of his peers had taken before him.  With a passion for cooking

2019 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists Announced

2019-10-15T11:32:12+10:3015 October 2019|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has today announced the finalists in the 10 categories of the 2019 Wine Communicator Awards, including a new award category: Best Wine Student. Sixteen 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.

Pam Dunsford Wins SA WCA Legend of the Vine 2019

2019-10-07T16:50:12+10:307 October 2019|Media release, News|

Pam Dunsford grew up in an era where young women did not hold winemaking positions.  Having studied a degree in bio-chemistry and horticulture from the University of Adelaide, it was during this time she became interested in wine.  In 1972, Pam became the first female to be accepted to Roseworthy College to study Oenolgy. Pam Dunsford is not unaccustomed to breaking the mould throughout her 40 year winemaking career.  Not

2019 Wine Industry Mentor Program Recipients Announced

2019-09-24T15:51:58+10:3019 September 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School of the University of Adelaide are proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural, Wine Industry Mentor Program. Having received an impressive 45 high caliber mentee applications to be matched with 20 wine sector leaders, the pairing process was a no easy task for the panel. The Wine Industry Mentor Program aims to boost both the personal and professional

2019 Wine Media Cadet Announced

2019-09-03T17:35:03+10:303 September 2019|Media release, News|

Young wine advocate Mariette Morris has been named the 2019 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet. The State Government sponsored WCA Wine Media Cadetship aims to empower young people who are passionate about South Australia’s wine industry and are keen to build their careers. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the successful Wine Media Cadet program helps young people develop key skills in wine