The Wine Media Conference Announces Opening Speaker: James Halliday

2019-02-11T11:55:16+09:3030 January 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Media Conference is pleased to announce that James Halliday, one of the leading observers and commentators on the Australian wine scene and Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) ambassador, will be kicking off the Wine Media Conference on October 10, 2019 in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. James has written or contributed to over 70 books (some translated into five languages) over the past 45 years, including

WCA welcomes new Marketing Coordinator

2018-12-21T10:11:55+09:3021 December 2018|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Prue Kline as its new Marketing Coordinator. Joining the WCA in November 2018, Prue has a strong background and over two decades of involvement in the wine industry, with a wide breadth of experience ranging from sales and segmentation, events and tourism, and relationship management.   WCA Executive Officer, Lynda Schenk said the appointment would see the WCA

Wine Communicators of Australia brings international Wine Media Conference to Australia in October 2019

2018-12-05T10:34:35+09:304 December 2018|Media release, News|

 For the first time in its 12-year history, the Wine Media Conference (formerly known as the Wine Bloggers Conference) will be held outside North America, taking place in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia from October 10 – 12, 2019. In what promises to be a remarkable boon to the Australian wine communications industry and wine tourism in general, the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) successfully applied and won the right

2018 Wine Communicator of the Year Awarded to Author and Wine Columnist Max Allen

2018-11-07T22:26:53+09:307 November 2018|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators Australia (WCA) announced the ten winners of its annual Wine Communicator Awards at last night’s awards ceremony at the Gourmet Traveller WINE (wine space) in Surry Hills, Sydney. Awards included Best Wine Publication, Best New Wine Writer and the coveted Wine Communicator of the Year. This year, the Wine Communicator of the Year was awarded to respected wine writer Max Allen. Allen is a wine and drinks columnist

JENI PORT NAMED VIC 2018 LEGEND OF THE VINE

2018-10-25T20:57:07+09:3019 October 2018|Media release, News|

Jeni Port, one of the nation’s most respected wine connoisseurs and communicators, has today been announced as the 2018 WCA Legend of the Vine in Victoria. This distinguished title has been awarded to her in recognition of her outstanding expertise and valuable contribution to the Australian wine industry. “Throughout her journalistic career, Jeni has demonstrated undeniable passion and commitment to the Australian wine story and has communicated her exceptional knowledge

Tony Love nominated as the South Australia Wine Communicators of Australia Legend of the Vine 2018

2018-09-27T09:33:24+09:3028 September 2018|Media release, News|

Tony Love, wine expert, wine judge and long term wine writer for ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper, was announced as the South Australian Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Legend of the Vine for 2018 at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show Lunch held last Friday 28th September. Love has received this honor in recognition of his outstanding contribution and service to the Australian and South Australian wine industry over the past 30 or

International Lady of Wine Rebecca Hopkins confirmed as MC for the Wine Communicator of the Year Awards

2018-10-25T21:23:29+09:308 September 2018|Media release, News|

In a boon for the Wine Communicator of the Year Awards, Rebecca Hopkins will attend its presentation night of nights being held at the Gourmet Traveller WINE wine space, Sydney, on Wednesday 7th November in the official capacity of Master of Ceremonies. Born and raised in the McLaren Vale, and a graduate of Wine Business School from the University of Adelaide, Hopkins has built a successful and celebrated national and

Huon Hooke awarded NSW Legend of the Vine 2018

2018-08-16T13:02:10+09:3013 August 2018|Media release, News|

Huon Hooke, known in the industry as one of the most trusted voices in Australian Wine, was today announced Legend of the Vine NSW at the WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch. With a career spanning 35 years, he is one of the worlds most recognised wine experts and has received his Legend of the Vine status for his service to the wine industry as one of Australia’s

Wine Communicators of Australia & Wine Intelligence present Insights into Sustainable, Organic and Low Alcohol Wine in 2018

2018-07-02T13:01:35+09:302 July 2018|Media release, News|

Members and friends of the wine industry are invited to a special presentation from leading wine research and insights agency Wine Intelligence on the trends and opportunities in sustainable, organic and low alcohol (SOLA) wine in 2018. Wine Intelligence Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand Rodney Sammut will present a sneak peek of the 2018 Global Wine SOLA Report which was released in May 2018. The report presents the

New Board Member Joins Wine Communicators of Australia

2018-07-06T11:02:35+09:302 July 2018|Media release, News|

In a changing of the guard, the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) are delighted to announce that Stephanie Doboudin will take up a role on the National Board of the WCA. In doing so, Stephanie will enable the WCA to retain a Victorian based national board representative, a key wine state in Australia. Stephanie, who is based in Melbourne takes up the role recently vacated by another Victorian resident, Caroline