Wine Communicator Awards finalists announced

2017-10-11T11:58:32+00:006 October 2017|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has today announced the finalists in the 10 categories of the 2017 Wine Communicator Awards. Following judges feedback in 2016, this year both the ‘Best Wine Book’ and ‘Best Wine Publication’ were split in to two distinct categories, technical and trade, and consumer. A new category was also developed for Best Wine Public Relations Campaign. 15 experienced and respected wine industry professionals have been selected

Brain Walsh – WCA SA Legend of the Vine 2017

2017-10-04T12:09:06+00:0029 September 2017|Media release, News|

Brian Walsh, independent wine consultant and the national chair for Wine Australia, was today announced Legend of the Vine South Australia at the annual Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards Lunch. Walsh was awarded ‘Legend of the Vine’ status for his outstanding contribution to the Australian wine industry. Brian was unable to accept the prestigious honour at today’s WCA Adelaide Wine Show Awards Lunch, his children Alistair and Zoe received

Clive Hartley – NSW Legend of the Vine 2017

2017-07-28T08:29:56+00:0028 July 2017|Media release, News|

  Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to announce this year's winner of the NSW Legend of the Vine, Clive Hartley.  Unfortunately, Clive was unable to accept the prestigious award in person at the WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Awards Lunch, held today as he is overseas.  A seasoned author, wine writer, sommelier, wine judge and professional wine educator, Clive Hartley has been a prominent figure in the Australian wine

Wine Communicator Awards open for entries

2017-07-05T12:06:49+00:006 June 2017|Media release, News|

Wine Communicator of the Year AwardsEntries are now open for WCA’s prestigious annual Wine Communicator of the Year Awards, which this year will be offered in 10 categories. Following judges feedback in 2016, both the ‘Best Wine Book’ and ‘Best Wine Publication’ will this year be split in to two distinct categories, technical and trade, and consumer. A new category has also been developed for Best Wine Public Relations Campaign.“We

Wine media cadetship launches in SA

2017-07-05T12:15:13+00:0030 May 2017|Media release, News|

Wine media cadetship launches in SA A wine media cadetship aimed at aspiring journalists with a thirst for specialising in the wine sector, has opened for application this week. The cadetship is run by Wine Communicators of Australia – a national organisation for wine industry professionals – and is sponsored by the State Government. The ten-week program involves opportunities for participation in a range of practical experiences including media

WCA Welcomes New Board Members

2017-04-26T11:42:13+00:0027 April 2017|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of new National Board members Carolyn Coon, Alaina McGregor and Justine Henschke. WCA Chairman Angus Barnes said the WCA Board was thrilled to have three highly experienced communications professionals join the team. "We are thrilled to be expanding our National Board with the appointment of Carolyn, Alaina and Justine, who combined bring in over 35 years' experience in

NSWWIA changes Executive Officer

2017-04-26T09:40:27+00:0014 April 2017|Media release, News|

The New South Wales Wine Industry Association (NSWWIA) has welcomed Angus Barnes as Acting Executive Officer following the announcement of Stuart McGrath-Kerr's retirement. McGrath-Kerr held the role of Executive Officer for the past 20 years, overseeing great change and growth in the state's wine industry. His contributions included the creation of the NSW Wine brand and raising its profile through work with the NSW Wine Awards along with Sydney Cellar

Kathleen Quealy – Victorian Legend of the Vine 2016

2017-04-26T12:14:51+00:0029 October 2016|Media release, News|

Kathleen Quealy grew up in an era where young girls grew up to be nurses or teacher. Not winemakers. She has shaped her wine career in her own vision, not conforming to the accepted wisdom of the day and has become a lightning bolt of change. And that, as much as anything, says why this woman is today named Legend of the Vine. The first female to have this

d’Arry Osborn named Legend of the Vine (SA)

2017-04-26T12:24:47+00:005 October 2016|Media release, News|

With a history in the wine industry that spans his lifetime of nearly 90 years, d'Arry Osborn, was today named the 2016 South Australian Legend of the Vine by Wine Communicators of Australia. d'Arry, received the award in front of an audience of 300 industry peers and corporate guests at the WCA Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards Lunch, at the Adelaide Showgrounds. WCA Chair Angus Barnes said the 'Legend

Wine Communicators Australia appoints new Executive Officer

2017-04-26T12:35:15+00:0023 August 2016|Media release, News|

This appointment is the latest phase in building WCA's relevance as the "go to" resource for its members. WCA Chairman, Angus Barnes would like to thank Nick Carne, former Executive Officer, for his contribution to WCA. Mr Carne has been instrumental in growing WCA's winery membership base placing WCA in a strong position moving forward. Mr Barnes said "2015 was a significant year for growth for our membership base