Huon Hooke awarded NSW Legend of the Vine 2018

2018-08-16T13:02:10+00:0013 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+00:002 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+00:002 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

2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch Tickets Now Available

2018-05-14T10:09:04+00:0030 April 2018|Media release|

MEDIA RELEASE 23 April 2018 The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) invite wine lovers and industry professionals to its flagship annual event, the Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch, taking place back at the Four Seasons Hotel on George Street, Friday, 10 August 2018. Always a favourite on the wine industry calendar, the Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch is an opportunity to hear from the judges and

Hong Kong – a wine media cadet’s journey down the rabbit hole…

2017-11-16T13:15:20+00:0016 November 2017|Media release, News|

I guess it’s easy to feel perhaps a little smug about food and wine when you have grown up in one of the best wine regions of the world… But then you take your sheltered little self off to Hong Kong. Bam! What a city! After 6 days of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, restaurants, lunching with sommeliers and celebrity chefs, a private dinner in the owners box

2017 Wine Communicator of the Year Award Results

2017-11-03T17:16:21+00:002 November 2017|Media release, News|

Thanks to Pernod Ricard Winemakers, guests were treated to the spectacular views of Sydney Harbor from the 43rd floor of the new Barangaroo Towers last night.  Master of Ceremonies, Nathan Earl provided an entertaining and heartfelt delivery of the awards, supported by Awards Partners, Calibria Family Wines, Drinks Association, Ehrenberb Bass Institute, Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Treasury Wine Estates, Wine-Searcher and event sponsor Riedel. The annual Wine Communicator of the Year

Viv Thomson – 2017 Victorian Legend of the Vine

2017-10-26T10:39:03+00:0021 October 2017|Media release, News|

To a standing ovation yesterday, Eric Vivian Thomson, fondly known as Viv Thomson amongst wine industry peers, was announced Legend of the Vine Victoria at the annual WCA Melbourne Wine Show Awards Lunch. Thomson comes from a long line of winemakers and received ‘Legend of the Vine’ status for his service to the wine industry as one of Australia’s longest serving winemakers. “Viv has made an outstanding contribution to the

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