Wine Media Conference Announces 2019 Wine Media Partners

2019-02-20T10:45:21+00:0020 February 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Media Conference has partnered with four Australian media publications for the 2019 event: Winestate Magazine, National Liquor News (and its partner online newsletter TheShout), Gourmet Traveller WINE, and the Halliday Wine Companion. The conference will take place October 10 - 12 in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. "The Wine Media Conference seeks to gather those writing, videoing, and photographing about wine and the wine industry from

WCA brings The China-Australia Wine Marketing Summit to Sydney

2019-02-20T10:10:32+00:0020 February 2019|Media release, News|

This coming April the China-Australia Wine Summit will visit Sydney, hosted by Wine Communicators of Australia. Through this event, the Australian wine community will be given the opportunity to gain an educated insight into the increasingly important world of wine in China, a nation which now represents the largest Australian wine export market by value. To be held on the 4th April 2019 over the course of a single day

2018: An impressive year for Australian wine exports

2019-02-18T12:07:10+00:0018 February 2019|News|

In the year ended December 2018, Australian wine exports increased by 10 per cent in value to $2.82 billion free on board (FOB) and 5 per cent in volume to 850 million litres (94 million 9-litre case equivalents). The average value of exported wine increased by 5 per cent to $3.32 per litre FOB. Read more here

A New Year Brings a Hive of Activity and Events for WCA Members

2019-02-11T10:49:05+00:0011 February 2019|Media release, News|

If there was ever a time to benefit from joining the wine communicators conversation, now is it! It is with eager anticipation that Wine Communicators Australia (WCA) looks towards 2019 and its full calendar of events, awards, conferences and educational and communication activities. Lynda Schenk, Executive Officer of WCA, and the person responsible for designing and now delivering the action packed schedule, said, “The WCA Board, state chapter members and

Australia’s grape and wine producers unite

2019-02-04T14:08:16+00:004 February 2019|News|

Australian Grape & Wine Incorporated (Australian Grape & Wine) was officially launched last week, delivering on the industry’s call for a single united peak industry organisation, representing Australia’s winegrape and wine producers. On 13 November 2018, members of both the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia and Australian Vignerons unanimously voted for the two organisations to amalgamate, resulting in the creation of Australian Grape & Wine. The inaugural Chairman, Sandy Clark said

The Wine Media Conference Announces Opening Speaker: James Halliday

2019-02-11T11:55:16+00:0030 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+00:0021 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+00:004 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

WSET Educator of the Year Award 2018 shortlist announced

2018-11-23T13:26:59+00:0023 November 2018|News|

Wine Communicators silver partner WSET have announced the shortlist for the WSET Educator of the Year Award 2018. Australia's very own 'Get Wine Smart', previously known as 'Wine Construct', has been included as one of seven nominees from across the globe. To find out more about the award and check out all of the worthy nominees CLICK HERE  

China 360: A rare look at China’s booming wine scene

2018-11-22T20:16:14+00:0022 November 2018|News|

We all know China is drinking more Australian wine, but we recently paused to consider the question in reverse... “would we drink more Chinese wine if it was available?” At the recent WCA “China 360” wine event, hosted at the Handpicked Wines Cellar Door in Sydney, we took up the challenge and tasted 3 pairs of like-quality Chinese and Australian wines and took a vote to see which wines people