Blog: Pairing food and wine – The longstanding human love affair

2022-05-20T08:32:30+09:3020 May 2022|Blog, News|

  She’s one of South Australia's culinary icons. She's as vibrant in person as she is accomplished in the kitchen. She's worked under Alla Wolfe-Tasker at Daylesford's Lake House, partnered up with Karen Martini at The Melbourne Wine Room, worked beachside at Bondi's Icebergs and felt the heat of Kylie Kwong's kitchen, Billy Kwong. She’s currently co-owner and chef at one of McLaren Vale’s most iconic restaurants, The Salopian Inn. And

Wine Industry Mentor Program 2022 now open

2022-03-30T13:46:53+10:301 April 2022|Media release, News|

The Wine Industry Mentor Program, which pairs early career wine sector professionals with respected wine sector leaders as a way of building industry capability and a spirit of collaboration, is now open for applications. The program is designed to boost both personal and professional development in future generations of wine industry professionals by giving them the opportunity to connect with like-minded, ambitious wine professionals, grow their knowledge from respected wine

Up-and-comers of Coonawarra

2022-03-22T10:47:34+10:3022 March 2022|Blog, News|

It’s question time… What do you get when you introduce four of Coonawarra’s up-and-coming winemakers—dressed in vintage attire—to a visiting writer in the dining room of Yallum Park, John Riddoch’s 1870s built Victorian Homestead, complete in its grandeur with William Morris wallpaper, 15-foot ceilings and Italian marble fireplaces? Well, you get quite the paradox not to mention an incredibly entertaining night! But, you also get the opportunity to discover just

Industry leader Sandra Przibilla wins prestigious Legend of the Vine Award

2021-12-16T13:54:29+10:3016 December 2021|Media release, News|

The 2021 Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch, held on 16th December, saw the announcement that Sandra Przibilla had been honoured for her years of contribution to the Australian wine industry. Sandra said that she was “honoured and humbled” by the recognition. Sandra has contributed to building the industry as a retailer, a wholesaler, an industry leader and as a pioneer of diversity and inclusion in the drinks industry.

WCA announces 2021 Wine Communicator Awards Winners

2021-11-25T10:16:03+10:3024 November 2021|Media release, News|

Last night saw Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) announce the winners of the 2021 Wine Communicator Awards eleven categories, including the overall Wine Communicator of the Year. The annual Wine Communicator Awards recognises outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms. Now in its twelfth year, support for the Wine Communicator Awards continues to grow and in 2021 we received a great response to the three

Notice of WCA AGM 2021

2021-11-01T11:29:18+10:301 November 2021|News|

2021 WCA Annual General Meeting NOTICE OF MEETING otice is hereby given that in accordance with Rule 7.1 of the Constitution of Wine Communicators of Australia Limited ABN 81 151 598 168, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company will be held 24th November 2021 at 201 Kent Street, Sydney at 5.00pm AEDT. Register your place here.  AGENDA Welcome from the Chair Acceptance of apologies received and those tendered

WCA announces new date for Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch

2021-10-26T16:08:16+10:3026 October 2021|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to confirm that the Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch will be taking place. The new date for the lunch is Thursday 16th December and it will be held at Doltone House, Hyde Park. WCA is delighted to be partnering with the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and the Lunch Sponsor, Impresstik Labels, to help bring the wine community together to celebrate

‘Coming into his Own’ by 2021 WCA Wine Media Cadet

2022-01-21T17:15:41+10:3015 October 2021|Blog, News|

I had the pleasure of sitting down for a one on one with Alpha Box and Dice head winemaker Sam Berketa, to discuss his recent win. I’m rather fortunate in that I get to chat with Sam pretty frequently these days, but profiling him for this piece was a rare opportunity to really interrogate him! And I’m sure glad I did. We’re here to discuss Sam’s recent Young Gun of

2021 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists Announced

2021-10-18T10:23:07+10:3015 October 2021|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 10 categories for the 2021 Wine Communicator Awards, including our 3 NEW categories: Best New Blog or Podcast, Best Wine-Themed Event and Best Wine Communicator – Cellar Door. We are extremely pleased with the quality and success that has come from all communicators within the wine industry this year. Each entry is reviewed by a panel of

Brian Croser AO honored with WCA South Australia Legend of the Vine 2021

2021-10-11T16:51:37+10:3011 October 2021|Media release, News|

Brian started his career as a winemaker with Thomas Hardy and Sons in 1969, and he went on to found a winemaking consultancy and develop 2021 WCA Legend of the Vine_Press Release the wine science course at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales. As a consultant and an educator, Brian had a huge influence on Australian winemakers in the 1970s and 80s, mentoring up-and-comers and shaping the community. He

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