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

WCA chapter members and executive celebrate at the Australian Women in Wine Awards

2018-11-22T10:51:52+00:0020 November 2018|News|

Wine Communicators were out in force and celebrating at last Friday's 2018 at the Australian Women in Wine Awards.  Lynda Schenk, the Executive Officer of WCA,  was awarded the Marketer of the Year for her work with Riverland Wine undertaken as a part of her role as the owner/founder of Purple Giraffe Marketing, an Adelaide based marketing consultancy that she began in 2014. Shirley Fraser, WCA South Australian Chapter Chair

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

2018-11-07T22:26:53+00:007 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+00:0019 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

Notice of WCA AGM 2018

2018-10-17T15:06:43+00:0017 October 2018|News|

2018 WCA Annual General Meeting NOTICE OF MEETING Notice 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 7th November 2018 at the Gourmet Traveller WINE Office, 119 Kippax Street, Surray Hills, Sydney at 5.30pm. AGENDA Welcome from the Chair Acceptance of apologies received and those

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

2018-09-27T09:33:24+00:0028 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

SA Q&A Panel Series 2 – “the perfect first lesson for a wine media cadet”

2018-09-17T10:11:20+00:0011 September 2018|News|

SA Q&A Panel Series 2 – Connecting with Trade – what works? With a couple of vintages behind me, a decent amount of time in hospitality and a handful of years at university in wine science, I like to think I have a decent basis to talk ‘all things wine’. However, I absolutely love that humbling feeling of sitting down and listening to experts, to realise that some days I’m

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

2018-10-25T21:23:29+00:008 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