Calling all aspirational wine writers

2021-07-16T10:44:08+09:3016 July 2021|News|

With the South Australian wine industry displaying remarkable resilience and diversity, the time to be a wine writer may have never been better. Against that backdrop of interesting stories waiting to be told, the call has gone out for applicants for the 2021 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) wine media cadetship, aimed at aspiring and ambitious communicators specialising in the wine sector. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, David

2021 Wine Communicator Awards open for entries

2021-07-06T17:06:06+09:306 July 2021|Media release, News|

Entries open today for Wine Communicator of Australia (WCA)’s prestigious annual Wine Communicator Awards, which recognises outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms. Awards will be offered across 10 categories, including 3 new categories; Best Wine Blog or Podcast, Best Wine-themed Event and Best Wine Communicator - Cellardoor.   WCA Executive Officer Andrew Stark said, “We’re delighted to once again have the chance to celebrate

WCA’S Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch is back in 2021

2021-06-16T15:54:12+09:3016 June 2021|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) are delighted to announce that the flagship Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch is back on the wine industry calendar in 2021, following the event cancellation last year due to COVID-19. This year’s lunch will be held at Doltone House Hyde Park on Friday 6 August, 12.30pm – 3.30pm. The WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch provides a chance to immerse yourself

Wine Industry Mentor Program participants for 2021 announced

2021-06-03T11:46:27+09:302 June 2021|Media release, News|

Sixty-one early career professionals have today been announced as the latest recruits to the Wine Industry Mentor Program following extraordinary numbers of applications for the expanded program. Industry partners Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, The University of Adelaide, Wine Australia and Wine Communicators of Australia are delighted at the outstanding applications received and congratulate the mentees and mentors of the program in 2021. WCA executive officer, Andrew Stark speaking

Wine Intelligence joins Wine Communicators as a Silver Partner

2021-05-24T16:06:26+09:3024 May 2021|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (“WCA”) is delighted to announce that Wine Intelligence has joined as a Silver Partner. Executive Officer of WCA, Andrew Stark observed that “Wine Intelligence is respected globally for the depth and quality of insights into the wine segment. We are delighted to have the WI team on board. We are committed to giving our members information and tools to help them make better business decisions,

Wine Industry Mentor Program breaks new ground

2021-04-07T15:56:49+09:308 April 2021|Media release, News|

The Wine Industry Mentor Program, which pairs early career wine sector professionals with respected wine sector leaders, is expanding into all areas of the wine industry. This year the program includes wine business, wine marketing, media, photography, wine education, winemaking, viticulture and oenology, while keeping a strong connection with wine communications. The program was established by Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the University of Adelaide. “Much of the success

Penfolds and Grange: The View from the Top

2021-02-22T12:23:24+10:3016 February 2021|Blog, News|

Story by Lachlan Aird - 2020 WCA Wine Media Cadet      I tend to actively avoid the word ‘iconic’ as it seems like a somewhat crass descriptor for most wines. However, for truly iconic wines, what other word applies? When tasked with the assignment to write about an iconic wine from Adelaide, South Australia, there seemed to be little contest. Penfolds Grange was the obvious choice. As I sit

WCA appoints new Executive Officer

2021-02-15T09:54:14+10:3015 February 2021|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Executive Officer, Andrew Stark. Andrew comes to the role with a wealth of industry experience and the passion to take WCA into the future. Over the past decade Andrew has held senior marketing and operations positions in Accolade Wines and last year made the decision to branch out on his own and started a consultancy business,

Giving And Sharing: South Australian Holidays In The Regions

2020-12-10T14:20:03+10:3010 December 2020|Blog, News|

Story by Lachlan Aird - 2020 WCA Wine Media Cadet   Every family has their own special festive traditions. Whether on purpose or not, there’s a set of rituals that may seem so normal and ordinary to us, but would be incredibly perplexing to outsiders looking in. While there’s a distinct image of an ‘Aussie Christmas’, of sunny outdoor Christmas lunches with fresh seafood, baked hams and pavlova, in Adelaide,

WCA Celebrates the 2020 Wine Communicator Awards Virtually

2020-12-01T14:48:56+10:302 December 2020|Media release, News|

            Last night saw Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) announce the winners of the 2020 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 eleventh year, support for the Wine Communicator Awards continues to grow with over 90 entries received

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