Emerging wine writer secures 2020 Wine Media Cadetship

2020-09-14T12:36:59+09:3014 September 2020|Media release, News|

McLaren Vale winery brand manager Lachlan Aird has been named as this year’s Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet. In its fourth year, the successful cadet program is made possible through the partnership between Wine Communicators of Australia and Adelaide, a Great Wine Capital of the World. Supported by the Marshall Liberal Government, the WCA Wine Media Cadetship aims to empower young people who are passionate and keen

WCA Executive Officer leaves the business in great position

2020-08-12T09:46:56+09:3012 August 2020|Media release, News|

Lynda Schenk, appointed to Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) as their Executive Officer, 8 August 2016 has made the difficult decision to leave the business at the end of August so that she can focus her attention 100% on her business, Purple Giraffe. WCA would like to take the opportunity to thank Lynda for her hard work and contribution to WCA over the past four years.  Lynda has been instrumental

Investing in the future of South Australia’s wine media

2020-06-25T10:45:13+09:3025 June 2020|Media release, News|

The 2020 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) wine media cadetship, aimed at aspiring journalists with an ambition for specialising in the wine sector, is now open for applications. The wine media cadetship presents a platform for young wine media to take the next step in their desired communication careers. The cadetship, now in its fourth year, is run by Wine Communicators of Australia – a national organisation for wine industry

Creativity, Empathy and Necessity: The guiding themes for wine marketing in a crisis

2020-06-17T09:46:21+09:3011 June 2020|Blog, News|

Homo-sapiens is Latin for ‘wise man’ - to be wise is to have or to show experience, knowledge and good judgment. It is a result of these times that we become wiser - we gain experience, knowledge and better judgement. There is a quote that puts it perfectly “From limitation comes creativity”. The Three Guiding Themes ‘Creativity’ in conjunction with ‘empathy’ and ‘necessity’, should be regarded as the guiding themes

2020 Wine Communicator Awards open for entries

2020-06-17T09:42:53+09:309 June 2020|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. This year the awards welcome a strong panel of judges, including independent wine writer - Max Allen, Master of Wine - Philip Reedman MW and Wine Australia’s Corporate Affairs Manager - Anita Poddar. Awards will be

Virtual Tasting webinar series with an international flavour

2020-06-17T09:48:51+09:3018 May 2020|Media release, News|

The Department for Trade and Investment (DTI), in partnership with Wine Communicators of Australia are hosting an interactive webinar series for South Australian producers to learn best practice production and execution of Virtual Tastings, with a business to business (B2B) focus. COVID-19 restrictions for both domestic and international travel, wineries ability to sell to their distributor base has been diminished. Virtual tastings provide a perfect opportunity for businesses to broaden

Education key to success for Wine Communicators of Australia

2020-06-17T09:51:30+09:3013 May 2020|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to welcome Flinders University as their latest Education Partner tocoincide with the launch of the Universities new 3-year undergraduate degree for students looking to start a career in the wine, spirits and tourism sectors or existing professionals seeking to upskill. This new relationship presents some exciting opportunities for the two organisations to collaborate in areas of education for the next generation of industry

The diversity of focus and concern for wine professionals during the current crisis

2020-06-17T10:02:35+09:3016 April 2020|Blog, News|

As a state committee of Wine Communicators of Australia, we see ourselves as a small sample of the membership group. The following thoughts were an outcome of the discussion we had together as a team and I have asked permission to share these sentiments.  Being a professional working in wine right now is tough.  Like never before have we seen the impact of drought in water prices and lower yields,

WSET ramps up digital learning in response to Covid-19

2020-04-16T13:41:22+09:3016 April 2020|Media release, News|

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications, has announced that it is fast-tracking its investment plans for online delivery of all its qualifications. WSET currently offers its Levels 1-4 Award in Wines and Levels 1-2 in Spirits as online courses. However, in response to the current situation - which forced the vast majority of its 800+ course providers to

Wine Communicators Wine Industry Mentor Program for 2020 launched

2020-06-17T10:07:25+09:3016 April 2020|Media release, News|

The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School of the University of Adelaide are proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Wine Industry Mentor Program.  Having received a number of high calibre mentee applications to be matched with 26 wine sector leaders, the pairing process was a no easy task for the panel. The Wine Industry Mentor Program aims to boost both the personal and professional