2018-10-18T20:01:40+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

2018-09-08T12:00:36+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 not yet opened Gourmet Traveller WINE bar, 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

Wine science expert named 2018 Wine Media Cadet

2018-08-23T19:43:29+00:0023 August 2018|News|

Thursday 23 August 2018 A new voice will soon be helping share South Australia's story as a Great Wine Capital of the World, following the appointment of the 2018 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet. Lieke van der Hulst is an enthusiastic communicator who knows her wine from a very scientific level. She holds a PhD in wine science and has a passion for making wine part of

Huon Hooke awarded NSW Legend of the Vine 2018

2018-08-16T13:02:10+00:0013 August 2018|Media release, News|

Huon Hooke, known in the industry as one of the most trusted voices in Australian Wine, was today announced Legend of the Vine NSW at the WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch. With a career spanning 35 years, he is one of the worlds most recognised wine experts and has received his Legend of the Vine status for his service to the wine industry as one of Australia’s

Wine Communicators of Australia & Wine Intelligence present Insights into Sustainable, Organic and Low Alcohol Wine in 2018

2018-07-02T13:01:35+00:002 July 2018|Media release, News|

Members and friends of the wine industry are invited to a special presentation from leading wine research and insights agency Wine Intelligence on the trends and opportunities in sustainable, organic and low alcohol (SOLA) wine in 2018. Wine Intelligence Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand Rodney Sammut will present a sneak peek of the 2018 Global Wine SOLA Report which was released in May 2018. The report presents the

New Board Member Joins Wine Communicators of Australia

2018-07-06T11:02:35+00:002 July 2018|Media release, News|

In a changing of the guard, the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) are delighted to announce that Stephanie Doboudin will take up a role on the National Board of the WCA. In doing so, Stephanie will enable the WCA to retain a Victorian based national board representative, a key wine state in Australia. Stephanie, who is based in Melbourne takes up the role recently vacated by another Victorian resident, Caroline

2018 Wine Communicator of the Year Awards Open

2018-06-06T12:12:19+00:006 June 2018|News|

Entries open today for WCA’s prestigious annual Wine Communicator of the Year Awards, which will be offered across nine categories this year. The 2018 awards welcome a strong panel of judges, including renowned wine journalists, Huon Hooke and Judy Sarris, and Masters of Wine, Alison Eisermann-Ctercteko and Philip Reedman. WCA National Chair Angus Barnes is quoted, “The annual WCA Wine Communicator of the Year Awards are always an exciting time