SA Wine Media Cadetship offers unique career opportunity

2019-04-11T16:07:49+09:3011 April 2019|Media release, News|

The 2019 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. Now in its third year under the new format, the cadetship presents a platform for young wine media to take the next step in their budding communication careers. The cadetship is run by Wine Communicators of Australia – a national organisation for

Huon Hooke to open The China-Australia Wine Marketing Summit

2019-03-20T14:45:33+09:3020 March 2019|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia is thrilled to announce that Huon Hooke, one of the most respected and trusted voices in Australian Wine, will be opening the China - Australia Wine Marketing Summit on April 4, 2019 in Sydney. With a career spanning 35 years, Huon Hooke has enjoyed acclaimed success as an Australian independent wine writer, wine critic and show judge. Hooke is the co-Chair of the Decanter World Wine

WCA partners with the University of Adelaide

2019-03-18T10:18:48+09:3018 March 2019|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) are thrilled to announce that the University of Adelaide has come on board as a Gold partner in 2019. This relationship presents some exciting opportunities for the two organisations to collaborate in areas of education, mentoring and communication, bringing new content to the WCA program with a focus on the next generation of wine industry professionals. Read more...

Wine Media Conference Announces 2019 Wine Media Partners

2019-02-20T10:45:21+09:3020 February 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Media Conference has partnered with four Australian media publications for the 2019 event: Winestate Magazine, National Liquor News (and its partner online newsletter TheShout), Gourmet Traveller WINE, and the Halliday Wine Companion. The conference will take place October 10 - 12 in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. "The Wine Media Conference seeks to gather those writing, videoing, and photographing about wine and the wine industry from

WCA brings The China-Australia Wine Marketing Summit to Sydney

2019-02-20T10:10:32+09:3020 February 2019|Media release, News|

This coming April the China-Australia Wine Summit will visit Sydney, hosted by Wine Communicators of Australia. Through this event, the Australian wine community will be given the opportunity to gain an educated insight into the increasingly important world of wine in China, a nation which now represents the largest Australian wine export market by value. To be held on the 4th April 2019 over the course of a single day

2018: An impressive year for Australian wine exports

2019-02-18T12:07:10+09:3018 February 2019|News|

In the year ended December 2018, Australian wine exports increased by 10 per cent in value to $2.82 billion free on board (FOB) and 5 per cent in volume to 850 million litres (94 million 9-litre case equivalents). The average value of exported wine increased by 5 per cent to $3.32 per litre FOB. Read more here

A New Year Brings a Hive of Activity and Events for WCA Members

2019-02-11T10:49:05+09:3011 February 2019|Media release, News|

If there was ever a time to benefit from joining the wine communicators conversation, now is it! It is with eager anticipation that Wine Communicators Australia (WCA) looks towards 2019 and its full calendar of events, awards, conferences and educational and communication activities. Lynda Schenk, Executive Officer of WCA, and the person responsible for designing and now delivering the action packed schedule, said, “The WCA Board, state chapter members and

Australia’s grape and wine producers unite

2019-02-04T14:08:16+09:304 February 2019|News|

Australian Grape & Wine Incorporated (Australian Grape & Wine) was officially launched last week, delivering on the industry’s call for a single united peak industry organisation, representing Australia’s winegrape and wine producers. On 13 November 2018, members of both the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia and Australian Vignerons unanimously voted for the two organisations to amalgamate, resulting in the creation of Australian Grape & Wine. The inaugural Chairman, Sandy Clark said

The Wine Media Conference Announces Opening Speaker: James Halliday

2019-02-11T11:55:16+09:3030 January 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Media Conference is pleased to announce that James Halliday, one of the leading observers and commentators on the Australian wine scene and Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) ambassador, will be kicking off the Wine Media Conference on October 10, 2019 in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. James has written or contributed to over 70 books (some translated into five languages) over the past 45 years, including

WCA welcomes new Marketing Coordinator

2018-12-21T10:11:55+09:3021 December 2018|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Prue Kline as its new Marketing Coordinator. Joining the WCA in November 2018, Prue has a strong background and over two decades of involvement in the wine industry, with a wide breadth of experience ranging from sales and segmentation, events and tourism, and relationship management.   WCA Executive Officer, Lynda Schenk said the appointment would see the WCA