Australian Legend, Lyndey Milan wins Prestigious Legend of the Vine Award

2019-08-17T17:13:14+09:3016 August 2019|Media release, News|

Friday 16th August marked the occasion when food and wine celebrity Lyndey Milan was recognised with Legend status. Another achievement in an already stellar career, Lyndey Milan was named the NSW Legend of the Vine in front of many of her wine industry associates and colleagues at the WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch. True to form, Lyndey was overjoyed and somewhat moved by this recognition of her

Developing the next generation of wine communicators

2019-08-12T14:26:25+09:3012 August 2019|News|

Today we announced that Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School at the University of Adelaide have launched a national wine industry mentor program to boost the career trajectory of the next generation of wine communicators. The program will benefit people who will take a leading role in promoting Australia’s wine industry in their public relations, marketing and communications careers. The Wine Industry Mentor Program pairs ambitious

Keynote Speakers Announced for Wine Media Conference

2019-07-30T10:08:04+09:3030 July 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Media Conference is pleased to announce Bruce Schoenfeld and Max Allen as keynote speakers for the 2019 Wine Media Conference to be held in the Hunter Valley, NSW October 10-12. “We are thrilled to have two outstanding wine writers from two continents delivering keynote addresses at the 2019 Wine Media Conference”, explained conference organizer Allan Wright of Zephyr Conferences. “With Bruce representing North America and Max representing Australia,

Angove Family Winemakers to Sponsor Wine Media Conference

2019-07-25T09:59:55+09:3025 July 2019|Media release, News|

Angove Family Winemakers​ is the newest sponsor for the 2019 Wine Media Conference to be held in the Hunter Valley, NSW October 10-12. The family-owned company will be pouring seven wines for conference attendees in a Wine Education Session. “We are very excited to have Angove Family Winemakers supporting the Wine Media Conference”, exclaimed conference organizer Allan Wright of Zephyr Conferences. “While much of the conference is focused on the

Education continues to be the focus for WCA

2019-07-24T15:08:28+09:3024 July 2019|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to welcome TAFE SA as their latest Education Partner. This new relationship presents some exciting opportunities for the two organisations to collaborate in areas of education for the next generation of wine sector professionals. WCA’s role is to support wine communications in all its forms, under two primary pillars; awarding excellence and advancing excellence; education fits well within these pillars. TAFE SA has

Wine Media Conference: Friday Wine Country Excursions

2019-07-17T15:39:55+09:3017 July 2019|Media release, News|

Each year at the Wine Media Conference we cooperate with the local industry to organize five-hour wine country excursions into the local wine region. Below are the six planned excursions for Friday, October 11 in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia. These excursions have traditionally been “mystery” excursions in which conference attendees have no idea where they are heading when they board a bus. This year we are


2019-07-08T11:32:56+09:308 July 2019|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) are delighted to announce that the flagship 2019 WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch has been moved back to where it originated, Sydney Showground, Friday 16 August. Highly anticipated on the wine industry calendar, the WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch provides a chance to immerse yourself in this year’s trophy and award winning wines, guests will hear from the Chair


2019-07-04T18:46:02+09:304 July 2019|Media release, News|

In a changing of the guard, Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) are delighted to announce that Toni Carlino will take up a role of Chair on the National Board of Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA). In what is a bittersweet development, the WCA is both sad to lose the expertise of outgoing Chair Angus Barnes but excited to welcome Toni Carlino into the team. Leaving the National Board of WCA

Trends & Innovation in the Wine Industry – Event Summary

2019-06-18T11:31:03+09:3018 June 2019|News|

On June 11, local wine and hospitality professionals joined the WCA VIC chapter for an insightful panel event at Treasury Wine Estates in Melbourne. It was the first event organised by the new state committee and they were delighted to see so many people attend.  Over the course of the evening our expert panel - superbly hosted by Josh Elias - discussed consumer habits on a large and small scale,

2019 Wine Communicator Awards – Entries Open

2019-06-05T12:05:33+09:305 June 2019|Media release, News|

Entries are now open for 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 Robyn Haworth - General Manager of Winetitles Media, renowned wine journalist, Huon Hooke and Master of Wine, Philip Reedman. Awards will be offered across 10 categories this year, including a new award category; Best