2021 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists Announced

2021-10-18T10:23:07+10:3015 October 2021|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 10 categories for the 2021 Wine Communicator Awards, including our 3 NEW categories: Best New Blog or Podcast, Best Wine-Themed Event and Best Wine Communicator – Cellar Door. We are extremely pleased with the quality and success that has come from all communicators within the wine industry this year. Each entry is reviewed by a panel of

Brian Croser AO honored with WCA South Australia Legend of the Vine 2021

2021-10-11T16:51:37+10:3011 October 2021|Media release, News|

Brian started his career as a winemaker with Thomas Hardy and Sons in 1969, and he went on to found a winemaking consultancy and develop 2021 WCA Legend of the Vine_Press Release the wine science course at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales. As a consultant and an educator, Brian had a huge influence on Australian winemakers in the 1970s and 80s, mentoring up-and-comers and shaping the community. He

Adelaide designer chosen as the 2021 wine media cadet

2021-09-16T17:43:12+09:3016 September 2021|Media release, News|

Adelaide designer Amanda Eve has been chosen as the 2021 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) wine media cadet from an outstanding field of applicants. The cadetship is designed to support and develop aspiring and ambitious communicators specialising in the wine sector. It’s in its fifth year and offers a six-month opportunity for the cadet to participate in a range of practical experiences including the one-day intensive Advanced Wine Assessment program,

Date Announced for the 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine & Spirits Awards Lunch

2021-08-18T10:21:04+09:3018 August 2021|Media release, News|

The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Royal Adelaide Wine & Spirits Awards Lunch, run in partnership with the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA, will be once again held at the Adelaide Showground on Friday 8 October 2021, 12.30 – 3.30pm.   WCA is pleased to share an exciting addition to this year’s event- the winners of the Royal Australian Spirit Awards. The top three wine show awards AND

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

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