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

2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show Entries Now Open

2018-04-20T11:30:59+00:0020 April 2018|News|

Entries for the 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show are NOW OPEN. The Sydney Royal Wine Show has a long and proud history of recognising the best of Australian wine, dating back to 1826. Attracting over 2,300 entries annually from over 370 Exhibitors across Australia, the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show allows Exhibitors the opportunity to have their product benchmarked against a cross-section of key Australian competitors, as well as the

2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show Entries Now Open

2018-04-20T11:25:12+00:0020 April 2018|News|

Entries for the 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show are NOW OPEN. The Royal Adelaide Wine Show is the most prestigious wine show in Australia, featuring over 2,500 wines from over 300 wineries across the country. Wines are judged by a panel of esteemed judges from across Australia over four days, to determine medal and trophy winners. Entries will close on Friday 6 July 2018 at 5pm (CST) Find out more

New National Board Members

2018-02-08T21:09:02+00:008 February 2018|News|

In a positive start to the year, Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of new National Board members Simon Clark (NSW) and Marni Ladd (SA). Bringing to the table a plethora of experience and skill, WCA Chairman Angus Barnes echoed the sentiments of other board members when he stated, “The WCA is excited to have such high calibre wine communication professionals join the team.” “It

Emily Hay – the journey of our inaugural wine media cadet

2018-01-21T10:25:20+00:0020 January 2018|News|

For fifth generation Barossa Valley local Emily Hay, wine journalism is about more than clinking glasses with the industry’s movers and shakers.  During her tenure as the WCA cadet she has been given the opportunity to explore and develop her passion for wine writing as well as meeting a plethora of wine people from all sectors of this thriving and diverse industry. Since September 2017, she has been granted exclusive

Chef Exchange – a SA food and wine journey for Chinese wine enthusiasts

2018-01-02T12:01:10+00:002 January 2018|News|

Do yourself a 'flavour' and tune in to the latest season of Chef Exchange, a new and brilliant cooking show coming out of South Australia. Now before you roll your eyes and tune out (just what we need, another cooking show!) bear with me… this is what we need, and when we need it. Chef Exchange, produced by Adelaide outfit 57 Films, is not your typical celebrity-chef vanity project. The