Monumental d’Arenberg

2020-11-16T17:00:02+10:3016 November 2020|Blog, News|

d’Arenberg – Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Award Winner – Arts & Culture By Lachlan Aird, 2020 WCA Wine Media Cadet Art and culture and the d'Arenberg brand are intrinsically linked. If the legacy of The Cube, the immersive art installation come cellar door, doesn't already prove this then d'Arenberg commitment to bring seemingly unattainable world-class art to McLaren Vale sure is.     The Salvador Dali exhibition

A New Outlook for Wirra Wirra

2020-11-16T16:58:09+10:3016 November 2020|Blog, News|

Wirra Wirra Vineyards – Great Wine Capitals Global Winner – Wine Tourism Services By Lachlan Aird, 2020 WCA Wine Media Cadet "When we took a seat, we realised just how beautiful the view is from our cellar door," says Wirra Wirra Marketing Manager Luke Tyler of the new cellar door program. "Our customers used to stand belly to the bar and taste wines facing us but now they get to

WCA Change the Guard of Leadership

2020-11-03T10:38:47+10:303 November 2020|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is pleased to announce that Marni Cook, Interim Chair has been appointed as Chair. WCA are grateful for the experience and strategic expertise that Marni brings to the position and look forward to working with her as she drives our future direction with the support of fellow board members. At the forthcoming AGM, WCA will acknowledge the retirement of Jeffrey Wilkinson as the Honorary Company

2020 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists Announced

2020-10-12T09:35:53+10:3012 October 2020|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has today announced the finalists in 9 categories of the 2020 Wine Communicator Awards. Fifteen experienced and respected wine industry professionals have judged the entries in the award categories, with three panels each assessing two or three categories each.  The New Wine Writer of the Year Award is judged independently by Gourmet Traveller WINE judging panel. The overall Wine Communicator of the Year Award will

Notice of WCA AGM 2020

2020-11-04T11:41:36+10:3025 September 2020|News|

2020 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 18th November 2020 on WCA’s Zoom platform at 4.30pm (EST). To register your attendance click here.  AGENDA Welcome from the Chair Acceptance of apologies received and those

Emerging wine writer secures 2020 Wine Media Cadetship

2020-09-14T12:36:59+09:3014 September 2020|Media release, News|

McLaren Vale winery brand manager Lachlan Aird has been named as this year’s Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet. In its fourth year, the successful cadet program is made possible through the partnership between Wine Communicators of Australia and Adelaide, a Great Wine Capital of the World. Supported by the Marshall Liberal Government, the WCA Wine Media Cadetship aims to empower young people who are passionate and keen

WCA Executive Officer leaves the business in great position

2020-08-12T09:46:56+09:3012 August 2020|Media release, News|

Lynda Schenk, appointed to Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) as their Executive Officer, 8 August 2016 has made the difficult decision to leave the business at the end of August so that she can focus her attention 100% on her business, Purple Giraffe. WCA would like to take the opportunity to thank Lynda for her hard work and contribution to WCA over the past four years.  Lynda has been instrumental

Investing in the future of South Australia’s wine media

2020-06-25T10:45:13+09:3025 June 2020|Media release, News|

The 2020 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. The wine media cadetship presents a platform for young wine media to take the next step in their desired communication careers. The cadetship, now in its fourth year, is run by Wine Communicators of Australia – a national organisation for wine industry

Creativity, Empathy and Necessity: The guiding themes for wine marketing in a crisis

2020-06-17T09:46:21+09:3011 June 2020|Blog, News|

Homo-sapiens is Latin for ‘wise man’ - to be wise is to have or to show experience, knowledge and good judgment. It is a result of these times that we become wiser - we gain experience, knowledge and better judgement. There is a quote that puts it perfectly “From limitation comes creativity”. The Three Guiding Themes ‘Creativity’ in conjunction with ‘empathy’ and ‘necessity’, should be regarded as the guiding themes

2020 Wine Communicator Awards open for entries

2020-06-17T09:42:53+09:309 June 2020|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. This year the awards welcome a strong panel of judges, including independent wine writer - Max Allen, Master of Wine - Philip Reedman MW and Wine Australia’s Corporate Affairs Manager - Anita Poddar. Awards will be

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