Virtual Tasting webinar series with an international flavour

2020-06-17T09:48:51+09:3018 May 2020|Media release, News|

The Department for Trade and Investment (DTI), in partnership with Wine Communicators of Australia are hosting an interactive webinar series for South Australian producers to learn best practice production and execution of Virtual Tastings, with a business to business (B2B) focus. COVID-19 restrictions for both domestic and international travel, wineries ability to sell to their distributor base has been diminished. Virtual tastings provide a perfect opportunity for businesses to broaden

Education key to success for Wine Communicators of Australia

2020-06-17T09:51:30+09:3013 May 2020|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to welcome Flinders University as their latest Education Partner tocoincide with the launch of the Universities new 3-year undergraduate degree for students looking to start a career in the wine, spirits and tourism sectors or existing professionals seeking to upskill. This new relationship presents some exciting opportunities for the two organisations to collaborate in areas of education for the next generation of industry

The diversity of focus and concern for wine professionals during the current crisis

2020-06-17T10:02:35+09:3016 April 2020|Blog, News|

As a state committee of Wine Communicators of Australia, we see ourselves as a small sample of the membership group. The following thoughts were an outcome of the discussion we had together as a team and I have asked permission to share these sentiments.  Being a professional working in wine right now is tough.  Like never before have we seen the impact of drought in water prices and lower yields,

WSET ramps up digital learning in response to Covid-19

2020-04-16T13:41:22+09:3016 April 2020|Media release, News|

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications, has announced that it is fast-tracking its investment plans for online delivery of all its qualifications. WSET currently offers its Levels 1-4 Award in Wines and Levels 1-2 in Spirits as online courses. However, in response to the current situation - which forced the vast majority of its 800+ course providers to

Wine Communicators Wine Industry Mentor Program for 2020 launched

2020-06-17T10:07:25+09:3016 April 2020|Media release, News|

The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School of the University of Adelaide are proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Wine Industry Mentor Program.  Having received a number of high calibre mentee applications to be matched with 26 wine sector leaders, the pairing process was a no easy task for the panel. The Wine Industry Mentor Program aims to boost both the personal and professional

Mentee application extended for WCA Wine Industry Mentor Program

2020-06-17T10:12:26+09:3023 March 2020|Media release, News|

At this unprecedented time there are a lot of elements that businesses and individuals are grappling with.  It is on this basis that WCA have received a number of requests from individuals to be granted an extension in order to complete their applications to become a Mentee in our 2020 Wine Industry Mentor Program.  Therefore, in order to be fair to all we have decided to extend the closing date

Boosting the careers of next generation wine communicators

2020-06-17T10:09:54+09:302 March 2020|Media release, News|

After the tremendous success of the 2019 Wine Industry Mentor Program, Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School at The University of Adelaide are pleased to announce over 20 industry leaders are set to take up the mantle as a mentor in 2020. This national wine industry mentor program aims to boost the career trajectory of the next generation of wine communicators. The program will benefit people

New Board Chair Appointed for WCA

2020-02-27T12:34:49+10:3025 February 2020|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) welcomes new Interim Chair Marni Cook, a proficient educator, recently appointed to the inaugural skills-based Board as Chair of the Board of McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association.  The incumbent Chair, Toni Carlino was announced as the Chair on the National Board of Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) in April 2019. Toni has requested to step down for an interim period while she recovers

Australian Wine – Winning the long game

2020-06-17T10:15:49+09:3024 February 2020|Media release, News|

ASVO is proudly working in collaboration with Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) to present a two-day seminar on June 29-30, 2020. ‘Australian wine: winning the long game’ will tackle the big issues: growing, making and selling wine in the future.  “Wine businesses today are confronted with the threat of fire, drought, rising energy prices, disease and climate change (among other things). Consumers are seeking out businesses whose practises offer a

Next Level Marketing Nous – Executive Short Courses from UniSA & the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute

2020-06-17T10:33:25+09:3027 January 2020|Blog, News|

        In a world where consumers are bombarded with stimuli coming from every direction, it is important that wine businesses have clear marketing messages and strategies that engage their consumer effectively. Put simply, wine brands must stay on top of their marketing game to remain in the game. With this in mind, the University of South Australia (‘UniSA’) and the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, provide helpful

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