2022 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists Announced

2022-10-13T11:31:57+10:3013 October 2022|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 9 categories for the 2022 Wine Communicator Awards. 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 expert judges and a winner is selected in consultation with the WCA Board. The overall Wine Communicator of the Year

Viticulture doyen, Peter Hayes AM wins prestigious Legend of the Vine Award

2022-10-10T08:33:58+10:3010 October 2022|Media release, News|

Peter Hayes was named the SA Legend of the Vine in front of many of his wine industry associates and colleagues  at the WCA Royal Adelaide Wine and Spirits Show Trophy Winners Lunch on Friday 7th October. The prestigious award recognises Peter’s outstanding contribution to the industry. His diverse career spans over 30 years and includes lasting contributions to education and training, R&D investment and management, viticultural operations, and industry

2022 WCA Wine media cadet announced

2022-09-19T11:38:28+09:3019 September 2022|Media release, News|

Aspiring wine writer Tijana Laganin has been announced as the 2022 Wine Communicators Australia (WCA) wine media cadet. Tijana is the sixth cadet in the program, which aims to foster emerging talent and promotes excellence in Australian wine media and communications. The cadetship provides a young person who is passionate about South Australia’s wine industry a valuable opportunity to develop their wine media skills. Tijana is a wine marketing and sales

Date Announced for the 2022 Royal Adelaide Wine & Spirits Awards Lunch

2022-08-18T16:45:26+09:3018 August 2022|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 held at the Adelaide Showground on Friday 7 October 2022, 12.30 – 3.30pm.   Once again, the Show will showcase the best in both wines and spirits categories, featuring winners of the Royal Adelaide Wine Show and Royal Australian Spirit Awards. The top

Industry doyen Andrew Caillard MW wins prestigious Legend of the Vine Award

2022-08-09T10:48:47+09:309 August 2022|Media release, News|

The 2022 Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch, held on 5th August, saw the announcement that Andrew Caillard had been honoured  for his years of contribution to the Australian wine industry. Andrew said that he was “honoured and humbled” by the recognition. Andrew has contributed to building the industry as an auctioneer, writer, commentator, wine show judge, and international advocate for Australian wine. WCA Executive Officer Andrew Stark said

South Australia to name its best new wine writer

2022-07-26T10:35:16+09:3026 July 2022|Media release, News|

Applications are now open for the 2022 Wine Communicators of Australia wine media cadetship. The cadetship program, now in its sixth year, fosters emerging talent and promotes excellence in Australian wine media and communications. Aimed at empowering young people who aspire to be wine writers, the cadetship will enrich the pool of wine communicators and create proud ambassadors to advance the positive promotion of Australia wine on an international stage.

2022 Wine Communicator Awards open for entries

2022-07-08T11:57:57+09:308 July 2022|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. WCA Executive Officer Andrew Stark said, “We’re delighted to once again have the chance to celebrate those people who do so much to tell the many stories that our wine community has to tell. These awards reflect the diversity of how these

Date Set for Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch

2022-06-15T09:58:58+09:3015 June 2022|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to announce that the flagship Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch is to be held at Doltone House Hyde Park on Friday 5 August 2022, 12.30pm – 3.30pm. The WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch provides a chance to immerse yourself in this year’s trophy and award-winning wines and hear from the Chair of Judges Ms Sarah Crowe, while enjoying

Wine Industry Mentor Program participants for 2022 announced

2022-06-02T10:54:18+09:301 June 2022|Media release, News|

Fifty-five 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, Wine Industry Suppliers Association and Wine Communicators of Australia congratulate the mentees and mentors of the program for 2022.   One of the drivers of Australian wine’s global success

Blog: Pairing food and wine – The longstanding human love affair

2022-05-20T08:32:30+09:3020 May 2022|Blog, News|

  She’s one of South Australia's culinary icons. She's as vibrant in person as she is accomplished in the kitchen. She's worked under Alla Wolfe-Tasker at Daylesford's Lake House, partnered up with Karen Martini at The Melbourne Wine Room, worked beachside at Bondi's Icebergs and felt the heat of Kylie Kwong's kitchen, Billy Kwong. She’s currently co-owner and chef at one of McLaren Vale’s most iconic restaurants, The Salopian Inn. And


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