2019 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists and Winners

The annual WCA Wine Communicator Awards recognise outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms.

In each category, a short list of finalists is reviewed and selected by the panel of expert judges. A winner is then chosen in consultation with WCA Board. The overall Wine Communicator of the Year is then chosen from the category winners. Previous winners have included Gourmet Traveller Wine, Tyson Stelzer, Jeni Port, Huon Hooke, Jane Ferrari, James Halliday, Campbell Mattinson, Gill Gordon-Smith and last years winner Max Allen.

Award winners were announced and presented at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door in Sydney on Wednesday 13th November 2019.

Please refer to the below summary of finalists and winners for the 2019 Wine Communicator Awards. 

Best Wine Public Relations Campaign (Individual or Team) – Award Partner, Handpicked Wines
Barossa Grape & Wine Association (WINNER)
• Pernod Ricard Winemakers
• Taylors Wines

Best Published Feature Articles or Wine Columns – Award Partner, Treasury Wine Estates
• Daniel Honan
• Katie Spain
Nick Ryan (WINNER)

Best Digital Wine Communicator – Award Partner, Liquid Ideas
• Christophe Priddle – The Grape Underground
Jane Thomson – The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society (WINNER)
• Trish Barry – Mastermind Consulting

Best Wine Website or Wine App – Award Partner, Purple Giraffe
Barossa Grape & Wine Association (WINNER)
• Gourmet Traveller WINE – Digital Edition
• Hardys Wines

Best Wine Student – Award Partner, The University of Adelaide
• Alexander Iasiello
Emily A. Palmer (WINNER)
• Liang Chen

Best Wine Educator – Award Partner, The University of Adelaide
Armando Maria Corsi (WINNER)
• Jenny Polack
• Markus Patz

Best Wine Book (Trade, Technical or Consumer) – Award Partner, Calabria Family Wines
• Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine VII – 30th Anniversary Edition
The Highly Improbable Audacious Adventures of Wirra Wirra 1894 to 2019 (WINNER)

Best Wine Publication (Trade or Technical) – Award Partner, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
• The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker
• The Wine Paper
Wine & Viticulture Journal (WINNER)

Best Wine Publication (Consumer) – Award Partner, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Gourmet Traveller WINE (WINNER)
• Halliday Wine Companion
• Pinot Palooza

Best New Wine Writer – Award Partner, Gourmet Traveller WINE
The Four Seasons by Stuart Smith (WINNER)
• Unsung Sunbury by Angharad Davies
• In Her Rhone World by Stephanie Eyles

WCA would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners.