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WCA Update: 21 October 2016

WCA news
A HUGE congratulations to Julian Langworthy from Deep Wood Estate, winner 2016 Jimmy Watson Trophy last night at the Melbourne Wine Awards.

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page and Twitter pages for updates on the 2016 WCA Royal Melbourne Wine Show lunch being held today at Two Ton Max, North Melbourne.

Wine Communicators Australia will be holding its Annual General Meeting, 8th November 2016 .  We extend an invitation to you to attend this meeting, details are:

Tuesday, 8th November 2016
5.30pm - 6.00pm
Four Seasons Hotel
George Street

For more details, click here.

WCA awards
With the recent announcement of the Women In Wine Awards and the Retail Liquor Industry Awards for Excellence, WCA have decided to hold off until next week to formally announce the 2016 WCA Wine Communicator of the Year finalists. 

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the finalists to the Women in Wine Awards.  For a full list of finalists click here.

Retail Industry Awards for Excellence full list can be found here
Congratulations to all finalists.

WCA webinar
Join us for our Export Update Webinar where you will hear first hand from Wine Australia, Heads of Market:

Laura Jewell MW - Europe, Middle East, Africa
Aaron Ridgway - North America
Hiro Tejima - Asia
Willa Yang - China

Friday, 4th November, 1pm - 2pm AEST.  If you can't make this time/date but are interested in the information that will be discussed, please register so that you will receive a copy of the recording.  To register click here.

In preparation for this webinar, we would love for you to send us a list of things you would like to know about each market.  Or a list of general export questions. 

Please send your list / questions to, Lynda at

Apologies for the date mix up in yesterdays email.  It is definately, Friday 4th November.  An unusual day for WCA Webinars which are normally held on a Tuesday.

Industry News
The buzz in South Australian currently is around the recently released funding boost for Cellar Doors and the Regional Wine Industry Association Grant programs.  Read more details here.

This years Wine Australia scholarships are now open for wine's next generation.  Read more details here.

Fancy sipping wine in French vineyards?  Click here to enter the Ultimate French Wine experience worth $20,000.

Other Articles of Interest
Here are a few interesting articles we found online:
China is now Australia's biggest wine exports market (
Wine Tastings Are Boring, Wine Parties Are the Future (
Bottoms up! Research finds women drink more wine (
How to Create a World-class Wine Region (

WCA events
Join us, as WCA host a fun and entertaining night that celebrates and promotes the individuals and companies who embody and accomplish excellence in wine communication. 

As the culmination of the 2016 Wine Communicator Awards - guests will be given plenty of reasons to raise a glass in the superb setting of the Studio Rooms, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney. 

The night will see the presentation of the Award Winners, including our Major Award: Wine Communicator of the Year - 2016.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016.  Book here.

Other events
BeauVine Food and Wine Festival has expanded for 2016, bringing together WA’s best wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries and eateries in the green inner suburban surrounds of Birdwood Square off Beaufort Street.  October 21 - 23rd, more here.

The Lade Breeze picnic is a fun day of food and wine and is the perfect opportunity to relax with friends under the shady gums at Lake Breeze.  October 30th, more here.



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 4th November

1-2pm (AEST)


2016 WCA Awards Night


8th November 2016

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Four Seasons Hotel



2016 WCA AGM


8th November 2016

5.30pm- 6.00pm

Four Seasons Hotel



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