WCA Update: 29 April 2016
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WCA Update: 29 April  

WCA news
You can now register for our next webinar on Tuesday 17 May. Dr Armando Corsi will present the findings from the latest wave of consumer research in China then be joined by an industry panel to discuss trends in this key market. The webinar will be presented in partnership with Wine Australia. There's more information here.

Industry news
What will happen to the WET in next week’s Budget? The Australian believes "virtual winemakers" are gonna cop it. 

Woolworths Liquor Group has announced it will change its name to Endeavour Drinks Group from June. Make of that what you will. It will incorporate Dan Murphy’s, BWS, The Wine Quarter, Pinnacle Drinks and Chinese distribution business Summergate.

Meanwhile, eBay has announced its intentions in the online wine market, unveiling a new US-based site called eBay Wine. Media coverage here.
Vino Cap, a wine closure developed in SA with a built-in flavour chamber that lets drinkers manually add flavours or aromas or reduce preservatives, won first prize in the inaugural Winexplorer challenge run by Brancott Estate. Get the full story here.

Wine Australia has launched its 2016 Wine Sector Survey to gather crush and pricing data. If you're a winery, want to participate but didn't get the info, contact them by email at 

Matthew Jukes launches a new 100 Best Australian Wines list at Australia House in London on Tuesday (3 May). 

A little closer to home, Wine Day Out hits Adelaide that very same day. Great concept and a great line-up. Get all the details and some food for thought here.

Online reading
Here are a few interesting articles we found online.
Australia's winemakers look to an uncertain future (Wine Searcher)
See Australia’s most amazing modern wine cellars (Domain)
How an old-school winemaker turned into a hipster (Winsor Dobbin, Gourmet on the Road)

World’s best wine photos uncorked (Drinks Business)

Next webinar
Tuesday 17 May

1-2pm (AEST)
Understanding the Chinese consumer
Dr Armando Corsi (UniSA) and industry panel
Free to all 


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