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WCA Update: 19 August 2016  

WCA news
WCA webinar series are a very important pillar to our members offering.  We want to be sure we are offering webinar topics that add value to you.  So, if you have any burning desire topics that you would like WCA to explore, please drop us a line today.  Email here.  

WCA events
A special thanks to Adelaide South Australia Great Wine Capital of the World for coming on board as our inaugural Royal Adelaide Wine Show Luncheon major sponsor.  What a perfect partnership this is.

The 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards Lunch is being held on Friday, 30th September at the Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showgrounds.  During the lunch, WCA will announce its 2016 South Australian 'Legend of the Vine'.  This prestigious award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the wine industry and helped take their message to the world.

Guests will be treated to a sumptuous three course meal accompanied by award-winning wines from the Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016.

Book your tickets today so you don't miss out on this premier lunch event on the South Australian calendar.

Other events
Sydney Italian Wine and Food Festival at the Sydney Town Hall, 21st August - taste 240 of Italy's finest (including Italian centric Aussie wines).

Newcastle Food & Wine Expo is being held 26 - 28th August at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

Awards news
Entries are open for our WCA 2016 Wine Communicator Awards.  Thanks to those who have already submitted their applications.

Categories include:

  • Best Feature Article or Wine Column
  • New Wine Writer of the Year
  • Digital Wine Communicator of the Year
  • Best Wine Website or Wine App
  • Best Wine Book (Trade, Technical or Consumer)
  • Best Wine Publication (Trade or Consumer)
  • Best Wine Educator

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 the WCA Board.

Entries close 16th September.  Winners are announced and presented at a gala event, at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney on Tuesday, 8th November

If you are thinking of entering, don't think any longer, just get your application in.  If you know of anybody who you think is a deserving winner, enter them here.

Entries for the eleventh annual Young Gun of Wine are now open.  Details here.

Entries are also open for the Australian Women in Wine Awards. Details here.

The Wine Industry Association (WISA) Wine Industry Impact Awards applications are closed, the gala dinner will be held, 20th October at the National Wine Centre.

Industry news
Treasury Wine Estates has reported an increase of more than double in Net Profit after tax over the past twelve months, more details from the Drinks Bulletin here.

More than 11,000 people have signed up to a new version of a free online course run by the University of Adelaide.  Professor Kerry Wilkinson from the University says "consumers are more interested in knowing about the wines they're drinking".  More details here.

Weekend reading
Here are a few interesting articles we found online:
Small Exporters adopting new EFIC loan scheme (
Total US Wines sales stay strong (
NZ Wine at Top of the Trade Ladder (
Innovative workshop for cellar door staff launched (



Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Treasury Wine Estates
Wine Australia
Wine Ark

Accolade Wines

Dig + Fish

Digital Wine Communicator
New Wine Writer
Best Wine Website or App
Best Feature Articles
Best Wine Book
Best Wine Publication
Best Wine Educator

Award sponsors
The Drinks Association
Calabria Family Wines
Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Treasury Wine Estates

Presentation night sponsor
Riedel Australia
2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show Luncheon

Friday - September 30th
VIP Tasting
11.30am - 12.30pm
12.00pm - 3.30pm

Ridley Centre
Adelaide Showgrounds



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