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WCA Update: 16 September 2016 

WCA news
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
Today is the last day to get your entries in for the 2016 WCA Awards.  Please see below for more details.

WEBINAR
Are you interested in exporting?  Looking for expert advice to help get you started?   If this is you, then join us for our Webinar, Tuesday 4th October, 1pm - 2pm (AEST).

Hosted in partnership with Wine Australia, this webinar is FREE to all wine industry. 

For now save the date.  More details and booking information will be sent to your inbox next week.
 

Industry news
Wine Australia's weekly market bulletin detailing R&D news can be found here.

It was announced to the market yesterday; The Sazerac Company has acquired SouthTrade International from Pinnacle Drinks.  More details here.

What's in a brand?  According to ABC News, Australian farmers have been urged to introduce more protected regional branding.  More here.

V Foundation receives $1.23 Million for Cancer Research from Constellation Brands. More here.


Other Articles of Interest
Here are a few interesting articles we found online:
First wine produced from botanic garden vineyard launches (theleadsouthaustralia.com.au)
Jane Masters MW elected Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine (mastersofwine.org)
Winemakers Toil to Beat the Heat of Climate Change (winetiltes.com.au)

Awards news
LAST DAY TO ENTER! 
If you would like to enter or know somebody you would like to nominate for these Awards click here.

Categories include:

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

WCA events
Tickets are selling fast for 2016 WCA Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards Lunch, Friday, 30th September 2016.

Book your tickets today to avoid disappointment.

A Victorian Chapter Catch Up

The WCA Victorian Chapter is holding a catch up, Thursday, 22nd September at The Imperial Hotel between 5.30pm - 8.30pm.  Bring a bottle of wine to share and meet some like minded industry folk.  Email ed@cellarhand.com.au should you wish to attend.

2016 WCA Royal Melbourne Wine Show Lunch
After a successful event last year it is on again - this years "Jimmy and the hidden gems".  Held Friday, October 21st, guests will enjoy amazing food (from Blakes Feast), matched with the 2016 Jimmy Watson winner, trophy winning wines and high scoring hidden gems!  An event not to be missed.

Book your tickets here.


Other events
Taste Orange, Sydney, 22nd - 23rd September.
The Heathcoat Wine & Food Festival, Heathcote Showgrounds, 8th - 9th October.


SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday 4th October
1-2pm (AEST)
Details to follow
Next Week
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INFO & ENTRIES
TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST

2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show Luncheon


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

Ridley Centre
Adelaide Showgrounds

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2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Show Luncheon

Friday - October 21st
12.00pm for 12.30pm

TwoTonMax
124 Langford Street, North Melbourne

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