WCA Update: 20 May 2016
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WCA Update: 20 May  

WCA news
We had a great webinar this week looking at how Chinese wine consumers are thinking and evolving. Thanks to Dr Armando Corsi and the industry panel for their insights. In June we'll run be a cellar door session, looking at how domestic consumers are behaving. Details next week.

A reminder that if you register for any webinar (and all are free to members) but can't participate you will still receive a copy of the presentation and a link to the recording.

A reminder, too, about our upcoming events - the Adelaide Great Debate on Tuesday 7 June (just two weeks away, so book now) and the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch on Friday 29 July (book here).

Industry news
Not a lot of news (as opposed to activity) in the wine world this week, other than Huon Hooke having his say on the proposed WET reforms (here), WA suggesting it would be “disproportionately impacted” by such reforms (here) and Wine Australia Chair Brian Walsh and Pernod Ricard’s Rebekah Richardson joining the Advisory Board of the Australian Women in Wine Awards (here).

But we did think there was some interesting reading among this lot. 1000-point wine anyone?
The entrepreneurs trying to tap into a new generation of wine-loving millennials (Business Insider Australia)
Winery produces synthetic Italian sparkler (The Drinks Business)
Amorim launches cork with no-taint guarantee (The Drinks Business)
Are you ready for a 1000-point wine? (Wine Searcher)
The top 10 mistakes wineries make in the US market – and how to avoid them (Meininger’s)
The best wine opener is an ergonomic stainless-steel Australian corkscrew (Grub Street, US)
Fowles Wine trotted out for US magazines (Weekly Times)


Next webinar
Tuesday 14 June

1-2pm (AEST)
What's happening at the cellar door? 
Panel discussion
Details / registration next week


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