WCA Update: 23 September 2016
Rebecca Fox - Acting Manager Export Assistance, Wine Australia
We are very pleased to advise we received a record number of entries to the Wine Communicator Awards this year. Good luck to all who participated!
Winners are announced and presented at a gala event, at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney on Tuesday, 8th November.
WCA are teaming up with Wine Australia to offer a FREE webinar, Tuesday 4th October, 1pm - 2pm (AEST).
In this webinar you’ll hear from range of sector experts to give you a complete understanding of the export process. You will gain step by step advice on how to approach exporting and make the most of the opportunities available.
Some of the topics being covered will include; obtaining a licence, product registration and permits; knowing what data and resources are available to identify which market is right for you and what market program opportunities are available for new exporters. There will also be advice from Austrade and Tradestart on different grants and support that is available both overseas and in your region. Efic will also discuss how the Federal Government Agency can provide finance for exporters.
The panel of presenters includes:
Mark Rowley – Senior Analyst, Wine Australia
Linda Marchesan - Senior Trade Adviser, Food & Agribusiness, Austrade
Nicola Kelly - Export Adviser, TradeStart
Liam Carroll - Liam Carroll Account Manager, SME–S, Efic
Ali Lockwood – Manager – Stakeholder Engagement, Wine Australia
Make a booking today.
A paper on WET rebate was release during the week, by Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston and Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O'Dwyer. Read more here.
Wine Australia release their latest market bulletin, focussing on UK on-trade and off-trade insights. More here.
New home for St Hugo in the Barossa Valley, read more here.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Australian Hotels Association Awards for excellence. Read who the winners are here.
Congratulations also goes out to Mark Chandler who has been appointed First Membership Director for Wine Marketing Council. Read more here.
Other Articles of Interest
Here are a few interesting articles we found online:
The story of award-winning winemaker Sarah Crowe (winecompanion.com.au)
Can you judge a wine by its label? (goodfood.com)
Wine’s geographical symbol of success (weeklytimes.com.au)
LAST DAY TO BOOK!!
2016 WCA Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards Lunch, Friday, 30th September 2016 - Book here.
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.
The Heathcoat Wine & Food Festival, Heathcote Showgrounds, 8th - 9th October.