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WCA Update: 14 October 2016

WCA news
Our thoughts are on the 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Show this week.  Who will be the 2016 Jimmy Watson Winner

We have a small number of tickets available, so if you are planning to come, book TODAY so you don't miss out.  Book here.

WCA webinar

Join us for our Export Update Webinar where you will hear first hand from Wine Australia, Heads of Market:

Laura Jewell MW - Europe, Middle East, Africa
Aaron Ridgway - North America
Hiro Tejima - Asia
Willa Yang - China

4th November, 1pm - 2pm AEST.  If you can't make this time/date but are interested in the information that will be discussed, please register so that you will receive a copy of the recording.

In preparation for this webinar, we would love for you to send us a list of things you would like to know about each market.  Or a list of general export questions. 

Please send your list / questions to, Lynda at

Industry News
Wine Australia released a Northern Hemisphere wine regions report during the week.  Read more on this here.

A recent report released by IBISWorld reveaeld domestic alcohol consumption is expected to reach a 50-year low.  Read more here.

Wine Industry Suppliers Australia Inc (WISA) have commissioned research to better understand the wine industry trade show / trade event market.  To have your say, click here for the link,  All respondents will be eligible to be placed in a draw to win $1000.

Other Articles of Interest
Here are a few interesting articles we found online:
Minimum pricing of booze a dangerous move, warns Alcohol Beverages Australia (
Winemakers Face Uncertainty as Backpacker Tax Bill is Delayed in Senate (
Largest solar array installed at an Australian winery passes half-way mark (
Australian negotiators arrive to begin post-Brexit trade talks (
The World’s 50 Best Bars announced (

WCA events
Join us, as WCA host a fun and entertaining night that celebrates and promotes the individuals and companies who embody and accomplish excellence in wine communication. 

As the culmination of the 2016 Wine Communicator Awards - guests will be given plenty of reasons to raise a glass in the superb setting of the Studio Rooms, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney. 

The night will see the presentation of the Award Winners, including our Major Award: Wine Communicator of the Year - 2016.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016.  Book here.

Other events
If you're in the Riverland this weekend, be sure to get along to the Riverland Wine and Food Festival.  More details here.

From 19th October, over a five day period the people of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford show off to their neighbours and the wider community of Victoria, their pride in the strong links to the Swiss and Italian settlers of the district in the 1850’s.  More details here.

BeauVine Food and Wine Festival has expanded for 2016, bringing together WA’s best wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries and eateries in the green inner suburban surrounds of Birdwood Square off Beaufort Street.  October 21 - 23rd, more here.



Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Treasury Wine Estates
Wine Australia
Wine Ark

Accolade Wines

Dig + Fish



Find out all you need to know about exporting. 
Don't miss out on hearing from this amazing panel of experts.

Tuesday 4th November
1-2pm (AEST)



2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Show Luncheon

Friday - October 21st
12.00pm for 12.30pm

124 Langford Street, North Melbourne


2016 WCA Awards Night


8th November 2016

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Four Seasons Hotel



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