Members of the Academy of Wine Communications are wine and food public relations and marketing professionals. Founded in 1994 to encourage wine writers, the craft of wine writing, and wine coverage in the media, the organization’s mission has slowly evolved over the years.

Today’s organization provides its membership a means to network with colleagues; to meet key members of the media; hone and update their media lists; and learn classic and innovative marketing and public relations techniques.

Our regular meetings and webcasts feature informative speakers who keep members abreast of trends and the needs of key writers and publications. The Academy acts as a resource for its membership and for the media as well.

Our Goals and Activites Include…

  • Holding regular meetings and webcasts, featuring talks and presentations by writers, editors and industry leaders.
  • Providing members with an opportunity to network with key members of the media and industry colleagues.
  • Honoring both new and well-established wine writers and generally encouraging the craft whenever and wherever possible.
  • Acting as a resource for the media who seek information, contacts and story ideas.