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Angelica Nohra

Spanish Wine Australia – 5 must try Spanish Varietals!

With so many wines to choose from these days, many of the Spanish varietals are overlooked. Probably the most popular varietal here in Australia at the moment is Tempranillo, which exhibits sour cherry, plum and black pepper characters. But Spain has so much more to offer than just Tempranillo. So let's take a look at 5 must try Spanish varietals! 

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Angelica Nohra

How to read wine labels in Australia

Wine Labels – Next time you pick up a bottle, check for these 5 things! Angelica Nohra Wine Importer | Wine List Consultant | Speaker    Are you ready to try a range of different wines apart from the basic Shiraz and Chardonnay but are nervous about where to start? Here are 5 tips to reading wine labels from around the world. Who is the producer? This can be obvious splashed across the top of a wine label or more subtly at the bottom. Eg. Take a look at Tignanello or Ornallaia. Tenuta San Guido’s logo is only very small...

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Angelica Nohra

Sangiovese Vs Syrah Vs Shiraz - Three names, two grape varietals!

Sangiovese, Syrah, Shiraz. What are they? Where are they grown? Can they be blended? 

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Italian Wine Week - In the lead up to Italian Republic Day!

Italian Wine Week - In the lead up to Italian Republic Day!  Angelica Nohra  Wine Importer | Wine List Consultant | Speaker       Our favourite sales week is coming!  We have been holding Italian Wine Week, in the lead up to Italian Republic Day since Direct Wine Cellars' inception so many years ago. But why do we celebrate Italian wine week? Well, there are over 1300 native grape varieties in Italy and it's a celebration of just that. It's also a way for people to try some varietals they wouldn't usually try and get an understanding of the uniqueness of...

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