Nebbiolo – A grape from Piedmont

About Nebbiolo Grape

It is a red wine grape variety most notably found in Piedmont, Italy. Its budding time is among the fastest and takes a long time to ripen compared to other grape varieties.

Upon ageing Nebbiolo wine develops flavours and aromas of cherries, raspberries, tobacco, tar, truffles.

Total vineyard area of Nebbiolo is 5,993 hectares in the world. It is most widely grown in Piedmont region in Italy where it is spread over 457 hectares.

Nebbiolo in Australia

  • The King Valley region of Victoria has the most widely grown vineyards of Nebbiolo spreading over 98 ha.
  • Climatic conditions of Margaret River of Western Australia and Mornington Peninsula in Victoria such as humidity, rainfall and amount of sunlight is very similar to Langhe region of Piedmont, Italy.
  • New South Wales, Clare Valley, Mudgee and Victoria’s Bendigo have good potential to become the future growing regions of Nebbiolo wines in Australia.



Appreciable Wine – Wooing Tree Pinot Noir

Wooing tree pinot noir

Aromas of ripe cherries and raspberries with rich and smooth palate. This wine will develop further upon cellaring over several years.

Wooing Tree Pinot Noir has been appreciated well in wine competitions. It has won trophy at Hong Kong International Wines & Spirits Competition and Gold Medal at Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show 2016.  Also been awarded 92 points by Wine Spectator Magazine in 2017.

Sangria Wines-A Peek into Some Facts

It is basically red wine with chopped fruits and may additionally contain brandy or orange juice. The word ‘Sangria’ is derived from a Spanish word ‘Sangre’ meaning blood which relates to the red colour of the drink.

Brandy is the most common ingredient in making Sangria, it can well be substituted with sparkling water or flavored liqueur.

Predecessor to Sangria

It has a predecessor called ‘Sangaree’ which originated in the Caribbean and was taken as both a hot and cold drink.

Where is Sangria popular?

It is quite a popular drink in Portugal, Spain, Greece and England.

Serving temperature for Sangria?

Sangria wines taste best when served at cold temperature.

How many calories are present in a glass of Sangria?

There are about 91 calories in an 8-ounce glass of Sangria. Out of the total, 40% is attributed to alcohol content present in it.

Sangria Food Pairing?

Makes excellent pairing with spicy food since the sweetness in Sangria complements the spicy in the dishes. Sangria pairs well with seafood. It goes well with cheese like Brie and as well with Manchego, Pepperjack and Roncal. Spanish people love having this drink with Paella – a rice dish of Spain.

Sangria Blanca

When one hears the word ‘Sangria’ automatically red wine comes to the mind. Sangria Blanca is a new phenomenon in the world of Sangria wines. As the name suggests, ‘Sangria Blanca’ is a Sangria made of white wine such as Jumilla, Rueda and Valdepenas.

Geographical Labeling Rules in Europe

In Europe, the drinks labelled solely as Sangria means that the Sangria is made in Spain and Portugal otherwise the drink is associated with the country where it’s made and is labelled accordingly. For e.g. German Sangria or Swedish Sangria.

Sangria Wine Brand Australia

The most popular brand selling Sangria Wine in Australia is Yellow Tail Sangria.

Shiraz Wine Trends- Australia Vs Rest of The World

shiraz wines australia

The grape varietal which has earned Australia a place of pride in world wine map is Shiraz. This varietal was popularised in Australia in 1990s and Australia’s position was 35th in the world at that time. This proved to be a game changer as it was well accepted not only domestically but also internationally. The growing demand led to increase in the area and it almost increased three times over a period of 10 years. The increase in the area was significant and proved that Shiraz wines Australia had clear dominance over other varietals. By 2010, meaning in two decades time of its introduction, the area further increased and Australia became the 6th country in global ranking for this wine grape varietal.

What is worth noting is the fact that area under Shiraz did not grow only under Australia but also in other wine regions of the world, notably France and Spain. So, despite the increase, Australia is still not the leader. Also, this varietal has also started to grow in new countries, such as Portugal and Italy. This has led to decline of Australian share in growing this varietal in global comparison.

Aussie wine industry has been rather laggard at looking at different alternatives of other grape varietals. But, there is an increasing recognition of the fact that diversification of varietals shall be undertaken in right earnest. This has also been a subject of discussion in the Australian wine industry bodies.

Ecstatic Pinot Grigio Wines

This PPT has some of the Best Pinot Grigio Wines of Australia. Featuring popular brands like De Bortoli, Robert Oatley, and Yellow Tail Wines.Pair up these wines with matching delicacies and be assured a joyful experience.
These wines are –
1.Rest Reserve Estate Pinot Grigio
2.Robert Oatley Wild Oats Pinot Grigio
3.Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio
4.Cumulus Block 50 Pinot Grigio
5.De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio
6.Berton Vineyards Head Over Heels Pinot Grigio

Kick the week’s monotony with Cabernet Merlot wines

Feeling like a long week at work? Gift yourself these mouth-watering Cabernet Merlot Wines and take the mundane week out of your mind by turning it into a happening week!!. Cheer yourself up with these out of the world wines from some of the finest wine-regions of Australia. What are you waiting for? Below video lists some good Cabernet Merlot wines one can lay hands on –

  1. Peter Lehmann Founding Stone Cabernet Merlot
  2. Cathedral Rock Estate Cabernet Merlot
  3. Mcwilliams Inheritance Cabernet Merlot
  4. Wild Wood Cabernet Merlot
  5. Emmetts Crossing Reserve Cabernet Merlot
  6. Salmon Bay Cabernet Merlot
  7. Yallingup Cabernet Merlot