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We have created articles that explain common and not so common wine varieties and answer common questions

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What is Malbec?
International wine regions|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | September 26, 2018
Tempranillo Food and Wine Matching – Perfect Pairing
Food pairing|Wine Pairing|Wine varieties | September 17, 2018
Top 5 Tempranillo in Australia
Top lists|Wine varieties | September 9, 2018
What is Tempranillo?
International wine regions|Kieran Clarkin|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | September 2, 2018
Top 5 Best Glasses for Pinot Noir
Lucia Guadagnuolo|News|Top lists|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | August 20, 2018
Top 5 Australian Sangiovese
Australian wine regions|Kieran Clarkin|Wine varieties | July 30, 2018
What is Sangiovese?
International wine regions|Kieran Clarkin|Wine varieties | July 23, 2018
Top 5 Nebbiolo in Australia
Australian wine regions|International wine regions|Kieran Clarkin|Wine varieties|Yarra Valley | June 24, 2018
Wines to Always Have on Hand
Lucia Guadagnuolo|News|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties|Wineries | June 14, 2018
What is Trebbiano?
Wine varieties | May 7, 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon versus Cabernet Franc
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | April 29, 2018
What is Zinfandel Wine?
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | April 17, 2018
If you like this, try that: Part 3
Wine knowledge|Wine Pairing|Wine varieties | March 25, 2018
Best Yarra Valley Wines that aren’t Pinot Noir
Australian wine regions|Top lists|Wine varieties|Yarra Valley | February 21, 2018
An Intro to Rioja Wines
International wine regions|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | February 19, 2018
Top 5 Victorian Rieslings Under $35
Australian wine regions|Top lists|Wine varieties | February 12, 2018
Beaujolais 101
International wine regions|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | February 7, 2018
Merlot 101
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | February 5, 2018
The Best Wines for Building Your Cellar
Kieran Clarkin|Top lists|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | January 12, 2018
5 Wine Resolutions for 2018
Top lists|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | January 2, 2018
Are Goon Bags All Bad?
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | December 18, 2017
Tempranillo in Australia
Australian wine regions|Wine varieties | December 10, 2017
What is Pét-Nat (Pétillant Naturel)?
Uncategorized|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | November 13, 2017
Fiano in Australia
Australian wine regions|Wine varieties | October 31, 2017
An Introduction to Oregon Pinot Noir
International wine regions|Wine varieties | October 30, 2017
Alternative Varieties in Australia
Australian wine regions|Wine varieties | October 24, 2017
If you like this, try that: Part 2
Wine varieties | October 15, 2017
Nebbiolo in Australia
Wine varieties | October 10, 2017
If you like this, try that: Part 1
Wine varieties | October 8, 2017
Our Favourite Wines for Spring
Top lists|Wine varieties | September 4, 2017
Top 5 Yarra Valley Pinot Noirs under $30
Lucia Guadagnuolo|Top lists|Wine varieties|Yarra Valley | August 21, 2017
Pinot G: To Gris or Grigio
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | May 22, 2017
What Is Rosé?
Kieran Clarkin|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | April 4, 2017
What’s the difference between Shiraz and Syrah?
Kieran Clarkin|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | September 15, 2016
Difference Between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio?
Kieran Clarkin|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | August 16, 2016
Yarra Valley Sparkling Wines
Kieran Clarkin|Wine varieties|Yarra Valley | April 14, 2016
Cool Climate Shiraz
Kieran Clarkin|Wine varieties | March 31, 2016
Exotic Grapes in the Mornington Peninsula
Kieran Clarkin|Mornington Peninsula|Wine varieties | March 24, 2016
Our Favourite Summer Wines – Mornington
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Adam founded Wine Compass in 2013 after deciding to combine his love of wine & wine tours with his background in digital marketing. He loves exploring wine regions with his wife and daughters in his spare time
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Our Favourite Summer Wines Summer is here, which means plenty of opportunities to rip off the barbeque cover, unfold your picnic rug and maybe even dust off the old stubby coolers. But there’s no need to resign yourself over to beers and ciders just because the weather is hotter; there are plenty of refreshing and…

Adam Nicholls|Mornington Peninsula|Wine varieties | January 22, 2016