Broker acquires winemaking accolades

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NIBA member Armando Verdiglione’s passion for wine has given all of us something to celebrate this holiday season.

The broker and wine maker’s 2005 Limited Release Sparkling Shiraz has recently been named Winner of the Top 100/Blue Gold Medal at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2015, as well as Award Winner of the SIWC Perpetual Trophy for the best Sparkling Red Wine of the competition.

After migrating to Australia from Italy in 1963, Verdiglione continued to make wine for personal use, but it is his venture with brother-in-law Dominic Versace that has brought notoriety to the once-hobbyist.

The sparkling shiraz is drawn from the North Adelaide Plains vineyard, and is described as an exceptional aperitif matured in French and American Oak, fermented in the bottle.

Dominic Versace Wines are offering NIBA members a special 25% discount for the Christmas and New Years season.

Members can take advantage of the discount by filling out a Cellar Door order form.