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We are online wine merchants. We are proud to bring you wines that we believe in, that our customers enjoy and are always offered at a competitive price. Our wine range is a blend of hidden gems, old favourites, and new stars. Everything has been tasted and hand selected, to make it easy to find the right drop.

what makes wine

good?

A good wine is a wine that you enjoy every time you drink it. It is a personal thing and we listen to our customers when they tell us what they like. A good wine should also be consistent in terms of quality, taste, and value for the price, year after year. The Daily Drop wine selection captures the wines we believe in and the wines our customers truly enjoy.

Guide To Wine

Top Drop

Malbec
World Malbec Day

It is World Malbec Day! Malbec is Argentina’s flagship wine and it is known for being deep in colour, rich in juicy black fruit aromas and flavours. Malbec is also loved for having smooth, soft tannins. Most of Argentina’s vineyards grow at high altitudes, more than 600 metres above sea level, close to the Andes […]

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The Barossa
Feature Wine Region – The Barossa

The Barossa Zone includes the world renown Barossa Valley wine region and the stunning Eden Valley Wine Region. The Barossa Valley region is one Australia’s leading regions for fine wine production, especially  Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. It is located one hour’s drive, north of Adelaide, in South Australia. The climate is warm and dry, […]

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wine tasting tips tannins in wine
Wine Tasting Tips – Tannins

What are ‘tannins’ in wine? Tannins come from the skins and the seeds of grapes. They can also come from oak barrels during ageing. They support the balance and age- ability of a wine and are part of what keeps a wine ‘together’ over the years. Tannins are can be astringent and make your mouth […]

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Sunlight and vineyards
Wine Education – Sunlight & Vineyards

How important is sunlight to a vineyard? Without light, plants are unable to photosynthesize and they die,  but beyond this, sunlight is one of the most important factors in growing grapes that have the right amount of glucose and fruit flavours. More sunlight = more flavour. It is also important to balance the right levels […]

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The Margaret River Wine Region
Feature Wine Region – The Margaret River

The Margaret River wine region produces outstanding Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Bordeaux style red blends made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Located 200 kilometres south of Perth, along a spectacular coastline, the Margaret River has a warm maritime climate. This produces grapes with beautifully concentrated fruit aromas and flavours, while still […]

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Acidity in wine
Wine Tasting Tips – Acidity

When tasting white or red wine wine, one of the key elements to consider, is the acidity of the wine. Acidity provides the ‘backbone’ that helps a wine to age well,  and also provides the structure for how it tastes right now. When tasting wine, or any other drink, most of us will detect acidity […]

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It is World Malbec Day! Malbec is Argentina’s 🇦🇷flagship wine and it is known for being deep in colour, rich in juicy black fruit aromas and flavours 🍷🍷🍷Malbec is also loved for having smooth, soft tannins. Most of Argentina’s vineyards grow at high altitudes, more than 600 metres above sea level 🏔close to the Andes Mountains and in very strong sunlight. ☀️Sunlight develops the fruit flavours in grapes, which is why Malbec has so much flavour. Mendoza Province is the largest wine region in Argentina and  the Lujan de Cuyo department produces fine Malbec from old Malbec vines that are grown 1,000 metres above sea level. Looking for an everyday Malbec? Link in bio #malbec #worldmalbecday #argentianwine
One of our most consistently delicious white wines, Cape Mentelle highlights the solid reputation that the Margaret River has,  for producing great Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends. This wine has aromas of white melon, lime, grapefruit, honeysuckle and blackcurrant. The palate is juicy, clean and fresh, with flavours of lime passionfruit and lychee. The finish is bright, long and elegant. Beautiful with light pasta dishes or grilled chicken. Treat yourself. Link in bio.
What are ‘tannins’ in wine? Tannins come from the skins and the seeds of grapes. 🍇They can also come from oak barrels during ageing. They support the balance and age- ability of a wine and are part of what keeps a wine ‘together’ over the years. Tannins are can be astringent and make your mouth pucker slightly when you have a glass of wine. Tea ☕️also has tannins, so does dark chocolate 🍫 (think of that yummy bitterness) and almonds (in the skins). Sometimes a wine with pronounced tannins can seem a bit too astringent. However, when you drink that same wine with a juicy steak 🍷🥩the tannins in the wine will start to bind to the proteins in the steak and cut through the fats in the most delicious way! This is why red wine is great with steak or any other rich, fatty foods. 💕Tannins, are also called polyphenols and they are antioxidants -  so they are quite healthy! 👏🏻They also give wine the structure it needs to age well. Cabernet Sauvignon is known as a wine that has high tannins and good ageing potential whereas the tannins in Merlot are softer and more rounded. White wines can display some tannins, if they have been aged in oak but generally, red wines have allot more tannins that white wines. #wineknowledge #learnaboutwine #wine #winetasting #winetastingtips
The delicious Portsea Estate Back Beach Chardonnay is grown and made in the Mornington Peninsula, where Chardonnay is a specialty of the region.
 
Why is Chardonnay from the Mornington Peninsula so good?  Due to the cool climate and long growing season in the region, the Chardonnay grapes retain their high acidity and have 'time' to develop appealing fruit aromas and characters.🍋🍏
 
Combine this with malolactic fermentation and you have a magnificently balanced  Chardonnay.
 
The Portsea Estate Back Beach Chardonnay has intense citrus 🍋apple and pear 🍐aromas, along with a high acidity that is balanced by creamy, malolactic and barrel influences.
 
The finish is long and impressive. 🙌
 
The Back Beach Chardonnay is ideal with grilled whiting, scallops or chicken salad.
 
To buy, visit the link in the bio. #morningtonpeninsula #chardonnay #backbeach #portseaestate #wine
Our Feature region for this week is the Barossa and you can see our new Barossa wine range by visiting the link in our bio.

The Barossa Zone includes the renowned Barossa Valley wine region and the stunning Eden Valley Wine Region. This means that the Barossa has two distinct climates, warm (Barossa Valley) and cool (Eden Valley).
 
The Barossa Valley region is one Australia’s leading regions for fine wine production, especially  Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. It is located one hour’s drive, north of Adelaide, in South Australia. The climate is warm and dry, which is perfect for old bush vines to produce outstanding and full bodied red wines. These wines have an abundance of  ripe black fruit aromas and flavours 🍇. The most notable white variety is Semillon but the Barossa Valley region also produces beautiful white wines such as Chardonnay and Riesling.
 
The Eden Valley is located 80km north of Adelaide, bordering with the Barossa Valley in the west and the Adelaide Hills wine region in the south. The Eden Valley region sits within the Barossa zone and is known for producing exceptional Riesling wines. High quality Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are also produced in this region. The Eden Valley has a cool, continental climate, ideal for producing gorgeous white wines.

#barossavalley #edenvalley #southaustralianwine #shiraz #grenache #redwine #riesling #wineregionsofaustralia
How important is sunlight to a vineyard? 🧐
 
Without light, plants are unable to photosynthesize and they die,  but beyond this, sunlight is one of the most important factors in growing grapes that have the right amount of glucose and fruit flavours. 

More sunlight = more flavour. ☀️☀️☀️

It is also very important to balance ⚖️ the right levels of sunlight with helpful ‘cooling effects’ such as fogs and cooling breezes (sometimes from nearby ocean, rivers or lakes) 🌊💨 . This makes sure that grapes retain their acidity while they are developing ripe, fruity characteristics. 
🍇🍑🍍🍏🍈🍐

Acidity keeps the structure in the grapes and prevents the them from becoming too fruity or even too sweet. 
 
Like real estate, vineyards that face the right direction in relation to the sun, are more desirable. 😎 This is because those vineyards produce fruit with more flavours, basically. 

The right direction for sunlight, is always in the direction of the equator, wherever you are in the world. 🌏 In the Southern hemisphere, the best direction for good vineyards is north facing. In the Northern hemisphere, the ideal direction is south facing.
 
Vineyards that are planted on slopes, are closer to the sun and often have helpful, cooling breezes, which is ideal. ⛰Grapes love that!
 
Fun fact - the sun’s energy is most concentrated in the middle of the slope, compared to the top or the bottom of the slope.
Looking for a fantastic Yarra Valley Pinot Noir?

The Oakridge Yarra Valley Pinot Noir  has a sophisticated mix of fruit and spice aromas on the nose, displaying aromas of crushed strawberry, 🍓red cherry 🍒and pomegranate, along with a touch of earth. The palate also displays a lush and layered density of fruit with dark cherry, red berry flavours and plush fruit tannins,  adding a good complexity. 👏🏻There is a soft yet bright, acid line that provides length to the wine before the classic fantail finish of a great Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. Is it any wonder that this region is so well respected for Pinot Noir?

Enjoy with duck risotto, hoisin duck bao buns or Char Siu Pork. Delicious! 

To buy - link in bio.
 
Welcome to the Daily Drop Wine Cellar @oakridgewines @ben_tolstoshev

#pinotnoir #yarravalleywine #australianpinotnoir #redwine🍷 #pinot
Here is a wine tasting tip...When tasting white or red wine, one of the key elements to consider, is the acidity of the wine. 

Acidity provides the 'backbone' that helps a wine to age well,  and also provides the structure for how it tastes right now. 

When tasting wine, or any other drink, most of us will detect acidity along the sides of our tongue, where it will trigger the sides of the mouth to ‘water’. This ‘mouth-watering’ effect is the body trying to restore its natural acid balance in the mouth. The longer your mouth waters, the higher the levels of acidity in the wine. 

Wine that has lower levels of acidity such as an oak-aged Chardonnay or a Merlot, will taste softer and more round in the mouth than a wine with a higher acidity, such as a Chablis or a Pinot Noir, both well known for being a dry, high-acid wines. 

Wine that is made in cooler climates such Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, is also known for having high levels of acidity. 

#wineknowledge #learnaboutwine #wine #winetasting #winetastingtips
The Margaret River wine region is truly world class and produces outstanding Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Bordeaux style red blends made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 

Located on the coast, 200 kilometres south of Perth, the Margaret River has a warm maritime climate. This results in grapes with beautifully concentrated fruit aromas and flavours while still retaining high levels of acidity, due to the cooling ocean breezes. 

So, The Margaret River can offer fresh, elegant, and restrained wines as well as full-bodied and powerful wines. 

Check out our Margaret River Wines - Link in bio. #margaretriver #margaretriverwine #margaretriverwineregion #wine (Photo - Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse)
Every now and then, something ‘quietly impressive’ emerges and this is the case with the Holm Oak 2018 Chardonnay. Fresh acidity meets aromas and flavours  of white peach and apricot. Creaminess and toast,  via oak ageing. It’s all here, link in bio #chardonnay #tasmania @holmoak
Missing travel? Take yourself to one of Australia’s stunning wine regions or head overseas with our mixed cases that offer you ‘the best’ from anywhere...Link in bio.
#winelover #winejourney #winetravel

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