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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.

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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.

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Wine Education – Cooling influences from the ocean

Did you know that cold ocean currents can have a cooling effect on coastal wine regions? Why is this good? ‘Cooling influences’ such as ocean currents and ocean breezes help the vines to retain the acidity in their grapes, which adds to the ‘structure’ and ‘finish’ in the final wine. Next time you are in […]

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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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Today is World Chenin Blanc Day! Chenin Blanc is a delicious, dry white wine that has both high acidity and a fuller flavour profile, depending on how ripe the grapes were when they were picked. Chenin Blanc grapes are also very versatile, they can be made into sparkling, sweet or still wines. 

Chenin Blanc is grown around the world but it does particularly well in Australia (Margaret River and McLaren Vale), USA (California), Argentina (Mendoza) and South Africa (Paarl, Swartland). Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most widely grown grape. Winemakers in South Africa are making complex and concentrated Chenin Blanc wines from old bush vines,  that can be aged for decades, rivalling Chardonnay for depth and flavour.

Some of the most impressive Chenin Blanc wines come from the Loire Valley in Central France. Climate and soil make a big difference to Chenin Blanc wines and the Loire Valley has a diverse range of both. The appellation of Savennieres produces full bodied, dry Chenin Blanc wines while The Coteaux du Layon appellation makes incredibly good sweet wines that have an abundance of flavour and acidity. The regions of Vouvray and Saumur produce still and sparkling Chenin Blanc wines. The region of Anjou, also in the Loire Valley is known for dry Chenin Blanc wines that are often matured in oak.
#worldcheninblancday #winetravel #cheninblanc 
photo - Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Are you building a new wine cellar or planning to expand your current collection? If so, talk to us!

We can help you with your budget and build a collection that includes your favourite regions, styles and grape varieties.

Storage is key. It is also important to choose wine that will age well over the years and provide years of enjoyment – let us help you.
 
#winecellar #winecollector #winecellardesign #winelover #winecollector #winecollection
The French and Americans call it syrah. In Australia we call it shiraz.

Like chardonnay’s red equivalency, shiraz tends to adapt well to a wide range of growing environments and produces an extremely wide variety of styles, from lean, restrained, aromatic cool climate styles through to big, luscious, mouth filling wines that leave a permanent mark on our memory with their sheer size and intensity. The style of wine shiraz makes is influenced by many factors including climate, viticultural practices and winemaking techniques, as well as more than a dash of cultural (or local) preferences.

Shiraz was one of the first grape varieties planted in Australia. First it served as a base for fortified wines and has been a cornerstone in the history of the Australian wine industry ever since.

Its fortunes have ebbed and flowed, however. In the 1980s when red wine, and shiraz in particular, was unpopular, the South Australian government was literally paying growers to grub up (or dig up) their vineyards.

Fortunately for wine lovers the world over, the quality of the wine made from low yielding, dry-grown shiraz vines recaptured the attention of the wine trade and media, and since the mid-1980s Australian shiraz has never looked back.

These old vineyards are, today, as prized as any viticultural land in the country!

Shiraz is now Australia’s most widely planted red variety, growing well across most key wine regions. This regional diversity offers a number of shiraz styles that capture both the essence of the variety and the terroir.

#shiraz #australianshiraz #shirazwine #redwine
Today is the day that wine lovers around the world raise a glass to one of the most-loved and well known grape varieties - Chardonnay!

Here are three things that the Daily Drop Tasting Panel love about Chardonnay:

Chardonnay’s spiritual homeland is Burgundy in France, although there is evidence that links it back to Lebanon in the Middle East. In France it is responsible for the wines known as Chablis and Macon as well as the Village, Premier and Grand Cru wines of the Côte d’Or.

Chardonnay is the consummate world traveler. Since the 1960s chardonnay has migrated to all wine growing countries and is produced around the globe.

Chardonnay has lots of flavour but this is balanced by a good deal of natural acidity. This balance lends itself to depth of flavour and all well-made chardonnays have plenty of dimensions to enjoy.
#chardonnay #worldchardonnayday #chardonnayday
Travel with your next glass of wine! Since Covid started over a year ago, we have been helping our treasured customers to try new wines from overseas wine regions as well as some of Australia’s amazing wine regions. That way, we all get a sense of going somewhere new or exploring another part of the world. Check out our new range of imported red wines from all over the world (link in bio). Open a bottle of Malbec and take yourself to Argentina,  or treat yourself to a bottle of Bourgogne and head to France – it is all possible!  #winetravel #havefun #wine
Did you know that cold ocean currents can have a cooling effect on coastal wine regions?
 
Why is this good? ‘Cooling influences’ such as ocean currents and ocean breezes help the vines to retain the acidity in their grapes, which adds to the ‘structure’ and ‘finish’ in the final wine.
 
Next time you are in a vineyard look for the ‘cooling influence’…
 
It might come from the ocean, the shade from a nearby mountain, or even a morning fog that descends on the vineyard. It isn’t always obvious, but it can make a very big difference to the quality and style of the wine produced from that vineyard.
 
Photo – Marlborough, New Zealand by drone. #marlboroughwine #coolclimatewine #maritimeclimate #vineyards
The Wine Industry has always been a ‘people industry’ and here are three very talented wine people…Meet the Miranda Sisters from Lou Miranda Estate in the Barossa Valley!
 
From left to right – Angela Miranda is the Winemaker, Victoria Miranda is the Marketing Manager and Lisa Miranda is the General Manager. They individually and collectively, have decades of experience in winemaking, wine exporting, operations and marketing between them, in Australia and overseas.
Angela makes all of their wines from their estate owned vineyards, totalling 100 acres across four sites, all within 8 kilometres from their winery, which is ideal for premium winemaking.  They are also the custodians of four centenarian old vine blocks in the Southern Barossa Valley, the oldest vine block dates back to 1897.
The Miranda winemaking story started when their Nonno, Francesco ‘Pop’ Miranda came to Australia in 1938 from Southern Italy. He arrived in Griffith, New South Wales and set about building his dream, a winery.
Angela, Victoria and Lisa’s parents, Lou and Val,  spent a lifetime building on Pop’s passion with the Miranda wine business,  while adding Lou’s unique style in the Barossa Valley and building their popular restaurant. They have now passed the Lou Miranda Estate and business onto their three daughters,  who are making fantastic wines from incredible vines! It is a great story, Link in Bio. @loumirandaestate #wine people #winefamily #barossawine #familywinemakers
Looking for a stand out Shiraz? 
The Lou Miranda Old Vine Shiraz is a richly concentrated red wine,  highlighting the Barossa Valley as the heartland of Shiraz in Australia. Made by Angela Miranda, the wine is made from 100 year old Barossa Valley vines that have been classified as 'Centenarian Vines', as per the Barossa Old Vine Charter, which is a register of some of the oldest vines in Australia. The vines are completely hand tended and produce Barossa Shiraz grapes of incredible depth in flavour and structure. The Lou Miranda Old Vine Shiraz is a full-bodied wine that shows intense aromas and flavours of  black cherry and blackcurrant,  as well as spices such as clove and star anise. Extended Maturation in oak along with bottle ageing have produced aromas of cedar and dark chocolate along with cooked blackberry and prune. Outstanding with ribeye, 🥩 T-bone, fillet steak or cured salami. Link in bio #shiraz #shirazwine#barossashiraz#oldvineshiraz @loumirandaestate
Lucien Muzard’s Bourgogne Rouge is an wonderful entry point into one of the world's most historical and influential wine regions, Bourgogne (Burgundy). Bourgogne Rouge is also known for being a fresh, light and lively 'take' on Pinot Noir. Made from grapes 🍇that were grown in Maranges and Santenay, the Lucien Muzard Bourgogne Rouge is bursting with aromas of blueberry, 🫐strawberry 🍓and blackberry. The wine is also showing flavours of chocolate 🍫and black plum that are well supported by silky tannins and fresh acidity. This wine represents incredible value and it is delicious with triple cream brie charcuterie or crispy duck pancakes. Link in bio 😎#bourgogne #bourgognewine #bourgognelovers #pinotnoir #burgundy
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

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