Darren

I started this site out of a love for wine. I am not a wine snob, I believe your should pair what ever food you want, with what ever wine you like.

I hope you enjoy, my wine ramblings. As the saying goes 'bottom's up'

Santa Julia Reserva – Malbec 2014

By on July 8, 2017 in Malbec, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Santa Julia Reserva – Malbec 2014

A long time ago, in a land far far away, I had a friend ( No longer a friend ), swung me onto Malbec, as a wine variety it is the best that Chile has to offer.  I have actively tried to buy a Malbec whenever I need a bit of comfort. Generally Malbec is a […]

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Lazy Day 2015 – Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

By on July 5, 2017 in Semillon Sauvignon Blanc with 0 Comments
Lazy Day 2015 – Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

So moving away from Red wine for a moment.  Its winter in Sydney, I decided to go something a little different and went for a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.  It was middle of the week, I’d been drinking way to much of Jameson and Coke, so I went perusing the local liquor store. It […]

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7 Ideas To Keep Your Dinner Party Interesting

By on July 2, 2017 in Wine with 0 Comments
7 Ideas To Keep Your Dinner Party Interesting

I always wanted to make Smashed Grape about enjoying a drink of wine.  Believe it or not food plays a big part of enjoying a wine.  So when it comes to the biggest meal of the day – dinner meals easily become a victim of repetitive entrees and side dishes. Whether its for a meal […]

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2010 – Milton Park Chardonnay

By on March 26, 2017 in Chardonnay with 0 Comments
2010 – Milton Park Chardonnay

So the big move to Sydney has now happened. Right in the heart of the of big city, I’ve left my little bit of the world behind, and moved into a shared accommodation.  After finding my way from work to home and settling in to a shared accommodation.  I  started to notice a few little […]

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Baily & Baily Folio Coonawarra 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

By on February 15, 2017 in Cabernet Sauvignon with 0 Comments
Baily & Baily Folio Coonawarra 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Well, since I fell in love with the Baily & Baily Pinot Grigio, I thought that sure I would love anything in the Baily & Baily range, but no I was wrong.  This is a mass produced for a local supermarket chain in Australia and sold only through their BWS liquor outlets, and it shows. […]

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True Flavors of Wine

By on February 13, 2017 in Wine with 0 Comments
True Flavors of Wine

Going back a bit, I wrote about What I’ve learnt Tasting Wines.  There is no doubt that there is plenty to know about wine and how to taste it, what it should taste like, its complexities.  All I  know is that I like drinking it, here’s a little bit more about wine and the flavours. […]

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Evans & Tate Cloud Dancer – 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

By on February 11, 2017 in Sauvignon Blanc with 0 Comments
Evans & Tate Cloud Dancer – 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

A long time a go, when I only thought there were three wineries in the world, I thought Evans & Tate was the best thing out there.  I actually made a bet that a mate would give up smoking and I would give him a dozen Evans & Tate wines, he both one and lost […]

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Grant Burge 5th Generation 2013 Cabernet Merlot

By on February 9, 2017 in Cabernet Merlot with 0 Comments
Grant Burge 5th Generation 2013 Cabernet Merlot

Sometimes I spend hours walking around the wine aisles at the local bottle shop. Looking for something that might take my interest and at least a couple of hours of my time. Every now and then the bottle shop attendant, will take the time to recommend a bottle of wine to me. Which brings me […]

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2014 – Trails End Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

By on February 7, 2017 in Sauvignon Blanc with 0 Comments
2014 – Trails End Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

Strange days it might be, but the 2014 Trails End Sauvignon Blanc reserve is one of those days.  Whatever reason it was, and I could make something up about having a bad day, I just really wanted a glass of wine and not have to think at all.  I am pretty sure when I had […]

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Nussdorfer Herrenberg 2012 – Germany

By on February 5, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Nussdorfer Herrenberg 2012 – Germany

On a recent trip home, I got to try a very unique wine indeed.  A gift from my sister to my dad, was a bottle of 2012 Nussdorfer Herrenbery Qualitalswein Pfalz, now I can’t lie here, I have no idea what I was drinking but it was white and yummy. As much as I want to […]

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