Expert wine tips with Darren Davis

Learn the secrets to becoming a wine expert in minutes

With almost 20 years' experience in the Australian wine industry, Darren's tips are guaranteed to bring a new appreciation to every glass.

From stains and cellaring, to decanting and pairing, Darren covers everything you need to know to impress your friends at the next dinner party. 

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Making your wine taste better

As well as being the best way to separate the wine from any sediment that may have formed, decanting also allows your wine to aerate which opens it up and makes the aromas and flavours more vibrant.

Darren shares his tips for choosing the perfect decanter to impress friends at your next dinner party.

How to store your wine

How to store wine properly

It's popular to keep that bottle of wine for a special occasion, but do you know how to store it properly?

Darren busts all the myths about the best way to store wine and shares his tips that'll keep your wines tasting great for years.

What's the best wine from your state?

The best wine from around Australia

Australia has some of the best climates in the world for growing wine and, with so many growing regions, we're spoilt for choice.

Darren does a deep dive into Australia’s growing regions.

Top 3 questions

The top 3 wine questions

Spilled red wine on your white carpet? Not sure what to do with your leftover wine from last night? Can you cook with this wine?

Darren answers your top 3 most asked questions when it comes to wine.

Is this the best wine for you?

Choosing the right wine for you

Do you always drink the same types of wine? With so many wine varieties available it can be difficult to know what else you might like.

From the big, bold flavours of Shiraz through to the refreshing tastes of Rosé, Darren has compiled his recommendations for choosing the right wine for your palette.

Contrast or compliment flavours?

Food and wine pairings

Which wine should you pair with your seafood lunch on Christmas Day?

Wine and food should be partners, with flavours that complement rather than contrast.

Watch Darren’s recommendations that will make each meal that much better!

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