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I'm Matt, the BoozeMonkey Admin.
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More About Me
I'm not into Piña Coladas or getting caught in the rain: I love hot summer days lazing by the pool with a glass of red and a good book. And swimming in the ocean -- nothing makes you feel more alive than that.
I hate queues. And traffic lights. But only when they're on red. And I hate those people who stop at the lights and take the opportunity to pick their teeth or squeeze their zits in the rear-view mirror, like they're somehow invisible inside their car. What is wrong with you people?!
I have to admit to a preference for massive reds (and our winemakers do MASSIVE so well), but I am also partial to an exceptional white on occasion, particularly in the summer.
Recent stand-out favourites include Judge Rock Pinot Noir, Singlefile Estate Shiraz & Reserve Chardonnay, Grancari Shiraz (a huge wine) and ANYTHING that Brian Light puts into a bottle at Sylvan Springs: that man's a genius.
Bunnamagoo's stickies are to die for, Buller and Caught Redhanded produce some spectacular fortifieds, Moorooroo Park's Sparkling Shiraz is a cracker, as is the Vixen by Fox Creek. Talking of Fox Creek, their Reserve Shiraz is pretty special too, and so is Michael Petrucci's Sabella Reserve... amazing Shiraz.
If I had to choose an all-time favourite, it would be a real struggle. Wine's the sort of thing which changes depending on your mood, not just on what you're eating with it. But I have discovered two SUBLIME wines recently: the 2 Mates Shiraz is just amazing, peppery, jammy and full-flavoured, and the Penny's Hill Footprint Shiraz is jammy and earthy and... both of them big, bold, fruity, mouth-watering wines. Beautiful!
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