I miss the ol Funky,
funkydrop.shop is now closed


Those of you who know me know that 2022 was a hard year not only for me but those around me, It took me close to 6 months to fully recover from a broken leg that stopped me working & to all of those who reached out for support I thank you & my amazing wife who gave up her time to take care of me.

I lost someone close to me, even when they got ill I kept working to pay the bills in this delusion that it would get me more time which it didn’t. I still struggle to go into a room in my house without breaking down.

I never wanted to be a burden to anyone & I let people close to me down. 

The end of 2022 I made the decision to start shifting away from it being about me & take my strange quirky skill set & empower the next set of wine nerds, give them the power to carve out there own paths. 

2022 was a series of heartbreaking events that almost crushed me, I walked around with a smile on my face but felt completely numb inside.

I miss the ol’ Funky so 2023 has already been full of changes as I try to find balance. I am more involved in the industry then ever as I couldn’t see me doing anything else make sure you continue to shop at all of the local brands direct at all the links below. Support your local Cafe, Restaurant, Bottle Shop & Cellar Doors we have lost so many in 2022 I don’t want to lose anymore.

I have been quiet on Social Media but send me an Instagram message, I am going to turn my Social into something awesome to keep promoting small business I just need some time to work it out.

I also have my other business Cult Vine this has become a stronger focus for me as it allows me to be flexible with my time if you are a small business in the drinks industry & need an E-Commerce site that can offer subscriptions, Analytics, SEM or just someone to bounce ideas off hit me up at daniel@cultvine.com.au.

Expect to see me at events, talking about wine, dropping into venues & hanging out at cellar doors. If you feel like you are struggling reach out don’t feel like you are alone you are never alone.

Support your community, give what you can, hug your friends, reconnect with old ones. Don’t let the constant negativity hold you back remember this to shall end.

Love you all, I can’t wait to see you all out in the Hunter Valley or Newcastle.





Since Day 1, the crew here has supported everything we ever done and we will continue to support them


An amazing team filled with old friends and a great selection of whisk(e)y


Josh, Flo & the amazing Jelly they do so much for wine culture in Newcastle. They always have time to chat.

I will update this page soon with a list of wineries and restaurants to go and visit but if you need the hot tip hit me up on INSTA LOVE FDxx