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Red Earth: Comparing Coonawarra Cabernet’s….

The Dr and the Chef thought we would have a look at the Coonawarra's most famous wines..... Cabernet Sauvignon. The red earth of the terra rossa soils of the Coonawarra region in the South East of South Australia are famous for the quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon that it produces. Many of Australia's most famous wine brands, and flagship Cabernet's are filled with fruit from this region. The Coonawarra has a reputation for being "the place" to buy a Cabernet from in Australia, if not the world.So we delved into the wine cellar, and found two great Coonawarra Cabernet's to

Red Earth: Comparing Coonawarra Cabernet’s….2018-09-28T08:10:08+00:00

Can you say Montepulciano without an Italian accent?

The Dr and the Chef happened to find ourselves at the wonderful Melt on King William Road the other day, and while we were enjoying some tapas, we thought we would sample some of their fabulous wines. One of the great wines that was on offer was this South Australian beauty from Langhorne Creek - the Scott & La Prova Wines Montepulciano. Now I challenge anyone to say Montepulciano, without an Italian accent. It is one of those grape varieties which has such a lovely name that makes you want to buy the wine just so you can say "Montepulciano" out loud.... but

Can you say Montepulciano without an Italian accent?2018-09-28T08:09:53+00:00

Grenache Challenge! Which Grenache comes out on top?

Grenache was one of the first grapes planted in McLaren Vale in South Australia, and was not very popular for a few years, but recently has been undergoing a resurgence in Australia. The Dr and the Chef have a look at two premium South Australian Grenache, one from Barossa Valley and one from McLaren Vale to see which one will come out on top. We specifically look at: Heirloom Vineyards Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache John Duval Wines Annexus Barossa Valley Grenache Check out our review of these wines, where we give you an everyday taste and review of these wines.

Grenache Challenge! Which Grenache comes out on top?2018-09-28T08:08:42+00:00

Do the French make good red wine? or is Australian Pinot the stuff to drink?

The Dr and the Chef take a look at Pinot, and try to answer a really important question..... if its worthwhile drinking French red wine.... Well thats almost the question we sought to answer. We did look at two wines in comparison to see which wine we preferred. Specifically we review: Heirloom Vineyards Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2017 Domaine Faiveley Premier Cru 2009 Check out this latest review from the Dr and the Chef and tell us what you prefer? French or Australian?

Do the French make good red wine? or is Australian Pinot the stuff to drink?2018-09-28T08:16:41+00:00

What Chardonnay should you drink at a wedding in Scotland?

The Dr and the Chef set out to find what Chardonnay should be drunk at a wedding in Scotland! And so we thought we would try the Kangarilla Road Winery Chardonnay. Nicholas Llewelyn and I review this wine and give you some tips on what we liked and perhaps what food would go well with this Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

What Chardonnay should you drink at a wedding in Scotland?2018-09-28T08:10:23+00:00

What is the sweetest alcoholic drink you can think of? Cream Sherry of course!

The Dr and the Chef managed to get away from a fancy dress fundraising event, where we went as 'old people' to do a very serious review of McWilliams Specially Selected Sweet Cream Apera (otherwise known as Sherry). We review this wine, giving you some tasting notes, and suggesting some fabulous food pairings. Make sure you watch to the end for the best bit....the value proposition and more. Why is it called Apera and not Sherry? Watch the latest Dr and the Chef Video to find out.

What is the sweetest alcoholic drink you can think of? Cream Sherry of course!2018-09-28T08:10:40+00:00

Have you tried the Original Blend of Wirra Wirra’s Church Block?

The Dr and the Chef visit Wirra Wirra, one of the Vale's oldest wineries and originally established in 1894 by RS Wigley. We taste a wine that is the "Original Blend" of their famous Church Block, featuring Shiraz and Grenache. How is the 'Original Blend' of Wirra Wirra's Church Block different? Watch the latest installment of The Dr and Chef! Thanks to Winemaker Peter Smith of Wirra Wirra.

Have you tried the Original Blend of Wirra Wirra’s Church Block?2018-09-28T08:10:53+00:00

The founder of the original Wirra Wirra winery stole the Pie Cart, why not name a wine after him!

The Dr and the Chef ventured down to McLaren Vale to visit Wirra Wirra Wines, one of the Vale's oldest wineries and originally established in 1894 by RS Wigley. We were shown around this wine by Chief Winemaker Paul Smith, who also regaled us of the story of Mr Wigley.... From one of the oldest grenache blocks in McLaren Vale, came the opportunity to create a wine whose heritage dates back to our founder Robert Strangways Wigley’s time. Wigley was an eccentric whose lust for life had at times seen him fall foul of the law in his home town. In fact,

The founder of the original Wirra Wirra winery stole the Pie Cart, why not name a wine after him!2018-07-07T08:35:39+00:00

Whats the Matador with you? Garnacha?

The Dr and the Chef went out to First Drop Wines in the Barossa Valley at the Home of the Brave to try this fabulous wine... The Matador is a wine that takes its lead from some great Spanish wines, and adopts the Spanish name for Grenache - "Garnacha". The Dr and the Chef set out to give you an insight into this Barossa Valley Grenache and let you know some of the great attributes of this wine.

Whats the Matador with you? Garnacha?2018-07-07T08:30:46+00:00

What could be better than Wine? Green Ginger Wine??

The Dr and the Chef bring you a review of this historic beverage, probably more famous in years gone by....Stone's Mac Full Strength Green Ginger Wine. Now I wont suggest we started to taste this at the start of the night, but probably best to only pull this out at the end of a long night of fundraising. If you have ever wondered what Green Ginger Wine is all about....then make sure you check out this serious....very serious review of Green Ginger Wine. How many wines had the Chef enjoyed? You'll have to watch our latest Dr and the

What could be better than Wine? Green Ginger Wine??2018-07-07T08:34:14+00:00