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What sort of wine would be a Mothers Ruin? Probably this Cab Sav!

What sort of wine would be a Mothers Ruin? Probably this Cab Sav! The Dr and the Chef had a look at First Drop Wines - Mother Ruin....which in keeping with their branding for their well known shiraz Mothers Milk. We taste this restrained, well balanced expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon is an ode to the ‘luncheon claret’, but it’s not as green and austere as that favourite lunchtime libation at the gentleman’s club.

What sort of wine would be a Mothers Ruin? Probably this Cab Sav!2018-09-28T08:11:00+00:00

What goes into Blending Wirra Wirra Church Block?

The Dr and the Chef were invited to Wirra Wirra Wines to experience how they make Church Block. We met with Paul Smith Chief Winemaker for Wirra Wirra, who took us on a tour of the wine, and how it is normally blended....then he let Nicholas Llewellyn (the Chef) have a go at blending our own version.

What goes into Blending Wirra Wirra Church Block?2018-07-10T13:47:28+00:00

How do the various Wirra Wirra Shiraz compare? What is the difference?

The Dr and the Chef ventured down to Wirra Wirra in South Australia's McLaren Vale wine region to get a look at some of the top shiraz from different parts of McLaren Vale. We talked about Wirra Wirra's rich history and moved on to look at some great Shiraz's in detail. Three top Wirra Wirra Shiraz Wirra Wirra Catapult - lighter and succulant for $25 Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz - vibrant dark fruit flavours for $35 2015 RSW Shiraz - rich and bold for $70 Our thanks to Sam Temme General Manager and Paul Smith, Winemaker. What food would you match a

How do the various Wirra Wirra Shiraz compare? What is the difference?2018-07-12T08:21:28+00:00

Are you looking for a cracking Chardonnay? Then check this out.

The Dr and the Chef visited Randal Tomich at the Tomich Wines Cellar door in South Australia. Randal showed us through the Tomich wines Single Vineyard, Single Block, Adelaide Hills, Chardonnay. This wine is part of the Woodside Vineyard range. We taste this wine, and get a few stories on the way through from Randal. Watch this latest episode of the Dr and the Chef and let us know what you think?

Are you looking for a cracking Chardonnay? Then check this out.2018-07-11T12:44:00+00:00

Wine Masterclass – How to Cut the top off your wine bottle with a Sword

The Dr and the Chef visited Randal Tomich at the Tomich Wines Cellar door in South Australia. We asked Randal to conduct a masterclass on how to cut the top off your sparkling wine bottle with a Sword. You have got to see this to believe it! And the wine tastes fabulous too. Watch this latest episode of the Dr and the Chef and let us know what you think?

Wine Masterclass – How to Cut the top off your wine bottle with a Sword2018-07-11T12:37:21+00:00

Are you prepared to gamble on a Big Blind? A Nebbiolo Barbera Blend from First Drop

Are you familiar with Nebbiolo? or Barbera grape varieties? Have you ever tried one of these wines more commonly found in Italy and Europe? First Drop Wines have put together a cracking wine from the Adelaide Hills Wine Region near Kersbrook. The Dr and the Chef were invited to come out to visit the winery in the Barossa Valley at the Home of the Brave to learn more about their wines, and taste some fabulous wines. We review this fantastic wine and let you know what it tastes like. Check out our review below and let us know what you think.

Are you prepared to gamble on a Big Blind? A Nebbiolo Barbera Blend from First Drop2018-07-11T12:42:16+00:00

How to drink wine like a wine wanker

The Dr and the Chef provide some insights on how to drink wine like a wine wanker.... you know the type, high brow, a bit elitist and over the top. Well in many cases there are some good reasons for what they are trying to do, and so we try to break down what you should do, and what you probably don't need to do when drinking wine. Let us know if we have missed anything of importance and we will record a follow up episode.

How to drink wine like a wine wanker2018-07-12T09:23:09+00:00