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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.