Find out why Riesling is the wine of choice for people in the wine industry, as well as where to buy it from, how much to pay, how to age it, and what to eat with it.
What Meg's drinking: Picpoul de Pinet.
Wine bar discussed: The Hills in Surry Hills
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling ($19) https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_43615/pewsey-vale-eden-valley-riesling
Dopff Au Moulin Riesling Grand Cru Schoenenbourg
Schloss-Vollrads Qualitatswein Riesling ($28)
Mel + Mel dive into aged wines. Why we do it, how it changes the taste, what wines to use, and how to do it yourself.
What Meg's been drinking: Leo Buring Riesling.
Meg + Mel dive into Australia's favourite wine - Shiraz! Tune in for tips and tricks for what to look for when buying shiraz, from local to international.
What Meg's drinking: Cherubino Great Southern Riesling.
Shiraz Tasted: M. Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage ($35), Rob Dolan Wines Shiraz ($38), Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz ($33)
Meg + Mel welcome Tori to the mic to help discuss tips and tricks for buying a good wine. Which aps can be trusted? Do you listen to the critics? And what's with the wine bling?
Apps discussed: Vivino, Awesomm, Dan's App.
What Meg's been drinking this week: Chablis Premiere Cru Les Vailons.
Meg and Mel talk about Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and Cuvee Blanc - what the differences are, what to buy, when to drink, and what you can expect to taste.
Sparkling tasted: Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne ($50-$55); Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava ($14-$17); Rob Dolan Cuvee Blanc ($20-$25); Zonin Prosecco ($15-$20).
Meg + Mel discuss if pairing your food and wine actually matters, and of course, how to do it.
From simple like-for-like to sommelier skills, you'll leave a pro after listening to this episode!
Meg + Mel discuss the taste of Chardonnay, key regions, age, and how to find or recommend the perfect bottle. Plus, find out the great value sparkling Meg's been drinking (Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux)!
Meg and Mel explore organic and "clean" wine, and pull apart Cameron Diaz' new wine Avaline.
Understand what makes a great pinot noir! Mel and Meg chat about key regions to look for in Australia, what to spend, and which food to pair with pinot.