Meanwhile, they open a bottle of fermented trash – often a well-priced cleanskin – for our dinner. I don’t want to be rude. But should I approach them about this?
Dear Doctor, I live in the tropics. I particularly like red wine, but get annoyed when I see on the bottle “best drunk at room temperature”. That might be okay in Sydney and Melbourne, but room temperature here is bloody hot. Try putting your red wine in the microwave for 30 seconds and you’ll know what I mean.
No Whine: I am a winemaker and life is tough in retail. People who try my wine think it’s great. But it costs me about $8 a bottle to make, and I struggle to compete with the larger wineries. Can you offer me any suggestions? The Doctor: I’ll assume you mean “suggestions” about ways to sell more wine because that seems to be your issue here. Did you know that I am a doctor with many letters behind my name? And you’re asking me to [...]
Tanner: Dear Doctor, at times when I drink a little bit of wine, I wake up the next morning with a slight headache. Is there a way I can stop this from happening? The Doctor: Well, Tanner, you have what is commonly known as a hangover. First, you need to face up to the fact that it might not be a “little” wine you’re drinking, neither do I necessarily believe that the headache is “slight”. Regardless, for the sake of today, let’s take the “prevention [...]
James: Dear Doctor, I have a friend who tripped and broke his toe after consuming a bottle, or was it two bottles, of wine. He’d like to know why he can’t remember the incident when everybody around him seems to recall it vividly – and keeps reminding him of it every damn chance they get. The Doctor: James, I hope your toe is recovering and your memory is improving. You most likely had two bottles of wine – on your own. Those around you [...]
From “Bio Dynamic”: I’m on a health kick and I’ve heard that organic wine is good for me. How is this so and how will it affect my body? The Wine Doctor: Like all organic food, the obvious health benefits are that there are no chemicals. That means you’re getting a natural kick. It won’t make you any less drunk, which – depending on which way you look at it – can be a good thing or a bad thing. It will, however, help with [...]