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The fun + frank podcast which helps beginners navigate the world of wine. Hosted by Australia's first female Master of Wine Meg Brodtmann, and self-titled Master of Sabrage Mel Gilcrist.

Wine with Meg + Mel Mel Gilcrist, Meg Brodtmann

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The fun + frank podcast which helps beginners navigate the world of wine. Hosted by Australia's first female Master of Wine Meg Brodtmann, and self-titled Master of Sabrage Mel Gilcrist.

    Winemaking 101

    Winemaking 101

    All the words we say that you don't know what we mean... explained.

    What Meg's Drinking:  Elephant in the Room Fiano ($14)

    Wines tasted in ep:
    Rob Dolan True Colours Chardonnay  ($24)Rob Dolan White Label Chardonnay ($35)

    • 36 min
    Why can't they make it easy? Understanding Italian wines.

    Why can't they make it easy? Understanding Italian wines.

    IGT, DOC, DOCG - what does it all mean? Meg + Mel chat about why Italy is so confusing, and dive in to unravel Italian wines. 

    What Meg's Drinking: Tyrells Semillion

    Wines Tasted:


    2019 Santa Cristina Toscana2017 Querciabella Mongrana 2018 Argiano Rosso di Montalcino

    • 32 min
    Opening the "natural wine" can of worms

    Opening the "natural wine" can of worms

    We could talk for days about natural wines... but here's a start.

    What Meg's drinking: 2019 Corymbia Chenin Blanc

    Wines tasted:
    - Bonkers Juicy Yellow Wine Dan's, $19.99
    - Bonkers Juicy Red Wine Dan's, $19.99
    - Pet Mout Rose Pet Nat Dan's, $19.99

    • 36 min
    The best wine regions you've never heard of

    The best wine regions you've never heard of

    The brief to Meg was: bring wines from regions I've never heard of. .. and BOY did she deliver. Some seriously amazing wines worth tasting.

    Links to wines: 
    Dveri Pax Pinot Gris 2015 - World Wine ($29.99)Alain Graillot Syrocco Syrah 2018 - World Wine ($39.99)2018 Gaioz Sopromadze Tsitska - Different Drop ($55.00)2019 Grace Gris de Koshu - Different Drop ($55.00)What Meg's drinking: Pommard Premier Cru (must be nice!)

    • 40 min
    I'm not drinking any F***ing Merlot!

    I'm not drinking any F***ing Merlot!

    Merlot gets a bad wrap - but is this justified? Meg and Mel go in to find out. 

    • 36 min
    Test your knowledge! Can you beat Mel?

    Test your knowledge! Can you beat Mel?

    This week, Meg puts Mel to the test with wine questions from previous episodes. Listen in to test yourself and see how you go against Mel. 

    What Meg's drinking: Pfalz trocken

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Hfdhyfml ,

Hard for chard.

I look forward to every Friday for more than one reason now.
You ladies are the best and have taught me so much. I love trying the wines you taste and pick out the tasting notes.
Also, if you ever do make a ‘hard for chard’ t-shirt, I’ll 100% be buying one!! (I’ve listened to that episode easily 5 times).

emjemd ,

Best wine podcast!

A must listen for anyone who loves wine ❤️🥂Very easy and approachable way to learn about wine.
Meg also has some fantastic wine recommendations and fun facts.

Bonn ,

Interesting but...

OMG the slurping and sucking noises - please mute your mics as this sounds hideous

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