Dr. Akhil Reddy, oenophile or fashionista? Most certainly both, as the good doctor has given valuable advice on purchasing a nice bottle of French wine for under $30 (“Dr. Akhil Reddy’s Guide to Five-Star French Wine Finds at Budget Prices”) and on just the right look under the lab coat (“Dr. Akhil Reddy’s Guide to Dressing Fashionably Under a White Coat”).
He’s clearly a multi-faceted genius for running in both wine and fashion circles. Of course, he’s also a highly accomplished dentist and he openly admits that these three areas keep him going. His bio in “The Bro Talk” states that “Dr. Akhil Reddy is dedicated to dentistry, finding great wine buys and dressing stylishly.”
He gives superb recommendations for great, reasonably priced French wines, and the different looks under the white coat, so I think we can use his advice from both articles and mesh the info! Of course! Certain wines work best with certain looks! Being a wine lover myself, I don’t think I’m going out on a limb to suggest that the Château Haut Bernasse Le Clos Monbazillac, a savory white wine in a class by itself, deserves to be served by the discriminating dentist, doctor, or lab technician wearing a dress shirt and tie. As Dr. Reddy mentions in the article, you should “ooze professionalism”. A high quality white wine and a fine silk tie certainly takes care of this.
However, there are times when a more casual approach is called for, possibly even serving the wine in a stemless glass! Then La Vieille Ferme Rouge Côtes du Rhone Village is the wine for you, and khakis or chinos and a dress shirt under the lab coat is the way to go. This red is light and can be enjoyed on a fine summer day, in comfortable clothing, after a hard day at the lab or the clinic. Yes, you will exude a certain “je ne sais quoi” showing your professional relaxed side and love of red wines that are eminently drinkable. This is a great wine and a great look for a barbecue!
Thank you, Dr. Reddy!