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Unusual wines and wine making practices of Philippe Lejeune of Chateau Chambert

Unusual wines and wine making practices of Philippe Lejeune of Chateau Chambert

In Part 2 of our interview with Philippe Lejeune of Chateau Chambert we talk about the different equipment he uses in his winery and some of the wines that are produced.  More >>

Investing in Biodynamics in Cahors Philippe Lejeune of Chateau Chambert

Investing in Biodynamics in Cahors Philippe Lejeune of Chateau Chambert

We talk to Philippe Lejeune from Chateau Chambert to find out how he started out in Cahors and his approach to biodynamics.   More >>

Brexit with Miles Beale from the WSTA Part 2

Brexit with Miles Beale from the WSTA Part 2

We talk to Miles Beale, Chief Executive of the WSTA on the potential impact of Brexit on the wine industry.  More >>

Brexit with Miles Beale from the WSTA Part 1

Brexit with Miles Beale from the WSTA Part 1

We talk to Miles Beale, Chief Executive of the WSTA on the potential impact of Brexit on the wine industry.  More >>

Stephane Le May from Chateau Turcaud on Top wines from lesser appellations

Stephane Le May from Chateau Turcaud on Top wines from lesser appellations

Stephane Le May tells us about Chateau Turcaud and we taste two vintages of his top white wine Cuvee Majeure.  More >>

UK Wine Show 518 Stephane Le May from Chateau Turcaud on white wines

UK Wine Show 518 Stephane Le May from Chateau Turcaud on white wines

Stephane Le May talks to us about the white wines at Chateau Turcaud and how they are produced.  More >>

Chateau de Bonhoste with Sylvaine Fournier

Chateau de Bonhoste with Sylvaine Fournier

This week we're talking to Sylvaine Fournier of Chateau de Bonhoste in Bordeaux.  More >>

3D Wines with Andrew Bennett

3D Wines with Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett of 3D Wines, talks to us about the company that rents out rows of vines.  More >>

Stefaan Massart from Chateau Vilatte on the estate and antique winery equipment

Stefaan Massart from Chateau Vilatte on the estate and antique winery equipment

Stefaan Massart from Chateau Vilatte on the estate and antique winery equipment  More >>

The Good Wine Shop wines with Mark Wrigglesworth

The Good Wine Shop wines with Mark Wrigglesworth

In this second interview with Mark Wrigglesworth of The Good Wine Shop we talk about the wines they stock.  More >>

Mark Wrigglesworth on The Good Wine Shop

Mark Wrigglesworth on The Good Wine Shop

We talk to Mark Wrigglesworth of The Good Wine Shop in West London in Kew and Chiswick.  More >>

Nick Wenman of Albury Vineyards on Brexit and English Grappa

Nick Wenman of Albury Vineyards on Brexit and English Grappa

In this second interview with Nick Wenman of Albury Vineyards we discuss Brexit, contract labour and English Grappa distilled by Silent Pool.  More >>

Nick Wenman of Albury Vineyards on being organic and biodynamic in the UK

Nick Wenman of Albury Vineyards on being organic and biodynamic in the UK

Nick Wenman of Albury Vineyards talks to us about his organic and bio-dynamic vineyards.  More >>

Innovation in Bordeaux with Stanislav Zingerenko from Chateau La Faviere

Innovation in Bordeaux with Stanislav Zingerenko from Chateau La Faviere

Stanislav Zingerenko is a Bordeaux producer from Russia, we talk about innovative techniques in the winery and the vineyard.  More >>

Juline Beranger from Domaine la Berangeraie on the hills of Cahors

Juline Beranger from Domaine la Berangeraie on the hills of Cahors

Juline Beranger talks about the hills of Cahors, where both the climate and the soils are different.  More >>

Frost Protection in UK with Alistair Nesbitt

Frost Protection in UK with Alistair Nesbitt

We talk with leading Viti climatologist Alistair Nesbitt about the different types of frosts and the best way to manage them.  More >>

Alistair Nesbitt on Climate Change and UK Wine

Alistair Nesbitt on Climate Change and UK Wine

Viticultural climatologist Alistair Nesbitt explains that while the climate is warming the variability in the weather has not changed.  More >>

Alistair Nesbitt on Mapping the UK Wine Regions

Alistair Nesbitt on Mapping the UK Wine Regions

Viti-climatologist Alistair Nesbitt talks to us about mapping the UK wine regions to identify commercially viable sites.  More >>

Julien Mingot from Chateau La Pensee in Lalande de Pomerol

Julien Mingot from Chateau La Pensee in Lalande de Pomerol

Julien Mingot talks to us about Chateau La Pensee in Lalande de Pomerol.   More >>

Julien Mingot from Chateau Marechaux Pure wines of Libourne

Julien Mingot from Chateau Marechaux Pure wines of Libourne

We taste and discuss low sulphur wines from the Pure range.  More >>

Julien Mingot from Chateau Marechaux on making wines in Libourne

Julien Mingot from Chateau Marechaux on making wines in Libourne

Winemaker Julien Mingot talks to us about the wines they produce at Chateau Marechaux.   More >>

Caroline Gilby MW on the Red wines and styles of Cyprus

Caroline Gilby MW on the Red wines and styles of Cyprus

Caroline Gilby MW on the Red wines and styles of Cyprus  More >>

Caroline Gilby MW on the wines and styles of Cyprus

Caroline Gilby MW on the wines and styles of Cyprus

We chat with Caroline Gilby MW on the wine styles and grape varieties of Cyprus.  More >>

Christophe Jaubertie of Chateau Laur on White Malbec

Christophe Jaubertie of Chateau Laur on White Malbec

We talk to Christophe Jaubertie from Chateau Laur on his innovative white Malbec under the Paradoxe label.  More >>

Pascal Verhaeghe of the UIVC Sulphur Levels

Pascal Verhaeghe of the UIVC Sulphur Levels

Pascal Verhaeghe on reducing sulphites in Cahors wines.  More >>

Pascal Verhaeghe of the UIVC with an overview of Cahors

Pascal Verhaeghe of the UIVC with an overview of Cahors

Pascal Verhaeghe of the UIVC gives an overview of Cahors region, famous for its Malbec wines.  More >>

Florence Prudhomme from Chateau Saincrit Experimenting in Bordeaux

Florence Prudhomme from Chateau Saincrit Experimenting in Bordeaux

Florence Prudhomme from Chateau Saincrit talks to us about experimenting with different grape varieties in Bordeaux.  More >>

The wines of Entre-Deux-Mers with Joel and Sandrine Duffau Part 2

The wines of Entre-Deux-Mers with Joel and Sandrine Duffau Part 2

In part 2 of our interview with Joel and Sandrine Duffau of Vignobles Joel Duffau we talk about the trend for rose wines and Clairette and organic wines.  More >>

The wines of Entre-Deux-Mers with Joel and Sandrine Duffau

The wines of Entre-Deux-Mers with Joel and Sandrine Duffau

Chris meets Vignobles Joel Duffau in Moulon in the region of L'Entre-deux-Mers to the south east of Bordeaux.  More >>

Victoria Burt MW on WSET Level 3 Part 2

Victoria Burt MW on WSET Level 3 Part 2

We talk to Victoria Burt MW on changes to the WSET Level 3 Syllabus. A must listen for all those studying their Level 3.  More >>

Victoria Burt MW on WSET Level 3 Part 1

Victoria Burt MW on WSET Level 3 Part 1

Victoria Burt MW talks to us about the new WSET Level 3 syllabus which was introduced in August 2016.  More >>

Tourism and Bordeaux with Danea Pesarz

Tourism and Bordeaux with Danea Pesarz

We talk to Danea Pesarz of Planet Bordeaux about tourism in the Bordeaux region.  More >>

Generic Bordeaux Appellations with Frederic Roger from Planet Bordeaux

Generic Bordeaux Appellations with Frederic Roger from Planet Bordeaux

Frederic Roger from Planet Bordeaux talks to us about the key Bordeaux appellations, the rules, the grapes and the wines.  More >>

Wine Car Boot with Ruth Spivey

Wine Car Boot with Ruth Spivey

We talk to Ruth Spivey founder of Wine Car Boot, an exciting venture for independent wine shops to offer tastings and sell wine.  More >>

Wine Owners with Nick Martin

Wine Owners with Nick Martin

We talk to Nick Martin about Wine Owners, a platform for wine lovers and collectors to manage and track their wine collections.  More >>

Bottlebooks with Jonathan Harclerode

Bottlebooks with Jonathan Harclerode

We discuss the concept and business of Bottlebooks from Jonathan Harclerode the Co-Founder and CEO.  More >>

Tony Edwards The Good News About Booze

Tony Edwards The Good News About Booze

We talk to science writer Tony Edwards about his book The Good News About Booze, putting the case forward that alcohol in moderation can be good for you.   More >>

Find A Vino Wine App

Find A Vino Wine App

Find A Vino Wine App overview  More >>

Neil McGuigan on Ageing Wines

Neil McGuigan on Ageing Wines

Neil McGuigan of McGuigan Wines talks to us about aged Eden Valley Riesling and Barossa Valley Shiraz.  More >>

Rias Baixas wine region with Eva Minguez

Rias Baixas wine region with Eva Minguez

Eva Minguez is marketing manager for the Rias Baixas wine region in Spain. We talk about the region and its flagship grape, Albarino.  More >>

Wines of Uruguay with Carla Vertellotti

Wines of Uruguay with Carla Vertellotti

Carla Vertellotti talks to us about wines from Uruguay  More >>

UK Wine Show 482 Koshu Wine with Yuka Ogasawara and Lynne Sherriff MW

UK Wine Show 482 Koshu Wine with Yuka Ogasawara and Lynne Sherriff MW

Yuka Ogasawara and Lynne Sherriff MW talk to us about the Koshu grape variety grown in Japan.   More >>

UK Wine Show 481 Japanese Wine with Yuka Ogasawara

UK Wine Show 481 Japanese Wine with Yuka Ogasawara

Yuka Ogasawara talks to us about wine grape varieties that are grown in Japan and the wine making regions.  More >>

Duncan Brown on Brown Brothers Unusual Grape Varieties

Duncan Brown on Brown Brothers Unusual Grape Varieties

Duncan Brown talks us through the Brown Brothers range and some of the unusual grape varieties they market.  More >>

Duncan Brown on Brown Brothers

Duncan Brown on Brown Brothers

Duncan Brown tells us the history of Brown Brothers and their vineyards in Victoria and Tasmania.  More >>

The London Wine Fair with Will Broadfoot

The London Wine Fair with Will Broadfoot

Marketing director Will Broadfoot talks to us about the London Wine Fair over the last 2 decades and how Olympia is starting to feel like home again.  More >>

The wines of London Cru with Gavin Monery

The wines of London Cru with Gavin Monery

We taste some of the London Cru range with winemaker Gavin Monery and discuss the process and equipment used to make the wines.  More >>

Gavin Monery on London Cru

Gavin Monery on London Cru

In Part 1 of our interview with London Cru we talk to winemaker Gavin Monery about the winery and how they source the grapes.  More >>

Bald Hills revisited and the business of wine in Otago with Gary Crabbe

Bald Hills revisited and the business of wine in Otago with Gary Crabbe

We meet with Gary Crabbe, the manager at Bald Hills Central Otago to revisit Bald Hills and discuss the wine business.  More >>

The Wine Show on ITV4 with Joe Fattorini

The Wine Show on ITV4 with Joe Fattorini

Joe Fattorini chats to us about the new ITV4 TV series The Wine Show which starts on Sunday 10th April at 7pm.  More >>

Ben Witchell on the aromas of Bacchus

Ben Witchell on the aromas of Bacchus

We talk to Ben Witchell of Flint Vineyards about his research into the Bacchus grape variety.  More >>

Ben Witchell on Norfolk wine region

Ben Witchell on Norfolk wine region

Ben Witchell of Flint Vineyards talks to us about his newly established vineyard in Norfolk.   More >>

Gin Drinks with Jeremy Adams of Dutch Courage

Gin Drinks with Jeremy Adams of Dutch Courage

Bartender Jeremy Adams talks about the different mixers and ingredients that are used to created gin drinks and cocktails.  More >>

Gin with Jeremy Adams from Dutch Courage Brisbane

Gin with Jeremy Adams from Dutch Courage Brisbane

We talk to Jeremy Adams bartender at the Dutch Courage gin bar in Brisbane about gin and the methods of production.  More >>

Mike Wolfenden on Felton Road Pinot Noir and Aged Vines Part 2

Mike Wolfenden on Felton Road Pinot Noir and Aged Vines Part 2

Assistant winemaker Mike Wolfenden tastes barrel samples of Pinot Noir with us in the second part of our interview.  More >>

Mike Wolfenden on Felton Road Pinot Noir and Aged Vines

Mike Wolfenden on Felton Road Pinot Noir and Aged Vines

Assistant winemaker Mike Wolfenden talks about ageing vines and Pinot Noir.  More >>

Mike Wolfenden on the development of Felton Road Chardonnay style

Mike Wolfenden on the development of Felton Road Chardonnay style

Mike Wolfenden, assistant winemaker at Felton Road, discusses how the wine styles and wine making approach in Central Otago have evolved in the last few decades. We compare the 2003 Felton Road Chardonnay with the 2013.  More >>

Trellising and pruning with Gareth King from Felton Road

Trellising and pruning with Gareth King from Felton Road

We get onto the subjects of trellising and pruning methods with viticulturist Gareth King from Felton Road, Central Otago.  More >>

Felton Road Viticulture and Vineyard Layout with Gareth King

Felton Road Viticulture and Vineyard Layout with Gareth King

A great interview for wine techies, exploring the layout of a vineyard and vine management with Felton Road viticulturist Gareth King.  More >>

Richard Bampfield MW on supermarkets and Lidl

Richard Bampfield MW on supermarkets and Lidl

Richard Bampfield MW gives us his views on wine retailing in supermarkets and talks about his role at Lidl.  More >>

Richard Bampfield Association of Wine Educators and The cool climate symposium

Richard Bampfield Association of Wine Educators and The cool climate symposium

Richard Bampfield MW talks to us about the Association of Wine Educators and the Cool Climate Wine Symposium taking place in the UK this May 2016.  More >>

Richard Bampfield MW and the UK Wine Scene

Richard Bampfield MW and the UK Wine Scene

Richard Bampfield MW talks to us about his work as a wine consultant including his role as wine selector for Lidl.   More >>

Wine Serving Temperature with Steven Parker from Kelvin-Duo

Wine Serving Temperature with Steven Parker from Kelvin-Duo

Steven Parker is the inventor of the Kelvin Duo. He tells us about the latest gadget that helps you serve your wine at the perfect temperature.  More >>

The styles of Languedoc wines with Jean-Claude Mas

The styles of Languedoc wines with Jean-Claude Mas

We explore the Paul Mas philosophy and styles of wine with Jean-Claude Mas.  More >>

The sub regions of Languedoc with Jean-Claude Mas

The sub regions of Languedoc with Jean-Claude Mas

We discuss the IGP and AOP classifications in Languedoc and the sub-regions where Paul Mas produce wines.   More >>

Languedoc overview with Jean-Claude Mas

Languedoc overview with Jean-Claude Mas

Jean Claude gives us an overview of the geography of the region and how this relates to the Paul Mas range.  More >>

The History and Marketing of Languedoc with Jean-Claude Mas

The History and Marketing of Languedoc with Jean-Claude Mas

We learn about the history and marketing of the Languedoc region with Jean-Claude Mas of Paul Mas Wines.  More >>

Coupe Stack with Barney Macaulay

Coupe Stack with Barney Macaulay

We find out about the Coupe Stack Champagne Tower with Barney Macaulay  More >>

iFAVINE Smart Decanter with Martyne Reukema

iFAVINE Smart Decanter with Martyne Reukema

iFAVINE's iSommelier is a decanting device that speeds up the decanting process. They claim you can decant wine in 1-6 minutes rather than 1-6 hours.   More >>

WineEmotion Systems with Dan Lovell

WineEmotion Systems with Dan Lovell

Dan Lovell is managing director at WineEmotion, specialists in wine dispensing and preservation systems.   More >>

Southern Rhone with Christophe Jaume from Alain Jaume

Southern Rhone with Christophe Jaume from Alain Jaume

In this second interview with Christophe Jaume we focus on the Southern Rhone wine regions including the Cotes du Rhone.  More >>

Chateauneuf-du-Pape with Christophe Jaume from Alain Jaume

Chateauneuf-du-Pape with Christophe Jaume from Alain Jaume

Christophe Jaume is a sixth generation wine grower in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. We learn about the history and the region in this first interview.  More >>

Flavours and smelling technique with Dale Smith and Marcia Waters MW of FlavorActiV

Flavours and smelling technique with Dale Smith and Marcia Waters MW of FlavorActiV

Dale Smith and Marcia Waters MW of FlavorActiV tell us all about tasting and nosing techniques for detecting common wine flavours or faults.  More >>

FlavorActiV wine faults kit with Dale Smith and Marcia Waters MW

FlavorActiV wine faults kit with Dale Smith and Marcia Waters MW

We talk about the new FlavorActiV wine faults recognition kit with Marcia Waters MW and Dale Smith.  More >>

FlavorActiV with Dale Smith and Marcia Waters MW

FlavorActiV with Dale Smith and Marcia Waters MW

We talk to Dale Smith and Marcia Waters MW from FlavorActiV, the sensory training company, on their new basic wine faults recognition kit which launches this week.  More >>

Northern Rhone with Laetitia Terry from Jaboulet

Northern Rhone with Laetitia Terry from Jaboulet

In our second interview with Laetitia Terry we learn about the wine regions of the Northern Rhone, the climates, the soils and grapes.  More >>

Hermitage with Laetitia Terry from Jaboulet

Hermitage with Laetitia Terry from Jaboulet

Sommelier Laetitia Terry of Jaboulet gives us an overview of Hermitage in Northern Rhone.  More >>

St Emilion, Margaux and Bordeaux Superieur with Anthony Crameri and Helen De Schepper

St Emilion, Margaux and Bordeaux Superieur with Anthony Crameri and Helen De Schepper

Antony Crameri and Helen de Schepper give an overview of Margaux, St Emilion and the Bordeaux Superieur classification.  More >>

De Mour vineyards with Jean Michel Garcion

De Mour vineyards with Jean Michel Garcion

Technical director Jean Michel Garcion talks us through a tasting of the 2011 and 2005 vintages and how they compare to past vintages.  More >>

De Mour vineyards with Helen De Schepper

De Mour vineyards with Helen De Schepper

Helen De Schepper tells us the story behind De Mour vineyards which starts in 1938 in Belgium.  More >>

Wine event spaces with Tom Forrest of Vinopolis

Wine event spaces with Tom Forrest of Vinopolis

Tom Forrest is senior wine expert at Vinopolis, London. He talks to us about wine event spaces in other countries and future plans for the Vinopolis site which closes at the end of this year.  More >>

Vinopolis with wine expert Tom Forrest

Vinopolis with wine expert Tom Forrest

Tom Forrest is senior wine expert at Vinopolis, London's wine experience visitor attraction. In this first interview Tom gives us an overview of the key features.   More >>

Tim Wilson on the UK wine market

Tim Wilson on the UK wine market

Tim Wilson talks to us about trends in the UK wine market and the online sales channel.  More >>

Tim Wilson on The Wilson Drinks Report

Tim Wilson on The Wilson Drinks Report

Tim Wilson tells us about The Wilson Drinks Report which provides quarterly research into the drinks market and in-depth analysis of hot topics such as minimum pricing.   More >>

Horizontal Sherry Tasting with Beltran Domecq Part 2

Horizontal Sherry Tasting with Beltran Domecq Part 2

We finish the horizontal sherry tasting with Beltran with Oloroso sherries from young to old.   More >>

Horizontal Sherry Tasting with Beltran Domecq Part 1

Horizontal Sherry Tasting with Beltran Domecq Part 1

Part 1 of a horizontal tasting, starting with the base wine, with Beltran Domecq, president of the Sherry Institute.  More >>

Jerez with Beltran Domecq

Jerez with Beltran Domecq

A fascinating look back at the history of Jerez with Beltran Domecq. We also discuss the Solera system and the soils and climate.  More >>

The Styles of Sherry and the Sherry market with Beltran Domecq and Graham Hines

The Styles of Sherry and the Sherry market with Beltran Domecq and Graham Hines

An overview of the main styles of Sherry and the Sherry market with Beltran Domecq and Graham Hines  More >>

The CRDO for Jerez with Beltran Domecq

The CRDO for Jerez with Beltran Domecq

In this first interview with Beltran Domecq, president of the CRDO (Sherry Council) we talk about the Jerez DO.  More >>

Provence and the wines of Chateau Leoube with Jerome Pernot

Provence and the wines of Chateau Leoube with Jerome Pernot

Jerome Pernot at Chateau Leoube takes us into the vineyard to look at the vines and gives us an overview of their wines.  More >>

Provence with Jerome Pernot of Chateau Leoube

Provence with Jerome Pernot of Chateau Leoube

We focus in on the Provence region and the climate with Jerome Pernot and the vineyards of Chateau Leoube.  More >>

Rose wine making with Jerome Pernot from Chateau Leoube

Rose wine making with Jerome Pernot from Chateau Leoube

We talk about how rose wine is made with Jerome Pernot from Chateau Leoube, Provence.  More >>

Chateau Palmer Research and Development with Chris Myers and Lorenzo Pasquini

Chateau Palmer Research and Development with Chris Myers and Lorenzo Pasquini

In this final interview with Chateau Palmer we talk about some of the trials in the winery carried out by Lorenzo and the team.  More >>

Chateau Palmer and Alter Ego second wines and ageability with Chris Myers and Lorenzo Pasquini

Chateau Palmer and Alter Ego second wines and ageability with Chris Myers and Lorenzo Pasquini

In this third interview with Chateau Palmer we're discussing second wines and ageability with Chris Myers and Lorenzo Pasquini.  More >>

Chateau Palmer 2013 Horizontal with Chris Myers and Lorenzo Pasquini

Chateau Palmer 2013 Horizontal with Chris Myers and Lorenzo Pasquini

In our second interview we taste two wines with Lorenzo Pasquini - the Alter Ego 2013 and Chateau Palmer 2013.   More >>

Chateau Palmer with Chris Myers on the 1855 Classification and En Primeur

Chateau Palmer with Chris Myers on the 1855 Classification and En Primeur

Chris Myers chats to us about the history of Chateaux Palmer, the 1855 classification and En Primeur.   More >>

Vertical Margaux Tasting with Benjamin Sichel of Chateau Angludet Part 2

Vertical Margaux Tasting with Benjamin Sichel of Chateau Angludet Part 2

We finish our vertical tasting with Chateau Angludet, Margaux 2005 and 2006.  More >>

Vertical Margaux Tasting with Benjamin Sichel of Chateau Angludet Part 1

Vertical Margaux Tasting with Benjamin Sichel of Chateau Angludet Part 1

We join Benjamin and Chris for a vertical tasting of Chateau Anguludet's Margaux from 2011 to 2007.  More >>

Wine Making in Margaux with Benjamin Sichel from Chateau Angludet

Wine Making in Margaux with Benjamin Sichel from Chateau Angludet

Benjamin Sichel of Chateau Angludet talks us through the wine-making process from start to finish.  More >>

Viticulture in Margaux with Benjamin Sichel of Chateau Angludet

Viticulture in Margaux with Benjamin Sichel of Chateau Angludet

Benjamin Sichel from Chateau Angludet in Margaux talks us through the yearly cycle of work in the vineyard, from winter through to harvest.  More >>

Margaux with Benjamin Sichel from Chateau Angludet

Margaux with Benjamin Sichel from Chateau Angludet

Benjamin Sichel from Chateau Angludet in Margaux tells us about the family estate and the region of Margaux in Bordeaux.  More >>

WSET L2 Introduction with Nicholas King Part 2

WSET L2 Introduction with Nicholas King Part 2

We continue to talk with Nicholas King on the new syllabus for the WSET Level 2.  More >>

WSET L2 Introduction with Nicholas King Part 1

WSET L2 Introduction with Nicholas King Part 1

Nicholas King is the development manager for WSET, we talk to him about the new WSET Level 2 course in wines and spirits.  More >>

CBC Radio Canadian wine Okanagan vs Niagara

CBC Radio Canadian wine Okanagan vs Niagara

This week we give an overview of 'This is That' a Canadian podcast and a recent interview on Ice Wine from CBC Radio.  More >>

Patrice Pinet of Courvoisier on Cognac distillation

Patrice Pinet of Courvoisier on Cognac distillation

Patrice Pinet is the master blender at Courvoisier. He explains the process of distilling and ageing Cognac.  More >>

Patrice Pinet on the history of Courvoisier and Cognac

Patrice Pinet on the history of Courvoisier and Cognac

Patrice Pinet is the master blender at Courvoisier. He talks to us about the history of Courvoisier brandy and the region of Cognac.  More >>

Coteaux de Layon with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

Coteaux de Layon with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

We hear about and taste the dessert wines of Coteaux de Layon with Pierre Jean Sauvion.  More >>

The Taste of Aged Muscadet with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

The Taste of Aged Muscadet with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

We taste a 20 year old Muscadet with Pierre Jean of Chateau du Cleray.  More >>

The Taste of Muscadet with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

The Taste of Muscadet with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

Pierre Jean talks us through a tasting of his Muscadets.  More >>

Muscadet Overview with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

Muscadet Overview with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

Pierre Jean Sauvion talks us through how Muscadet Sur Lie is made and we discuss problems in the vineyard such as mildew and botrytis.  More >>

Muscadet Overview with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

Muscadet Overview with Pierre Jean Sauvion from Chateau du Cleray

Pierre Jean Sauvion is a fourth generation winemaker at Chateau du Cleray in Muscadet. He tells us about the region and the grapes.  More >>

Tasting still wines of the Loire with Alexandre Monmousseau from Ch Gaudrelle

Tasting still wines of the Loire with Alexandre Monmousseau from Ch Gaudrelle

Alexandre Monmousseau of Chateau Gaudrelle talks us through a tasting of still white wines from the Loire.  More >>

Sparkling wines with Alexandre Monmousseau of Ch Gaudrelle

Sparkling wines with Alexandre Monmousseau of Ch Gaudrelle

We taste 3 very different styles of sparkling wines from the Loire Valley with Alexandre Monmousseau.  More >>

The Vineyards of Vouvray with Alexandre Monmousseau from Ch Gaudrelle

The Vineyards of Vouvray with Alexandre Monmousseau from Ch Gaudrelle

We talk with Alexandre Monmousseau of Chateau Gaudrelle in the Loire on how they manage their vines.  More >>

Vouvray with Alexandre Monmousseau from Ch Gaudrelle Part 1

Vouvray with Alexandre Monmousseau from Ch Gaudrelle Part 1

We hear about the region of Vouvray and its soils, climate and grapes with Alexandre Monmousseau from Chateau Gaudrelle.  More >>

Alsace Grapes with Jean Frederic Hugel

Alsace Grapes with Jean Frederic Hugel

Jean Frederic Hugel takes us through the grape varieties of Alsace with the main four being Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat.  More >>

Alsace with Jean Frederic Hugel Part 2

Alsace with Jean Frederic Hugel Part 2

Jean Frederic Hugel tells us about Alsace, the French wine region which borders Germany.  More >>

Alsace with Jean Frederic Hugel Part 1

Alsace with Jean Frederic Hugel Part 1

Jean Frederic Hugel talks about his family history in winemaking in Alsace which dates back 375 years.  More >>

Port grape varieties with Paul Symington Part 3

Port grape varieties with Paul Symington Part 3

Paul Symington tells us about the main grape varieties used to make Port.  More >>

Port Regions and Vineyards with Paul Symington Part 2

Port Regions and Vineyards with Paul Symington Part 2

Paul Symington talks to us about the region, climate and vineyards of the Douro, Portugal.  More >>

Port with Paul Symington Part 1

Port with Paul Symington Part 1

Paul Symington of Symington Family Estates gives us an overview of the port house, its heritage and brands.  More >>

Monty Waldin on Biodynamics Part2

Monty Waldin on Biodynamics Part2

Winemaker Monty Waldin shares his views on biodynamic farming and viticulture.  More >>

Monty Waldin on Biodynamics Part 1

Monty Waldin on Biodynamics Part 1

Biodynamic winemaker Monty Waldin describes and debates the principles and practices of biodynamic farming.  More >>

Greek Wines with Konstantinos Lazarakis MW Part 2

Greek Wines with Konstantinos Lazarakis MW Part 2

Konstantinos Lazarakis MW talks to us about the 4 key wine regions of Greece.  More >>

Greek Wines with Konstantinos Lazarakis MW Part 1

Greek Wines with Konstantinos Lazarakis MW Part 1

Konstantinos Lazarakis MW talks to us about the different grape varieties of Greece and Retsina.  More >>

Andy Smith of Accolade Wines on forecasting Part 2

Andy Smith of Accolade Wines on forecasting Part 2

Andy Smith is UK finance director for Accolade Wines Europe. In this second interview we discuss how consumer trends influence future planning.  More >>

Andy Smith of Accolade Wines on forecasting Part 1

Andy Smith of Accolade Wines on forecasting Part 1

Andy Smith is UK finance director for Accolade Wines Europe. In this first interview he explains how the company manages the forecasting of wine.  More >>

Monty Waldin on Central Tuscany Part 2

Monty Waldin on Central Tuscany Part 2

Winemaker Monty Waldin describes some of the white wine styles of central Italy.  More >>

Monty Waldin on Central Tuscany Part 1

Monty Waldin on Central Tuscany Part 1

Monty Waldin talks to us about the regions of central Italy and Tuscan wines.  More >>

Monty Waldin profile of the winemaker and journalist

Monty Waldin profile of the winemaker and journalist

Winemaker Monty Waldin tells us how he got into wine and learned how to make wine through hands-on practical experience.   More >>

Cameron and the first years of Growth at Rathfinny

Cameron and the first years of Growth at Rathfinny

Cameron Roucher is vineyard manager and viticulturist at Rathfinny Estate. He tells us about the site and how they are preparing for their very first crop.  More >>

Fitting out a winery with Jonathan Medard of Rathfinny Estate Part 2

Fitting out a winery with Jonathan Medard of Rathfinny Estate Part 2

Jonathan Medard is winemaker at Rathfinny Estate. He talks to us about some of the equipment being installed in the new winery.  More >>

Fitting out a winery with Jonathan Medard of Rathfinny Estate Part 1

Fitting out a winery with Jonathan Medard of Rathfinny Estate Part 1

Jonathan Medard is the winemaker at Rathfinny Estate. He talks about kitting out the winery and the equipment they will be using.  More >>

Rathfinny catch up with Mark Driver

Rathfinny catch up with Mark Driver

We chat to Mark Driver of Rathfinny Estate to find out how the vineyards and winery has progressed over the last year.  More >>

Find A Vino with Chris Scott

Find A Vino with Chris Scott

Chris tells us about the launch of a fantastic new wine App, Find A Vino and how it can help you to find great value wines in the UK.  More >>

The Wine Society with Ewan Murray

The Wine Society with Ewan Murray

Ewan Murray gives us an insight into The Wine Society and how the cooperative wine merchant operates.  More >>

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome with Susan Fleischer

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome with Susan Fleischer

Susan Fleischer of NOFAS talks about Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and how drinking alcohol during pregnancy can affect a baby's development.  More >>

How to taste wine the WSET SAT L3 way with Godfrey Spence Part 3

How to taste wine the WSET SAT L3 way with Godfrey Spence Part 3

Godfrey Spence on drawing conclusions about a wine in the Level 3 tasting paper.  More >>

How to taste wine the WSET SAT L3 way with Godfrey Spence Part 2

How to taste wine the WSET SAT L3 way with Godfrey Spence Part 2

Godfrey Spence talks us through WSET Level 3 descriptors for how a wine tastes on the palate.  More >>

How to taste wine the WSET SAT L3 way with Godfrey Spence Part 1

How to taste wine the WSET SAT L3 way with Godfrey Spence Part 1

Godfrey Spence talks us through the descriptions at Level 3 and how they differ from Level 2 plus useful exam tips.  More >>

Oscar Malek on the Chewton Glen wine list

Oscar Malek on the Chewton Glen wine list

We chat about the Chewton Glen wine list and how its managed, with Oscar Malek their beverages manager.  More >>

Oscar Malek on Sommeliers

Oscar Malek on Sommeliers

Oscar Malek is beverage manager at Chewton Glen, a luxury hotel in Dorset, England. He tells us how he came to be a sommelier and his role as beverage manager.   More >>

Prof Charles Spence on how music affects our perception of wine

Prof Charles Spence on how music affects our perception of wine

In this final interview with Professor Charles Spence of Oxford University we discuss how music can affect our perception of wine.  More >>

Prof Charles Spence on the audible effects on wine

Prof Charles Spence on the audible effects on wine

Professor Charles Spence from Oxford University tells us about research on how sounds can change our perceptions of wine.  More >>

Prof Charles Spence on the Psychology of Wine Pricing

Prof Charles Spence on the Psychology of Wine Pricing

We talk to Professor Charles Spence about the psychology of wine pricing and the concept of end-anchoring.  More >>

Prof Charles Spence on the Psychology of Buying Wine

Prof Charles Spence on the Psychology of Buying Wine

We find out from Professor Charles Spence how factors such as music and lighting can influence our wine purchases.  More >>

Chris Powell of the Local Wine School

Chris Powell of the Local Wine School

Chris Powell of the Local Wine School franchise talks to us about how he has expanded network of wine schools across the UK.  More >>

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence The Mouth - Part 2

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence The Mouth - Part 2

Godfrey Spence tells us about the descriptors for tannins and length using the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine at Level 2.  More >>

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence The Mouth - Part 1

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence The Mouth - Part 1

In this interview we focus on descriptors for sweetness and acidity used in the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine at Level 2.  More >>

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence The Nose - Part 2

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence The Nose - Part 2

This week we focus on how to describe the aroma and flavour characteristics of wine using the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine at Level 2.  More >>

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence Part 2

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence Part 2

This week we discuss the aromas of wine and how these are described using the WSET Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting.  More >>

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence Part 1

How to taste wine the WSET SAT way with Godfrey Spence Part 1

Godfrey Spence is a WSET course tutor and in this first interview we concentrate on the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine at Level 2 to analyse the appearance of a wine.  More >>

Kevin Sutherland of Bluebell on Viticulture and Plumpton College

Kevin Sutherland of Bluebell on Viticulture and Plumpton College

In this second interview with Kevin Sutherland we hear about Plumpton College.  More >>

Kevin Sutherland on Bluebell Vineyards

Kevin Sutherland on Bluebell Vineyards

Kevin Sutherland talks to us about Bluebell Vineyards in Sussex and their sparkling wine production.  More >>

Bruno Paumard on Chinese wine regions

Bruno Paumard on Chinese wine regions

Bruno Paumard on the Chinese wine regions and the increasing popularity of wine in China.  More >>

Bruno Paumard of Hansen on Gobi Desert wines

Bruno Paumard of Hansen on Gobi Desert wines

Bruno Paumard is a French winemaker making wine in the Gobi Desert. We find out about the wine region, the grapes and the wines he produces.  More >>

JF Hillebrand with David Mawer

JF Hillebrand with David Mawer

David Mawer tells us about the inner workings of JF Hillebrand, the global market leader in transporting alcoholic beverages around the world.  More >>

Food and Wine Matching with Federica Zanghirella of the UK Sommelier Association

Food and Wine Matching with Federica Zanghirella of the UK Sommelier Association

We explore a new concept of food and wine pairing with Federica Zanghirella of the UK Sommelier Association.  More >>

The UK Sommelier Association with Federica Zanghirella - Part 1

The UK Sommelier Association with Federica Zanghirella - Part 1

Fedirica Zanghirella is general manager of the UK Sommelier Association. She tells us about the organisation and how they are helping to educate budding sommeliers.  More >>

India overview with Sanjay Gahlot Part 2

India overview with Sanjay Gahlot Part 2

In our second interview with Sanjay Gahlot he give us an overview into the main wine regions of India.  More >>

India overview with Sanjay Gahlot Part 1

India overview with Sanjay Gahlot Part 1

Sanjay Gahlot tells us about wine and wine consumption in India and the history behind it.  More >>

Hambledon Vineyard with Ian Kellett

Hambledon Vineyard with Ian Kellett

This week we talk with Hambledon Vineyard co-owner Ian Kellett. Ian tells us about the history behind the vineyard and the investment that has been made to build the Hambledon brand.  More >>

Dialog and the Tannin additives with Tatjna Bogdanova

Dialog and the Tannin additives with Tatjna Bogdanova

Tatjna Bogdanova of Dialog talks to us about natural oak wood tannin that is used in the production of wine and spirits and for regenerating oak barrels.  More >>

Orange wine with Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrene

Orange wine with Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrene

We talk to Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrene about not white, not red but...orange wines.  More >>

Jose Vouillamoz on DNA Mapping the technical stuff

Jose Vouillamoz on DNA Mapping the technical stuff

Jose Vouillamoz is a botanist and grape geneticist and is co-author of the book Wine Grapes. We talk to him about the technicalities of DNA mapping of grape varieties.  More >>

Jose Vouillamoz DNA Mapping of Grapes

Jose Vouillamoz DNA Mapping of Grapes

Jose Vouillamoz is a botanist and grape geneticist and is co-author of the book Wine Grapes. We talk to him about mapping grape varieties and their DNA profiling.  More >>

Jose Vouillamoz on the book Wine Grapes

Jose Vouillamoz on the book Wine Grapes

Jose Vouillamoz is a botanist and grape geneticist and is co-author of the book Wine Grapes along with Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW. We talk to him about the book and its success.  More >>

The Drinks Business with Patrick Schmitt

The Drinks Business with Patrick Schmitt

We discuss The Drinks Business, with editor Patrick Schmitt, a magazine and website which focuses on the international wine and spirits industry.  More >>

Wine label design with Abigail Barlow of Barlow Doherty

Wine label design with Abigail Barlow of Barlow Doherty

Barlow Doherty Creative is a design and marketing agency dedicated to the wine industry. Founder Abigail Barlow chats to us about designing and producing wine labels and current design trends.  More >>

Biodynamics in Wales with Richard and David Morris from Ancre Hill Vineyard

Biodynamics in Wales with Richard and David Morris from Ancre Hill Vineyard

Richard Morris explains the biodynamic approach at Ancre Hill Vineyard in Wales.  More >>

Welsh wines with Richard and Joy Morris of Ancre Hill Vineyard

Welsh wines with Richard and Joy Morris of Ancre Hill Vineyard

Richard and Joy Morris of Ancre Hill Vineyard talk to us about the different producers in Wales and the wine region.  More >>

Welsh producer Ancre Hill Vineyard with Richard and Joy Morris

Welsh producer Ancre Hill Vineyard with Richard and Joy Morris

Richard and Joy Morris talk to us about their success with Ancre Hill Vineyard in Wales, how they became established and what they are doing now.   More >>

Richard Brazier from Ancient and Modern Wines Part 3

Richard Brazier from Ancient and Modern Wines Part 3

In this last interview we talk to Richard about how he researches and sources old wines.  More >>

Richard Brazier from Ancient and Modern Wines Part 2

Richard Brazier from Ancient and Modern Wines Part 2

Richard Brazier of Ancient and Modern Wines tells more about his business specialising in selling old wines in this second interview.  More >>

Richard Brazier from Ancient and Modern Wines Part 1

Richard Brazier from Ancient and Modern Wines Part 1

Richard Brazier of Ancient and Modern Wines tells us about his business specialising in sourcing and selling old wines.  More >>

Champagne and Food Matching with Francoise Peretti of the Champagne Info Bureau

Champagne and Food Matching with Francoise Peretti of the Champagne Info Bureau

In this final interview we talk about how Champagne can be matched with a range of different foods.  More >>

Champagne Styles with Francoise Peretti from the Champagne Info Bureau

Champagne Styles with Francoise Peretti from the Champagne Info Bureau

In this third interview we talk about the different styles of champagne.  More >>

Champagne Regions with Francoise Peretti of the Champagne Info Bureau

Champagne Regions with Francoise Peretti of the Champagne Info Bureau

Francoise Peretti of the Champagne Info Bureau talks to us about the different regions within the Champagne region.  More >>

Champagne Overview with Francoise Peretti of the Champagne Info Bureau

Champagne Overview with Francoise Peretti of the Champagne Info Bureau

Francoise Peretti tells us some of the history of the Champagne region and the production method.  More >>

Vincent OBrien on Octavian Vaults Part 2

Vincent OBrien on Octavian Vaults Part 2

We speak to Vincent OBrien about Octavian Vaults, a fine wine storage facility in Wiltshire, about bonded warehouses.  More >>

Vincent OBrien on Octavian Vaults

Vincent OBrien on Octavian Vaults

We speak to Vincent OBrien about Octavian Vaults, a fine wine storage facility in Wiltshire.  More >>

Pascal Chatonnet on Reduction in Wine Part 2

Pascal Chatonnet on Reduction in Wine Part 2

In this third interview with Pascal Chatonnet of Excell Labs we continue to explore the problem of reduction in wine.  More >>

Pascal Chatonnet on Reduction in Wine Part 1

Pascal Chatonnet on Reduction in Wine Part 1

Pascal Chatonnet of Excell Labs explains what causes the problem of reduction in wine.  More >>

Pascal Chatonnet on Cork Taint TCA TCB TECA

Pascal Chatonnet on Cork Taint TCA TCB TECA

Pascal Chatonnet of Excell Labs talks to us about the problem of cork taint and the science behind it.  More >>

Elizabeth Rice on Delicato Family Vineyards

Elizabeth Rice on Delicato Family Vineyards

Elizabeth Rice of Delicato Family Vineyards talks about the winery and their different brands and wines.   More >>

Elizabeth Rice on the Central Valley in California

Elizabeth Rice on the Central Valley in California

Elizabeth Rice of Delicato Family Vineyards talks about the Central Valley in California and the Zinfandel grape.   More >>

Elizabeth Rice on Central Coast California

Elizabeth Rice on Central Coast California

We chat to Elizabeth Rice of Delicato Family Vineyards about the Central Coast region of California.  More >>

Mark de Vere MW on Robert Mondavi and Mondavi wines

Mark de Vere MW on Robert Mondavi and Mondavi wines

Mark de Vere works for Mondavi wines and we find out about the history of one of the great American producers.  More >>

Napa Valley with Mark de Vere MW

Napa Valley with Mark de Vere MW

We get a feel for the Napa wine region, geology, climate and the changing styles of the wines.  More >>

Viticulture in England with Rathfinny Estates Cameron Roucher

Viticulture in England with Rathfinny Estates Cameron Roucher

We discuss viticulture issues that need to be considered when planting a vineyard such as about row spacing, orientations, seaweed fertiliser as well as whether Organics is viable for a large vineyard such as Rathfinny.   More >>

Hugo Rose on The Wine Investment Association Part 2

Hugo Rose on The Wine Investment Association Part 2

We talk with Hugo Rose MW about the new industry body the Wine Investment Association. This week we talk about the Audit process and give Hugo and chance to respond to question about the board raised by Jim Budd  More >>

Hugo Rose on The Wine Investment Association

Hugo Rose on The Wine Investment Association

We talk with Hugo Rose MW about the new industry body the Wine Investment Association. Their goal is to help clients get there wine in the case of bankruptcy.  More >>

Ian Steel on Swiss wines

Ian Steel on Swiss wines

Ian Steel is owner of For the Love of Wine and imports Swiss wines. He tells us about the main wines and regions of Switzerland.   More >>

Keith Moore of The Royal Society on Christopher Merret

Keith Moore of The Royal Society on Christopher Merret

Keith Moore of The Royal Society tells us more about Christopher Merret whose paper detailed how to make wine 'brisk and sparkling' by adding molasses.   More >>

Christopher Merret and the birth of Sparkling wine with Keith Moore

Christopher Merret and the birth of Sparkling wine with Keith Moore

Keith Moore of The Royal Society talks to us about Christopher Merret whose paper on sparkling wine is the earliest evidence of how sparkling wine could be created.   More >>

Decanters with Matt Knight of Riedel

Decanters with Matt Knight of Riedel

Matt Knight of Riedel discusses the benefits of using a decanter for all wines, not just older reds and ports.  More >>

Cru Beaujolais with Christophe Coquard

Cru Beaujolais with Christophe Coquard

In this show this week we talk to Christophe about the 12 appellations of Beaujolais with a focus on the 10 Cru Beaujolais, the highest category of classification in the region.  More >>

Beaujolais Nouveau  with Christophe Coquard

Beaujolais Nouveau with Christophe Coquard

We talk with Christophe Coquard about Beaujolais Nouveau, the region, grape varieties and some of the unique methods in making Beaujolais Nouveau.  More >>

California North Coast and Sonoma County with Mark de Vere MW

California North Coast and Sonoma County with Mark de Vere MW

Mark de Vere MW of Robert Mondavi winery talks to us about California and Sonoma County, the climates, soils and grapes.  More >>

Jim Budd on regulation of wine investments and other horror stories

Jim Budd on regulation of wine investments and other horror stories

Jim Budd, wine blogger and writer, talks about the need for regulation of wine investments to protect individuals.  More >>

Jim Budd on the sharks in wine investing

Jim Budd on the sharks in wine investing

Jim Budd the wine blogger and writer talks to us about fraudulent wine investment companies and how to avoid them.  More >>

Bob Lindo of Camel Valley Vineyards

Bob Lindo of Camel Valley Vineyards

Bob Lindo owns Camel Valley Vineyards in Cornwall. He talks to us about his vineyards and award-winning still and sparkling wines.  More >>

Russia, wine and regions with Leonid Popovich

Russia, wine and regions with Leonid Popovich

Leonid Popovich is President of the Russian Union of Wine Growers and Winemakers. He tells us about the recent history of winemaking in Russia, the main wine regions and the wines.  More >>

Andrew Weeber on Gusbourne Estate

Andrew Weeber on Gusbourne Estate

Andrew Weeber owns Gusbourne Estate in Kent. He talks to us about his wines and the vineyards.  More >>

Jim Budd on Pancho-Gate and Journalistic ethics

Jim Budd on Pancho-Gate and Journalistic ethics

Jim Budd is a journalist and blogger who has just won the IWC Personality of the Year 2012. We talk about his blogs and how he helped uncover the Pancho Campo story.  More >>

Tom Cannavan on Minerality in wine

Tom Cannavan on Minerality in wine

We talk to Tom Cannavan of The Wine Gang about minerality in wine and the debate over the word as a common descriptor.  More >>

Tom Cannavan of The Wine Gang

Tom Cannavan of The Wine Gang

We talk to Tom Cannavan of The Wine Gang about the service he and his fellow wine critics provide.  More >>

Tim Phillips on Walled Vineyards and English Sauvignon Blanc

Tim Phillips on Walled Vineyards and English Sauvignon Blanc

We talk with Tim Philips about his tiny walled garden in the New Forest near the South Coast of England.   More >>

Different styles of Sherry with Jeremy Rockett of Gonzalez Byass

Different styles of Sherry with Jeremy Rockett of Gonzalez Byass

We speak to Jeremy Rockett, marketing director of Gonzalez Byass, about some of the different styles of Sherry and how they are made.  More >>

Gonzalez Byass and Fino Sherry with Jeremy Rockett

Gonzalez Byass and Fino Sherry with Jeremy Rockett

We speak to Jeremy Rockett marketing director of Gonzalez Byass, about Gonzalez Byass and fino Sherry.  More >>

Thomas Gearing and The Apprentice

Thomas Gearing and The Apprentice

We chat with The Apprentice 2012 runner up Tom Gearing about his experience during the show and his business pitch.  More >>

Cult Wines with Thomas Gearing

Cult Wines with Thomas Gearing

We chat with The Apprentice 2012 runner up Tom Gearing about Cult Wines, his fine wine investment company.  More >>

Central Loire Wines Vertical Sancerre Tasting with Benoit Roumet

Central Loire Wines Vertical Sancerre Tasting with Benoit Roumet

In this final interview with Benoit Roumet we taste 3 Sauvignon Blancs from 3 older vintages.  More >>

Central Loire Wines Horizontal Tasting with Benoit Roumet

Central Loire Wines Horizontal Tasting with Benoit Roumet

In this third interview with Benoit Roumet we taste 3 Sauvignon Blancs from the 2011 vintage.  More >>

Loire Wines Part 2 with Benoit Roumet

Loire Wines Part 2 with Benoit Roumet

In this second interview with Benoit Roumet we discuss the main grape varieties of the Loire Valley, France.  More >>

Loire Wines with Benoit Roumet

Loire Wines with Benoit Roumet

We meet Benoit Roumet to discuss the regions and grape varieties of the Loire Valley, France.  More >>

Restaurants and Spanish wine with Richard Bigg from Camino

Restaurants and Spanish wine with Richard Bigg from Camino

We catch up with Richard Bigg of Bar Pepito and the Camino group to find out about Spanish wines and sherry.  More >>

Frank Martell of Heritage Auctions on Wine Fraud

Frank Martell of Heritage Auctions on Wine Fraud

Frank Martell of Heritage Auctions talks to us about wine fraud and how old and rare wines can be faked.  More >>

Planting Vineyards with Volker Scheu from VinPlant

Planting Vineyards with Volker Scheu from VinPlant

We speak to Volker Scheu of VinPlant on planting vineyards.  More >>

Mark Driver on Rathfinny Vineyards 2

Mark Driver on Rathfinny Vineyards 2

In this second interview with Mark Driver of Rathfinny Vineyards we hear more on how Mark has been establishing his vineyard in Alfriston, East Sussex  More >>

Mark Driver on Rathfinny Vineyards 1

Mark Driver on Rathfinny Vineyards 1

In this first interview with Mark Driver of Rathfinny Vineyards we hear how Mark has been establishing his vineyard in Alfriston, East Sussex.  More >>

LIWF and Brintex with James Murray and Will Broadfoot

LIWF and Brintex with James Murray and Will Broadfoot

James Murray and Will Broadfoot of Brintex talk about the London International Wine Fair held at Excel every May.  More >>

Michael Herrick of Mount Difficulty on Pinot Noir

Michael Herrick of Mount Difficulty on Pinot Noir

Mike Herrick of Mount Difficulty Central Otago talks to us about the different Pinot Noirs of New Zealand.  More >>

Michael Herrick of Mount Difficulty, New Zealand update

Michael Herrick of Mount Difficulty, New Zealand update

Mike Herrick of Mount Difficulty Central Otago brings us up to speed on the New Zealand wine industry, focusing on Central Otago.  More >>

Chris Skyrme of Sopexa on French Wine Classifications

Chris Skyrme of Sopexa on French Wine Classifications

Chris Skyrme of Sopexa talks to us about the classification of wine in France and explains the three main classifications.  More >>

Tony Laithwaite on his vineyards and Flying Winemakers

Tony Laithwaite on his vineyards and Flying Winemakers

Tony Laithwaite on his vineyards in the UK and France and his pioneering Flying Winemakers project from the 1980s.  More >>

Dr Claus Patz from Geisenheim on wine labelling

Dr Claus Patz from Geisenheim on wine labelling

In this last interview with Dr Claus Patz of the Geisenheim Institute on wine labelling.  More >>

Claus Patz from Geisenheim on analysing wine

Claus Patz from Geisenheim on analysing wine

We talk with Dr Claus Patz about Geisenheim and how wines are analysed to measure the different components.  More >>

Dr Claus Patz on Geisenheim and researching wine

Dr Claus Patz on Geisenheim and researching wine

We talk with Dr Claus Patz about Geisenheim and the recent evolution from wet chemistry to spectroscopy in analysing wines.  More >>

Richard Evans-Thomas on setting up Rathfinny Estate

Richard Evans-Thomas on setting up Rathfinny Estate

Richard Evans-Thomas talks to us about his involvement in setting up the Rathfinny Estate in East Sussex, England.  More >>

Ralf Anselmann from Weingut Anselmann on Pfalz Grape Varieties

Ralf Anselmann from Weingut Anselmann on Pfalz Grape Varieties

Ralf Anselmann of Weingut Anselmann in Pfalz talks to us about his work with unusual grape varieties as well as more traditional classic grapes.  More >>

Ralf Anselmann from Weingut Anselmann on Pfalz

Ralf Anselmann from Weingut Anselmann on Pfalz

Ralf Anselmann of Weingut Anselmann in Pfalz describes the wine region and the 2010 vintage in this first of two interviews.  More >>

Labels with Nick Monk of Multilabels

Labels with Nick Monk of Multilabels

Nick Monk of labelling company Multilabels talks us through the different wine labels and printing technologies available to wine producers.  More >>

Rainer Jung from Geisenheim on TCA and Cork Taint

Rainer Jung from Geisenheim on TCA and Cork Taint

Professor Rainer Jung of Geisenheim talks about his research into cork taint.  More >>

Prof Rainer Jung of Geisenheim on plastic corks

Prof Rainer Jung of Geisenheim on plastic corks

Professor Rainer Jung of Geisenheim talks about plastic corks and the advantages over natural cork.  More >>

Prof Rainer Jung of Geisenheim on oxidation and PET bottles

Prof Rainer Jung of Geisenheim on oxidation and PET bottles

Prof Rainer Jung of Geisenheim talks about his research into oxidation in wine and PET bottles.  More >>

Thibaut Montgillard on Tonnellerie Meyrieux and Wine Barrels

Thibaut Montgillard on Tonnellerie Meyrieux and Wine Barrels

Thibaut Montgillard is a master cooper at Tonnellerie Meyrieux. In this second interview we hear how the oak barrels are made.  More >>

Thibaut Montgillard on Tonnellerie Meyrieux and Wine Barrels

Thibaut Montgillard on Tonnellerie Meyrieux and Wine Barrels

Thibaut Montgillard is a master cooper at Tonnellerie Meyrieux. In this first interview we hear about the sourcing of the oak.  More >>

Andreas Hoffman of Primera on wine label printing

Andreas Hoffman of Primera on wine label printing

Andreas Hoffman of Primera talks to us about printing labels for wine bottles.  More >>

Felix Graf Adelmann on Weingut Adelmann the region of Wurttemberg and the key grape varieties

Felix Graf Adelmann on Weingut Adelmann the region of Wurttemberg and the key grape varieties

We talk with Felix Graf Adelmann of Weingut Adelmann about the region of Wurttemberg and the key grape varieties Trollinger Blaufrankisch and Riesling  More >>

Felix Graf Adelmann on Weingut Adelmann and innovation

Felix Graf Adelmann on Weingut Adelmann and innovation

We talk about innovation and blending wines with Felix Graf Adelmann of Weingut Adelmann in Wurttemberg, Germany.  More >>

James Scott of Bibendum Wines on consumer taste preferences Part 2

James Scott of Bibendum Wines on consumer taste preferences Part 2

James Scott of Bibendum Wines tells us about a system developed with Tim Hanni which has been trialled in Waitrose stores.  More >>

James Scott of Bibendum Wines on consumer taste preferences Part 1

James Scott of Bibendum Wines on consumer taste preferences Part 1

James Scott of Bibendum Wines tells us about a system developed with Tim Hanni which categorises wine drinkers into four tasting groups.  More >>

Michael Saunders on Bibendum Wines

Michael Saunders on Bibendum Wines

Michael Saunders is the managing director of Bibendum Wine, a wine merchant supplying the restaurant trade as well as the major retailers. In this first interview Michael gives us an insight into the company.  More >>

Arne Bercher on the wines of Baden

Arne Bercher on the wines of Baden

Arne Bercher describes the different styles of wine from the Baden region in Germany in this second interview.  More >>

Arne Bercher on Baden

Arne Bercher on Baden

Pinot expert Arne Bercher tells us about the wine region of Baden and the different grape varieties grown there.  More >>

Ernst Ruhl on Geisenheim Root Stock Breeding

Ernst Ruhl on Geisenheim Root Stock Breeding

Professor Ernst Ruhl from the Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute explains how root stocks are bred in this third interview.  More >>

Ernst Ruhl from Geisenheim on Vine Breeding

Ernst Ruhl from Geisenheim on Vine Breeding

Professor Ernst Ruhl from the Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute explains how vines are bred in this second interview.  More >>

Ernst Ruhl from Geisenheim on Phylloxera

Ernst Ruhl from Geisenheim on Phylloxera

We ask Professor Ernst Ruhl from the Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute to explain how phylloxera attacks grape vines.  More >>

Guillaume Tardy on Australia and barrels from a Burgundian perspective

Guillaume Tardy on Australia and barrels from a Burgundian perspective

Domaine Jean Tardy is located in Vosne-Romanee in the Cote-d'Or, Burgundy. In this third and final interview we speak to son Guillaume on his experience of Australian winemaking.  More >>

Guillaume Tardy on Vintage review

Guillaume Tardy on Vintage review

Domaine Jean Tardy is located in Vosne-Romanee in the Cote-d'Or, Burgundy. In part two of our interview with Guillaume Tardy we hear about the 2011 vintage.  More >>

 Guillaume Tardy on inheritance in Burgundy

Guillaume Tardy on inheritance in Burgundy

Domaine Jean Tardy is located in Vosne-Romanee in the Cote-d'Or, Burgundy. We speak to son Guillaume on how the business is shared between the family.  More >>

Croatian grape varieties with Sasa Spiranec

Croatian grape varieties with Sasa Spiranec

In this second interview with wine writer Sasa Spiranec we find out about the indigenous grape varieties of Croatia from the different wine regions.  More >>

Wine regions of Croatia with Sasa Spiranec

Wine regions of Croatia with Sasa Spiranec

We interview wine writer Sasa Spiranec on the wine regions of Croatia and the history and winemaking culture of the country.  More >>

Rowan Gormley on Naked Wines

Rowan Gormley on Naked Wines

Rowan Gormley is the founder of Naked Wines. In this second interview we hear how about the small producer strategy that is central to the Naked Wines proposition.  More >>

Rowan Gormley profile of a Wine Entrepreneur

Rowan Gormley profile of a Wine Entrepreneur

Rowan Gormley is the founder of Naked Wines. In this first interview we hear how he started out at a private equity firm where he eventually met Richard Branson and launched Virgin Money and Virgin Wines.  More >>

Willi Klinger on Austria Part 2

Willi Klinger on Austria Part 2

Willi Klinger represents the Austrian Wine Marketing board. In this second interview we find out about the 4 wine regions of Austria and the different grapes and wines.  More >>

Willi Klinger on Austria Part 1

Willi Klinger on Austria Part 1

Willi Klinger represents the Austrian Wine Marketing board. In this first interview we find out about the history of winemaking in Austria and talk about the most planted grape variety Gruner Veltliner.  More >>

BevScan with Colin Jeffress

BevScan with Colin Jeffress

Colin Jeffress of Jeffco tells us about BevScan, a device for analysing wine using near infrared to classify and authenticate bottles without needing to open them and without causing damage.  More >>

Chris Parker on Virginia wines

Chris Parker on Virginia wines

Chris Parker of New Horizon Wines exports Virginian wines to the UK. He tells us about the history of the region, the geography, climate and wines.  More >>

Madeira with Geoffrey Cole and Luis Oliveira from Pereira DOliveira Vinhos

Madeira with Geoffrey Cole and Luis Oliveira from Pereira DOliveira Vinhos

We interview Geoffrey Cole and Luis Oliveira from Pereira D'Oliveira Vinhos on fortified Madeira wine and its history and present day winemaking.  More >>

Dermot Sugrue of Wiston Estate on autolysis

Dermot Sugrue of Wiston Estate on autolysis

Dermot Sugrue is winemaker at Wiston Estate Winery in West Sussex. We find out how sparkling wines develop through the process of autolysis.  More >>

Dermot Sugrue of Wiston Estate on contract winemaking

Dermot Sugrue of Wiston Estate on contract winemaking

Dermot Sugrue is winemaker at Wiston Estate Winery in West Sussex. We find out how contract winemaking works and what it takes to set up a winery.  More >>

Stuart Smith on selecting clones for vineyards

Stuart Smith on selecting clones for vineyards

Stuart Smith of Ryedale Vineyards in Yorkshire, North England talks to us about his vines and wines and how different root stocks are selected for vineyards.  More >>

Mike Paul on the marketing of English wine

Mike Paul on the marketing of English wine

Mike Paul is a marketing consultant to English wine producers through the WineSkills programme. We discuss the marketing of English wines and what the future might hold.  More >>

Philippe Zinck on Alsace

Philippe Zinck on Alsace

Philippe Zinck heads up Paul Zinck vineyards in Alsace. He talks to us about the history and the wines of this famous French wine region.  More >>

The Benevolent with Cheng Loo

The Benevolent with Cheng Loo

Cheng Loo is chief executive of the Wine and Spirits Trades Benevolent Society, better known as The Benevolent. We hear about the charity and how it helps people who have worked in the industry but now need help or financial support.  More >>

Natural Wine Part 2 with Doug Wregg from Les Caves de Pyrene

Natural Wine Part 2 with Doug Wregg from Les Caves de Pyrene

Doug Wregg from Les Caves de Pyrene talks to us about natural wines Part 2.  More >>

Natural Wine with Doug Wregg from Les Caves de Pyrene

Natural Wine with Doug Wregg from Les Caves de Pyrene

Doug Wregg from Les Caves de Pyrene talks to us about natural wines - Part 1.  More >>

Patagonia with Federico Boxaca of Familia Schroeder

Patagonia with Federico Boxaca of Familia Schroeder

Federico Boxaca of Familia Schroeder talks to us about the relatively new wine region of Patagonia in Southern Argentina.  More >>

Simon Back on the Environment PET and black empowerment in South Africa

Simon Back on the Environment PET and black empowerment in South Africa

We talk to Simon Back of Backsberg Estate Cellars, South Africa about the environment, PET (plastic bottles) and black empowerment.  More >>

South Africa and Coastal Regions with Simon Back of Backsberg

South Africa and Coastal Regions with Simon Back of Backsberg

We talk to Simon Back of Backsberg Estate Cellars, South Africa. Simon joined the family business in 2008 and talks to us about the history, the Coastal Region, grape varieties and the effect of leaf roll virus on South African wines.  More >>

Charmat Method with Viviana Bet from Cantine Bortolotti

Charmat Method with Viviana Bet from Cantine Bortolotti

Viviana Bet of Cantine Bortolotti talks us through the production method for Prosecco.  More >>

Prosecco with Viviana Bet from Cantine Bortolotti

Prosecco with Viviana Bet from Cantine Bortolotti

We find out about the history of Prosecco and about the DOCG region of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene.  More >>

Tony Laithwaite on Direct Wines

Tony Laithwaite on Direct Wines

Tony Laithwaite owns Direct Wines, a global business selling wine direct to consumers through mail order and the internet. In this second interview we talk about the past, present and future plans.  More >>

Tony Laithwaite and the history of Direct Wines

Tony Laithwaite and the history of Direct Wines

Tony Laithwaite owns Direct Wines, a global business selling wine direct to consumers through mail order and the internet. In this first interview we find out how it all started.  More >>

Limari and Botrytis wine with Nicolas Jarpa from La Playa

Limari and Botrytis wine with Nicolas Jarpa from La Playa

We talk to Nicolas Jarpa from La Playa winery in Colchagua Valley, Chile about botrysised wine and a new wine region, Limari.  More >>

Colchagua with Nicolas Jarpa from La Playa

Colchagua with Nicolas Jarpa from La Playa

We talk to Nicolas Jarpa from La Playa winery in Colchagua Valley, Chile about the region's climate, soils and grapes.  More >>

Ian Meadows on Roman vineyards in the UK

Ian Meadows on Roman vineyards in the UK

In this second interview with archaeologist Ian Meadows we find out about the excavation of the first proven Roman vineyard in the Nene Valley, Northampton.  More >>

Ian Meadows on ancient English wine drinking

Ian Meadows on ancient English wine drinking

We interview archaeologist Ian Meadows who excavated the first proven Roman vineyard in the Nene Valley, Northampton, to find out how the English were first introduced to wine.  More >>

Stanlake Park with Vince Gower

Stanlake Park with Vince Gower

We talk to Vince Gower, the winemaker at Stanlake Park Wine Estate in Berkshire, England to find out about the vineyard and the wines they produce.  More >>

Miguel Torres on Chile

Miguel Torres on Chile

In our final interview with Miguel Torres we hear about the company's winemaking operations in Chile.  More >>

Miguel Torres on low alcohol wines

Miguel Torres on low alcohol wines

In this second interview with Miguel Torres of Spain's Torres winemaking family we discuss the company's introduction of de-alcoholised wines.  More >>

Miguel Torres, growing up in Spains 1st wine family

Miguel Torres, growing up in Spains 1st wine family

We interview Miguel Torres of Spain's Torres winemaking empire to find out the history behind the company and how Miguel has worked his way up to his current role as president of Miguel Torres Chile.  More >>

Improving your nose with George Dodd

Improving your nose with George Dodd

George Dodd is a perfumer and an expert on the sense of smell. In this interview we discuss ways to train your nose.  More >>

Flutes with Ian Bailey of Zwiesel Kristallglas Part 3

Flutes with Ian Bailey of Zwiesel Kristallglas Part 3

In this third interview with Ian Bailey of Zwiesel Kristallglas we discuss Champagne flutes and other types of glasses.   More >>

Wine glasses with Ian Bailey of Zwiesel Kristallglas Part 2

Wine glasses with Ian Bailey of Zwiesel Kristallglas Part 2

In this second interview with Ian Bailey of Zwiesel Kristallglas we hear about different glass shapes.  More >>

Wine glasses with Ian Bailey of Zwiesel Kristallglas Part 1

Wine glasses with Ian Bailey of Zwiesel Kristallglas Part 1

In this first interview with Ian Bailey of Zwiesel Kristallglas we hear how the company came to develop the world's most durable crystal wine glass.  More >>

Australian update with Tim Smith and Matthew McCulloch

Australian update with Tim Smith and Matthew McCulloch

We interview Tim Smith and Matthew McCulloch of Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley to bring us up to speed with what's happening in the Barossa and Australia.  More >>

Chateau Tanunda with Tim Smith and Matthew McCulloch

Chateau Tanunda with Tim Smith and Matthew McCulloch

We interview Tim Smith and Matthew McCulloch of Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley who have just picked up best Australian producer at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2010.  More >>

Martinborough Vineyards with Paul Mason

Martinborough Vineyards with Paul Mason

Paul Mason is winemaker at Martinborough Vineyards, New Zealand, one of the first wineries to put Martinborough on the map as a wine region. We talk about Pinot Noir, the grape the region is best known for.  More >>

Hermann Seifried of Seifried Winery

Hermann Seifried of Seifried Winery

Hermann Seifried of Seifried Winery in Nelson, New Zealand talks to us about volatile acidity and dessert wines.  More >>

Paul Millen of NZDFI on vineyard posts

Paul Millen of NZDFI on vineyard posts

Paul Millen is project manager for the New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative. Paul talks about the research and development of sustainable Eucalyptus forests in New Zealand.  More >>

Bulk wine importing with  Roger Goose and Nancy Wendrock from EPT

Bulk wine importing with Roger Goose and Nancy Wendrock from EPT

Nancy Wendrock and Roger Goose of EPT (Environmental Packaging Technologies) talk to us about the new Wine-Pac they have developed for shipping wine in bulk.  More >>

Ann Smith on Carbon Zero and wine

Ann Smith on Carbon Zero and wine

Ann Smith of Landcare Research talks to us about the carboNZero programme and what it means for wine.  More >>

Caroline Gilby MW on Eastern Europe Wines Romania Bulgaria Moldova and Georgia

Caroline Gilby MW on Eastern Europe Wines Romania Bulgaria Moldova and Georgia

Caroline Gilby is a Master of Wine and has a PhD in plant sciences. In this second interview we find out more about the wine regions of Eastern Europe.  More >>

Caroline Gilby MW on Eastern Europe Hungary Slovakia and Slovenia

Caroline Gilby MW on Eastern Europe Hungary Slovakia and Slovenia

Caroline Gilby is a Master of Wine and has a PhD in plant sciences. Caroline brings us up to speed on the wine regions of Eastern Europe.  More >>

Wine Aromas with George Dodd

Wine Aromas with George Dodd

George Dodd is a perfumer and an expert on the sense of smell. In this interview we discuss how we perceive the aromas in wine.  More >>

The difference in ability to smell with perfumer George Dodd

The difference in ability to smell with perfumer George Dodd

George Dodd is a perfumer and an expert on the sense of smell. George explains how we all have different levels of sensitivity to smells.  More >>

George Dodd Perfumer on how smell works

George Dodd Perfumer on how smell works

George Dodd is a perfumer and an expert on the sense of smell. George explains how it all works.  More >>

Wines of Turkey Taner Ogutoglu

Wines of Turkey Taner Ogutoglu

Taner is a director of Wines of Turkey, the generic body representing Turkish wineries. We hear about the wine industry in Turkey, a Muslim country which freely permits the consumption of alcohol.  More >>

Yealands Estate with Peter Yealands

Yealands Estate with Peter Yealands

Peter Yealands of Yealands Estate talks to us about his winery and vineyards located in Marlborough, New Zealand.  More >>

Rexam Wine Cans with Graham Fenton

Rexam Wine Cans with Graham Fenton

Graham Fenton of Rexam discusses the benefits of packaging wine in aluminium cans.  More >>

Wickham Vineyards with Jo Nowak

Wickham Vineyards with Jo Nowak

We talk with Jo Nowark about the diverse range of business run under the Wickham vineyards group and find out how this small English producer has has integrated vertical and horizontally.  More >>

Stu Powell Frost Protection strategies

Stu Powell Frost Protection strategies

We talk with Stu Powell climatologist and frost forecaster about how vines and grapes react to frost.  More >>

Stu Powell Frost in the vineyard

Stu Powell Frost in the vineyard

This month we talk with Stu Powell about the causes of Frost and how the topographical features effect the likelihood of frost.  More >>

 Simon Tam on Asian food and wine matching

Simon Tam on Asian food and wine matching

Simon Tam is a Hong Kong based wine educator. We talk to Simon about Asian food and wine matching.  More >>

Simon Tam on Chinese wine

Simon Tam on Chinese wine

Simon Tam is a Hong Kong based wine educator. We talk to Simon about the Chinese wine industry and Chinese wines.  More >>

Paul Fenner of Waiters Friend

Paul Fenner of Waiters Friend

Paul Fenner is founder of The Waiters Friend Company. We hear how the company has established itself as market leader in the UK wine accessories market through innovation and quality products.  More >>

Ivan Donaldson of Pegasus Bay on Waipara

Ivan Donaldson of Pegasus Bay on Waipara

Pegasus Bay is a top winery in Canterbury, New Zealand run by the Donaldson family. In this interview with Ivan Donaldson we find out how the region has developed over the last 20 years.  More >>

Andraia Gimtilinimilan on Brazil

Andraia Gimtilinimilan on Brazil

Andraia Gimtilinimilan represents Wines from Brazil. In this interview Andraia gives an overview of Brazil's wine regions and the country's wine making history.  More >>

Professor Chris Howe on Grapevine DNA

Professor Chris Howe on Grapevine DNA

Chris Howe is professor of plant and microbial biochemistry at Cambridge University. We find out about grapevine DNA and genetics.  More >>

Professor Chris Howe on the parentage of Chardonnay

Professor Chris Howe on the parentage of Chardonnay

Chris Howe is professor of plant and microbial biochemistry at Cambridge University. We find out how he discovered the parentage of the Chardonnay grape.  More >>

Mike Roberts of Ridgeview Estate on the Merret brand

Mike Roberts of Ridgeview Estate on the Merret brand

Mike Roberts of Ridgeview Estate talks to us about his ambitions to create an accreditation for top quality English sparkling wine.  More >>

Ryan Opaz on Social Media Technology

Ryan Opaz on Social Media Technology

Ryan Opaz of Catavino is a prolific wine blogger. In this second interview with Ryan we explore social media technology with a focus on sharing tasting notes online.  More >>

 Ryan Opaz on Wine Blogging

Ryan Opaz on Wine Blogging

Ryan Opaz of Catavino is a prolific wine blogger. We find out how Ryan uses his blog to promote the wines and foods of Iberia and how his blogging has become a business.  More >>

Allan Johnson on Palliser Estate, Martinborough

Allan Johnson on Palliser Estate, Martinborough

Allan Johnson is the winemaker at Palliser Estate in Martinborough, New Zealand. In this interview Allan gives us an overview of the region, the vineyards and winemaking at Palliser.  More >>

South Burnett Wine Region with Luke Fitzpatrick of Clovely Estate

South Burnett Wine Region with Luke Fitzpatrick of Clovely Estate

Luke Fitzpatrick is the chief winemaker at Clovely Estate in South Burnett, Queensland Australia. Luke talks about the region, the vineyard and making wine.  More >>

James Leonard Wine vs Teeth Protection Prevention and Cure

James Leonard Wine vs Teeth Protection Prevention and Cure

James Leonard is a dentist in Blenheim, New Zealand and cares for the teeth of many in the local wine industry. We find out about teeth protection, prevention and cures relative to wine.  More >>

Tim Heath and Siobhan Harnett of Cloudy Bay

Tim Heath and Siobhan Harnett of Cloudy Bay

Tim Heath and Siobhan Harnett of Cloudy Bay talk to us about reduction in winemaking and viticulture.  More >>

Claudio Salgado of Hyatt hotels

Claudio Salgado of Hyatt hotels

Claudio Salgado is responsible for the food and beverages at the Hyatt in Hong Kong and China. We find out about the part he plays in selecting wines for the hotel chain.  More >>

Wendy Cheung on the HK Governments position on wine

Wendy Cheung on the HK Governments position on wine

Wendy Cheung, the principal assistant secretary for Commerce and Economic Development in Hong Kong, talks to us about the strategy for promoting wine consumption.  More >>

Brendan OToole of Summergate Fine Wines on the Chinese wine market

Brendan OToole of Summergate Fine Wines on the Chinese wine market

Brendan OToole of Summergate Fine Wines talks to us about the expanding wine market in mainland and greater China.  More >>

Greg Deeb Crown Wine Cellars

Greg Deeb Crown Wine Cellars

Crown Wine Cellars provides high quality wine storage in Hong Kong, we talk to Greg Deeb about the fine wine market in Hong Kong.  More >>

Greg Deeb Crown wine Cellars in Hong Kong

Greg Deeb Crown wine Cellars in Hong Kong

Crown wine cellars provides high quality wine storage in Hong Kong, we talk to Greg Deeb about wine storage conditions and how the booming Hong Kong fine wine market copes with sub tropical temperatures.  More >>

David Taylor from Bacchus Wine Closures and Nanocork

David Taylor from Bacchus Wine Closures and Nanocork

Nanocork is a type of plastic coating applied to the end of corks to act as an oxygen barrier. We talk with David Taylor managing director of Bacchus Wine Closures the developer of Nanocork.  More >>

Tim Hanni MW sensory perception 2

Tim Hanni MW sensory perception 2

Tim Hanni is a MW and chef, we talk to Tim about how we perceive wine and how he has created a radically new way of judging wines for competitions.  More >>

Tim Hanni MW on Umami and sensory perception

Tim Hanni MW on Umami and sensory perception

Tim Hanni MW has a unique perspective on the world of food and wine matching that challenges traditional concepts. In this second interview we find out about the fifth taste, Umami.  More >>

Tim Hanni MW on food and wine matching

Tim Hanni MW on food and wine matching

Tim Hanni MW has a unique perspective on the world of food and wine matching that challenges traditional concepts. In this first interview we find out how different types of tasters perceive wine.  More >>

Sonia Fernandes of ViniPortugal on Portuguese wines

Sonia Fernandes of ViniPortugal on Portuguese wines

Everybody knows about Port, but still wines from Portugal have a growing reputation for quality. We talk with Sonia Fernandes from ViniPortugal about the quiet revolution.  More >>

Jamie Hutchinson of The Sampler

Jamie Hutchinson of The Sampler

Jamie Hutchinson owns the award winning wine shop The Sampler in Islington, London. We find out about his concept for sampling and selling wine and his plans for expansion.  More >>

Lisa McGovern Wine Australia

Lisa McGovern Wine Australia

Lisa McGovern is regional director of Wine Australia for the UK, Europe and Ireland. We find out about the strategy and plans for the promotion of Australian wine.  More >>

Peter Franz Sensible Wine Service

Peter Franz Sensible Wine Service

Sensible Wine Services provide behind the scenes logistics support for wine trade events and competitions in the UK and abroad. We talk to owner Peter Franz about his thriving business.  More >>

David Swaddle on Tasting Sessions and the WSET Intermediate Course

David Swaddle on Tasting Sessions and the WSET Intermediate Course

David Swaddle of Tasting Sessions offers an interactive WSET course online. We find out more about how studying wine online works.  More >>

Isabelle Legeron MW

Isabelle Legeron MW

Isabelle Legeron MW is the first woman in France to become a Master of Wine. Shortly after passing first time around we asked her how her studies went.  More >>

IWSC Green Debate

IWSC Green Debate

The Green Fad or Future, an IWSC debate on how much is green wash and how much is substance.  More >>

Guy Tresnan of Chapel Down on brand positioning in the UK

Guy Tresnan of Chapel Down on brand positioning in the UK

Chapel Down is one of the biggest players in English wine. We met up with Guy Tresnan to find out how they are positioning the brand in the UK market.  More >>

Montalcino with Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Montalcino with Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Donatella Cinelli Colombini has vineyards in Montalcino and DOC Orcia in Italy. We find out about how they were first established and the wines being produced.  More >>

Montepulciano with Susanna Crociani

Montepulciano with Susanna Crociani

Crociani is a leading producer in Montepulciano, Tuscany. We catch up with owner Susanna Crociani to hear about the wines of the region.  More >>

Jamie Goode on respiration and photosynthesis

Jamie Goode on respiration and photosynthesis

Jamie Goode is a wine writer and leading wine blogger with a PhD in plant biology. In this final interview Jamie gives us an overview of grapevine respiration and photosynthesis.  More >>

Jamie Goode on the vines roots and grapes

Jamie Goode on the vines roots and grapes

Jamie Goode is a wine writer and leading wine blogger with a PhD in plant biology. In this second interview Jamie gives us an overview of grapes, vines and roots.  More >>

Jamie Goode Grape Biology Overview

Jamie Goode Grape Biology Overview

Jamie Goode is a wine writer and leading wine blogger with a PhD in plant biology. In this interview Jamie gives us an overview of grape vine biology.  More >>

Alistair Maling MW group winemaker at Villa Maria

Alistair Maling MW group winemaker at Villa Maria

Alistair Maling MW is group winemaker for New Zealand winery Villa Maria. Alistair explains his role and discusses how the Villa Maria range is segmented.  More >>

Villa Maria with Sir George Fistonich

Villa Maria with Sir George Fistonich

Villa Maria is the largest privately owned wine company in New Zealand but was set up as a one-man band business in 1961 by George Fistonich. George tells us the story of Villa Maria and the highs and lows.  More >>

Vino-Lok with Siegfried Landskrone

Vino-Lok with Siegfried Landskrone

Siegried Landskrone of Closure Systems International talks to us about Vino-Lok, an innovative glass closure for wine.   More >>

IWSC with Allen Gibbons

IWSC with Allen Gibbons

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. In this interview with Executive Director Allen Gibbons we hear about the competition and judging process.  More >>

Piedmont with Enrico Rivetto

Piedmont with Enrico Rivetto

The Rivetto family began producing wine in 1902 in the province of Piedmont in North West Italy. In this third and final interview with Enrico Rivetto we find out more about the Piedmont region.  More >>

Barolo with Enrico Rivetto

Barolo with Enrico Rivetto

The Rivetto family began producing wine in 1902 in the province of Piedmont in North West Italy. In this second interview with Enrico Rivetto we find out more about his Barolo wines.  More >>

Rivetto wines with Enrico Rivetto from Barolo

Rivetto wines with Enrico Rivetto from Barolo

The Rivetto family began producing wine in 1902 in the province of Piedmont in North West Italy. In this first interview with Enrico Rivetto we find out about the wines and the region.  More >>

Closing bubbles with Dave Pahl from Zork

Closing bubbles with Dave Pahl from Zork

Dave Pahl is CEO of Zork, the wine closures company that has recently launched their latest innovation for closing bottles of sparkling wine.  More >>

Champagne Closures with Roger Begault of Duval-Leroy

Champagne Closures with Roger Begault of Duval-Leroy

Champagne house Duval-Leroy is experimenting with a new type of closure to replace the traditional champagne cork. We catch up with Roger Begault to find out more.  More >>

Innovation in Burgundy with Olivier Gard

Innovation in Burgundy with Olivier Gard

Domaine Olivier Gard is a family run estate based in Nuits Saint-Georges in Burgundy. We speak with Olivier about his vineyards and innovative winemaking techniques.   More >>

Burgundy with Pierre Boillot

Burgundy with Pierre Boillot

Domaine Lucien Boillot is a wine estate in Burgundy producing wine in Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard and Volnay. We find out about the different styles of Pinot Noir.  More >>

Burgundy Overview with Olivier Normand

Burgundy Overview with Olivier Normand

Olivier Normand is a Burgundy courtier who acts as the export department for many small growers. Olivier gives us an overview of the region and the appellation system.  More >>

Chablis with Nathalie and Gilles Fevre of Domaine Fevre

Chablis with Nathalie and Gilles Fevre of Domaine Fevre

Nathalie and Gilles Fevre are the owners of Domaine Fevre in Chablis. We find out about the region and the wines of this famous French appellation.  More >>

 Ian Edwards of the UKVA

Ian Edwards of the UKVA

Ian Edwards of the United Kingdom Vintners Association talks to us about the EU wine reforms and how the changes will affect UK vineyards.  More >>

Wine Auctions with Sothebys Stephen Mould Part 2

Wine Auctions with Sothebys Stephen Mould Part 2

Sothebys are a leading auction house who in addition to books and art sell very fine wine. In part two we look at the path of a bottle of wine going to auction once it has arrived at Sothebys.  More >>

Wine Auctions with Sothebys Stephen Mould Part 1

Wine Auctions with Sothebys Stephen Mould Part 1

Stephen Mould is senior director at Sotheby's responsible for London wine sales. In this interview we discuss the stages involved in auctioning wine.  More >>

Sothebys with Stephen Mould

Sothebys with Stephen Mould

Stephen Mould is senior director at Sothebys responsible for London wine sales. We talk to him about the history of the auction house and its wine department.  More >>

Washington State Wines with Glen Yaffa and Mike Coveney

Washington State Wines with Glen Yaffa and Mike Coveney

Glen Yaffa is from Chateau Ste. Michelle in Washington State. Mike Coveney of Hilltop wines represents Washington wines in the UK. We hear about the region of Washington and the wines.  More >>

Oregon wines with David Adelsheim and Mike Coveney

Oregon wines with David Adelsheim and Mike Coveney

We meet with David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard and Mike Coveney of Hilltop Wines to find out about the wines of Oregon in the United States.  More >>

New York wines with Jim Tresize

New York wines with Jim Tresize

Jim Tresize is president of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. We find out about the New York wine region which spans the breadth of New York State.  More >>

Nicola Jenkins of WRAP on recycling - 2

Nicola Jenkins of WRAP on recycling - 2

We interview Nicola Jenkins from WRAP to find out about the recyclability of alternative materials to glass for our wine bottles.  More >>

Nicola Jenkins of WRAP on recycling - 1

Nicola Jenkins of WRAP on recycling - 1

WRAP helps individuals, businesses and local authorities to reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources and helping to tackle climate change. We interview Helen Jenkins to find out how WRAP relates to the wine industry.  More >>

Recycling Wine Bottles with Paul McLavin of O-I

Recycling Wine Bottles with Paul McLavin of O-I

Owen-Illinois (O-I) is the largest manufacturer of glass containers in the world. We find out how recycled glass is used in the production of new glass with sales manager Paul McLavin.  More >>

Glass recycling with Gemma Scott of Richmond council

Glass recycling with Gemma Scott of Richmond council

Gemma Scott is the recycling manager for London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames council. We find out how glass is recycled in the borough.  More >>

Nyetimber with Eric Heerema and Cherie Spriggs

Nyetimber with Eric Heerema and Cherie Spriggs

Nyetimber is one of the UK's leading sparkling wine producers. We meet with owner and CEO Eric Heerema and winemaker Cherie Spriggs.  More >>

Richard Balfour-Lynn on Balfour Rose

Richard Balfour-Lynn on Balfour Rose

Richard Balfour-Lynn owns Hush Heath Estate in Kent and produces an award-winning sparkling rose. His main business interest lie in hotels and catering but we find out about his passion for wine.   More >>

Wine bottles with Paul McLavin from O-I

Wine bottles with Paul McLavin from O-I

Owen-Illinois (O-I)is the largest manufacturer of glass containers in the world. We find out how wine bottles are manufactured with sales manager Paul McLavin.  More >>

Jean-Michel Laporte of La Conseillante on Pomerol

Jean-Michel Laporte of La Conseillante on Pomerol

Chateau La Conseillante is one of the top producers in Pomerol, Bordeaux. We speak to general manager Jean-Michel Laporte about the Pomerol appellation and the wines of La Conseillante.  More >>

Bordeaux 2008 with Jean-Michel Laporte of La Conseillante

Bordeaux 2008 with Jean-Michel Laporte of La Conseillante

Chateau La Conseillante is one of the top producers in Pomerol, Bordeaux. Director Jean-Michel Laporte tells us about the 2008 vintage.  More >>

Michael Thompson on the Portman Group

Michael Thompson on the Portman Group

The Portman Group regulates the UK drinks industry to encourage and challenge producers to promote their products responsibly. We talk with Michael Thompson, head of communications and external affairs.  More >>

WSTA Gavin Partington

WSTA Gavin Partington

Gavin Partington is spokesperson for The Wine and Spirit Trade Association that represents the whole of the wine and spirit supply chain in the UK. In this second interview with Gavin we find out about the WSTA and the issues they are tackling.  More >>

Liv-ex 100 index and trading with James Miles

Liv-ex 100 index and trading with James Miles

James Miles is a founder and director of Liv-ex, the leading Fine Wine Exchange. In this final interview we talk about the Liv-ex 100 index.  More >>

Live-ex Bordeaux En Primeur campaign

Live-ex Bordeaux En Primeur campaign

James Miles is a founder and director of Liv-ex, the leading Fine Wine Exchange. In this second interview we follow the highs and lows of the last decade of en primeur campaigns in Bordeaux.  More >>

UK Wine Show 148 Liv-ex with James Miles

UK Wine Show 148 Liv-ex with James Miles

Liv-ex is the leading Fine Wine Exchange through which fine wines are traded between merchants as commodities. James Miles, founder and director, explains how the exchange works in the first of three interviews.  More >>

The Portman Group on minimum pricing with Michael Thompson

The Portman Group on minimum pricing with Michael Thompson

The Portman Group work with drinks producers to encourage and challenge them to promote alcohol responsibly. We discuss the issues around minimum pricing for alcohol.  More >>

Gavin Partington of the WSTA on minimum pricing

Gavin Partington of the WSTA on minimum pricing

Gavin Partington is spokesperson for the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. In this interview we discuss the Scottish governments proposal to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.  More >>

Dr John Forrest on Waitaki Valley, New Zealand

Dr John Forrest on Waitaki Valley, New Zealand

Dr John Forrest of Forrest Estates has planted vineyards in the Waitaki Valley, a sub-region of Central Otago, New Zealand. John tells us about the region and the wines.  More >>

Elie Maamari of Chateau Ksara in Lebanon on the wines of Chateau Ksara

Elie Maamari of Chateau Ksara in Lebanon on the wines of Chateau Ksara

Elie Maamari of Chateau Ksara in Lebanon talks to us about the wines of Chateau Ksara.  More >>

Elie Maamari of Chateau Ksara on Lebanon

Elie Maamari of Chateau Ksara on Lebanon

Elie Maamari of Chateau Ksara in Lebanon talks to us about the history of Lebanese wine production and the Bekka Valley region.  More >>

Wink Lorch on the Jura

Wink Lorch on the Jura

Wink Lorch is a wine writer and educator as well as a specialist on the wine region of Jura in eastern France. A fascinating insight into the wines of the Jura and Vin Jaune, a style unique to the region.  More >>

Matthew Dickinson on Thierrys and France

Matthew Dickinson on Thierrys and France

Matthew Dickinson is commercial director at Thierrys Wine Services. Thierrys is the biggest UK importer of wine from France so we get a feel for their business and the French wine trade.  More >>

Neil Philips of Montana Wines

Neil Philips of Montana Wines

Neil Philips of Pernod Ricard is a brand ambassador for Montana Wines. We ask him about the Montana Terroir Series and how the different sub-regions of Marlborough produce different styles of Sauvignon Blanc.  More >>

China with Dr Richard Smart

China with Dr Richard Smart

Dr Richard Smart is a famous viticulturist who has been consulting on the Chinese wine industry. We find out more about China and its future as a wine-producing nation.   More >>

Will Davenport on Organic Wine

Will Davenport on Organic Wine

Will Davenport is the owner of Davenport Vineyards and has been growing organic grapes commercially since 2003. We catch up with him to find out why he went organic.  More >>

Jancis Robinson MW on Wine Education

Jancis Robinson MW on Wine Education

Jancis Robinson MW is a world-leading wine writer with a weekly column in the FT. We ask her about her wine education and her advice for those wanting to further their own knowledge.  More >>

Xavier Rousset on food and wine matching

Xavier Rousset on food and wine matching

Xavier Rousset is an award-winning sommelier and owner of Texture restaurant in London. We catch up with Xavier to get his top tips on food and wine matching.  More >>

Josep Baujan on Cava and Yeast

Josep Baujan on Cava and Yeast

Josep Baujan is technical director of Freixenet, the world-leading Cava and sparkling wine producer. In the second part of our interview we talk to Josep about yeast selection in Cava.  More >>

Josep Baujan of Freixenet on Cava

Josep Baujan of Freixenet on Cava

Josep Baujan is technical director of Freixenet, the world-leading Cava and sparkling wine producer. We talk to Josep about the history of Cava and the different styles.  More >>

Anna Lopez Lidon of Gramona on Cava

Anna Lopez Lidon of Gramona on Cava

Anna Lopez Lidon is the export manager at Gramona, a Cava producer in Penedes, Spain. We discuss how Cava is produced, the dosage and the debate over international vs local grape varieties.  More >>

David Paxton on McLaren Vale

David Paxton on McLaren Vale

David Paxton is owner of Paxton Vineyards in McLaren Vale and one of Australia's best known viticulturists. David gives us a brief insight into the region and the grape varieties grown there.  More >>

Chris Unger of Yalumba on the Environment

Chris Unger of Yalumba on the Environment

Chris Unger is a sales manager for Negociants UK, the Australian owned importer of Yalumba. We talk with Chris about how Yalumba manage the environmental aspects of wine production.  More >>

Jancis Robinson on wine writing

Jancis Robinson on wine writing

Jancis Robinson is a world-leading writer and author of books including The World Atlas of Wine and the Oxford Companion. In this second interview we focus on her writing and what it involves.  More >>

Karen Wilson of Kingsland on bulk wine importing

Karen Wilson of Kingsland on bulk wine importing

Kingsland Wines and Spirits is the largest independent UK bottler of wines and spirits. Karen Wilson and Fiona Loveland explain how the process works and discuss the companys green initiatives.  More >>

Eduardo Beltran of Faustino on Rioja

Eduardo Beltran of Faustino on Rioja

Eduardo Beltran is the marketing director at Bodegas Faustino in Rioja, Spain. In this second interview we find out more about the wines of Rioja.  More >>

Eduardo Beltran of Faustino on Rioja

Eduardo Beltran of Faustino on Rioja

Eduardo Beltran is the marketing director at Bodegas Faustino in Rioja, Spain. We find out about Faustino and the wines of Rioja.  More >>

Bruce Walker of Vincor on wine regulation in Canada

Bruce Walker of Vincor on wine regulation in Canada

Bruce Walker is a vice president of Vincor Canada and chairman of the Vintners Association. We chat to him about how alcohol and wine are regulated in the provinces of Canada.  More >>

Jancis Robinson MW

Jancis Robinson MW

Jancis Robinson MW is a world-leading wine writer with a weekly column in the FT. We caught up with her and in the first of 3 interviews find out about a typical day in her life.  More >>

Peter Bohn of Weingut Schloss-Proschwitz on East Germany

Peter Bohn of Weingut Schloss-Proschwitz on East Germany

Peter Bohn of Weingut Schloss-Proschwitz talks to us about wine production before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.  More >>

Wines from the Goldtroepfchen, Germany

Wines from the Goldtroepfchen, Germany

We speak with 2 producers, Gerhard Hahn from Kurt Hahn, Peter Lehnert from Lehnert-Veit and Ansgar Schmitz from Mosel wine production to find out more about the wines from the Goldtroepfchen region of Germany  More >>

Goldtroepfchen with Johann Haart and Manfred Breit

Goldtroepfchen with Johann Haart and Manfred Breit

Johann Haart and Manfred Breit are vineyard owners in Goldtroepfchen in the Mosel. We find out about the area and why it is so unique.  More >>

Michael Adelmann on VDP wines

Michael Adelmann on VDP wines

Michael Adelmann is a vice president of VDP, the Association of German Pradikat Wine Estates. We find out more about the VDP system for classifying Germany's finest wines.  More >>

Bernard Segway from INRA on Climate Change

Bernard Segway from INRA on Climate Change

INRA is the French National Institute for Agricultural Research. We speak with Bernard Segway on the potential effects of climate change on grape growing.  More >>

Tony Sharley of Banrock Station on Tetra Paks

Tony Sharley of Banrock Station on Tetra Paks

Tony Sharley of Banrock Station tells us about the benefits of using tetra paks for wine.  More >>

Stephen Skelton on the UK Vineyards Guide 2008

Stephen Skelton on the UK Vineyards Guide 2008

Stephen Skelton MW is an expert on English wine and author of the UK Vineyards Guide 2008. We find out about the book and what's changed on the UK wine scene since the last edition was published in 2001.  More >>

Tim Finn of Neudorf Vineyards on UV Light

Tim Finn of Neudorf Vineyards on UV Light

Tim Finn established Neudorf Vineyards 30 years ago in 1978 in the village of Neudorf, Nelson in New Zealand's South Island. Tim has been experimenting with UV light to achieve the perfect balance between flavour and sugar.  More >>

Mariela Molinari of Catena on altitude effects on wine

Mariela Molinari of Catena on altitude effects on wine

Bodega Catena Zapata has high elevation vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina producing world-class wines. We spoke to Mariela Molinari, assistant winemaker, to find out how altitude affects wine.  More >>

Dr Richard Smart on viticultural practice and myths

Dr Richard Smart on viticultural practice and myths

Dr Richard Smart is a world-leading viticulturalist and consultant on canopy management. In this second interview with Richard he explodes a few common myths on viticultural practices.  More >>

Sam Lindo of Camel Valley Vineyard

Sam Lindo of Camel Valley Vineyard

Sam Lindo is winemaker at the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard in Cornwall. We find out about the family vineyard and the wines they're producing.  More >>

David Paxton on the Australian drought and water management

David Paxton on the Australian drought and water management

David Paxton is one of Australia's best known viticulturists and consultants. He founded Paxton Vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia in 1979. We ask him about the Australian drought and how water is being managed in McLaren Vale.  More >>

Carlos de Jesus from Amorim on Cork

Carlos de Jesus from Amorim on Cork

Carlos de Jesus from Amorim, one of the largest cork producers in Portugal, talks to us about cork. We discuss corks past, present and future, and is protecting the environment and jobs the best reason for using cork?  More >>

Ian DAgata on Italian wine

Ian DAgata on Italian wine

Ian DAgata is an expert on regional Italian food and wine and managing director of the International Wine Academy of Rome. Ian gives an overview of the regions and key grape varieties to help get our heads around Italian wine.  More >>

Xavier Rousset on getting the best from your sommelier

Xavier Rousset on getting the best from your sommelier

Xavier Rousset is an award-winning sommelier and co-owner of Texture, the restaurant he opened in 2007. We talk with him about restaurant wine lists and his tips for getting the best from your sommelier.  More >>

Sam Harrop on Brettanomyces

Sam Harrop on Brettanomyces

Sam Harrop MW is a winemaker and an expert on all things wrong with wine. We talk to Sam about his analysis of wine faults at the International Wine Challenge, this week focusing on Brettanomyces.  More >>

Sam Harrop on winemaking faults and volatile acidity

Sam Harrop on winemaking faults and volatile acidity

Sam Harrop MW is a winemaker and an expert on all things wrong with wine. We talk to Sam about his analysis of wine faults at the International Wine Challenge, this week focusing on winemaking faults and volatile acidity.  More >>

Sam Harrop MW on wine faults and reduction

Sam Harrop MW on wine faults and reduction

Sam Harrop MW is a winemaker and an expert on all things wrong with wine. We talk to Sam about his analysis of wine faults at the International Wine Challenge, focusing on reduction and sulphides.   More >>

Martin Fowkes of Three Choirs

Martin Fowkes of Three Choirs

Martin Fowkes is winemaker and director at Three Choirs, the leading single-estate vineyard in the UK. Martin looks back at the 2007 vintage when floods hit the region.  More >>

Charles Metcalfe and Mike Florence on the IWC

Charles Metcalfe and Mike Florence on the IWC

This week we are joined by Charles Metcalfe and Mike Florence of the International Wine Challenge to explain how the competition is run.  More >>

Joe Fattorini on the Scottish wine scene

Joe Fattorini on the Scottish wine scene

Joe Fattorini is wine writer for The Herald in Glasgow. We talk with Joe about the wine scene in Scotland and why a respected journalist would risk it all to become a Master of Wine.  More >>

Bruce Walker of Vincor on Canadian Ice wine

Bruce Walker of Vincor on Canadian Ice wine

Bruce Walker chairs the Canadian Vintners Association and is a VP of Vincor for government and industrial relations. We find out about the main Canadian wine regions and their world-famous Ice Wines.  More >>

Philip Shaw on the Orange Wine Region

Philip Shaw on the Orange Wine Region

Philip Shaw has been making wine in Australia for more than 4 decades and has his own vineyard in Orange, just west of Sydney. Philip tells us about the region and the wines he is producing.  More >>

Hugo Sharp and The Oz Wine Show

Hugo Sharp and The Oz Wine Show

Hugo Sharp set up the first Australian wine podcast, The OZ Wine Show, in 2005. We caught up with him in Sydney to find out about the podcast and chat about Australian wine.  More >>

Ernst Loosen of the Dr Loosen Estate on Riesling

Ernst Loosen of the Dr Loosen Estate on Riesling

Ernst Loosen took over the Dr Loosen Estate from his father in 1988 and grows Riesling in the Mosel in Germany. We chat to Ernst about his world famous wine estate and Riesling.   More >>

Dr John Forrest of Forrest Estate on Riesling

Dr John Forrest of Forrest Estate on Riesling

Dr John Forrest is winemaker and owner of Forrest Estate in New Zealand and a big fan of Riesling. We find out why the versatile Riesling grape holds so much appeal.  More >>

Susy Atkins

Susy Atkins

Susy Atkins is an award-winning wine writer and broadcaster. She writes a weekly column for the Sunday Telegraph and is wine editor for Delicious magazine.  More >>

Tim Atkin MW on the French wine industry

Tim Atkin MW on the French wine industry

Tim Atkin MW is wine critic and writer for The Observer. A passionate Francophile, Tim shares his views on the French wine industry and presents the highlights and opportunities.  More >>

Richard Smart Climate Change and Wine 4

Richard Smart Climate Change and Wine 4

Dr Richard Smart is a world-leading viticulturist and canopy management specialist. We ask how climate change will affect current wine regions.  More >>

Dr Hans Schultz Climate Change and Wine 3 Impact on Viticulture in Europe

Dr Hans Schultz Climate Change and Wine 3 Impact on Viticulture in Europe

Dr Hans Schultz is Professor at the Department of Viticulture in The Geisenheim Research Institute of Germany. He has researched the impact of climate change on Viticulture and talks about how increasing temperatures might affect grape-growing in Europe.  More >>

Greg Jones Climate Change and Wine 2 Climatology

Greg Jones Climate Change and Wine 2 Climatology

Greg Jones is a Professor of Climatology at the University of Oregon in the United States. We talk about the big picture for climate change and what it means for the wine industry.  More >>

Pancho Campo Climate Change and Wine 1 Introduction

Pancho Campo Climate Change and Wine 1 Introduction

Pancho Campo of the Wine Academy of Spain is the organiser of the International Conference on Climate Change and Wine. We caught up with Pancho on the eve of the conference to discuss the key messages.  More >>

Ernst Loosen on German Wine

Ernst Loosen on German Wine

The Dr Loosen estate has been in the Loosen family for 200 years. Ernst Loosen took over in 1988 and has been creating world-class wines ever since. We find out why Ernst believes German wine is hot right now.   More >>

Phil Laffer of Jacobs Creek on managing alcohol in winemaking

Phil Laffer of Jacobs Creek on managing alcohol in winemaking

Phil Laffer, winemaker at Jacobs Creek, talks about how the company has set a goal to reduce the alcohol levels of their wines to below 14% abv.  More >>

Greg Hay on the Otago, New Zealand

Greg Hay on the Otago, New Zealand

Greg Hay of Peregrine Wines set up Chard Farm in Central Otago in 1986. We find out how the Otago wine region divides up and how Greg has been played his part in its success.  More >>

Olly Smith

Olly Smith

Olly Smith has been presenting wine on British television since 2005 when he won Hardys Wine Idol competition. He appears on BBC Saturday Kitchen and the Richard and Judy Wine Club. We chat to him about what he gets up to and why he loves it so much.   More >>

Tim How on the Majestic Retail Management Programme

Tim How on the Majestic Retail Management Programme

Tim How is CEO of Majestic Wines. Each year they recruit around 150 people onto their Retail Management Programme. We ask Tim about the programme and the opportunities for career progression at Majestic.  More >>

Harpers Podcast 1 New Zealand wine growers

Harpers Podcast 1 New Zealand wine growers

The first Harpers' podcast, sponsored by New Zealand Winegrowers and produced by the UK Wine Show, gives behind-the-scene insight in a round-table discussion with Philip Gregan and producers from Trinity Hill, Neudorf and Felton Road take part.  More >>

Wine MBA at the Royal Agricultural College

Wine MBA at the Royal Agricultural College

Nikki Garrett runs wine modules as part of the Wine MBA at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. We find out what's involved in this course that equips graduates for careers in the wine industry.  More >>

85 Greg Hay on Sustainable Viticulture

85 Greg Hay on Sustainable Viticulture

Greg Hay of Peregrine Wines has been involved in the Central Otago wine industry for 21 years. We talk to him about the Peregrine winery and the New Zealand sustainable wine programme.  More >>

Blair and Estelle Hunt on Sustainable Viticulture

Blair and Estelle Hunt on Sustainable Viticulture

Blair and Estelle Hunt of Bald Hills,Central Otago have recently won an international award for sustainable viticulture. We ask what it means to be sustainable in the clean, green land we call New Zealand.  More >>

Blair and Estelle Hunt of Bald Hills Central Otago

Blair and Estelle Hunt of Bald Hills Central Otago

Blair and Estelle Hunt own Bald Hills in Central Otago, New Zealand. Their 2005 Pinot Noir scooped Champion Red at the International Wine Challenge in 2007 attracting huge interest. We visited the vineyard to find out more.  More >>

Harpers with editor Richard Siddle

Harpers with editor Richard Siddle

Richard Siddle is editor at Harpers Wine and Spirit magazine and was brought on board for the relaunch in 2007. We find out about the new magazine and the changes that have been made.  More >>

Tasting Buddy with Paul Fitzpatrick

Tasting Buddy with Paul Fitzpatrick

Tasting Buddy is a tool to enable the flow of information about a bottle of wine from the producer to the end user. Founder Paul Fitzpatrick explains how it is starting to be utilised by the trade at tastings and shows.  More >>

Tim Atkin MW 2007 Wine Communicator of the Year

Tim Atkin MW 2007 Wine Communicator of the Year

Tim Atkin MW is a leading wine writer in the UK and has been writing for The Observer since 1993. He won the 2007 IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year award in recognition of his contribution to wine education. We catch up with Tim to find out more.  More >>

Rozes winemaker Antonio Saraiva

Rozes winemaker Antonio Saraiva

Antonio Saraiva is winemaker and general manager for Port house Rozes. We find out about the vineyards and terroir of the Douro region.  More >>

Rozes Port with Sarah Hicks

Rozes Port with Sarah Hicks

Sarah Hicks, Sarah is the UK Manager for Vranken Pommery Monopole. They are the people behind Port house Rozes and Sao Pedro das Aguias. We talk to her about Rozes and which is more important - history or innovation.  More >>

aBecketts Vineyard Paul Langham

aBecketts Vineyard Paul Langham

aBecketts Vineyard in Wiltshire was established by Paul Langham and wife Lynn in 2001. With 6 acres under vine of 5 grape varieties they're producing some interesting styles of English wine. Paul tells us about growing grapes on the Salisbury Plain.   More >>

Robert Joseph

Robert Joseph

Robert Joseph is a renowned wine expert and writer and the man responsible for launching the International Wine Challenge awards back in 1984. We talk to him about his latest book, his new wines and the emergence of new latitude wines.  More >>

Murray McHenry of McHenry Hohnen Vintners

Murray McHenry of McHenry Hohnen Vintners

McHenry Hohnen Vintners is a family owned wine producer sourcing grapes from four vineyards in Margaret River. We catch up with Murray McHenry to hear how their natural approach to growing grapes is reaping rewards.  More >>

Mike Ratcliffe Grape Varieties in South Africa

Mike Ratcliffe Grape Varieties in South Africa

South Africa is known for Pinotage but there are other grapes coming through including Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc. We talk to Mike Ratcliffe about the trends in new plantings.  More >>

Neal Martin on wine ratings

Neal Martin on wine ratings

Neal Martin is a wine writer for Robert Parker and uses the The Wine Advocate Rating System to evaluate quality. We get to grips with the worlds most famous and powerful wine rating system and the pros and cons of wine ratings.   More >>

The Wine Show with Alicia Coughlan and Charlie Connor

The Wine Show with Alicia Coughlan and Charlie Connor

The Wine Show is a consumer exhibition held at the Business Design Centre in Islington. We catch up with the organisers to find out whats on at this year's show.  More >>

Neal Martin on wine writing

Neal Martin on wine writing

Neal Martin writes for Robert Parker, the renowned American wine commentator to give a British perspective to the erobertparker.com website. We hear how Neal first created his own successful wine site and how his distinctive writing style sets him apart.  More >>

Tim How of Majestic on wine retailing

Tim How of Majestic on wine retailing

Tim How is CEO at Majestic Wine Warehouses winner of the 2007 Decanter award for Best High Street Retailer. Tim describes Majestic's positioning in the UK and how they compete so successfully.  More >>

Mike Rogers of Philglas and Swiggot

Mike Rogers of Philglas and Swiggot

Mike Rogers is co-owner of award-winning independent wine merchant Philglas and Swiggot. Established in 1991 there are now 3 stores in London. Mike gives an insight into retailing wine at the quality end of the spectrum.  More >>

Waitrose Justin Howard-Sneyd MW

Waitrose Justin Howard-Sneyd MW

Justin Howard-Sneyd is head of wine buying at Waitrose and is one of 5 MWs in the team. Justin explains how Waitrose position their in-store wine departments to appeal to a broad range of customers.  More >>

Mike Ratcliffe on black empowerment in South Africa

Mike Ratcliffe on black empowerment in South Africa

Mike Ratcliffe is Deputy Chairman of South African Wine Industry Trust. We talk about black economic empowerment and how the trust is helping disadvantaged people to get into the wine industry.  More >>

Mike Ratcliffe Wines of South Africa

Mike Ratcliffe Wines of South Africa

Mike Ratcliffe is a director of Wines of South Africa and managing director of Warwick Estate. Mike talks to us about future plans for South African wines.  More >>

Steve Smith Craggy Range on Terroir

Steve Smith Craggy Range on Terroir

Steve Smith is a Master of Wine, viticulturist and managing director of Craggy Range, New Zealand. We find out what he thinks about terroir and why variety, climate and soil matter.   More >>

Louis Latour on Terroir and Global Warming

Louis Latour on Terroir and Global Warming

Louis Latour of Burgundy negociant Maison Louis Latour gives us his thoughts on the concept of terroir and the impact of global warming in his part of France.  More >>

Wine Marketing with Michael Cox

Wine Marketing with Michael Cox

Michael Cox launched Oxford Landing amidst the onslaught of fruit-driven Australian wines arriving in the UK in the 80's and 90's. We talk with Michael about the challenges of marketing New World wines.  More >>

Wine for Spice with Warren Edwardes

Wine for Spice with Warren Edwardes

Wine for Spice was created to extinguish that burning question of the ideal wine to drink with curry. We catch up with Wine for Spice founder Warren Edwardes for a lesson in spicy food and wine matching.  More >>

Louis Latour on Burgundy negociants

Louis Latour on Burgundy negociants

Maison Louis Latour is one of the most highly-respected negociants in Burgundy. We speak to Louis Latour about the activities of a negociant and their role in producing and selling Burgundy's wine.   More >>

Sioban Harnett Viticulturist at Cloudy Bay Part 2

Sioban Harnett Viticulturist at Cloudy Bay Part 2

Sioban Harnett is viticulturist at Cloudy Bay, the iconic New Zealand winery. We find out how the vines are trained and managed to suit the growing conditions of the Marlborough region.  More >>

Tim How CEO of Majestic Wines

Tim How CEO of Majestic Wines

Tim How is CEO of Majestic Wines, the UK's biggest chain of wine warehouses. Tim looks back at Majestic's history and forward to ambitious plans for future growth.   More >>

Sioban Harnett Viticulturist at Cloudy Bay Part 1

Sioban Harnett Viticulturist at Cloudy Bay Part 1

Sioban Harnett is the viticulturist at Cloudy Bay, New Zealand's iconic winery. We talk about the different jobs of a viticulturist throughout the growing season.   More >>

Simon Waghorn on Wine Awards

Simon Waghorn on Wine Awards

Simon Waghorn is winemaker for Whitehaven and Astrolabe, two top award-winning New Zealand wine brands. We get his views on wine awards and how winnning can help sell wine.  More >>

Michael Cox Wines of Chile

Michael Cox Wines of Chile

Wines of Chile is a promotional body that represents 90 Chilean wineries with offices in Santiago and London. Michael Cox heads up the UK office which was set up in 2003. We asked him for his perspective on Chilean wine.  More >>

Mark Hallett Grape Escapes

Mark Hallett Grape Escapes

Mark Hallett is owner of Grape Escapes a wine tour operator specialising in wine holidays to the vineyard regions of France. We find out what their tours to Champagne have to offer.  More >>

Tony Jordon CEO of Green Point

Tony Jordon CEO of Green Point

This week we feature Tony Jordon the CEO of Green Point Australia on the recent release of their entire sparkling range under crown seal.  More >>

Julia Trustram Eve English Wine Producers

Julia Trustram Eve English Wine Producers

This week is English Wine Week so we met up with Julia Trustram Eve, Marketing Manager for English Wine Producers, the Marketing Association for the English Wine Industry. We discuss issues including new Brussels legislation and global warming.  More >>

Denbies Wine Tourism with Chris White

Denbies Wine Tourism with Chris White

Denbies is England's largest vineyard and attracts 300,000 visitors a year. General Manager and son of the owner, Chris White, lets us in on the secret of Denbies' success.  More >>

James Booth Virtual Wine

James Booth Virtual Wine

James Booth is co-founder of Virtual Wine, the wine media company that runs wine tastings over the Internet. We find out how a virtual wine tasting works and why the idea is catching on.  More >>

Wine Closures with Jamie Goode

Wine Closures with Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode is the wine writer and blogger behind wineanorak.com. In this interview we discuss the technical issues with a range of closures including the screwcap, natural cork, diam, zork and the vino lock.  More >>

George Bowden Leventhorpe Winery

George Bowden Leventhorpe Winery

Leventhorpe Winery is a commercial vineyard and winery based in Leeds in the North of England. Owner George Bowden tells how he grows vines at the extreme edge of viticulture and why badgers, birds and hedgehogs are as much a hazard as frost and fungi.  More >>

Wine Storage Cabinets

Wine Storage Cabinets

Two competing manufacturers of wine cabinets are Dometic Wine Cellars and Liebherr. Each use very different technology to store wine so we find out how they work and explore the pros and cons.  More >>

Lucy Hargreaves Spiral Cellars

Lucy Hargreaves Spiral Cellars

Lucy Hargreaves is co-owner of Spiral Cellars, a company who specialise in home wine storage. We find out how the Spiral Cellar system works and how it rivals the traditional cellar.  More >>

Claire Wood Two Hands Horizontal Tasting Part 2

Claire Wood Two Hands Horizontal Tasting Part 2

Two Hands Wines was established in 1999 with the objective of making the best possible Shiraz based wines from prized Shiraz regions in Australia. In part 2 we taste 3 wines from 3 regions in a horizontal tasting.  More >>

Claire Wood Two Hands Horizontal Tasting Part 1

Claire Wood Two Hands Horizontal Tasting Part 1

Two Hands Wines was established in 1999 with the objective of making the best possible Shiraz based wines from prized Shiraz regions in Australia. In part 1 we compare 3 wines from 3 regions in a horizontal tasting.  More >>

 Richard Selley Geology and Wine Part 2

Richard Selley Geology and Wine Part 2

Richard Selley is a Professor of Geology and a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London. In Part 2 we explore the different soil types in vineyards across the UK.  More >>

Richard Selley Geology and Wine Part 1

Richard Selley Geology and Wine Part 1

Richard Selley is a Professor of Geology and a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London. He explains how the different soil and rock types affect the vines that are grown on them.  More >>

Matt Skinner

Matt Skinner

Australian-born Matt Skinner is sommelier at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant and a well-known personality in the UK wine world. Matt tells us how he got to where he is today, starting 13 years ago in an Aussie bottle shop.  More >>

Joel Peterson on the Zinfandel grape

Joel Peterson on the Zinfandel grape

Joel Peterson is founder of Ravenswood, the largest producer of Zinfandel in the world. In this second interview with Joel we discuss the latest genetic research into the origins of the Zinfandel grape.  More >>

Joel Peterson of Ravenswood Winery

Joel Peterson of Ravenswood Winery

Joel Peterson is founder of Ravenswood in Sonoma, California. Ravenswood is the largest producer of Zinfandel in the world and is now owned by Constellation Brands. Find out why Joel is so passionate about Zinfandel and how he became the 'King of Zin'.  More >>

Nicholas Ingham Fairtrade Wine

Nicholas Ingham Fairtrade Wine

As Fairtrade Fortnight approaches we talk to Nicholas Ingham of Fairtrade wine importers Grape-2-Wine and find out how the Fairtrade foundation can help producers in developing countries to get a better deal for their wines.  More >>

Jamie Goode on Wine Science

Jamie Goode on Wine Science

This week we talk to Jamie Goode about his book, Wine Science, and wine blog and website, wineanorak.com.  More >>

Parri Estate and Fleurieu Peninsula

Parri Estate and Fleurieu Peninsula

This week we talk to Michael House from Parri Estate in the Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia. We discover the differences between the Fleurieu Peninsula and neighbouring McLaren Vale region.  More >>

Jamie Goode on wine faults

Jamie Goode on wine faults

Jamie Goode is an expert in the science of winemaking. His book Wine Science provides an indepth reference for wine producers across a range of issues. In this interview we explore common wine faults such as Brettanomyces and volatile acidity.  More >>

Richard Selley Global Warming and Wine in Britain

Richard Selley Global Warming and Wine in Britain

Richard Selley is a Professor of Geology and a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London. He is author of The Winelands of Britain and shares with us his knowledge on climate change in Britain relating to wine.  More >>

Isabelle Legeron on the Master of Wine programme

Isabelle Legeron on the Master of Wine programme

Isabelle Legeron from Wine Labs is studying for her Master of Wine. Find out how Isabelle has found the course, what her motivations are and the rewards she hopes an 'MW' may bring.  More >>

Chris Foss, Plumpton College

Chris Foss, Plumpton College

Chris Foss is Head of Wine Studies at Plumpton College in Sussex. He is half-French and Bordeaux-trained. Chris brings us up to speed on the wine courses on offer at Plumpton.  More >>

Ian Harris, Wine and Spirit Education Trust

Ian Harris, Wine and Spirit Education Trust

Ian Harris is Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). He has been in the wine trade for 30 years and joined WSET in 2002. We find out what's on offer and how Ian has instigated change.  More >>

Roger Corder, The Wine Diet

Roger Corder, The Wine Diet

Roger Corder is the author of a new book, The Wine Diet. He sets out to explain the health benefits of red wine and how drinking in moderation, with food, may help lower the risk of heart-related disease. Roger asks are all red wines equal?  More >>

Aged Semillon with Phil Ryan, Mount Pleasant

Aged Semillon with Phil Ryan, Mount Pleasant

Phil Ryan is Chief Winemaker at Mount Pleasant in Hunter Valley and has been with parent company McWilliams for 41 years. Phil takes us through a vertical tasting of Semillons and explains how the wine's character changes as it ages.  More >>

Taylor's Port with Rod Smith MW, Mentzendorff

Taylor's Port with Rod Smith MW, Mentzendorff

Rod Smith MW explains the different port styles made by top producer Taylor's and how to store and serve it. We taste Taylor's 1985 Vintage Port to discover how it has aged over the past 21 years.  More >>

 Matthew Jukes

Matthew Jukes

Wine expert Matthew Jukes writes the Daily Mail wine column and his Top 250 is the UKs no.1 wine guide. We talk about life as a wine writer and get Matthew's recommendations for Christmas 2006 drinking.  More >>

Mt Difficulty Michael Herrick

Mt Difficulty Michael Herrick

Mt Difficulty is a top producer of Pinot Noir in Central Otago, New Zealand. Michael Herrick talks to us about the wines being produced at Mt Difficulty and techniques employed in the vineyard.  More >>

Simon Waghorn, Astrolabe and Whitehaven winemaker

Simon Waghorn, Astrolabe and Whitehaven winemaker

Simon Waghorn has 20 years experience as a winemaker. In 1995 he began making wine for Whitehaven in Marlborough and now has his own label, Astrolabe. We discover the differences in style between the two brands and the winemakers influence.  More >>

Oz Clarke UK Wine Communicator of the year

Oz Clarke UK Wine Communicator of the year

Oz Clarke is one of wine world's best known personalities and is Wine Communicator of the Year for 2006. He is back on TV on 22 November with a six-part BBC series 'Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure'.  More >>

Ridgeview and the 2006 English Harvest Mike Roberts

Ridgeview and the 2006 English Harvest Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts is the owner of Ridgeview Estate, a top English sparkling wine producer. His wines consistently win international awards so what makes them so successful and able to compete with Champagne?  More >>