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Tim Atkin – Master of Wine – discusses Ribera del Duero & Beginning your Wine Journey (Episode 197)

Winemastery has the great honour of interviewing another Master of Wine Mr Tim Atkin.
Tim gave a master class in Ribera del Duero wines in Manchester recently and kindly agreed to be interviewed by WineMastery to offer advice to you on Ribera del Duero and beginning your wine journey.

Tim explains the similarities and differences with other Spanish wines such as Rioja.

He also explains the different qualities of wine available form the region and what to look for when buying,

He explains why he believes that even the layman can appreciate good quality wine, as well as how visiting wine regions can enhance your appreciation of wines from that area.

 

 

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House of Wines – Portugal (Episode 196 Part 4)

In this part of this episode, we talk to Filipa and José from House of Wines –
Portugal.

We have a fascinating discussion about their wine and Portuguese wine in general.

If you are ever in Portugal – well worth trying to find out this wine!

 

 

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Ervideira Vineyard – Interview (Episode 196 Part 3)

In this part of the episode, we visit the Ervideira vineyard and talk to one of the owners who is the vineyard’s winemaker.

He begins by explaining the history of his family’s vineyard – he is one of the fourth generation now running the vineyard.

They have a fantastic range of 25 wines which are all top-flight – they focus on quality rather than volume.

They also have quirky wines such as the 30,000 bottles wines that are stored underwater at a depth of around 30m in Portugal’s and Europes largest lake which, when you compare to exactly the same wine stored above water, taste significantly different.

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodchurch Sparkling Rose (Episode 203 Part 2)

In part 2 of this episode, we taste a fantastic English Sparkling Rose from Woodchurch Winery.

This wine starts with a Strawberry flavour, it is sharp, refreshing without the acidity, then moves to some stone fruits flavour, onto the breadiness taste, just like champagne and then back to a strawberry flavour. John M also managed to get crispy green flavourings as well!

It is well worth a try give it a go here is the link to Woodchurch’s website: –

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Woodchurch Pinot Noir Tasting (Episode 203 – Part 1)

In this first part of our episode on Woodchurch Wines, we taste their 2018 Pinot Noir.

There is a link to the interview with Graham at Woodchurch Wines where we also taste this wine. John L was so impressed with this wine, that not only did he ask Graham if it could be one of the wines I brought back with me for John to try, I also purchased a case for myself!

This Pinot Noir is lighter and fresher than a typical Pinot Noir but absolutely bursting with flavour.

John M totally understood why John L was so impressed by this Pinot Noir. In addition to the balance and taste of the wine, he felt it had one of the best Tannin balances he had ever tasted.

There were only 950 bottles of this wine produced so you need to act quickly if you are to stand any chance of buying some – take a look at the Vineyard’s website to see if they still have some in stock! (This wine is available from 30 November 2019)

Here is the link: –

https://woodchurchwine.co.uk/collections/all

 

 

 

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Woodchurch Vineyard & Wine Tasting Visit (Episode 200)

In this video, I get the great pleasure to visit Graham and Donna Barbour and find out all about their fantastic venture into the world of winemaking.

I discovered their wine when interviewing Sara and Becky at Elizabeth Rose Wines and was so impressed with their Classic Cuvee sparkling wine that I ask to pop down to see them so I could discover more!

I visited the vineyard right in the middle of grape picking so a very busy time for Graham and Donna.

Graham explains their journey into winemaking from a completely different career path starting back in 2009.

Graham explains how they decided what variety of grapes to grow and then goes onto explain how to know when to pick the grapes besides, lots, lots more.

While there I was excited to taste three wines with Graham – their Blanc de Blanc, their Chardonnay and their very special limited Pinot Noir edition.

I really enjoyed this visit I hope you enjoy the video!

Take a look at their website where you can order their wines directly from the “Cellar Door”

https://woodchurchwine.co.uk/collections/all

 

 

 

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Casa da Carvalha VineYard (Episode 196 Part 2)

In this episode, I get the honour of interviewing Pedro Santos from the Casa de Carvalha vineyard in the Portuguese wine region of Doa.

The interview takes place in the Order dos Engenheiros, roughly translated into the Chartered Institute of Engineering’s restaurant where we get to taste Pedro’s family’s wine as well enjoying a fantastic lunch.

Pedro talks about his own comparatively small vineyard (3 Hectacres) as well the Portuguese wine industry, in general, both past and present.

It is a fascination conversation where Pedro really gives us an insight into the Portuguese wine market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WineGB Press Tasting Day (Episode 195)

This episode is completely different from our normal format.
In this episode, we summarise some of the facts and figures that we gathered at WineGB (The English and Welsh Winegrowers Trade Association) Trade and Press Event earlier in 2019 about English and Welsh Wine.

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Quinta Da Casaboa – Vineyard Visit (Episode 196 – Part 1)

In this episode, we have the great pleasure to visit the Quinta da Casaboa and speak to their General Manager and family owner of this wonderful vineyard – Joana Paes

Joana explains the history of the vineyard which was started by her Grandad back in the 1950s.

Joana explains how she changed the philosophy of the vineyard to meet the new demands of the consumer.

She goes on to explain how they decided what wines to produce.

A fascinating conversation with a fascinating lady!

 

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Masham Rhubarb Gin (Episode 185 Part 4)

In the last part of this episode, we taste the Masham Rhubarb Gin.

 

The main ingredient of this gin is, of course, Rhubarb, but it also has some Rose and Ginger botanicals included which sound s like a great combination.

The colour was very vibrant, almost luminous!

This Gin is 42% ABV unlike some of the flavoured gins where the ABV can be as low 20%.

John L thought the gin smelt like stewed rhubarb prepared for Rhubarb pie and he could also just detect the ginger too.

The taste was terrific coming in several waves of full-on Rhubarb, then Rose and then the ginger taste comes through.

When drunk neat there is absolutely no alcohol bite.

For both us, when we added the tonic, it made the drink just too sweet for our taste, making this a drink that we would prefer neat.


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