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NUM8ER 8 Gin by Eorl Crabtree (Episode 167)

We are lucky enough to be at the beginning of this new Gin’s journey.

Eorl Crabtree in partnership with the Divine House of Gin has developed a new Gin which literally is just coming on to the market.

Some of you will know Eorl from his playing days in International Rugby and Rugby League.

We discuss what made him try his hand at introducing a new gin to the market as well as discussing and, perhaps, more importantly, checking out the tasting profile of the gin itself.

For more details of the gin and links to buy the gin go to https://www.divinegin.com/product-page/num8er-eorl-crabtree-gin

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Sarah Abbott Master of Wine -Talks about Georgian Wines (Episode 166)

Sarah Abbott is one of only 382 Masters of Wine in the world and so is perfectly qualified to talk about the Georgian wines that are just beginning to break into the western markets.

Sarah informs us that Georgia is, based on archaeological findings, the oldest area where wine was deliberately made over 8,000 years ago.

Sarah then goes on to explain the great wines and grapes of Georgia, which currently are under the region. She also highlights several grape varietals you should try from Georgia during our interview.

Sarah makes Georgia sound like a must-visit place for the foodie as well as the wine lover. In fact, Lonely Planet has highlighted Georgia as one of it’s hottest new places to visit.

Our thanks to Sarah for taking the time out to speak to us in and amongst her very busy schedule at the 2019 London Wine Festival.

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Harewood Greystones Gin (Episode 165 Part 2)

We review the Gin produced for Harewood House using botanicals grown in the walled garden of this Stately Home.

The Gin is produced by the Harewood House Drink and Food Project.

this Gin is a no-nonsense Gin full of flavour and will be loved by everyone who enjoys the dry gin style.

With tonic, the gin still shines through!

This is fantastic classic Gin for those of you that love that clear refreshing distinctive taste of an English Gin!

 

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Harewood Greystones Gin (Episode 165 – Part 1)

In this episode, we taste another craft gin, this time a gin that has the majority of it’s botanicals taken from it very old and historic wall garden. The walled garden is part of the Harewood House stately home estate. Harewood House is one of the Treasure Houses of England.

To celebrate the wonderful produce from in and around the estate which has been produced for hundreds of years, the Harewood Food and Drink Project has been set up. This has resulted in, as well as many other wonderful products, the creation of Harewood Food & Drink Project’s Greystone Gin.

We were lucky enough to get Eddy, the Food and Drink Project Director to tell us all about the history of Harewood House and the creation of the Food and Drink project and this wonderful Gin.

 

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Ramirez de la Piscina Rioja at the London Wine Fair (Episode 164)

In the first of our London Wine Fair interviews, we interview Sonia from the Ramirez de la Piscina vineyard and ask her all things Rioja.

Sonia’s family has been making wine in the Rioja for many generations and her pride and passion for her family’s wine shine through.

Want to know about Rioja – this is the video for you!

 

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Take a look at Sonia’s family website at: –
http://www.ramirezdelapiscina.com/enoturismo

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Whittaker’s Gin (Episode 163 Part 1)

We visit Whitakers Distillery in the beautiful rural countryside of North Yorkshire.

We discuss how they started their distilling journey some four years ago.

From the experiments in the kitchen through to getting a significant Rural Development grant to build their own custom made distillery, complete with it’s own neutral spirit distilling plant making it one, of only 12, distilling plants in the UK that can produce it’s own neutral spirit

We then taste some of the fantastic gins they produce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more about Toby and Jane’s wonderful gin take a look at their web site by following this link: – https://www.whittakersgin.com

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1000 Stories Zinfandel (Episode 160)

In this episode, we taste a great Zinfandel, perhaps the best wine we have tasted this year!

To begin with, it smells wonderful a great start to the tasting.

A full on taste of cherries and blackcurrant and so light on the tannins – extremely well balanced. A really lush wine, although unfortunately, they have already sold out of this particular example – it must have been good!

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Watertons Distillery Interview with Dave Owens (Episode 159 Part 1)

In this episode, we talk to Dave Owens the distiller at Watertons Distillery based near Wakefield in West Yorkshire.

Dave tell us about Charles Waterton a pioneer in conservationist – the 18th Century’s David Bellamy, who even Charles Darwin took inspiration from! Given that Charles Waterton was one of the most famous historical figures in the area and Dave’s admiration for the pioneering conservationist he decided to name his Gin after this great historical figure.

Dave explains how he developed Waterton’s four gins in their portfolio and we taste each of them as Dave explains the flavour profile in each of the gins.

These gins are: –

Classic Dry

Dandelion

Yorkshire Rhubarb

Rose & Raspberry

What a great guys and what wonderful gin.

 

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https://watertonsreserve.com

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3 Ases Tempranillo (Episode 158)

In this episode, we taste an excellent Tempranillo called 3 Ases which is available from John’s shop Czwericks.

It has a fantastic blackcurrant aroma which is really powerful and great to “sniff at”!

Blackcurrant and a hint of vanilla on the palate with a great length. It is a great wine with a good deal of complexity.

We discuss how we think this wine would pair fantastically with Iberico Ham – the wine which costs £22.00 would need to be appreciated to it’s full and savoured over an evening, cheaper than a trip to the cinema and in my book far more enjoyable.

Just to clarify the discussion we had with regards to the length of time different classification mean the wine has been in a barrel and in the bottle her is a guide: –

Crianza:

A wine labelled Crianza has spent one year in oak barrels.

Reserva:

A wine that says Reserva on the bottle has been aged for two years; one of these years has to have been spent in oak.

Gran Reserva:

These wines are aged for two years in oak and three years in the bottle.

A link to John’s Spanish wines available though Czerwik’s website:-

https://czerwik.co.uk/product-category/wines/red-wine/spain-red-wine/

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Priorat Wine (Episode157)

In this episode, we taste a Priorat from Catalunya in Spain.

This wine is a blend of Garnacha, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mazuela and Syrah and, given it’s alcohol by volume of 14.5%, it has a very light taste making it very interesting and easy to drink. Perhaps too easy!

The wine is Sainsbury’s own “Taste the Difference” brand and was available at the time of publishing for £12.00

 

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