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S3 EP6: GEORGE EGG - show notes
 
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S3 EP6: GEORGE EGG - summary

George and Olly share a glass of not one but two truly unique wines as they talk about cookery, comedy, camaraderie and Indiana Jones.

S3 EP6: GEORGE EGG - timeline

 
 
  • 03:54 - George's current show is DIY Chef
  • 05:53 - George brings a bottle of his homemade Norfolk crab and wilding wine
  • 07:08 - the poster in George's house was designed by his son for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
  • 07:44 - the second drink George brings is homemade plum wine
  • 08:15 - George also makes elderflower cordial, with which he creates a spritzer using his crab apple and (non-homemade!) soda water
  • 10:03 - George used a recipe from John Wright's book Booze
 
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  • 1 1:15 - Olly compares the flavours to those found in Provence rosé or Tavel rosé
  • 13:03 - One of George's go-to wines is Viognier
  • 14:22 - George was inspired by Archaos
  • 15:24 - George then worked with Ian Smith of Mischief La Bas
  • 16:42 - During his show, George cooks a steak using two blowtorches and a metal Terminator 2 DVD box
 
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  • 24:17 - The thing that makes George laugh loudest is You've Been Framed with Harry Hill
 
 
  • 25:11 - Olly brings George a bottle of Breaky Bottom, Cuvée Reynolds Stones 2010 England. The price is £30 per bottle, named after the designer and engraver Alan Reynolds Stone.
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S3 EP6: GEORGE EGG - production notes

  • Recorded on 26 June 2018 at George's house in Brighton
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.2.2, Garageband 10.3.0
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S3 EP5: TOM PARKER BOWLES - show notes
 
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S3 EP5: TOM PARKER BOWLES - summary

Olly sat down with Tom at the Groucho Club in Soho to share a glass of rosé and chat about fine, wine and life. What else is there?

S3 EP5: TOM PARKER BOWLES - timeline

  • 02:35 - bottle variation is when different bottles of the same wine have different taste characteristics, and it can be more prevalent in natural wine
  • 03:06 - Tom brings a bottle of Le Grand Cros, Rosé 2017 Côtes de Provence. The price is £13.95 per bottle.
  • 04:40 - Bacchus is one of England's best native grape varieties for still wines
 
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  • 04:03 - Tom Parker Bowles' mother is Camilla Parker Bowles, who is president of the English and Welsh trade association WineGB
  • 05:38 - Olly mentions Eileen Hardy Chardonnay as a great example of premium wine from a large-scale producer. The average price is £27 per bottle.
 
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  • 06:18 - Olly and Tom discuss the Austrian grape varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Blaufränkisch.
  • 06:34 - Tom's grandfather was Bruce Shand, a partner in the wine merchant Block, Grey and Block.
  • 07:02 - Tom's grandfather gave him 25 cases of Château Léoville Barton and 25 cases of Château Léoville Poyferré, both from the legendary 1982 vintage.
  • 07:48 - Anthony Barton is the proprietor of Château Léoville Barton
  • 08:31 - Tom has written seven books - find out about them here.
  • 08:57 - Tom mentions caponata, a classic Sicilian dish
  • 09:28 - Tom mentions Prue Leith and Lloyd Grossman as two personalities who have tried to improve hospital food
  • 12:03 - Malibu and pineapple was Olly's signature drink, succeeded by Tennent's tops.
  • 16:04 - Olly and Tom were both born in 1974
  • 16:30 - Chef Fergus Henderson apparently has a glass of Madeira every day at 11 o'clock
  • 16:40 - Sercial is a dry style of Madeira - Olly recommends it with Comté cheese
  • 16:55 - Olly mentions Verdelho, another style of Madeira, which reminds him of marmalade
  • 17:08 - Blandy's is one of the main Madeira producer
  • 17:56 - Canteiro is an integral part of the modern Madeira production process
  • 18:14 - As an oxidised style of wine, Madeira remains the same even once opened
  • 18:45 - Tom asks Olly about the Coravin, a revolutionary wine preservation device
  • 19:59 - Olly mentions Delord armagnac, and the online retailer Brandy Classics
  • 23:40 - Olly and Tom both love Scampi flavoured fries.
 
 
  • 24:08 - Olly give Tom a bottle of Gonzalez Byass, Matusalem Dulce Oloroso NV sherry. The average price is £34 per bottle.
 
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S3 EP5: TOM PARKER BOWLES - production notes

  • Recorded on 5 June 2018 at The Groucho Club in Soho
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.2.2, Garageband 10.3.0
S3 EP4: ANDI OLIVER - show notes
 
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S3 EP4: ANDI OLIVER - summary

Andi and Oliver share a glass at her London restaurant to talk about her incredible life and career so far.

S3 EP4: ANDI OLIVER - timeline

 
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  • 05:04 -  Andi's loves to drink vodka, port and dry sherry
  • 04:59 - Fino and Manzanilla are types of dry sherry
  • 05:26 - Rick Stein's Road To Mexico is a BBC2 television programme first broadcast in January 2018
  • 06:08 - Olly visited the Hill Farmstead brewery in Vermont
  • 06:55 - Andi appeared on cult BBC sitcom The Young Ones as the lead singer in Rip Rig + Panic
  • 08:24 - Andi grew up in Bury St-Edmunds
  • 08:40 - Andi met her lifelong friend Neneh Cherry while in the band
  • 09:47 - Andi drove a 1970s Morris Minor across south-east Asia for a forthcoming television show called Road to Saigon
  • 12:47 - Edgar Allen Poe went to school on the site of Andi's restaurant
  • 13:48 - Andi's sausages are made by Forest Coalpit Farm
  • 16:28 - Andi played Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds
  • 17:15 - Andi interviewed writer Maya Angelou
  • 20:27 - Andi loves the chefs Rick Stein and Nuno Mendes
  • 21:36 - Andi chooses A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke
 
 
 
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S3 EP4: ANDI OLIVER - production notes

  • Recorded on 20 April 2018 at Andi's in Stoke Newington
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.2.2, Garageband 10.2.0
S3 EP3: PHIL JUPITUS - show notes
 
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S3 EP3: PHIL JUPITUS - summary

Olly met stand-up supremo Phil at a lovely London boozer to chat about their favourite beers, his love of art and his career in showbiz - starting from his childhood growing up in a pub.

S3 EP3: PHIL JUPITUS - timeline

  • 01:57 - Olly and Phil met at The Mulberry Bush pub on Upper Ground near Waterloo
  • 02:56 - the V1 was a German bomb used in the Second World War
  • 04:18 - Nanny State is an alcohol-free beer made by Brewdog
  • 04:37 - Phil brings a bottle of St Peter's Without, which costs around £1.75 per bottle
 
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  • 05:04 - Phil's favourite draught beer is Sam Adam's Summer Ale
  • 05:26 - The other beers Phil mentions as his favourites are Burton and Bass
  • 06:15 - Olly mentions Big Drop as one of the best alcohol-free beers
  • 07:29 - Phil toured Australia and New Zealand in spring 2017
  • 08:47 - a boilermaker is a beer with a shot of whiskey
  • 08:51 - Phil mentions Bulleit bourbon
  • 10:02 - Phil's grandfather's pub was The Brewery Tap in Barking
  • 12:20 - Shandy and lager top are drinks made from beer and lemonade
  • 12:36 - Shandy Bass is a particular brand of shandy
  • 13:34 - Phil mentions the New York Grill in Tokyo as the restaurant where he had steak chips and 'the most sensational red wine I've ever drunk.'
  • 15:11 - Phil visited the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 
  • 16:03 - Olly's daughter Lily makes Phil an Easter badge
  • 16:52 - Phil's daughter's Etsy page is Emily Dubious
  • 17:33  - Phil's first stepfather is an ornamental wood carver who made the figurehead for the SS Great Britain.
 
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  • 18:50 - Phil's current tour is called Juplicity
  • 19:18 - Phil does a character called Porky the Poet
  • 19:40 - During the interval, Phil gives away Tunnocks Tea Cakes!
  • 20:02 - Richard Hamilton was a British pop artist
  • 21:58 - The Specials played The Rainbow Theatre in London on 1st May 1980
  • 22:28 - Phil was a regular on the BBC comedy panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks
  • 23:25 - Reginald Bosanquet was an ITV news anchor
  • 25:28 - Olly gives Phil a bottle of Marimar, La Masia Don Miguel Vineyard Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
 
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S3 EP3: PHIL JUPITUS - production notes

  • Recorded on 27 March 2018 at the Mulberry Bush in London
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.2.2, Garageband 10.2.0
S3 EP2: CANDICE BROWN - show notes
 
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S3 EP2: CANDICE BROWN - summary

Olly and Candice Brown share a cheeky glass of English bubbles while they talk about her success winning the Great British Bakeoff, growing up above a pub, showbiz, the importance of saying thank-you, and her favourite drinks.

S3 EP2: CANDICE BROWN - timeline

 
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  • 02:34 - Candice featured this bottle as part of her winning creation in the final of the GBBO
  • 03:53 - Olly and Candice met on the BBC television show Christmas Kitchen
  • 05:07 - Nyetimber is based in West Sussex
  • 05:33 - Candice brought some of her home-made chocolate caramel salted shortbread from her new book
  • 05:40 - Candice's book is called Comfort.
 
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  • 08:58 - Olly mentions the pub The Square and Compass in Dorset
  • 09:13 - Liam Macaulay is Candice's Brown's fiancé.
  • 10:24 - Candice Brown was born in Edmonton
  • 13:24 - Candice was in Fortnum and Mason on Piccadilly
  • 15:08 - Candice's favourite red is Malbec from Argentina ...
  • 15:19 - ... but she is also a big fan of Bonarda
  • 17:33 - Candice was a teacher before winning the Great British Bakeoff
  • 19:44 - Candice does charity work with Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • 20:55  - Olly gives Candice a bottle of Joan Simo, Viatge al Priorat 2014 from Catalonia. The average price is £21 per bottle.
  • 21:31 - The  soil in Priorat is known as llicorella
 
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S3 EP2: CANDICE BROWN - production notes

  • Recorded on 27 October 2017 at a private club in central London
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.2.2, Garageband 10.2.0
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S3 EP1: CLARE BALDING - show notes
 
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S3 EP1: CLARE BALDING - summary

Olly shares a glass of white burgundy with Queen of Sports Clare Balding as they chat about her experience of wine, and her career as a broadcaster.

S3 EP1: CLARE BALDING - timeline

  • 00:02 - this episode is sponsored by Peter Yealands wines of New Zealand
  • 02:10 - Meursault is a white wine from the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy, France
  • 02:15 - Sir Peter O'Sullevan was a renowned horse racing commentator
  • 03:01 - Jacques Lardière is the winemaker at Louis Jadot
  • 03:29 - Clare opens a bottle of Louis Jadot, Les Narvaux 2012 Meursault - from the same year that the Olympic and Paralympic games were held in London. The average price is £39 per bottle.
 
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  • 04:09 - Jimmy Anderson is an England cricketer
  • 04:46 - Gavi di Gavi is an Italian white wine from Piedmont, made from the Cortese grape
  • 05:50 - Tokaj is a sweet white wine from Hungary
  • 08:37 - Ramblings is a BBC Radio 4 programme in which Clare chats to a special guest during a countryside walk
  • 08:44 Ed Byrne is an Irish comedian - listen to his episode of Ramblings here
 
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  • 11:56 - In 2012, Clare reported on the London Olympic and Paralympic games for the BBC
  • 12:22 Clare's interview with Bert Le Clos became well known
 
 
  • 14:32 - This episode is sponsored by Peter Yealands wines of New Zealand
  • 20:27 - The Korean women's hockey team featured players from both north and south Korea in the 2018 Winter Olympics
  • 21:03 - John Skeaping was a British sculptor and painter
  • 23:13 - David Morrissey is a British actor. Clare also mentions actresses Maxine Peake and Miranda Hart
  • 24:00 - Colin Cowdrey was the captain of the England cricket team
  • 25:10 - Olly recommends Aaron Lee Tasjan and Lee Ann Womack
 
 
  • 26:49 - Clare's favourite walk is St Oswalds Way
  • 31:25 - Olly gives Clare a bottle of Ocean Eight, Verve Chardonnay 2011 Mornington Peninsula - the price is £29 per bottle
 
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S3 EP1: CLARE BALDING - production notes

  • Recorded on 5 March 2018 at Clare's home in west London
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.2.2, Garageband 10.2.0
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BONUS 4: BEST OF SERIES 1 & 2 - show notes
 
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BONUS 4: BEST OF SERIES 1 & 2 - summary

Olly is joined by producer Rich for an entirely self-indulgent look back at the best bits of series one and two while they share a glass of tasty red Bordeaux.

BONUS 4: BEST OF SERIES 1 & 2 - timeline

  • 02:10 - Olly bought a bottle of Furleigh Estate sparkling wine from Fortnum & Mason for the Jay Rayner episode
  • 02:17 - The episode was recorded at a wine tasting held by Lay and Wheeler, part of the Majestic Wine group
  • 02:22 - Richard chose a bottle of Roc de Cambes 2012 Côtes de Bourg. The average price is £40 per bottle.
 
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  • 02:40 - François Mitjavile is the winemaker at Roc de Cambes
  • 03:02 - Richard was going to bring Hatzidakis, Mylos Vieilles Vignes Assyrtiko 2016 Santorini which costs £29 from The Wine Society
  • 03:22 - Olly worked with the London Greek Wine Festival
  • 03:30 - the award was given to Apostolos Thymiopoulos
  • 03:40 - Olly and Richard drank the Mylos Santorini with Mark Andrew, co-founder of Noble Rot
  • 04:43 - The original idea for A Glass With came from Will Evans
  • 05:17 - Olly and Richard recorded this episode at Lords cricket ground.
  • 06:55 - Stephen K Amos is indeed on tour! See his dates here.
  • 09:18 - The Oxford Bar is the Edinburgh pub in which Ian Rankin's famous detective Rebus drinks
 
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  • 09:21 - Olly's friend Ian Hoey suggested Ian Rankin as a guest
  • 12:15 - Richard smuggled the Pontet-Canet 2010 into an In N Out Burger in Hollywood, in a homage to the below scene from Sideways
 
 
 
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BONUS 4: BEST OF SERIES 1 & 2 - production notes

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BONUS 3: MIRIAM MARGOLYES - show notes
 
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BONUS 3: MIRIAM MARGOLYES - summary

Actress, gin aficionado and wonderful woman Miriam chats to Olly about her career, the bizarre story of how she started drinking gin and shares some of her extraordinary vocal talents!

BONUS 3: MIRIAM MARGOLYES - timeline

  • 02:06 - The two gin brands that Miriam mentions are Booths and Gordons
  • 02:59 - sweet Jewish wine is generally made from the Concord grape variety
  • 03:46 - Sam Galsworthy is one of the original founders of Sipsmith Gin
  • 04:08 - Pollination Gin comes from the Dyfi distillery in Wales, and costs £34.95 per bottle
 
 
  • 06:05 - Miriam provided the voice of the bunny in television adverts for Cadbury's Caramel in the 1980s.
 
 
  • 07:00 - the Thames estuary accent
 
 
  • 10:19 - Mrs Gamp is a character from Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
  • 12:36 - Footlights is the name of the famous Cambridge University sketch troupe
  • 13:42 - 'You appear to be wearing a pair of Devil's dumplings' was a line from the BBC sitcom Blackadder.
 
 
 
 

BONUS 3: MIRIAM MARGOLYES - production notes

  • Recorded on 28 September 2017 in southwest London
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.2.0
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BONUS 2: JAY RAYNER - show notes
 
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BONUS 2: JAY RAYNER - summary

Restaurant critic and jazz fingersmith Jay Rayner sat down with Olly over a rather good glass of red Bordeaux to talk about wine, jazz and life. What else is there?

BONUS 2: JAY RAYNER - timeline

  • 00:57 - this episode was recorded at Brasserie Zédel in London
  • 01:58 - Jay writes for The Observer newspaper
  • 02:21 - the books that Jay has written can be found on his website
  • 02:32 - The Kitchen Cabinet is Jay's show on BBC radio 4
  • 03:34 - Jay mentions Budd shirts
  • 05:24 - Le Gavroche and Rules are two of the classic restaurants Jay wrote about
  • 05:35 - The restaurant in Alsace that Jay goes to review is l'Auberge de l'Ill
  • 05:53 - the sommelier at 'Auberge de l'Ill is Serge Dubs
  • 07:35 - the wine Jay has brought is Château Cos d'Estournel 1993 St-Estèphe. The average price is £83 per bottle.
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  • 10:08 - Hugel are a legendary producer from Alsace
  • 10:30 - Château Musar is another legendary producer from Lebanon
  • 12:10 - sulphites are a preservative commonly used in wine production
  • 14:02 - Westerns Laundry is a restaurant in Highbury
  • 17:42 - Jay gave a critical review of Le Cinq restaurant in Paris
  • 18:32 - Jay supports The Food Chain
  • 18:49 - more information about Jay's new album can be found on his website
  • 18:55 - tickets for Jay's Cadogan Hall gig on Friday 17 November can be bought here
  • 21:10 - some of the jazz musicians that Jay admires are Liane CarrollIan ShawJoe Stilgoe and Guy Barker
  • 22:30 - Olly mentions Audio T in Brighton as the shop where he bought a CD player
  • 26:05 - you can buy tickets to Jay's Cadogan Hall gig here
  • 26:50 - Jay's review of the waxing clinic can be read here
  • 28:17 - Jay's mother was agony aunt Claire Rayner
  • 30:46 - Olly gives Jay a bottle of Furleigh Estate Classic Cuvée NV England. The average price is £25 per bottle.
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BONUS 2: JAY RAYNER - production notes

  • Recorded on 27 September 2017 at Brasserie Zédel, central London
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.2.0
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S2 EP5: DAWN FRENCH - show notes
 
 

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S2 EP5: DAWN FRENCH - summary

The lovely Dawn French chats to Olly about her love of cider, her love of the west-country and her love of her husband - among many other lovely things - including an exclusive insight into her new book!

S2 EP5: DAWN FRENCH - timeline

 
 
  • 04:35 - Richard Osman is a British television presenter best known for the quiz show Pointless
  • 05:02 - the biodynamic tasting calendar can be found as an app here
  • 06:36 - scrumpy is a type of strong cider, mostly made in Cornwall
  • 10:05 - Dawn married her husband Mark Bignell in April 2013
  • 14:06 - Franco Zeffirelli is an Italian film director
  • 18:30 - Jennifer Saunders performed with Dawn French from the beginning of their careers in comedy
  • 18:45 - Dawn met Jennifer at Central School of Speech and Drama
  • 24:53 - Fowey Valley first made a sparkling vintage cider, made in the champagne style
  • 27:24 - Richard Curtis is a British screenwriter
  • 27:26 - Dawn starred in the BBC television sitcom The Vicar of Dibley between 1994 and 1998
 
 
 
 

S2 EP5: DAWN FRENCH - production notes

  • Recorded on 15 June 2017 in Cornwall
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.2.0
S2 EP4: SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON - show notes
 
 

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S2 EP4: SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON - summary

Chat show legend Sir Michael Parkinson joined Olly for a glass of wine and a chat about his life and career so far. It's an entertaining romp through his many experiences as a television personality, as well as his earlier years in the army and starting out as a journalist.

S2 EP4: SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON - timeline

 
 
  • 02:55 - Yates' Wine Lodge was a chain of wine bars especially popular in northern England
  • 04:30 - Sir Michael gave the Australia Day address in 2011
 
 
  • 05:52 - Sir Michael grew in up Grimethorpe, a mining village in Yorkshire
  • 06:33 - Ingrid Bergman was a Hollywood film star
  • 06:37 - the Rock Cinema was in Cudworth, near where Sir Michael grew up
  • 08:08 - this episode is brought to you by Yalumba
  • 09:08 - Fleet Street was the centre of London journalism
  • 10:07 - El Vino is a legendary wine bar on Fleet Street
  • 11:36 - Sir Michael had a chat show on BBC television between 1971 and 2004
  • 12:03 - The first guest on Parkinson was actor Terry Thomas
  • 13:34 - Granada television is the ITV network for northern England
  • 14:54 - Sir Michael appears on the cover of the Wings album Band On The Run
 
 
 
 
  • 20:08 - Graham Norton produces his own range of New Zealand wine
  • 21:10 - Michael Winner was a famous British film producer and latterly restaurant critic
  • 23:23 - Olly gives Sir Michael a bottle of Georges Vernay, Les Challiées de l'Enfer 2012 Condrieu. The average price is £69 per bottle.
 
 

S2 EP4: SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON - production notes

  • Recorded on 23 May 2017 in central London
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.1.6
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S2 EP3: IAN RANKIN - show notes
 
 

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S2 EP3: IAN RANKIN - summary

Olly met Ian in Edinburgh to discuss wine, fiction, Edinburgh, whisky, beer, pubs and much more - it's a wonderful booze-infused chat that is stuffed full of interesting anecdotes.

S2 EP3: IAN RANKIN - timeline

  • 02:16 - 1982 was a top-quality vintage in Bordeaux
  • 02:23 - 'ullage' is a term used to describe the level of liquid in a wine bottle
  • 02:44 - a 'cave cooperative' is a collective winery owned by a group of grape growers
  • 03:13 - the photos that Ian shows Olly are all reproduced here:
 
 
  • 03:42 - Ian studied English at Edinburgh University
  • 05:00 - pompage is French for pumping, which is used to move wine between tanks, barrels and bottles
  • 05:15 - vendange is French for harvest
  • 06:49 - Olly refers to Bacchus and Ariadne, by Titian
  • 07:57 - Inspector Rebus is Ian Rankin's most famous fictional character
  • 08:22 - Valpolicella and Lambrusco are Italian red wines, which are normally inexpensive
  • 08:29 - Blue Nun is a German wine brand that was very popular in the 1980s
  • 10:24 - the Cameo Picturehouse is a cinema in Edinburgh, where Olly used to work
  • 10:56 - Knee Deep In Claret was published in 1994
  • 11:03 - In Bordeaux, négociants are middleman who sell wine between châteaux and wholesalers
  • 11:39 - Gillespies is a type of stout, formerly brewed in Scotland
  • 12:24 - Alexander McCall Smith is another Scottish author, who lives on the same street as Ian
  • 12:55 - Will Lyons is a British wine writer and fine advisor for London wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd
  • 13:38 - Tales Of The Unexpected is a collection of short stories written by Roald Dahl, which were turned into a television series with a well-known theme tune
 
 
  • 14:57 - some of the drinks Ian first encountered were Warnink's Advocaat, Bells, Glayva and Southern Comfort
  • 15:27 - one of Olly's earliest drinks was Malibu and pineapple
  • 16:16 - Ian and his wife moved to the Dordogne region of France.
  • 16:26 - Cahors is a famous red wine of the southwest of France
  • 16:31 - Corbières and Minervois are also wine regions in southwest France
  • 16:46 - Caesar's Vast Ghost is a book written by Gerard Durrell
  • 18:52 - The Oxford Bar is the pub where Ian's fictional detective Inspector Rebus drinks
  • 19:11 - Ian has an Edinburgh app and has endorsed several Rebus-themed walking tours
  • 22:16 - Cromarty is a town in the north of Scotland
 
 
 
 

 

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S2 EP2: DERMOT O'LEARY - show notes
 
 

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S2 EP2: DERMOT O'LEARY - summary

Olly sets out to discover is Dermot really is as nice as he appears on telly and radio - spoiler alert: he is! Over a glass of good Gevrey-Chambertin, they talk about all sorts of different wines, as well as touching on Dermot's childhood, his favourite books and travel destinations and much more besides.

S2 EP2: DERMOT O'LEARY - timeline

  • 00:04 - This series of A Glass With is brought to you by Côtes du Rhône wines
  • 02:02 - Dermot's birthday is 24 May
  • 02:20 - The Wine Society is a fantastic British wine retailer
  • 02:51 - Piesporter Michelsberg is an inexpensive German white wine that was especially popular in the 1980s
  • 03:10 - the briefcase in Pulp Fiction:
 
 
  • 03:21 - Dermot brings a bottle of Domaine Alain Burguet's Mes Favorites 2012 from Gevrey-Chambertin. The average price is £59 per bottle
  • 03:30 - 'Vieilles Vignes' means old vines in French
  • 04:40 - Patsy is a character from the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous
 
 
  • 04:50 - Olly and Dermot were in Vinoteca wine bar
  • 06:00 - Pomerol and St-Julien are two appellations in Bordeaux
  • 09:11 - Dermot went to a resort in Zighy Bay in Oman
  • 10:00 - Dermot got married in the village of Chiddingstone, Kent
  • 10:35 - Picpoul is a grape variety, which most commonly found as the French white wine Picpoul de Pinet
  • 10:46 - Bentleys is a fish restaurant in central London
  • 11:32 - Muscadet is another light French white wine which is great with fish
  • 11:49 - Olly took New Hall Bacchus to share with his father
  • 12:30 - Melon de Bourgogne is the grape variety of Muscadet
  • 14:22 - Arsenal Football Club won the FA Cup Final on 27 May 2017, beating Chelsea 2-1
  • 14:34 - Whispering Angel is a brand of Provence Rosé
  • 14:48 - M de Minuty is another Provence rosé which Olly and Dermot both love.
  • 15:46 - Château Miraval is a winery in Provence owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
  • 15:57 - M de Minuty is currently £10.99 at Majestic Wine
  • 17:23 - Luca is a restaurant on St John Street in London
  • 17:48 - Primitivo, Negroamaro and Gaglioppo are three black grape varieties found in Puglia, southern Italy
  • 18:15 - Falanghina and Fiano are two white grape varieties also found in the region
  • 20:55 - The Triumph Bonneville is a classic British motorcycle
  • 22:13 - Morgon is a red wine from the Beaujolais region of France
  • 23:02 - Thomas Keller is an American chef
  • 23:26 - Dermot's two favourite books are Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks and Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor
 
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  • 24:14 - Blaufrankisch and Gruner Veltliner are two native Austrian grape varieties
  • 24:35 - Dermot presented a Channel 4 documentary on the battle of Britain
 
 
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S2 EP2: DERMOT O'LEARY - production notes

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S2 EP1: JONATHAN AGNEW - show notes
 
 

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S2 EP1: JONATHAN AGNEW - summary

Olly shares a glass with Jonathan Agnew, the voice of BBC cricket, as they discuss commentating on the royal wedding, horse riding, wine from New Zealand, India, Australia and beyond - a much else besides!

S2 EP1: JONATHAN AGNEW - timeline

  • 00:04 - This series of A Glass With is brought to you by Côtes du Rhône wines
  • 02:11 - Jonathan presented the BBC radio equestrian coverage at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
  • 05:27 - Jonathan brings a bottle of Colomé, Torrontés 2015 from Salta. The average price is £10 per bottle.
  • 05:44 - Mendoza is the biggest and most important wine-growing region in Argentina
  • 07:06 - Horse and Hound is a British equestrian magazine 
  • 08:10 - Jonathan Agnew was part of the commentary team for the BBC's coverage of Princess Diana's funeral in September 1997 ...
  • 09:35 - ... and he also commentated on the royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton
  • 11:28 - Henry Blofeld is a colleague of Jonathan Agnew's on Test Match Special, famed for his in-game observations of pigeons
  • 11:41 - Gewurztraminer is a very aromatic grape, most commonly found in the Alsace region of France
  • 13:26 - Jonathan got engaged at Boschendal, a wine estate in Franschhoek, South Africa
  • 14:33 - Olly once left a bottle of Koshu wine from Japan for Jonathan during a broadcast of Test Match Special - which was subsequently opened and sampled by Michael Vaughan
  • 15:27 - Jonathan mentions that one of his favourite Australian Chardonnays was made by Scotchman's Hill
  • 15:55 - Olly mentions Petaluma and Koonunga Hill as two Australian Chardonnays he used to drink
  • 16:35 - Jonathan stayed at Cloudy Bay, the famous wine producer based in Marlborough, New Zealand
  • 18:42 - Olly went to the Gers region of France, where he visit the St-Mont co-operative winery
  • 19:20 - Olly mentions Sula and Ritu wines in India
  • 20:23 - Henry Blofeld has his own range of wine
  • 21:36 - Pickled Onion Monster Munch is a popular British snack
 
 

S2 EP1: JONATHAN AGNEW - production notes

  • Recorded on 20 April 2017 at Jonathan's house in Leicestershire
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list:  2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.1.6
BONUS 1: ALEX JONES - show notes
 
 

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BONUS 1: ALEX JONES - summary

Olly and Alex share a glass as they discuss parenthood, New Zealand wine, Strictly Come Dancing, her career in broadcasting and how to store wine.

BONUS 1: ALEX JONES - timeline

  • 02:02 - Alex Jones gave birth to her son Teddy on 22 January 2017
  • 02:26 - The wine Alex brings is Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2016 from Marlborough in New Zealand. The average price is £11 per bottle.
 
 
  • 11:13 - Alex raised over £1,000,000 for Sport Relief in 2014
 
 
  • 13:34 - Alex's career in broadcasting started on Welsh television in the early 2000s
  • 14:36 - Alex's favourite film is The Poseidon Adventure
 
 
  • 15:06 - Alex's favourite song is Transvision Vamp's I Want Your Love
 
 
  • 17:45 - Olly recommends Daniel Primack at Winerackd as one of the best sources for wine storage
  • 19:25 - Olly brings Alex The Paddler 2010 Grüner Veltliner from Marlborough. The average price is £12 per bottle.
 
 

 

BONUS 1: ALEX JONES - production notes

  • Recorded on 18 April 2017 at Alex's house in west London
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list:  2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.1.6, Wavelab LE8
S1 EP6: SAM NEILL - show notes
 
 

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Sam chats to Olly about emigrating to New Zealand, making Pinot Noir, the mating habits of pigs, stuttering and playing ukulele with Ewan MacGregor. As Olly puts it, 'what a charming fellow!'

S1 EP6: SAM NEILL - timeline

  • 00:04 - thanks to our sponsor Domaines Paul Mas
  • 00:15 - thanks to our sponsor Regal Rogue Vermouth
  • 02:42 - Sam's winery is Two Paddocks in Central Otago, New Zealand
  • 03:45 - Central Otago has vineyards at the most southerly latitudes in the world
 
 
  • 04:24 - Sam brings a bottle of Two Paddocks, The Fusilier Pinot Noir 2014. The average price is £40 per bottle.
 
 
  • 06:08 - Two Paddocks is an organic vineyard, so doesn't use synthetic insecticides or herbicides
  • 08:50 - Kune Kune and Saddelback are two  different breeds of pig
  • 10:22 - Pinot Noir is a black grape variety that is notoriously difficult to grow
  • 10:43 - Burgundy in France is the homeland of Pinot Noir
  • 11:59 - Felton Road is one of Central Otago's most famous Pinot Noir producers
  • 12:28 - 'premier cru' is a quality designation used in Burgundy to denote some of the best vineyards in the region
  • 13:28 - 'skiting' is a New Zealand slang term for boasting
  • 14:11 - Aubert de Villaine is the proprietor of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, who make the most expensive burgundies in the world.
  • 14:16 - Nick Mills is the owner/winemaker of Rippon, another Pinot Noir specialist in Central Otago
  • 14:18 - 'lieux dits' is a French term to describe specific, named vineyard plots
  • 15:06 - Nigel Greening is the proprietor of Felton Road winery
  • 16:02 - 'fruitbomb' is a term used to indicate a wine that has very powerful fruit flavours, often at the expense of elegance or complexity
  • 17:10 - 'crossing the line' is the moment at which a ship sails over the equator, and often involves a ceremony of some kind
  • 18:06 - Pitcairn Island is where the mutineers from HMS Bounty settled in the 18th century
  • 18:41 - the first vintage of Two Paddocks was made in 1997
  • 20:59 - Jackie runs the Two Paddocks Instagram feed
  • 21:05 - Jancis Robinson is a world-renowned British wine writer
  • 23:05 - 'cuves' are fermentation tanks
  • 23:13 - '50% whole bunch' means that half of the grapes are fermented as whole bunches; that is, they are not destemmed
  • 23:18 - oak barrels are used to mature wine, and 'new oak' indicates the proportion of barrels that are brand new, and which therefore give the strongest potential influence on flavour
  • 25:28 - Country Calendar featured a special episode on Two Paddocks 
 
 
  • 27:35 - Sam supports the Stutterer's Association
  • 29:49 - 'Doctor Theatre' is a phrase among performers to explain how an illness can seemingly be temporarily overcome during a performance
  • 31:11 - Sam appeared on The Graham Norton Show with Ewan MacGregor
 
 
  • 31:49 - Plastic Jesus is an American folk song
  • 32:46 - Olly brings a small jar of honey that he makes from beehives in his garden in Sussex
  • 33:28 - Sam makes two Rieslings: 'Two Paddocks' and 'Picnic'

S1 EP6: SAM NEILL - production notes

  • Recorded on 7 October 2016 at the headquarters of the Institute of Masters of Wine in central London
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list:  2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.1.6, Wavelab LE8
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S1 EP5: STUART BROAD - show notes
 
 

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S1 EP5: STUART BROAD - summary

England cricketer Stuart Broad met with Olly in his Leicestershire pub to talk about wine, cricket, touring the world, psychology, and lifelong ambitions. Just the little things then!

S1 EP5: STUART BROAD - timeline

  • 02:29 - Chris Broad, Stuart's father, is a former England international cricketer and now umpire
  • 02:24 - Waitrose is a British supermarket chain that sponsor the England cricket team
  • 03:38 - Stuart toured the Indian sub-continent with the England cricket team between 6 October and 23 December 2016 - nearly 11 weeks!
  • 03:59 - Joe Root is one of Stuart's England cricket team-mates
  • 04:10 - Sula is a winery in the Nashik region of India
  • 05:59 - Mud House Sauvignon Blanc is from Marlborough in New Zealand, and the average price is £10 per bottle
 
 
  • 06:06 - Graham Gooch is a former England cricketer
  • 06:45 - Kevin Judd is a New Zealand winemaker, who made one of Marlborough's most famous wines, Cloudy Bay, for many years
  • 07:03 - Lords is a London cricket ground known as the home of cricket, and Ben Glover is a winemaker who makes Mud House wines, among others
  • 07:42 - 'Ashes winner' refers to cricket matches held between Australia and England. Stuart's father was part of an England Ashes-winning team.
 
 
  • 08:12 - Matt Prior is an English cricketer who accidentally broke a window at Lords in 2011
  • 08:50 - Stuart Broad was made a Member of the British Empire on 10 February 2017
  • 09:04 - Tottenham Hotspur is a premier league English football team
  • 09:47 - 'Cookie' is Alistair Cook, the former English cricket captain
  • 10:23 - Rioja is a Spanish wine, usually red (but can be white or rosé) which is often paired with lamb
  • 10:32 - Berry Brothers & Rudd is a traditional British wine merchant in central London
  • 10:45 - Hardys is an Australian wine producer who sponsored the Ashes series in 2015 - here's one of their idents, featuring Stuart:
 
 
  • 11:14 - the England cricket team are touring Australia in late 2017
  • 11:35 - Ben Stokes is an England cricketer
  • 12:15 - Stuart picks Glen McGrath and Shaun Pollock as his all-time cricketing heroes
As a bowler, you have to be in a battle. You have to have a little bit of hate for the batsmen. I call it a warrior mode.
— Stuart Broad
 
 
 
 
  • 25:42 - England play South Africa in a test match at Trent Bridge, an international cricket ground close to The Three Crowns, in summer 2017
  • 26:35 - The Big Bash is an Australian cricket league
I bowl four overs in my mind. So, I’ll imagine the crowd roaring, who I’m going to be bowling at, the feeling of the nerves, the calmness through the run-up, the energy through the crease. That’s mental preparation for me that takes away my nerves.
— Stuart Broad
  • 31:00FX Pichler are one of Austria's best wine producers
  • 31:14 - La Rioja Alta, 890 Gran Reserva 2004 Rioja is a top Rioja. The average price is £81 per bottle.
  • 31:30 - Kyperounda is a winery in Cyprus
  • 32:06 - The Broad Appeal is Stuart's family charity to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease.
  • 33:04 - Joost van der Westhuizen was a South African rugby player who died of Motor Neurone Disease on 6 February 2017
  • 33:30 - find out more about The Broad Appeal golf day at The Belfry here
Three dreams: win the Ashes again, become a Master of Wine, and play the piano
— Stuart Broad
  • 36:08 - Olly gives Stuart a bottle of Dr H Thanisch, Berncasteler Doctor Riesling spätlese 2010 from the Mosel valley in Germany. The average price is £39 per bottle.
 
 

S1 EP5: STUART BROAD - production notes

  • Recorded on 9 February 2017 at The Three Crowns in Wymeswold, Leicestershire
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list:  2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.1.6, Wavelab LE8
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S1 EP4: STEPHEN K AMOS - show notes

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S1 EP4: STEPHEN K AMOS - summary

Stephen K Amos invited Olly into his lovely home to share a glass of robust red and chat about comedy, social media, Australia and of course wine - including the mysteries of Pinot Noir and Riesling, the reason why some wines have more alcohol than others, and the magic of good sparkling.

S1 EP4: STEPHEN K AMOS - timeline

  • 02:46 - Olly first met Stephen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • 02:49 - Olly's brother is actor and comedian Will Smith
  • 03:18 - Stephen appeared in The Big Value Comedy Show alongside the comedians Lee Mack, John GordilloCarey Marx and others
  • 03:53 - Will Smith writes for the American TV show Veep
  • 04:41 - 'New World wine' is that which comes from non-European (or 'Old World') countries 
  • 04:54 - Stephen brings Mollydooker, The Boxer Shiraz 2014 from McLaren Vale in Australia. The average price is £22 per bottle.
 
 
  • 05:12 - Stephen also mentions Two Hands, Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon - also from McLaren Vale. The average price is £24 per bottle.
 
 
  • 05:25 - The Mollydooker winery is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide
 
 
  • 06:16 - Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics released his own wine, made in collaboration with Mollydooker, in 2012.
  • 07:13 - the alcohol level of Mollydooker's The Boxer Shiraz wine is 15.5%
  • 07:22 - warmer climates result in riper grapes with higher sugar levels, which is converted into higher alcohol in the finished wine
  • 07:37 - Moscato d'Asti is an Italian white sparkling wine in which the fermentation is stopped prematurely, leaving residual sugar in the final wine
  • 08:21 - Jacob's Creek is one of the biggest Australia wine brands
  • 08:47 - Double Barrel is a Shiraz made by Jacob's Creek which is aged in whisky barrels
  • 10:35 - Stephen's current tour dates can be found here on his website
  • 10:50 - here's a clip of Stephen at the 2016 Melbourne Comedy Festival
 
 
  • 11:15 - the 'ten-pound POM' refers to British citizens who emigrated to Australia in the mid-20th century
Look at our Scottish cousins: their skin isn’t just sheet white from the lack of sun, but their hair was turned red in an attempt to start its own fire for warmth
— Stephen K Amos
  • 12:58 - The Ashes is the colloquial term for the cricket test series played between Australia and England
  • 13:33 - The Rod Laver arena is a multipurpose venue for sport and entertainment in Melbourne
  • 13:58 - The Lewes Rooks are Olly's home football team
  • 14:24 - Men's Health is a fitness magazine
  • 16:13 - Assyrtiko is a white grape variety native to the Greek island of Santorini
  • 16:23 - Clare Valley Riesling is one of Australia's most renowned white wines
  • 16:41 - Ochota Barrels are a wine producer in South Australia, who among other things make a wine from Gamay, the grape variety native to Beaujolais in France
  • 17:18 - Pinot Noir is often one of the lightest styles of reds, both in colour and body, that usually has high levels of acidity
  • 18:10 - Burgundy in France is the homeland of Pinot Noir, home to some of the best and most expensive examples of that variety in the world
  • 18:49 - Carménère is a grape variety grown widely in Chile
  • 20:33 - ITV is a British television network, and The Roundhouse is a performing arts venue in Camden, north London
  • 20:45 - Jeroboams are large-format bottles, usually containing 3 litres of wine, equivalent to four standard-sized bottles
  • 22:55 - One Direction are a famous British boy band
  • 23:25 - Sir Roger Moore is a British actor who played James Bond, among other roles
  • 23:53 - Richard & Judy is a British daytime magazine television show, and the late Tony Curtis co-starred in The Persuaders with Roger Moore
  • 25:25 - Dom Pérignon 1993 is a champagne with an average price of £229 per bottle
  • 26:24 - Olly gives Stephen a bottle of Nyetimber, Classic Cuveee 2010 - a sparkling wine from England with an average price of £29 per bottle
 
 

S1 EP4: STEPHEN K AMOS - production notes

  • Recorded on 8 December 2016 at Stephen's house in south-west London
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list:  2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.1.6, Wavelab LE8
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S1 EP3: MICK HUCKNALL - show notes
 
 

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S1 EP3: MICK HUCKNALL - summary

Olly chats to Mick about his career as frontman of Simply Red as well as his love of wine, which included making his own wine in Sicily as well as a brilliant anecdote about the late Omar Sharif.

S1 EP3: MICK HUCKNALL - timeline

 
 
  • 03:41 - Mick was born in Manchester, England on 8 June 1960
  • 04:24 - a corked wine is one which is infected with TCA
  • 05:29 - Eric Hereema is the owner and Chief Executive of English wine producer Nyetimber
  • 05:56 - the 2012 vintage in England was terrible, with many producers harvesting no grapes at all
  • 06:10 - hail is a perennial threat to the vineyards of Burgundy, and it was particularly damaging in 2016
  • 06:22 - Mick grew grapes on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily
  • 07:18 - Claret is a British term for red Bordeaux wine, Mateus is a Portuguese rosé and Hock is a German white wine.
  • 07:34 - Oddbins and Majestic are two major British wine retailers
  • 07:58 - Margaret River is a designated geographical indication for a wine-growing region in Western Australia
  • 08:14 - Peter Gago is the chief winemaker at Penfolds (who P!nk also mentions in S1 EP1!)
  • 08:26 - Grange is Penfolds' top red wine, and 1962 was a great vintage. The average price is £2,069 per bottle!
Before I became famous, I was into fizz, but it was dry cider.
— Mick Hucknall
  • 09:37 - champagne is generally very high in acidity
  • 09:45 - Mick mentions three white wines he enjoys as ab aperitif: Riesling, Albariño and Vinho Verde
  • 10:29 - 'second and third growths' are red wines from Bordeaux that were classified in 1855
  • 11:29 - modern-style Barolo wine tends to be less tannic (and therefore drying)
  • 12:09 - 'first-growth Bordeaux prices' refers to the most expensive wines of Bordeaux, which can reach thousands of pounds per bottle
  • 12:40 - Petrus is one the world's most expensive wines, from St-Émilion in Bordeaux
  • 13:10 - blind tastings are when you assess a wine without knowing anything about its origin, grape variety, vintage or producer
  • 13:15 - Don Melchor and Seña are two of Chile's top red wines.
  • 14:22 - Château La Conseillante is a red wine from Pomerol in Bordeaux. The average price for the 1995 vintage is £124 per bottle
  • 15:00 - Château Latour is one of the first growths of Bordeaux
I love the idea of finding a six-quid bottle and it’s like - wow, this is fantastic!
— Mick Hucknall
  • 15:56 - Riesling is a white grape variety that originates from Germany
  • 18:17 - Château Le Pin is a top red Bordeaux from Pomerol
  • 18:21 - Château d'Yquem is one of the world's best sweet wines, from Sauternes in Bordeaux
  • 19:04 - Omar Sharif is an Egyptian actor famous for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago
 
 
People say wine is bad for you. I drink one bottle every day. And it’s very good for me!
— Omar Sharif
  • 19:36 - a vertical is a wine tasting of the same wine across different vintages
  • 19:45 - Jancis Robinson OBE is a British Master of Wine and wine writer. She made a short video of the Paris Penfolds tasting:
 
 
  • 25:17 - San Sebastian is a coastal town in northern Spain famous for its cuisine
  • 26:45 - Norman Hardie is a winemaker in Ontario, Canada. The Chardonnay is available from The Wine Society at £23 per bottle.
  • 28:10 - travel case that holds 12 bottles:
 
 

S1 EP3: MICK HUCKNALL - production notes

  • Recorded on 15 September 2016 at 67 Pall Mall
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x Røde NTG2 shotgun microphones, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.3, Garageband 10.1.6, Wavelab LE8
S1 EP2: DAVE LAMB - show notes
 
 

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S1 EP2: DAVE LAMB - summary

Voiceover artist, writer and comedian Dave Lamb talks to Olly about wine, cricket, beer, comedy and much more - including how he once bit his own tongue in half ...

S1 EP2: DAVE LAMB - timeline

  • 00:05 - thanks to our sponsor Tio Pepe
  • 00:14 - thanks to our sponsor Beronia
  • 02:56 - Lords is a cricket ground in London known as 'the home of cricket'
  • 02:58 - Amontillado is type of sherry
  • 03:20 - Chris Woakes is an English cricketer
  • 04:45 - Dave has done the voiceover for Channel 4's Come Dine With Me since it started in 2005.
  • 07:02 - Barking was a sketch show on Channel 4, broadcast in 1998
  • 07:39 - Dave Brings a bottle of Iuli Nino 2013 from Monferrato in northwest Italy. The average price is £17 per bottle.
  • 07:55 - biodynamics is a form of farming sometimes called 'super-organic'
  • 08:29 - decanting means pouring wine out of its bottle into a jug or decanter

  • 09:28 - Dave listens to Adam Buxton's podcast 
  • 09:43 - looking at wine's colour is the first part of assessing its quality and style
  • 10:43 - opacity can imply the heaviness of a wine on the palate
  • 11:02 - swirling wine aerates it, emphasising the aromas

 
 
  • 23:51 - Ian Botham is an English cricketer and commentator
  • 24:02 - Mark Ramprakash is an English cricketer and batting coach
  • 25:12 - Harveys is a beer brewed in Lewes, East Sussex
  • 25:18 - Greene King IPA is another English beer, brewed in Suffolk
  • 26:34 - New Zealand Pinot Noir is a very fashionable style of red wine
  • 27:48Portuguese wine is one of Olly's top tips for good value
  • 28:05 - Nyetimber is one England's best-known sparkling wines
  • 28:59 - The Chilli Pickle is an Indian Restaurant in Brighton
  • 30:07 - port is a sweet fortified wine from Portugal
  • 31:16 - Beira Interior is a Portuguese wine region near the Spanish border
  • 31:25 - Olly gives Dave a bottle of Quinta do Cardo Grande Escolha 2009, which has an average price of £26 per bottle
 
 

S1 EP2: DAVE LAMB - production notes

  • Recorded on 15 November 2016 at the Lewes Arms
  • Hosted by Olly Smith
  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW
  • Mastered by David Thomas
  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder
  • Software list: Audacity 2.1.2, Garageband 10.1.6, Wavelab LE8
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