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BONUS 5: BEN MACINTRYE - show notes
 
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BONUS 5: BEN MACINTYRE - summary

Over a glass of neat vodka, Ben Macintyre has a chat with Olly about his new book and how he came to know so much about the world of international espionage.

BONUS 5: BEN MACINTYRE - timeline

 
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  • 02:48 - Olly’s book of the year in 2018 was The Spy and The Traitor

  • 03:45 - Ben used the National Archive to research his books

  • 05:30 - Oleg Gordievsky is the central character in The Spy and The Traitor

  • 08:29 - The drug used by the Soviets was sodium pentathol

  • 10:55 - Ben mentions four former spies who have become novelists: John Le Carré, Graham Greene, John Buchan and Ian Fleming

  • 15:18 - Ben is referring to the murder attempt on Sergei Skripal

  • 19:45 - the Russian phrase that means ‘useful idiot’ is polezni durak

  • 24:35 - The spy that Ben is writing about next was known as Ursula Burton

  • 26:30 - Ben was listening to Vampire Weekend

  • 26:48 - A film version of Operation Mincemeat, starring Colin Firth, has recently been announced

  • 27:10 - Ben often returns to In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

  • 30:15 - Olly gives Ben a bottle of Warre’s 1985 port. The average price is £67 per bottle.

 
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  • 30:35 - Ben and Olly discuss two spy-related wines: Spookfontein in South Africa and Spy Valley in New Zealand

BONUS 5: BEN MACINTYRE - production notes

  • Recorded on 21 May 2019 at 67 Pall Mall

  • 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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S6 EP7: JOSE PIZARRO - show notes
 
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S6 EP7: JOSÉ PIZARRO - summary

Join Olly as he chats to Spanish super-chef José Pizarro about sherry, travel, cooking and more.

S6 EP7: JOSÉ PIZARRO - timeline

  • 00:04 - this episode is brought to you by P&O Cruises

  • 02:17 - José brings a bottle of Tio Pepe, Dos Palmas NV sherry. It costs around £23 for a 500 ml bottle.

 
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  • 3:25 - the dance that Olly and José were doing in the féria (festival) at Jerez was the Sevillana:

 
 
 
 

S6 EP7: JOSÉ PIZARRO - production notes

  • Recorded on 19 March 2019 at Pizarro restaurant

  • 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

S6 EP6: WESLEY DUNLOP - show notes
 
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S6 EP6: WESLEY DUNLOP - summary

Join Olly as he chats to P&O Cruises captain Wesley about life on board, the places he’s visited, the people he’s met and the wines he’s enjoyed along the way!

S6 EP6: WESLEY DUNLOP - timeline

  • 00:04 - this episode is brought to you by P&O Cruises

  • 02:22 - Wesley brings Olly a bottle of Iona, One Man Band 2014 Elgin. The price is around £18 per bottle.

 
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  • 05:58 - Iona is the new P&O Cruises ship, launching in 2020

  • 08:17 - Wesley mentions the new show Astonishing - hear more about that in our episode with Jonny Wilkes

  • 12:00 - you can see more about the Iona plans here

  • 15:27 - Olly mentions leading vineyard tours in Madeira

  • 18:36 - Olly and Wesley discuss the ‘green flash

  • 20:40 - Wesley is watching Killing Eve

  • 21:54 - some of Wesley’s all-time favourite films are The Shawshank Redemption and The Usual Suspects

  • 23:40 - Olly gives Wesley a bottle of Iona, Solace Syrah 2016 Elgin. It costs around £25 per bottle.

 
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S6 EP6: WESLEY DUNLOP - production notes

  • Recorded on 28 February 2019 at Curtis Brown Ltd, 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 10.3.0

S6 EP5: MARCO PIERRE WHITE - show notes
 
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S6 EP5: MARCO PIERRE WHITE - summary

Join Olly as he shares a glass with legendary chef Marco Pierre White as they discuss his career, how he discovered wine, and the famous people he has met along the way - some of whom are producing a Hollywood movie about him.

S6 EP5: MARCO PIERRE WHITE - timeline

  • 00:04 - this episode is brought to you by P&O Cruises

  • 02:30 - Marco brings a bottle of Monte del Frà 2017 Bardolino. The cost is £12 per bottle.

 
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  • 03:12 - Bardolino is made from a similar blend grapes to Valpolicella: Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.

  • 03:59 - Marco mentions having dinner with Edward Fox, the actor

  • 05:15 - some of the wines Marco has tasted include Château d’Yquem 1921 Sauternes, Château Haut-Brion 1929, Pessac-Léognan, Château Mouton-Rothschild 1945 Pauillac, Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947 St-Émilion, Château Petrus 1955 St-Émilion

  • 06:40 - Marco mentions two good-quality red wines that he might use while cooking: Fleurie and Hermitage. He also uses Noilly-Prat when cooking fish and Sauternes for foie gras.

  • 07:55 - the bottle that Marco had at The Waterside Inn was Château Latour 1966

  • 08:55 - Marco wanted to replicate Lasserre restaurant in Paris

  • 16:13 - when Marco owned The Oak Room restaurant, four Russian diners ordered a bottle of Château Lafite from the late 19th century … and drank it with Coca-Cola.

  • 18:40 - The Devil In The Kitchen is the film about Marco’s life, which is currently in production

  • 20:45 - the song that Marco says is the most moving is the Irish fold song The Fields of Athenry

 
 
  • 22:55 - Marco mentions Mirabeau rosé, made by Stephen Cronk in Provence - and the video of him opening a bottle with a shoe!

 
 
  • 23:49 - Olly brings a bottle of Marco a bottle of Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Elgin. The average price is £11 per bottle.

S6 EP5: MARCO PIERRE WHITE - production notes

  • Recorded on 14 February 2019 at The Rudloe 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, ATH-M20X headphones

  • Software list: Audacity 2.2.2, Garageband 10.3.0

S6 EP4: ERIC LANLARD - show notes
 
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S6 EP4: ERIC LANLARD - summary

Join Olly as hears about the remarkable career of master pâtissier Eric Lanlard, covering the royal family, Madonna’s wedding cake, the best chocolate in the world and being one of the first commercial passengers to travel into space!

S6 EP4: ERIC LANLARD - timeline

  • 00:04 - this episode is brought to you by P&O Cruises

  • 02:05 - Eric brings a bottle of Simonsig, Cuvée Royale Blanc de Blancs 2011 Stellenbosch. The average price is £12 per bottle.

 
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  • 06:17 - after his apprenticeship, Eric was offered a position at the Élysée Palace and on the Jeanne d’Arc

  • 09:00 - Eric made the wedding cake for the marriage of Madonna and Guy Ritchie in 2000 …

  • 09:22 - … and the birthday cakes for the Queen Mothers 100th and 101st birthdays.

  • 15:38 - Eric was one of the first customers of Virgin Galatic

  • 19:31 - Eric says the best chocolate in the world is form Valrhona

  • 21:20 - Eric says the most influential person in his life is the chef Marie-Antoine Carême

  • 24:04 - Françoise Hardy and Brigitte Bardot are some of Eric’s favourite French singers

  • 25:15 - Eric’s most memorable meal was at Marco Pierre White’s Harveys restaurant

  • 26:28 - Olly gives Eric a bottle of Iona Chardonnay 2017 Elgin. The average price is £16 per bottle.

 
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S6 EP4: ERIC LANLARD - production notes

  • Recorded on 26 February 2019 at Cake Boy

  • 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

S6 EP3: ALEX JAMES - show notes
 
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S6 EP3: ALEX JAMES - summary

Join Olly as he chats to the former blur bassist and cheese fiend about brandy, beer, cider, wine, being on tour and living on a farm.

S6 EP3: ALEX JAMES - timeline

 
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  • 10:15 - Alex trademarked the name BritPop for an alcoholic drink, with the original intention of making sparkling wine.

  • 13:10 - Dave Rowntree was the drummer from Blur

  • 16:45 - Alex now mostly numbers his cheeses, rather than giving them names

  • 17:20 - Alex enjoys hanging out with Marco Pierre White on board P&O Cruises

  • 21:38 - Alex runs The Big Feastival at his farm every year.

  • 24:25 - Alex’s favourite book is Treasure Island

  • 24:59 - Olly gives Alex a bottle of Iona, One Man Band 2012 Elgin. The average cost is £18 per bottle.

 
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S6 EP3: ALEX JAMES - production notes

  • Recorded on 14 March 2019 at Alex’s farm in the Cotswolds

  • 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

S6 EP2: MARIE FORSBERG - show notes
 
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S6 EP2: MARIE FORSBERG - summary

Join Olly as he shares a glass of fiery wine with photographer, chef and storyteller Marie Forsberg as they discuss her philosophy of food, her love of the countryside, and some of her favourite Norwegian recipes.

S6 EP2: MARIE FORSBERG - timeline

  • 00:04 - this episode is brought to you by P&O Cruises

  • 03:45 - Marie brings a bottle of Egge Gård Eplebrennevin from Norway. The price in Norway is around 400 kroner for a 50 cl bottle - that’s approximately £35.

 
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I would sit on the kitchen counter next to the open fireplace in the kitchen and watch her stir, knead and chop. It was to me a symphony of elegant movements, sounds, aromas and anticipation. She'd let me crack and egg and hand me a spoon to taste, but I wasn't that interested in learning her ways of cooking, my eyes was on the end prize, when we'd all gather around the French oak table in the kitchen and eat together. It wasn't until years later when I studied at the university and lived abroad in Italy, Malta, Japan and America, that I put on an apron in a time of need, to recreate these comforting and soothing dishes of my childhood. I was a student, far away from my mother's kitchen, longing for the familiar, missing her voice, her food and home. . In handwritten letters carrying a stamp from the post office on our little fjord island in Norway, she'd share her recipes with me. Familiar dishes of sour cream porridge, slow baked pork belly on the bone, rutabaga mash, and creamy cabbage stew with pepper and nutmeg. Years later, with the university years behind me, I stood alone in the cold fog with a old suitcase bursting in the seams, on a small train station in the English countryside. It was mid November and the cold winter air made it all seem a bit grim. This is where it all ended and yet this is where it all began. Little did I know that three years to the dot of my arrival at this small quiet village, my debut cookbook would be available for sale in every major bookstore in both England, America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, and online on @amazon . . Ever since my English countryside chapter began I've wanted to share more with you from my life here, and this is as good a year as any, beginning with a little cookbook trailer launching just in time for Spring! Some things are better late than never, and I'm so looking forward to sharing more from our cottage, how I cook, the landscape in which I forage and get my produce, a peak into the world of my debut cookbook "The Cottage Kitchen" that hit the shelves a bit over a year ago while I was heavily pregnant with our daughter Emma, and to share more recipes from my mother's letters with you.

 
  • 23:15 - the dish that Marie always has on her father’s birthday is Lutefisk

  • 23:55 - … followed by Trollkrem for dessert!

  • 24:40 - Olly brings Marie a bottle of Iona Pinot Noir 2015 Elgin. The average price is £18 per bottle.

 
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S6 EP2: MARIE FORSBERG - production notes

  • Recorded on 26 February 2019 at Cake Boy

  • 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

S6 EP1: JONNY WILKES - show notes
 
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S6 EP1: JONNY WILKES - summary

Join Jonny and Olly as they discuss showbiz, rosé, growing up with Robbie Williams and plenty more!

S6 EP1: JONNY WILKES - timeline

  • 00:06 - this episode is brought to you by P&O Cruises

  • 02:12 - Jonny brings a bottle of Tres Mares, Albariño 2017 Rias Baixas. It costs £9.99 from Waitrose

 
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  • 04:25 - Jonny played for the junior teams of Port Vale and Everton football clubs

  • 05:11 - Jonny won the Cameron Mackintosh Young Entertainer of the Year award in 1996

  • 05:38 - For the final of the competition, Jonny sang the Tom Jones version of Kiss

 
 
  • 07:00 - Jonny appeared in the BBC Choice television show, Hype

  • 07:20 - SoccerAid is a fundraising football match, devised by Jonny Wilkes and Robbie Williams

  • 08:58 - Jonny now runs his own talent academy

  • 11:30 - Jonny co-produces the show Astonishing on board P&O Cruises’ ships

 
 
  • 17:45 - A Coruña is a port on the Atlantic coast of Spain, close to the region where Albariño grapes are commonly grown

  • 19:26 - Jonny mentions the Cliff Beach Club in Barbados, where he likes to drink Whispering Angel rosé and Banks lager

  • 20:36 - the rosé Jonny had with his spiced tuna burger was Ch de Minuty - which is also a favourite wine of Dermot O’Leary, as he revealed in episode two of series two

  • 20:50 - the rosé once owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is called Miraval

  • 22:45 - Apérol spritz is a simple cocktail using the bitter liqueur Apérol

  • 24:51 - Jonny and Robbie Williams performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2001

 
 
  • 30:28 - Olly gives Jonny a bottle of Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Elgin. The average cost is £11 per bottle

 
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S6 EP1: JONNY WILKES - production notes

  • Recorded on 14 March 2019 at Jonny’s house in Wiltshire

  • 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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S5 EP6: PRUE LEITH - show notes
 
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S5 EP6: PRUE LEITH - summary

Join Prue and Olly as they discuss writing, wine, cooking, jewellery and more!

S5 EP6: PRUE LEITH - timeline

  • 02:04 - Prue brings a bottle of Aldi Exquisite Malbec 2018 Uco Valley. The cost is £6.29 per bottle.

 
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  • 04:18 - Prue’s career in food started at the Sorbonne University in Paris

  • 04:52 - Prue succeeded Jack de Manio on her first television programme

  • 06:24 - Prue once wrote for the Berry Bros & Rudd newsletter

  • 07:50 - the first restaurant Prue opened was in Notting Hill, in 1969 - it is now the Core restaurant

  • 09:18 - Prue’s mother Peggy Inglis was one of South Africa’s best-known actresses

  • 10:51 - Prue was in a relationship with the pianist Ernest Hall

  • 13:05 - Prue’s new book is The Lost Son

 
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  • 23:55 - Prue appeared on Desert Island Discs in 1990 - you can listen to the show here

  • 24:35 - Lizi’s Granola is one of Prue’s favourite breakfast cereals

  • 25:03 - Olly’s notorious mauve-coloured socks!

 
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  • 28:32 - Prue’s husband John wearing an Ethiopian necklace

 
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  • 29:27 - Olly brings Prue a bottle of Domaine Labruyère, Le Carquelin 2014 Moulin-à-Vent. The price is £33.70 per bottle.

 
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S5 EP6: PRUE LEITH - production notes

  • Recorded on 27 February 2019 at Prue’s daughter’s flat 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 10.3.0

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S5 EP5: PHIL WANG - show notes
 
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S5 EP5: PHIL WANG - summary

Olly has a glass with comedian Phil Wang as they find the common ground between wine and comedy, accompanied by traditional Chinese snacks of course.

S5 EP5: PHIL WANG - timeline

  • 01:55 - Phil brings a bottle of Tian Sai, Skyline of Gobi Cabernet Sauvignon/Marselan 2015 Xinjiang. The RRP is £20 per bottle.

 
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  • 02:25 - Phil and Olly mention Janet Wang’s book, The Chinese Wine Renaissance

  • 03:25 - Olly served a Chinese white wine on Saturday Kitchen - details here

  • 04:07 - Phil mentions Ice Wine, which is style of sweet wine in which the grapes are harvested when frozen.

  • 07:30 - Olly recommends Pinot Gris from New Zealand and Alsace as a failsafe match for Chinese cuisine

  • 08:20 - Phil mentions his admiration of Olly’s brother, Will Smith

  • 09:00 - Olly loved watching Phil on Taskmaster

 
 
  • 19:20 - Phil grew up in Malaysia - specifically, in Sabah on north Borneo

  • 20:55 - Phil’s ideal imaginary friend would be like something out of a Studio Ghibli film

  • 21:59 - Phil picks Mulan as the (forthcoming) movie he’d like to be in

  • 23:20 - Phil picks Wat Tan Hor as his favourite dish

  • 24:22 - Phil would be the pet of Sam Neill, who was on episode six of series one of the podcast

  • 24:54 - Olly gives Phil a bottle of Changyu Moser XV 2015 Ningxia. The average price is £53 per bottle.

 
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S5 EP5: PHIL WANG - production notes

  • Recorded on 5 February 2019 at Phil’s flat 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 10.3.0

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S5 EP4: MATTHEW WRIGHT - show notes
 
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S5 EP4: MATTHEW WRIGHT - summary

Join Olly as he chats to broadcaster Matthew Wright over a glass of very enviable white Burgundy as they chat about fishing, nature, music - and wine!

S5 EP4: MATTHEW WRIGHT - timeline

  • 02:06 - Matthew brings a bottle of Dom Paul Pernot, Grand Cru 2008 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet. The average price is £154 per bottle!

 
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  • 04:31 - Matthew mentions The NoBody Inn in Devon

  • 09:00 - Matthew used to drive a Citroen 2CV, a Fiat 126 and an Austin 1300

  • 16:07 - Matthew was diagnosed with PTSD after leaving his television show The Wright Stuff

  • 17:30 - Claret is an English term for red Bordeaux, which is usually a blend of grape varieties

  • 22:28 - Matthew chooses Ardbeg whisky to swim in

  • 23:25 - Papillon in Paris is one of the best meals’ of Matthew’s life …

  • 23:55 - … as is the one he had at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay on Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea, London

  • 25:45 - Olly gives Matthew a bottle of Pio Cesare 2012 Barolo. The price is around £71 per bottle.

 
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S5 EP4: MATTHEW WRIGHT - production notes

  • Recorded on 15 January 2019 at Matthew’s house 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 10.3.0

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S5 EP3: ANDY JENKINS - show notes
 
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S5 EP3: ANDY JENKINS - summary

Join Olly as he gets to know the very lovely Andy Jenkins, a singer-songwriter from Richmond, Virginia, over a glass of natural wine from Georgia.

S5 EP3: ANDY JENKINS - timeline

  • 02:08 - Andy brings Pheasant’s Tears Rkatsetli 2017 Khaketi. The average price is £15 per bottle.

 
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  • 02:45 - Spacebomb is Andy’s record label

  • 03:04 - Andy’s record is called Sweet Bunch

 
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  • 03:55 - Music: Illuminated - track seven from Sweet Bunch

  • 04:30 - Glykia Symmoria is the name of the film that inspired Andy’s album title

  • 04:45 - Qvevri are terracotta pots used in the traditional winemaking of Georgia

  • 05:40 - Virginia had the first vineyard planted within the USA

  • 05:55 - Viognier is one of the best-known grapes from Virginia

  • 08:11 - Music: Genuine Heart - track three from Sweet Bunch

  • 10:45 - Matt White is the producer of Andy’s record

  • 13:05 - Music: Ascendent Hog - track four from Sweet Bunch

  • 13:46 - Andy mentions that he has been listening to Jennifer Castle and Brigid Mae Power

  • 14:23 - The last book Andy read was Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

  • 15:18 - Olly gives Andy a can of Harvey’s Malt Brown Beer. The cost is £2.15 per can.

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  • 15:28 - Music: Sweet Bunch - track five from Sweet Bunch

S5 EP3: ANDY JENKINS - production notes

  • Recorded on 2 December 2018 at Hotel du Vin 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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S5 EP2: LAURENCE LLEWELYN-BOWEN - show notes
 
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S5 EP2: LAURENCE LLEWELYN-BOWEN - summary

Join Olly as he shares a glass of what’s left of a bottle of Torrontes with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and they have a very funny conversation about everything from drinking on planes to the madness of showbiz.

S5 EP2: LAURENCE LLEWELYN-BOWEN - timeline

  • 02:30 - LLB brings a bottle of Tesco Finest Torrontes. The cost is £8 per bottle.

 
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  • 05:06 - LLB turned 54 years old on 11 March 2019

  • 05:43 - Clarissa Dickson-Wright was a big fan of gin and tonic

  • 08:23 - LLB presents two television shows in Australia: House Rules and The Apartment

  • 09:45 - Changing Rooms was a television show that LLB presented from 2003

  • 12:10 - LLB met his with Jackie in 1985

  • 14:10 - the film Fishermen’s Friends singing sea shanties is released in March 2019

  • 15:25 - LLB mentions Camel Valley, the Cornish winery

  • 15:45 - Olly recommends the grape variety Bacchus

  • 21:08 - LLB was on Who Do You Think You Are

  • 25:01 - LLB suggests David Dickinson would play him in the movie of his life

  • 27:02 - LLB designed a production of Peter Pan - The Musical in 2002

  • 27:35 - LLB’s favourite fragrance is from Florian’s

  • 28:15 - three of LLB’s favourite restaurants are The Ritz, The Wolseley and The Ivy Club

  • 28:40 - … and he also likes Bennelong in Sydney

  • 28:56 - Olly gives LLB a bottle of Antinori, Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione 2015 Chianti Classico. The average price is £27 per bottle.

 
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S5 EP2: LAURENCE LLEWELYN-BOWEN - production notes

  • Recorded on 15 January 2019 at 67 Pall Mall 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 10.3.0

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S5 EP1: DOM JOLY - show notes
 
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S5 EP1: DOM JOLY - summary

Olly and Dom share a rather tasty alcohol-free brew as they reminisce about making their television show together, taking in everything from prog to Palestine along the way!

S5 EP1: DOM JOLY - timeline

  • 02:22 - Dom and Olly have made a television together called How Beer Changed The World

  • 02:37 - Dom brought a bottle of Brewdog Nanny State. The average price is around £1.30 per bottle.

 
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  • 05:25 - Dom and Olly discuss the terms Fugazi and Fubar, which are American military slang

  • 07:03 - Dom refers to the Michael Palin documentary Around The World In Eighty Days

  • 07:59 - Tintin in the Congo was the second volume in the Tintin series of comic books

  • 08:29 - you can buy Dom’ s books from Amazon here.

  • 11:08 - the Lebanon mountain trail is a tourism route

  • 13:10 - Dom visited the Ksara winery in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

  • 15:30 - Dom and Olly visited the Hill Farmstead brewery in Vermont

  • 15:58 - Dom discovered sour beer in Belgium at the Cantillon brewery

  • 18:06 - the beer and food pairing experience Dom and Olly shared was at Restaurant Barr in Copenhagen, which is the sister restaurant of Noma

  • 19:10 - Olly recommends Big Drop for alcohol-free beers

  • 22:09 - a beer snake is a long chain of plastic beer glasses made by the crowd at cricket matches

  • 22:16 - Dom’s podcast is called Earworm

  • 23:36 - Blue Jam was a legendary and controversial BBC Radio 1 comedy show made by Chris Morris

  • 27:02 - Olly’s book of the year was The Spy and The Traitor by Ben McIntyre

  • 30:10 - Olly brings Dom a bottle of Cantillon Geuze. The average price is around £5.99 per bottle.

 
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S5 EP1: DOM JOLY - production notes

  • Recorded on 19 December 2018 at Hotel du Vin 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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S4 EP7: BOB BLUE - show notes
 
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S4 EP7: BOB BLUE - summary

Over a glass of 1000 Stories Zinfandel, Olly chats to Bob about his life in wine, from discovering German Riesling while in the US Army to pioneering organic viticulture in California - and now, making a Zinfandel aged in Bourbon barrels.

S4 EP7: BOB BLUE - timeline

 
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  • 03:02 - Bob Blue joined the US army and was stationed in Nuremberg

  • 03:31 - Bob used to buy Riesling for 1.5 marks, the equivalent of around 68 pence!

  • 05:20 - The show Bob watched on PBS featured UC Davis, a winemaking college in California

  • 07:00 - one of the first wines that Bob made was a Chenin Blanc

  • 07:29 - Bob worked at Fetzer in California, where he learned about red winemaking

  • 11:30 - Bob compares the ripeness of the Zinfandel grapes to those used for Amarone

  • 13:07 - Zinfandel was imported to the US when it was still a new country, and it won an award at the first state fair in 1858

  • 17:11 - Bob helped pioneer organic viticulture at Bonterra

  • 20:15 - It’s A Wonderful Life is one of Bob’s favourite Christmas movies

 
 
  • 21:28 - Neil Young is one of Bob’s favourite performers

  • 21:50 - A Stillness at Appomattox is the book that Bob mentions

  • 22:28 - Bob chooses the track All Along The Watchtower by Bob Dylan

  • 23:20 - Olly gives Bob a bottle of Burning Sky Saison Anniversaire - a beer aged in Burgundy barrels. It costs around £12 per bottle.

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S4 EP7: BOB BLUE - production notes

  • Recorded on 13 November 2018 at 67 Pall Mall 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 10.3.0

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S4 EP6: ADAM HENSON - show notes
 
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S4 EP6: ADAM HENSON - summary

Olly shares a glass of beer with farmer and television presented Adam Henson as they chat about everything from animals to movies to farming to education.

S4 EP6: ADAM HENSON - timeline

  • 00:04 - this series of A Glass With is brought to you by 1000 Stories Wines

  • 02:47 - Adam is a presented for Countryfile on BBC One

  • 03:10 - Adam brings a bottle of Rare Breed beer made by Butcombe Brewery. The price is £1.71 per bottle.

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  • 09:48 - Adam’s Cotswold Farm Park is open to visitors

  • 11:32 - Adam wants to develop a GCSE in agriculture

  • 18:00 - Adam’s business partner is Duncan Andrews

  • 18:45 - Adam’s grandfather was the entertainer Leslie Henson

 
 
 
 
 
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S4 EP6: ADAM HENSON - production notes

  • Recorded on 26 September 2018 at Adam’s farm in Gloucestershire

  • 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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S4 EP5: JOSÉ PIZARRO - show notes
 
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S4 EP5: JOSÉ PIZARRO - summary

Olly meets chef and restaurateur José Pizarro to talk about wine, sherry and how to be happy - there is definitely a connection!

S4 EP5: JOSÉ PIZARRO - timeline

  • 00:04 - this series of A Glass With is brought to you by 1000 Stories Wines

  • 02:36 - José brings the Syrah Cuvée and Chardonnay of his own wine brand. They cost £18 and £16 respectively, and can be purchased here.

 
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  • 02:51 - Olly tasted José’s Chardonnay at Car Fest South

  • 03:09 - … as well as plenty of Tio Pepe fino sherry

  • 05:00 - Presa is a cut of Ibérico pork

  • 06:03 - José originally comes from Extremadura in southwest Spain

  • 09:16 - José mentions Jensen Gin, Tanqueray and Gin Mare as some of his favourites

  • 10:06 - Bermondsey is where two of Josè’s restaurants are based

  • 12:45 - the Feria de Jerez is a festival that José recommends everyone should visit

  • 13:23 - the rebujito is a cocktail that mixes sherry with soft drinks

  • 14:51 - José’s forthcoming new book is called Andalucía: Seville and beyond

  • 17:35 - the flavour that José could not live without is pimentón - smoked paprika

  • 17:48 - José would love to cook for María Callas, Pablo Picasso and Tracey Emin

  • 19:36 - Olly brings a bottle of Viña AB from Gonzalez Byass. The average price is £12 per bottle.

 
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S4 EP5: JOSÉ PIZARRO - production notes

  • Recorded on 1 October 2018 at José’s house 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 10.3.0

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S4 EP4: SHIVI RAMOUTAR - show notes
 
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S4 EP4: SHIVI RAMOUTAR - summary

Olly and Shivi pop open a very swanky white Rioja and chat about all things flavoursome and satisfying - including the story of her burgeoning career as a chef in print and on screen.

S4 EP4: SHIVI RAMOUTAR - timeline

  • 00:04 - this series of A Glass With is brought to you by 1000 Stories Wines

  • 02:08 - Shivi brings a bottle of Viña Tondonia, Reserva 2004 Rioja. The average price is £41 per bottle

 
 
  • 02:12 - Olly brought a bottle of the red version of Tondonia to give to Sting and Trudie in episode one of series four.

  • 03:47 - Shivi did a wine course with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust

  • 05:05 - Olly compares the flavour of Viña Tondonia white to dry sherries such as Fino

  • 05:11 - one of Shivi’s favourite Spanish restaurants is Barrafina

  • 05:57 - Shivi mentions PX (Pedro Ximénez) as one of her favourite sweet wines

  • 06:45 - The wine Shivi has been enjoying recently is Assyrtiko

  • 07:23 - Assyrtiko can be purchased at Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, and other high street retailers

  • 11:45 - Shivi appears on Saturday Kitchen cooking Caribbean recipes

  • 12:43 - Shivi studied law at University College London and BPP

  • 19:35 - Allspice is Shivi’s favourite spice

  • 20:08 - the novel that Shivi recommends is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Gárcia Márquez

  • 20:24 - Shivi’s first book is called Caribbean Modern: Recipes from the Rum Islands

 
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  • 21:04 - Olly brings a bottle of Willi Schaefer, Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese 2007 Mosel for Shivi. The average price is £21 per bottle.

 
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S4 EP4: SHIVI RAMOUTAR - production notes

  • Recorded on 25 September 2018 at Shivi’s house 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 10.3.0

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S4 EP3: JAKE BALL - show notes
 
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S4 EP3: JAKE BALL - summary

Olly and England cricketer Jake got together over a classic Aussie red to discuss all things cricket, wine and salad cream. All the vital issues, basically.

S4 EP3: JAKE BALL - timeline

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  • 10:15 - Jake went on the Ashes tour of Australia in 2017-18 …

  • 11:25 - … and Bangladesh and India in 2016

  • 12:37 - Jake’s England debut was at Lord’s cricket ground in July 2016

  • 14:06 - Jake says that the Nottinghamshire team drink a lot of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - especially Cloudy Bay

  • 16:25 - Jake’s choice of song to dance to is September by Earth, Wind and Fire

 
 
  • 17:31 - Olly brought Jake a bottle of Quinta Nova, Terroir Blend Reserva 2015 Douro Valley. The average price is £14 per bottle.

S4 EP3: JAKE BALL - production notes

  • Recorded on 28 August 2018 at The Oval cricket ground in south 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 10.3.0

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S4 EP2: NATHAN OUTLAW - show notes
 
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S4 EP2: NATHAN OUTLAW - summary

Olly and Nathan share a glass of beer as they chat his life and career, taking in everything from fishing to brewing to writing to driving to arguing!

S4 EP2: NATHAN OUTLAW - timeline

 
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  • 03:11 - The Guinness factory is in Dublin

  • 04:31 - There are three Guinness breweries in Africa.

  • 05:48 - Nathan’s father works at his restaurant in The Capital Hotel, London

  • 06:14 - Olly’s parents ate at Outlaw’s Kitchen in Port Isaac, Cornwall

  • 06:54 - Nathan has been making his own videos for his Grub Club

  • 08:20 - Nathan’s first job was at The Intercontinental Hotel

  • 10:24 - When he was 19, Nathan went to ask Rick Stein for a job

  • 15:03 - Nathan mentions Tarquins Gin, which originates from Cornwall; he also namechecks St Austell Brewery and Camel Valley wine

  • 15:32 - Camel Valley were the first winery to get a royal warrant

  • 16:57 - Nathan’s new book will be released in April 2019

  • 21:13 - Nathan’s favourite band is Queens Of The Stone Age. ROCK!

  • 22:09 - Not long after this podcast, Olly pulled some strings and Nathan had a chance to drive his dream car!

  • 23:09 - Nathan’s favourite restaurant critic is Matthew Fort

  • 24:54 - Olly gives Nathan a bottle of Clos Cantenac l’Exuberance Rosé 2017 Bordeaux. The price is £15.99 per bottle.

 
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S4 EP2: NATHAN OUTLAW - production notes

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