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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
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!
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.