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S1 EP1: P!NK - show notes

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S1 EP1: P!NK - summary

Singer / songwriter P!nk talks to Olly Smith about her love of wine, and exclusively reveals that she has been making her own wine in California for four years. They discuss what grape varieties she grows, her favourite wines, her life on tour and what she would take with her to a desert island ...

S1 EP1: P!NK - timeline

 
 
  • 03:07 - P!nk drove from Antibes to Château Pontet-Canet in Pauillac, Bordeaux - see the route
  • 03:21 - Alfred is Alfred Tesseron, owner of Château Pontet-Canet
  • 03:32 - biodynamics is a form of farming sometimes called 'super-organic'
  • 04:14 - a winery is a building where wine is made. 
We just finished it. It’s been a work in progress for the last four years. It’s my dirty little secret. No-one knows that I’m doing this.
— P!nk
  • 04:35 - P!nk was on The Truth About Love tour
  • 04:44 - Funhouse is the title track from P!nk's 2008 album
 
 
  • 05:06 - P!nk took online courses with WSET - the Wine & Spirit Education Trust
  • 07:45 - pruning is an annual task necessary to keep a vineyard productive and healthy
  • 09:25 - P!nk now has 25 acres (10 hectares) of vines, planted with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Grenache, Grenache Blanc
  • 10:07 - grafting is when you grow a new variety from an existing vine root
  • 11:11 - soil testing a vineyard is a vital part of determining wine style and quality. It's an element of what is known as terroir.
  • 11:30 - yield measures how much weight of grapes is produced from a given area of vineyard, and it's another important element influencing the style and quality of wine
    • P!nk wanted to grow three tonnes per acre in one area and six tonnes per acres in another - but because of drought conditions, they only got 0.4 tonnes per acre and two tonnes per acre, respectively
  • 12:00 - one standard barrel, known as a barrique, holds 225 litres of wine, which equals 300 standard 75 cl bottles.
  • 12:46 - Australia is the world's fifth-biggest producer of wine
  • 12:57 - Peter Gago is the chief winemaker for Penfolds (find out more about him in S1 EP3)
  • 13:38 - Château Cheval Blanc is a Premier Grand Cru Classé "A" wine producer in St-Émilion, Bordeaux, with an average price of £522 per bottle
  • 14:11 - Charlie Foucault was co-owner of Clos Rougeard, a winery in the Saumur-Champigny region of the Loire Valley, France 
  • 15:59 - Los Olivos, CA
  • 18:17 - Alsace is a wine region in eastern France; Auxerrois is a grape variety
  • 19:05 - Jamie McCartney is the artist who made The Great Wall Of Vagina
  • 19:50 - P!nk's son Jameson Moon was born on 26 December 2016
 

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  • 20:59 - P!nk is headlining the V Festival in England on 19 and 20 August 2017
  • 21:30 - P!nk made her original rider when she was 20 years old:
I just put Châteauneuf-du-Pape on there because that was the wine that made me love wine. Because I hated wine growing up.
— P!nk
  • 21:53 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an appellation contrôlée - a designated wine-producing region - in southern France.
  • 22:58 - Olly mentions Vieux Télégraphe - one of the best known Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers. The average price is £55 per bottle
  • 24:58 - P!nk talks about why she loves wine:
That’s what’s great about wine for me. I’ve been drinking wine for 15 years and I know nothing.
— P!nk
  • 26:27 - Madeira is a famously long-lived fortified wine made on the island of Madeira
  • 28:35 - the person P!nk would most like to share a glass of wine with is actor Jim Carrey
  • 29:01 - P!nk appeared in Top Chef Duels in 2014
  • 29:43 - P!nk describes her experience on Top Chef Duels
You’re talking about just a piece of lettuce for twenty minutes.
— P!nk
  • 31:01 - 'sampling clusters' means analysing bunches of grapes to check their ripeness close to harvest
  • 32:07 - Two of P!nk's desert island discs would be Bob Marley's Redemption Song and John Lennon's Imagine:
 
 
  • 32:51 - P!nk has been an ambassador for UNICEF since 2015
  • 32:58 - P!nk has worked with No Kid Hungry since 2014
  • 34:20 - At the end of the episode, Olly gives P!nk a bottle of Domaine Champet, La Viallière 2012 Côte-Rôtie which has an average price of £40 per bottle
 
 

S1 Ep1: P!NK - production notes

  • Recorded on 9 March 2017 close to Los Olivos, CA
  • 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