S1 EP6: SAM NEILL - show notes
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S1 EP6: SAM NEILL - summary
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
- 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