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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