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S3 EP1: CLARE BALDING - show notes

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S3 EP1: CLARE BALDING - summary

Olly shares a glass of white burgundy with Queen of Sports Clare Balding as they chat about her experience of wine, and her career as a broadcaster.

S3 EP1: CLARE BALDING - timeline

  • 00:02 - this episode is sponsored by Peter Yealands wines of New Zealand
  • 02:10 - Meursault is a white wine from the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy, France
  • 02:15 - Sir Peter O'Sullevan was a renowned horse racing commentator
  • 03:01 - Jacques Lardière is the winemaker at Louis Jadot
  • 03:29 - Clare opens a bottle of Louis Jadot, Les Narvaux 2012 Meursault - from the same year that the Olympic and Paralympic games were held in London. The average price is £39 per bottle.
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  • 04:09 - Jimmy Anderson is an England cricketer
  • 04:46 - Gavi di Gavi is an Italian white wine from Piedmont, made from the Cortese grape
  • 05:50 - Tokaj is a sweet white wine from Hungary
  • 08:37 - Ramblings is a BBC Radio 4 programme in which Clare chats to a special guest during a countryside walk
  • 08:44 Ed Byrne is an Irish comedian - listen to his episode of Ramblings here
  • 11:56 - In 2012, Clare reported on the London Olympic and Paralympic games for the BBC
  • 12:22 Clare's interview with Bert Le Clos became well known
  • 14:32 - This episode is sponsored by Peter Yealands wines of New Zealand
  • 20:27 - The Korean women's hockey team featured players from both north and south Korea in the 2018 Winter Olympics
  • 21:03 - John Skeaping was a British sculptor and painter
  • 23:13 - David Morrissey is a British actor. Clare also mentions actresses Maxine Peake and Miranda Hart
  • 24:00 - Colin Cowdrey was the captain of the England cricket team
  • 25:10 - Olly recommends Aaron Lee Tasjan and Lee Ann Womack
  • 26:49 - Clare's favourite walk is St Oswalds Way
  • 31:25 - Olly gives Clare a bottle of Ocean Eight, Verve Chardonnay 2011 Mornington Peninsula - the price is £29 per bottle
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S3 EP1: CLARE BALDING - production notes

  • Recorded on 5 March 2018 at Clare's home in west 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 10.2.0
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