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S4 EP1: STING AND TRUDIE - show notes

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S4 EP1: STING AND TRUDIE - summary

Olly talks to Sting and Trudie at their estate in Tuscany about wine, organic farming, music, movies and the secrets of a successful marriage!

S4 EP1: STING AND TRUDIE - timeline

  • 00:05 - This series of A Glass With is sponsored by 1,000 Stories Wines.

  • 02:59 - 20th August 2018 was Sting and Trudie’s 26th wedding anniversary

  • 04:01 - Sting and Trudie’s daughter Coco (Eliot) was born in Pisa on 30 July 1990

  • 04:06 - Trudie mentions meeting the Frescobaldi and Antinori family of winemakers

  • 04:11 - Antinori’s Cervaro Chardonnay was the wine they served at their wedding

  • 04:30 - the first wines that Sting and Trudie shared were Mateus Rosé and Blue Nun

  • 05:05 - Sting and Trudie’s wine estate is Il Palagio

  • 06:11 - Alan York was hired to consult on the rebirth of the vineyards at Il Palagio

  • 07:17 - Sting and Trudie bring a bottle of Sister Moon 2015 IGT Toscana to share with Olly. The blend is Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The average price is £29 per bottle.

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  • 08:52 - Winemaker Daniel O’Donnell now consults at Il Palagio

  • 13:35 - Il Palagio has 600 hectares of land, although most is not planted to vines; they also grow olives and make honey among other things

  • 18:09 - Sting was brought up in Tyneside, northern England

  • 18:38 - Olly mentions Polyface Farm in Virginia, America

  • 21:52 - Freak Show is the 2018 film directed by Trudie Styler

  • 24:12 - the Mozart estate is a vineyard where Mozart is played to the vines

  • 25:01 - Provence rosé is one of Sting and Trudie’s favourite styles of wine

  • 25:17 - Trudie also mentions St-Émilion as a favourite destination

  • 26:54 - Cinghiale are wild boar

  • 27:38 - Sting and Trudie have released a special wine to commemorate their 10th anniversary as winemakers called Dieci

  • 28:02 - Sting and Trudie served When We Dance and Roxanne White at their wedding anniversary celebrations

  • 30:32 - Olly gives a bottle of Viña Tondonia, Reserva 1991 Rioja to Sting and Trudie. The price is £30 per bottle.

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S4 EP1: STING AND TRUDIE - production notes

  • Recorded on 20 August 2018 at Sting and Trudie’s Il Palagio estate in Tuscany

  • 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 10.3.0

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