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S6 EP5: MARCO PIERRE WHITE - show notes

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Join Olly as he shares a glass with legendary chef Marco Pierre White as they discuss his career, how he discovered wine, and the famous people he has met along the way - some of whom are producing a Hollywood movie about him.


  • 00:04 - this episode is brought to you by P&O Cruises

  • 02:30 - Marco brings a bottle of Monte del Frà 2017 Bardolino. The cost is £12 per bottle.

  • 03:12 - Bardolino is made from a similar blend grapes to Valpolicella: Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.

  • 03:59 - Marco mentions having dinner with Edward Fox, the actor

  • 05:15 - some of the wines Marco has tasted include Château d’Yquem 1921 Sauternes, Château Haut-Brion 1929, Pessac-Léognan, Château Mouton-Rothschild 1945 Pauillac, Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947 St-Émilion, Château Petrus 1955 St-Émilion

  • 06:40 - Marco mentions two good-quality red wines that he might use while cooking: Fleurie and Hermitage. He also uses Noilly-Prat when cooking fish and Sauternes for foie gras.

  • 07:55 - the bottle that Marco had at The Waterside Inn was Château Latour 1966

  • 08:55 - Marco wanted to replicate Lasserre restaurant in Paris

  • 16:13 - when Marco owned The Oak Room restaurant, four Russian diners ordered a bottle of Château Lafite from the late 19th century … and drank it with Coca-Cola.

  • 18:40 - The Devil In The Kitchen is the film about Marco’s life, which is currently in production

  • 20:45 - the song that Marco says is the most moving is the Irish fold song The Fields of Athenry

  • 22:55 - Marco mentions Mirabeau rosé, made by Stephen Cronk in Provence - and the video of him opening a bottle with a shoe!

  • 23:49 - Olly brings a bottle of Marco a bottle of Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Elgin. The average price is £11 per bottle.

S6 EP5: MARCO PIERRE WHITE - production notes

  • Recorded on 14 February 2019 at The Rudloe Arms

  • 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