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Susie and Peter are married Masters of Wine who bring wine to life with a smile via interviews, chat, food, tips, your questions, gentle bickering and a certain amount of over-sharing. (And yes, they probably should get out more...) A top-10 US & UK podcast (Chartable - Apple, Food), recommended in The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Decanter, Great British Podcasts and more. Reviews say: 'Laugh-out-loud' (Claire); 'Love these guys (almost as much as wine): educational, invigorating and damn funny too' (JDPWalker); 'Relatable, entertaining, light-hearted' (The Drinks Business); 'Best wine podcast out there' (Mickey); and 'A complete tonic for the heart, mind and soul' (Drinks Network).

Wine Blast with Susie and Peter Susie and Peter, Masters of Wine

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Susie and Peter are married Masters of Wine who bring wine to life with a smile via interviews, chat, food, tips, your questions, gentle bickering and a certain amount of over-sharing. (And yes, they probably should get out more...) A top-10 US & UK podcast (Chartable - Apple, Food), recommended in The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Decanter, Great British Podcasts and more. Reviews say: 'Laugh-out-loud' (Claire); 'Love these guys (almost as much as wine): educational, invigorating and damn funny too' (JDPWalker); 'Relatable, entertaining, light-hearted' (The Drinks Business); 'Best wine podcast out there' (Mickey); and 'A complete tonic for the heart, mind and soul' (Drinks Network).

    Burgundy 2020 Vintage Brief

    Burgundy 2020 Vintage Brief

    Everything you need to know about the Burgundy 2020 vintage - in just 5 minutes!

    It's a pretty special vintage (at least something good came out of that otherwise catastrophic year...)  But is it better for white or red wines? Was it warm or cool, big or small, what styles of wine can we expect? And, most importantly, what of the prices?!

    In this quick-fire Q&A, Peter puts Susie on the spot, challenging her not only to sum up the wines in just 5 words but also to drink (Burgundy, of course) while she thinks - sometimes even while she's talking. 

    And Susie has some quite eye-opening responses...

    More details, photos and recommendations are on our site: Burgundy 2020 Brief show notes

    This podcast is also available as a video: Burgundy 2020 Brief on YouTube

    Reach out to us on social media: via Instagram or Twitter.

    Listen to our previous (full) episode on Burgundy here: Burgundy in 2021

    • 5 min
    When Coffee Dorks Meet Wine Nerds

    When Coffee Dorks Meet Wine Nerds

    Wanna hear us get humbled and schooled? Interested in exploring whether expensive really means better when it comes to coffee and wine? Or how we're getting it wrong when it comes to storing coffee and wine?!

    This is a collaborative episode in which we get together with Scott and Jools from the brilliant Adventures in Coffee podcast. We give them a blind wine tasting, they serve us a blind coffee tasting. Hilarity and humiliation ensue - as well as lessons about how to get the biggest bang for your buck in both.

    There are tips, confessions, jeopardy and fun galore in this crossover episode. There's even mention of plastic beach balls, 'de-gassing' and 1974 Barolo. Enjoy!

    Do check out the brilliant Adventures in Coffee podcast!

    Buy our delicious English sparkling wines, with all profits going to the Marine Conservation Trust charity via this link: The Big English Wine Adventure.

    Show notes and details are on our website: When Coffee Dorks Meet Wine Nerds on susieandpeter.com

    You can also find us on social media: Instagram or Twitter.

    Wines featured in this episode:
    Viña del Cura Rioja 2020, 13% (was £5 at time of recording, now £6.75, Tesco) Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2016, 14.3% (from £13.99, Majestic) López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2009, 13% (From £29.99 for the 2008, Majestic)

    • 44 min
    A Drink to Dry

    A Drink to Dry

    So: the big question. What to drink when you're not drinking?!

    In this short Wine Blast Live, we share our favourite non-alcoholic concoction, one which goes some way to replicating the joy of wine. It's based on Aecorn Bitter, which is made using (unfermented) English sparkling wine grapes mixed with botanicals, mixed with Fever Tree Aromatic tonic plus ice and orange.

    We also share a few other options. Including ways to be 'damp' rather than dry - eg by choosing naturally lighter alcohol wines, and perhaps drinking a bit less of them too. Like Riesling, or Hunter Semillon, or a fabulous Sicilian Catarratto...(well, we couldn't bring ourselves to do a whole episode of Wine Blast without some mention of proper wine!)

    We touch on the evidence, which suggests a global trend towards increasing moderation on an ongoing basis rather than periods of abstinence. One of the reasons for this has to be the emergence of ambitious, high-quality non-alcoholic drinks over the last few years, a category which is growing fast (and includes the likes of Aecorn).

    So: if you want a day off, our 'Anti' cocktail is a great option! Enjoy the pod.

    If you have a wine question or challenge you'd like us to tackle, get in touch!

    Reach out to us on social media: via Instagram or Twitter.

    Check out the video of this podcast, and subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're at it, via this link: A Drink to Dry on YouTube

    Details of all  products, plus a full transcript, are on our show notes: https://susieandpeter.com/podcast-episodes/season-three/a-drink-to-dry/

    Listen to our previous (full) episode on Dry Drinking here: https://susieandpeter.com/podcast-episodes/season-two/dry-drinking/ 

    • 5 min
    Investing in Wine

    Investing in Wine

    Wine investment is booming - particularly since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Regular headlines champion it as giving greater returns than not only the major equity indices but also other so-called 'alternative' investments like gold, cars and handbags.

    But what exactly is wine investment? Why do it? What are the potential gains and pitfalls? What kind of returns and time-scales are we actually talking? How to get the most out of it? And what does the future hold?

    In this sponsored episode with fine wine merchant Oeno, we quiz Director of Wine Justin Knock MW as well as Chief Portfolio Manager Sid McNamara-Rajeswaran on all the above and more.

    If you're interested in finding out more about wine and wine investment, please contact info@oenofuture.com or see www.oenogroup.com

    Show notes and transcript are on our website via this link: Investing in Wine on susieandpeter.com

    Catch up with us and say hi on Instagram or Twitter - we'd love to hear from you. Cheers!

    • 42 min
    Our Wines Of The Year (LIVE)

    Our Wines Of The Year (LIVE)

    At this time of year, we get asked two things. What wines we'd recommend. And will we wear silly Christmas stuff. So here you go - the double whammy, all wrapped up in a brand new format: Wine Blast Live, a 5-minute video-podcast, for your delectation.

    Listen (or watch) as we try to gloss over our absurd festive attire while recommending our three top wines of the year, including a bargain option, the best wine we've ever tried out of a can (a white, as it happens), and a gorgeous red that represents a large slice of humble pie for Susie.

    You can watch on YouTube via this link (even if just to see just how tragic Peter's Christmas jumper really is): Susie & Peter's Wines of the Year 2021 on YouTube

    Show notes, including all wine details and the video, are on our website: Susie & Peter's Wines of the Year on susieandpeter.com 

    The three wines we feature are:
    Raul Perez Bierzo La Vitoriana 2018, SpainBanks Brothers Chardonnay No. 3, South AfricaSanta Tresa Rina Russa Frappato 2019, ItalyCatch up with us and say hi on Instagram or Twitter - we'd love to hear from you. Cheers!

    • 5 min
    The Oz Clarke EXCLUSIVE!

    The Oz Clarke EXCLUSIVE!

    Oz Clarke has done most wine things you've ever thought of, and some you maybe haven't even imagined.

    But we're not here to dwell on sex in a Margaux vineyard (though we do, of course, ask the question). This is about Oz Clarke OBE the wine titan, the great storyteller, the acclaimed author and broadcaster, surely the most successful person who ever claimed to have spent his, 'whole life avoiding getting a proper job.'

    We try not to slur as we work our way through a bottle of 1985 claret and discuss what Oz would criticise about wine today, climate change, natural wine, his favourite (and least favourite) wine grapes, Bordeaux, whether Burgundy should re-plant Pinot Noir with Syrah (heresy though it might sound)...and how to disagree.

    A sponsored episode in collaboration with Academie du Vin Library, publishers of Oz Clarke on Wine, who are generously offering £5 or $5 off the cover price when you use the discount code WINEBLAST5 at www.academieduvinlibrary.com

    Show notes are on our website via this link: The Oz Clarke Exclusive on susieandpeter.com

    Catch up with us and say hi on Instagram or Twitter - we'd love to hear from you. Cheers!

    • 46 min

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