A fun, yet educational, alcoholic journey through the Spanish world of wine.
Join us as we drink our way through what this country, and this city, have to offer!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! And to celebrate? How about the fanciest wine yet tried on the podcast? Fondillón, a mythical and historically legendary, but sadly forgotten and very rare style of alcoholic sweet red from Alicante and beloved by kings. This wine has more in common with Port than normal table wine. So, to toast 2021 in style Roque and Luke grab a bottle of Laudum Gran Reserva from 1988! Enjoy!
So we come to the end of this most terrible year. 2020 has been a truly rubbish one. With a bottle of Avelino Vargas Aureo in their hands Luke and Roque toast the end of the year; chatting about how 2020 has affected the wine industry and their shop, how things have evolved and their favourite wine discoveries! See you in 2021!
Vendimia Tardia (late harvest wines)
It's nearing the end of the year so before Christmas arrives, Roque and Luke decided they fancied something sweet to get in the mood! The world of sweet wines is vast, so instead of talking in general terms they thought they would start with Late Harvest wines - and the evolved styles that can be attained from playing around with the simple fact of 'when you pick your grapes'. To aid in this endeavour they drink, far too quickly, an astonishing Basque sweet wine called Astobiza!
Another week another region; well, sort of. With every passing week it is getting more difficult for Roque and Luke to find 'new' regions in the country - as they've drunk most of them already. But we mustn't forget the Vinos de Pago - singular estate DO regions. This week's star is the sexy Senda de Leñadores from Aragon's Pago Aylés. Enjoy!
Vins de primeur (feat. carbonic maceration)
It's that time of the year again. November arrives and the youngest wines in the wine world flood the market. Vins de primeur, nouveau wines, vinos jóvenes. These super young wines have their fame mostly thanks to Beaujolais in France. But Spain has their own version: Primero. To talk about these styles of wine, and the process by which they are made - carbonic maceration - a bottle of Primero squares off against Beaujolais Nouveau from Louis Jadot.
Weird Grapes: Verdil
Another week, another wine, another weird grape. This week Roque and Luke have a look at Verdil; an almost-extinct varietal and very hard to find, from Valencia. They sample a crisp, cold bottle of Los Arraez Verdil from Bodegas Arraez!
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Since I discovered these 2 funny still knowledgeable guys everytime I drive to work I turn on their podcast and learn on the way. Real pleasure. Thanks for sharing!
Best life wine experience in Spain
I really like these guys chatting around wine in different places of Madrid. Great podcast to listen while driving. If I just could taste those wines with them...