Open Up & Pour is a podcast featuring interesting folk who are enthusiastic about wines and spirits and who know a good thing when they taste it. In each episode the founder of the People’s Choice Wine Awards, Janet Harrison, chats to one or two guests, from industry insiders to regular punters, to find out what it is they love about their favourite tipple.
The theme song, King of Wine, kindly supplied by The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band. Open Up & Pour is a Dap Dip production.
Open Up & Pour - Edwin Booth and Helen Nugent
In our latest lockdown wine confessional, Janet chats to Edwin Booth, CEO of Booths Supermarket, and Helen Nugent, Editor of Northern Soul. They talk about how great it is to be in the North, its food and wine revolution and how lockdown has affected their businesses. Some unusual confessions this time, including the revealing of Edwin’s extensive puppet collection – if only we had the filmed version to show you!
Open Up & Pour - Bonnie Yeung and Garry Lui
In our latest wine confessional, Janet chats, to Bonnie Yeung from the Yang Sing in Manchester’s China Town and her cousin Garry Lui, who works for Reserve Wines in Didsbury. They talk about family ties, why they love wine and how they’ve both had to adapt their business practices during the lockdown period - whilst maintaining the personal touch. There is also a surprise zoom ‘appearance’ from Bonnie's very young son Alex – not on the wine just yet!
Open Up & Pour - Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer
Janet chats to Channel 5’s The Wine Show presenters, Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer, at the People's Choice Wine Awards ceremony 2020. Can Joe really change a ballcock? What’s Amelia up to in LA? Find out here, along with lots of great grapey wine chat too.
Open Up & Pour - Tony Husband and George Bergier
Award-winning Private Eye cartoonist, Tony Husband, and his friend, the ‘legendary’ master sommelier at Sam’s Chop House in Manchester, George Bergier, join Janet for a hilarious chat about favourite wines, vineyards and night-time haunts.
Open Up & Pour - Tom Holt and Ilaria Passeri
Janet chats to Paso Primero’s Tom Holt, a local Shrewsbury lad who found himself making wine in Somontano, Spain, and comedy writer and performer Ilaria Passeri who reveals what she really has in her drawers.
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