15 episodes

Susie and Peter are married Masters of Wine – they really should get out more. Except, at the moment, they can't. In this upbeat show they bring wine to life with a smile via interviews, chat, travel, food, gentle bickering, tips, competitive wine-offs, a quirky wine A-Z and your questions. It’s enough to drive anyone to drink... A top-10 UK podcast (Chartable - Apple, Food), recommended in The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Club Oenologique, PodNews and The Drinks Business. Reviews say: 'Laugh-out-loud' (Claire), 'Certain to be a hit - relatable, entertaining, light-hearted' (The Drinks Business), 'Best wine podcast out there' (Mickey), 'A complete tonic for the heart, mind and soul' (Drinks Network) and 'Isolation inspiration - and more fun than knitting' (Amanda).

Wine Blast with Susie and Peter Susie and Peter

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    • 4.9, 32 Ratings

Susie and Peter are married Masters of Wine – they really should get out more. Except, at the moment, they can't. In this upbeat show they bring wine to life with a smile via interviews, chat, travel, food, gentle bickering, tips, competitive wine-offs, a quirky wine A-Z and your questions. It’s enough to drive anyone to drink... A top-10 UK podcast (Chartable - Apple, Food), recommended in The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Club Oenologique, PodNews and The Drinks Business. Reviews say: 'Laugh-out-loud' (Claire), 'Certain to be a hit - relatable, entertaining, light-hearted' (The Drinks Business), 'Best wine podcast out there' (Mickey), 'A complete tonic for the heart, mind and soul' (Drinks Network) and 'Isolation inspiration - and more fun than knitting' (Amanda).

    Cheering up with champagne and Syrah (Wine Survival Guide)

    Cheering up with champagne and Syrah (Wine Survival Guide)

    Our SHORTEST EPISODE EVER. Funny messages sent with champagne deliveries during lockdown come courtesy of The Finest Bubble’s Nick Baker. (Our favourite? A close call between ‘Cheer up!’ and ‘STOP MOANING’.) Then Tom asks where to find the best Syrah wines, made in the style of the Northern Rhône (think: Côte Rôtie, Hermitage), but from the New World. Glasses are poured.

    • 19 min
    Breaking Burgundy (Wine Survival Guide)

    Breaking Burgundy (Wine Survival Guide)

    Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Michael Baum is rebooting Burgundy, even under lockdown (which he rails against while being stuck in France, separated from his wife and boys in San Francisco). He talks about how coronavirus and his tech-based approach may prompt radical change in wine – which is about getting closer to customers, at a time when close contact is challenging at best. Following on from Michael’s choice of ‘isolation wine’, Susie and Peter reveal how to find good value white Burgundy – that Holy Grail for wine lovers. There’s even time to mention David Beckham (again…)

    • 30 min
    The BEST white wine grape is...

    The BEST white wine grape is...

    We asked a simple question on social media: what are your top 3 grape varieties for white wine? The reaction...blew us away, with a torrent of fascinating responses from all around the world featuring more than 100 different grape varieties - not to mention fighting talk, bonding, football analogies and cheating. We got a bit carried away with this podcast - it's our favourite one so far - but there is something for EVERYONE here: laughter, tears, David Beckham, sherry, scholarship (in the form of the fascinating expert Dr José Vouillamoz and his definitive tome Wine Grapes) and controversy. Talking of which, we give the DEFINITIVE verdict on the best white wine grape variety...

    • 49 min
    Cape Fears - On South Africa's Prohibition (Wine Survival Guide)

    Cape Fears - On South Africa's Prohibition (Wine Survival Guide)

    South African wine is in turmoil. The government has banned the sale and export of wine as part of its strict coronavirus lockdown and Cape producers are in shock: reeling from the long-term effects and implications of this dramatic intervention. We hear the views of three producers – Kathy Jordan, Charles Back and Andrea Mullineux at this critical time. There’s also time for a quick BBQ (braai, Cape style) complete with a mouth-watering line-up of South African wines to recommend.

    • 32 min
    Torn in the USA - Wine Blast: Wine Survival Guide

    Torn in the USA - Wine Blast: Wine Survival Guide

    Bartholomew Broadbent is a wine importer in Virginia, USA, who has seen ‘atrocious declines in business’ since coronavirus restrictions began. He lightens the tone by singing Monty Python (always look on the bright side of life…) and has a few choice words to say about Trump. In California, Eric Baugher of Ridge Vineyards muses on challenges and opportunities before choosing an ideal quarantine wine that, ‘just kind of lifts your spirits’. Listener Liz calls in with a question about Lodi wines and we respond by cracking open some delicious bottles.

    • 29 min
    Michelin meals on wheels + wines for wild garlic risotto - Wine Blast Wine Survival Guide

    Michelin meals on wheels + wines for wild garlic risotto - Wine Blast Wine Survival Guide

    What to do with a Michelin-starred restaurant that was due to close down shortly after coronavirus struck? If you’re Roger Jones, you re-purpose it to deliver wild mushroom and truffle risotto free of charge to local residents in need. To honour our gues, we rustle up a wild garlic and asparagus risotto – which is really an excuse to open some delicious Sauvignon Blanc (and a cheeky English Bacchus). Plus, Peter has a confession for Susie…

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Herbie SW ,

A welcome reprieve

What a great new platform! Insightful, funny and relevant - a great means of getting to understand and enjoy this nectar as we all do our best to maximise intake over this strange period of lockdown!

mrCAwine ,

White wine grapes

Really enjoyed this episode! Super informative, fun and quirky. Chuck Cramer

DNATIV ,

Really enjoying it!

Fun, great content, current, engaging!

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