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An Englishman in California soaking up the sun, I am a WSET Diploma graduate and Certified WSET Educator. I blog about wine, teach it at all levels, and drink plenty of it. Follow me on twitter @mattswineworld or check out my website: matthewsworldofwineanddrink.com

Matthew's World of Wine and Drink Matthew Gaughan

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 75 Ratings

An Englishman in California soaking up the sun, I am a WSET Diploma graduate and Certified WSET Educator. I blog about wine, teach it at all levels, and drink plenty of it. Follow me on twitter @mattswineworld or check out my website: matthewsworldofwineanddrink.com

    Interview with Natalie Maclean: Ontario

    Interview with Natalie Maclean: Ontario

    Author and podcaster Natalie MacLean gives a thirty-minute overview of Ontario wines: climate, Ice Wine, Riesling, Vidal, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, sparkling wine. A must for any student wanting to more about Canadian wine and Ontario (the largest region) specifically.

    visit https://www.nataliemaclean.com/ for more on Canadian wine

    • 34 min
    Interview with Luke Whittall: British Columbia

    Interview with Luke Whittall: British Columbia

    Luke Whittall is the author of The Sipster's Pocket Guide which is an annual overview of the best wines made in British Columbia. This interview with Luke is a great insight into and overview of British Columbia wines, which are getting more and more interesting. Learn about the regions—especially Okanagan Valley—the climate, the grape varieties, and the styles of wines. Even if they're hard to find, you need to know about them.

    • 50 min
    Bairrada: Interview with Rui Lucas of Prior Lucas

    Bairrada: Interview with Rui Lucas of Prior Lucas

    Interview with Rui Lucas of Prior Lucas in Bairrada, Portugal. It's a region heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, and therefore cooler and wetter than other areas further inland. Baga is the main variety, well-suited to the humid climate, producing tannic, high-acid, ageworthy wines. There's also sparkling wine made, which we talk about in this episode. Bairrada is an interesting, very individual region!

    https://priorlucas.pt/

    • 28 min
    Culture Wine Co & Peter Andrews: South Africa

    Culture Wine Co & Peter Andrews: South Africa

    Interview with Peter Andrews of Culture Wine Co, who's importing South African wine into California. Topics covered include Pinotage; Mediterranean varieties; Sauvignon Blanc; the regionality of South Africa; innovative winemakers; racial diversity; and future trends for South African wine.

    • 45 min
    Michigan

    Michigan

    The Michigan wine scene is relatively new, growing in the last few years. I speak to Drew Perry of Simpson Family Estates, who started in 1980—dicsussing the growing conditions, the grape varieties, and the wines of the emerging industry.

    • 43 min
    Gamay

    Gamay

    Gamay: a high-yielding variety associated with youthful, fruity wine but which, in the right growing conditions, makes wonderful, structured wines. This episode explores the areas where Gamay is grown: Beaujolais of course as well as Loire, Savoie, Lorraine, Switzerland, the US, and New Zealand.

    • 19 min

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