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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!

Spanish Wine Experience Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

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!

    Weird Grapes: Verdil

    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!

    • 44 min
    Non Vintage Wines

    Non Vintage Wines

    Now when thoughts turn to the idea of non-vintage wines - if they do indeed turn at all - the most 'common' wine that presents itself is Champagne. There are others of course. But, what about red and white wines? Well, to sample something brand new and rather kooky, Roque and Luke head, somewhat unexpectedly, to traditional Rioja and try Bodega Tobia's new non-vintage still wines.

    • 37 min
    Sherry Blind Tasting

    Sherry Blind Tasting

    This week was SHERRY WEEK all across the world so in order to look more deeply into this most delicious and Spanish of wines - and also Luke's favourite wine it the world - Roque thought it would be fun to set up a blind tasting of different styles as a way of explaining how each is made. Will Luke guess the wines? Find out here!

    • 45 min
    Weird Grapes: Castellana Negra

    Weird Grapes: Castellana Negra

    This week Roque and Luke are starting a new sub-series to the podcast. In Spain there are hundreds of grapes, and many of them are completely unknown outside of the tiny remote areas where they are made. In this new series, published every few weeks or so, they will take a look at the weirder and more wonderful grapes of Spain. The grapes you'll never see in any of the shops. This will also give them a chance to look at the regions they are from in greater depth. 
    First up, the mysterious Castellana Negra from Tenerife. 

    • 40 min
    Women in Wine

    Women in Wine

    The wine world - like many - is a traditionally a very male-dominated industry; and perhaps even more so in Old World Spain. This week, the day after the International Day of Rural Women, Roque and Luke want to toast those women working in the fields and vineyards, and to an extended extent, in the industry itself. 
    They share a bottle of V de Valmores from Esther at Bodega Cuarto Lote and then proceed to go through a few other female-led projects they they have in Madrid & Darracott. 
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    • 42 min
    Organic, Biodynamic, Natural: what does it all mean?

    Organic, Biodynamic, Natural: what does it all mean?

    This week Roque and Luke dive deep into a topic they've touched on on many wines over the years. The hot topic in winemaking and wine-selling: is the wine organic, biodynamic, natural or what?
    What does it all mean? What are the differences between the different labels? Is it all just marketing nonsense or are there real differences in the wines? To talk about this topic they open two bottles: LAN Xtreme ecológico and Desig by Mas Candí. 

    • 36 min

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Easy way to learn Spanish wines

Great supplemental material for those studying in the Spanish wine scholar or WSET level 3 program.

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So much about Spanish wine, such a great podcast.

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Fun and informative

I have learned lots about Spanish wine from this podcast. And as a bonus the podcast is lighthearted and silly in a very entertaining way. I look forward to a tasting experience when I am next in Madrid.

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