In Vino Veritas

In Vino Veritas

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In Vino Veritas is an episodic chat between life-long friends and well-known celebrities, Jamie Theakston and Alexander Armstrong. They share their experiences and passion for a good glass of wine and the perfect tune to listen to. The pair inject their warmth and humour into an enjoyable and entertaining podcast that takes you through their detailed knowledge of wine and their professional insight in music. You’ll find out what makes a good wine and how to pick the best on the shelf as Jamie and Alexander raid their personal cellars to provide recommendations of affordable and rare wines.

Episodes

Festive Special - Jamie and Xander talk through planning Christmas Day

For this episode, Jamie and Xander bring in the Christmas month with their favourite parts of the festive season. From Christmas carols, preparations and tipples through to the big day and a blow-by-blow itinerary of what to eat and drink on the big day. They compare their individual family traditions, childhood Christmas’s, what they look forward to for future Christmas seasons and Jamie shares his secret mulled wine recipe. They are drinking: 2016 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/tenute+sette+ponti+crognolo+tuscany+igp+italy/2016/uk And for their musical choice: Winter Wonderland (feat. The Royal Air Force Squadronaires) https://open.spotify.com/track/4NAbHomRFCY96N4RcRrYl9?si=5be9192ad4474683 And to finish they suggest two recommendations, one as an everyday treat; Croft Reserve Tawny Port https://www.wine-searcher.com/merchant/553-majestic-wine-warehouses?wine_id_F=233966989 The other for a special occasion: Cape Landing Blackwood Cabernet Sauvignon https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/cape+landing+blackwood+cab+sauv+margaret+river+western+australia/1/uk Listen and subscribe to In Vino Veritas on Global Player now!
01/12/22·42m 19s

English Wine - Xander and Jamie explore, from the rolling Downs to the English Riviera

For this episode, Jamie and Xander stay right here! Perhaps you haven’t considered English wine a contender on the World stage? In which case you would be surprised to find excellent sparkling wines, refined and sought-after whites and even well-balanced elegant reds. Xander and Jamie go through a selection of highlights in English viticulture and discover that the birthplace of champagne is a lot closer to home than you might realise. They are drinking: 2014 Black Dog Hill - Blanc de Blancs https://blackdoghillvineyard.com/products/blanc-de-blanc And for their musical choice: 12 Ensemble (Sigur Rós) - Fljótavík https://open.spotify.com/track/6hkOAdgduiWe3jCV3PjPKJ?si=72c2be91517640e3 And to finish they suggest two recommendations, one as an everyday treat; 2021 Camel Valley Bacchus Dry https://www.camelvalley.com/shop/2021-camel-valley-bacchus-dry The other for a special occasion: 2018 Hundred Hills Zero Dosage Illustration No.1 https://hundredhills.wine/product/2018-zero-dosage-illustration-no-1/ Listen and subscribe to In Vino Veritas on Global Player now!
24/11/22·31m 26s

Germany - Jamie and Xander discover hidden red gems and epic Rieslings

For this episode, Jamie and Xander visit Germany, famous for its incredible Riesling and perhaps not-so-refined cheap white wine. Yet as Jamie and Xander will demonstrate, Germany has much more to offer than a Blue Nun and is infact home to some of the most elegant and interesting wines available. Jamie and Xander discover the pride and simplicity of Italian life; perfect wine, amazing food and beautiful scenery, that heal the soul and let the stresses of modern life drift away. They are drinking: 2020 Riesling, Trocken, Schlossberg, Eymann, Pfalz, Germany https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/eymann+schloss+berg+riesling+trocken+pfalz+germany/1/uk And for their musical choice: Abel Selaocoe, Where Is Home https://open.spotify.com/album/6IYAr9pzGQJ2c9I5ZWuYEb?si=hjpsQVqeSZOc-YNncNk3qw And to finish they suggest two recommendations, one as an everyday treat; 2020 Weingut Burgermeister - Carl Koch Dienheimer Tafelstein Gewurztraminer https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/burgermeister+carl+koch+tafelstein+gewurz+dienheim+rheinterrasse+rheinessen+germany/2020/uk The other for a special occassion: Geltz Zilliken Rausch Riesling Kabinett https://www.zilliken-vdp.de/en/wines/2020/rausch-riesling-kabinett.html Listen and subscribe to In Vino Veritas on Global Player now!
17/11/22·23m 13s

Laying Down - How to collect and store wine for incredible results in the years to come

In this special episode, Jamie and Xander concentrate on a something they hold a deep passion for - laying down wine. If you're new to cellaring wine, or you are a seasoned pro, Jamie and Xander share their tips for what to look out for and how to buy great value wines today that will drink incredibly well in a few years. And they share their thoughts on what to look for if you'd like to start getting into ageing wine at home. They are drinking: 2005 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau d'Armailhac https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/baron+philip+de+rothschild+d+armailhac+pauillac+medoc+bordeaux+france/2005/uk If you are interested in the Coravin for extracting wine from a sealed bottle, please see the manufacturers website: https://www.coravin.co.uk/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Brand-Exact&utm_term=coravin&device=c&gclid=CjwKCAiAvK2bBhB8EiwAZUbP1BIkEPGx5ohX8NDhC_xo14UOAlJxyXRdiYu4thXFkfI3hDzHuBmm2RoCRT4QAvD_BwE And for their musical choice: Alexis Ffrench - Where Worlds Collide https://open.spotify.com/track/04F2CVACUouSEWkaApQnmf?si=32af91439b934e64 And to finish they suggest two recommendations, one as an everyday treat; Contino Rioja Reserva 75cl https://www.thewinebox.co.uk/product/contino-rioja-reserva-2015-75cl/?gclid=CjwKCAiAvK2bBhB8EiwAZUbP1CS_ZzzNlNwN2GcE1hYP5GfVZkwAZ_YjneeIW0UhrmkIXJ19a266OhoC-FYQAvD_BwE The other for a special occasion: Pauillac, Ulysse 2019 https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/pauillac-ulysse-2019 Listen and subscribe to In Vino Veritas on Global Player now!
10/11/22·36m 21s

Portugal - Jamie and Xander discover the rich history of Portuguese wine

For this episode, Jamie and Xander stroll through the Douro Valley, to discover the world’s oldest appellation, the DOC. Portugal's ties to the UK are historic, with frequent exports of wine to England while trade with nearby France was disrupted by bitter feuds and war. Perhaps the most notable export is Portuguese Port, a drink so successful in the UK that it quickly became favoured by the drinking elite. As we'll discover in this episode, the UK's image as a proud drinking society has it roots much further into history than you might expect. They are drinking: Parcela Única Escolha https://www.vivino.com/US/en/pt-anselmo-mendes-parcela-unica-escolha/w/1497062 And for their musical choice: Nikolai Kapustin - 8 Concert Etudes - Reverie https://open.spotify.com/track/7jRe7nEu5el05JrkUNF9E7?si=429b8cccd4d14237 And to finish they suggest two recommendations, one as an everyday treat; Quinta do Paral, Colheita Selecionada Tinto https://www.vivino.com/US/en/quinta-do-paral-colheita-selecionada-tinto/w/6864182 The other for a special occasion: Passagem, Grande Reserva Tinto 2015 https://www.vivino.com/GB/en/passagem-grande-reserva-tinto-douro/w/5895046?year=2015 Listen and subscribe to In Vino Veritas on Global Player now!
03/11/22·30m 38s

Italy - Xander and Jamie visit Piedmont and discover a calmer way of life

For this episode, Jamie and Xander visit Northern Italy - specifically the Piedmont region. Steeped in history and tradition, this area of Italy is famous for its brooding smoky reds, bursting with berries and deep flavours. And you need something robust to cut through this region's famous cuisine, such as Castelmagno, Piedmontese Beef and Salsiccia di Bra. Jamie and Xander discover the pride and simplicity of Italian life; perfect wine, amazing food and beautiful scenery, that heal the soul and let the stresses of modern life drift away. They are drinking: 2010 Renato Fenocchio Barbaresco DOCG https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/renato+fenocchio+docg+barbaresco+piemonte+italy/2010/uk And for their musical choice: Vivaldi - Gloria, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers https://open.spotify.com/track/7KEYlo8Pauif4EflAeJqj2?si=2c9f2b77d4224513 And to finish they suggest two recommendations, one as an everyday treat; Planeta - Lamistanza https://planeta.it/en/wine/lamistanza/ The other for a special occassion: Barbaresco, Rombone, Renato Fenocchio 2018 https://www.tanners-wines.co.uk/barbaresco-rombone-renato-fenocchio-2018?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1vSZBhDuARIsAKZlijSO2jJlVZkxu-X66hlTTOt65tYOPUu_ffrdw1_OYinpimcoyAY5oZgaAtDjEALw_wcB Listen and subscribe to In Vino Veritas on Global Player now!
27/10/22·31m 38s

Argentina - Xander and Jamie explore the Ruta del Vino, from Mendoza to Patagonia

For this episode, Jamie and Xander visit Argentina - home of the infamous Malbec, and much more! Argentina's viniculture is steeped in history and the product of a turbulent past. As they delve deep into the roots of Argentine wine, they discover everything; from the love/hate white 'Torontes' of the North West through to equisite bourdeaux-style reds of the south. Jamie and Xander uncover the deep Argentinian passion for a humble way of life, living off the land and celebrating life's rich and simple pleasures; and how a European influence has left its mark on vineyards so far away. They are drinking: Achaval-Ferrer Malbec Mendoza 2019 https://highburyvintners.co.uk/products/achaval-ferrer-malbec-mendoza-2019 And for their musical choice: Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss https://open.spotify.com/album/2g12QZ0wXFoyOyDo8nUUsM?si=WXoOhP0IRpu9ZyR5a2oPUw And to finish they suggest two recommendations, one as an everyday treat; Vinalba Patagonia Reserve Malbec https://www.waitrosecellar.com/vinalba-patagonia-reserve-malbec-702712?gclid=CjwKCAjw-rOaBhA9EiwAUkLV4liSRIwjlIRr3nYwbiRDmOeUU4hxywbJ_O5yYGzdTlmP-MNPxwIvchoCcmEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds The other for a special occassion: Pulenta Estate VII Gran Corte 2018 https://tasteargentina.co.uk/products/pulenta-estate-vii-gran-corte?variant=40217402507300&gclid=CjwKCAjw-rOaBhA9EiwAUkLV4qrKfSURv6aKVsiWBQUUoW7LEI2OX7iH4FVU6RiNhbuH3HYg_QpKzBoC3k8QAvD_BwE Pulenta Estate VII Gran Corte 2018 Listen and subscribe to In Vino Veritas on Global Player now!
20/10/22·29m 31s

France - Jamie and Xander take a trip to Burgundy

In this episode, Jamie and Xander visit Burgandy in France, to wonder the streets of Chablis and stroll along the banks of the Saône. Xander shows jamie an incredible white burgandy and both share little known secrets of the region - including the unlikely beginnings of Coca-Cola, which owes its success to French wine! Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles, Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard https://www.waitrosecellar.com/burgundy-wine/jj-girard-pernand-vergelesses?gclid=Cj0KCQjw1vSZBhDuARIsAKZlijTbebFrteirhz0JjKWMoPaTy3ic2w3mkPSXYw5WNya89WekcoTcFD8aAmTpEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds And after they are suitably quenched of thirst, Jamie suggests a musical paring he thinks goes perfectly with a lazy afternoon sipping wine in Burgandy: Lara Somogyi - Hundred00 https://open.spotify.com/artist/4vFvy7t3jlzAYrNYjW8uDo?si=EaoEbgCxQ8SYW0sbPst8lw And if that wasn't enough - they wrap up with two French recommendations, one as an everyday treat; Ruhlmann Cuvée Jean-Charles Riesling https://www.vivino.com/GB/en/ruhlmann-cuvee-jean-charles-riesling/w/1179866 the other for a special occassion: Henri Boillot 2020 Bourgogne Blanc https://www.frw.co.uk/wine/bourgogne-blanc-2020/343857 Listen and subscribe to In Vino Veritas on Global Player now!
13/10/22·29m 33s

Australia - Jamie And Xander visit Margaret River

In their first episode, Jamie and Xander visit Australia. They start with Margaret River, home of deep berry-bomb reds and sample a very special wine, a Peccavi Cabernet Sauvignon: https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/peccavi+cab+sauv+margaret+river+western+australia/1/uk After a moment to let the wine breathe and appriciate it's true flavour, Xander suggests a musical pairing he thinks absolutely fits a glass of Peccavi: https://open.spotify.com/album/5jIZtM0kpCavlQ1zYoMM1e?si=e_cdhNwhQMqSVaDFrb8VOA And if that wasn't enough - they wrap up with two Australian recommendations, one as an everyday treat; https://www.vivino.com/GB/en/rabbit-spaghetti-shiraz/w/4309664 the other for a special occassion: https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/vasse-felix-2018-heytesbury-chardonnay-margaret-river/ Listen and subscribe to In Vino Veritas on Global Player now!
06/10/22·27m 41s

In Vino Veritas, with Alexander Armstrong and Jamie Theakston COMING SOON

In Vino Veritas is an episodic chat between life-long friends and well-known celebrities, Jamie Theakston and Alexander Armstrong. They share their experiences and passion for a good glass of wine and the perfect tune to listen to. The pair inject their warmth and humour into an enjoyable and entertaining podcast that takes you through their detailed knowledge of wine and their professional insight in music. You’ll find out what makes a good wine and how to pick the best on the shelf as Jamie and Alexander raid their personal cellars to provide recommendations of affordable and rare wines. Subscribe and listen to In Vino Veritas, on Global Player, now!
29/09/22·4m 21s
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