This week Roque and Luke take a final trip to the Basque Country with a bottle of Txacoli from their last teaming region: DO Txakoli de Bizkaia / Bizkaiko Txakolina from the Itsasmendi winery off the crashing Atlantic coast. They talk winemaking challenge and effects and have a special interview! Enjoy!
This week Roque and Luke head to the most westerly point of Spain and the most westerly of the Canary Islands to try a bottle of DO El Hierro. This interesting wine, made by Viña Frontera, came full of grapes the likes of which the podcast had never seen. Discussion topic this week? How to fake it at a wine party!
SURPRISE!! Yes, it’s true. It’s really happening. We are going back one last time final time to Catalonia. This chilly week we drink the one that almost got away: DO Penedés; a región most famous for its sparkling Cava wines. But Roque and Luke sample instead a fascinating bottle of white Nosodos+ from Albet i Noya. They chat bottle sizes and introduce a new segment to the show!
This week something completely unexpected for Roque and Luke. They head to the flat humid lands in the deep southeast of the country with a bottle from DO Condado de Huelva. They share a bottle of Letrado from Bodegas Iglesias and discuss this new region, new wine style and new grape. They also shares ideas for imaginary wine gadgets and how to pair with fortified wines.
This week, as Madrid descends into winter, Roque and Luke head northwest back to Galicia to pick up their last DO there: DO Ribeiro. A positively sexy bottle of Pazo Tizón Extramundi white wine. Amid nonsense, the pair chat pairings with grilled food and why the Spaniards seems to drink more beer than vino!