SWE Ep. 185 - Zalema/Listan: Two Grapes from Huelva
Spanish Wine Experience
by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
Time for a weird grape double edition. Huelva, an episode we have been to before years ago, known for its sherry-esque wines and sweet vinos. We have a bottle of Líbero, a fascinating 50/50 blend of two grapes only found in this Andalusian hideaway: Zalema and Listan de Huelva. Enjoy ..read more
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SWE Ep. 184 - Details Matter...
Spanish Wine Experience
by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
Regions, grapes, statistics, numbers, facts and figures; over the last few years we've covered a lot. So, over a bottle of very alcoholic red wine (Loxarel OPS) this week we have decided to compile all the main stats of the Spanish wine world. ALL of them! Lots of pub quiz answers to be found ..read more
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SWE Ep. 183 - Basque Bubbles!
Spanish Wine Experience
by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
Roque loves sparkling wines. Luke loves the Basque Country. If only there was a way to bring these two things together. Well there is! The Pais Vasco is famous for its crisp white wines, but a few producers are making reds, roses, sweet wines and bubbles. This week a bottle of Izar Leku accompanies a podcast full of wine, history, and the usual ridiculous jokes!  ..read more
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SWE Ep. 182 - Weird Grapes: Forastera
Spanish Wine Experience
by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
Time for another episode of 'what the hell grape is that?!' Roque spent New Year in the Canary Islands, lucky bugger, but he still did his job and brought us back a bottle of something weird from Tenerife using a very rare grape from another island entirely: Forastera ..read more
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SWE Ep. 181 - WE'RE BACK! Feat. Underwater Wine
Spanish Wine Experience
by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
We. Are. Back. We have been away since March 2023! Why? Where were we? What have we been up to? All will be explained. Also, we enjoy an amazing gift from listeners Sheree and Ian; an Albariño aged...underwater ..read more
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SWE Ep. 180 - Malaga
Spanish Wine Experience
by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
A SHOCKING DISCOVERY! We never got round to recording a podcast about Malaga and its delicous sweet, fortified, aged, oxidised wines. We did Sierras de Malaga years ago, but not Malaga DO. After facepalming Roque and Luke get down to business with a bottle of Vino Maestro from Bodega Doña Felisa and chat all things boozy from the Costa del Sol ..read more
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SWE Ep. 179 - All About Garnacha!
Spanish Wine Experience
by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
Welcome to a new version of an old podcast that was lost. Sounds kind of mysterious right? Years ago Roque and Luke did a podcast all about the grape Garnacha. It was lost in the cloud and never uploaded properly. So, now with a shop full of that grape, they return to the wonderful world of the Garnacha grape ..read more
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SWE Ep. 178 - Vermut, again....
Spanish Wine Experience
by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
We're back on the vermouth again! Not since back in 2018 have we focused on this amazing Spanish delicacy. And back then, prior to our shop, we didn't know what we know now and we didn't have our own vermut! This week we want to go over Spanish vermouth again, but with more knowledge and market experience. And, of course, we be drinkin ..read more
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SWE Ep. 177 - Spanish Alternatives
Spanish Wine Experience
by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
So, you're visiting Spain, or perhaps you just fancy something español for dinner to mix it up a bit, but don't know what to choose. You like Cab Sav, or maybe a Chianti. So what would be a Spanish version of that? This week Roque and Luke dive into Spanish alternatives to most the main grapes and regions around the world ..read more
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SWE Ep. 176 - Tostado do Ribeiro
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by Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid
2M ago
FINALLY! After years of trying to locate this wine, painstaking effort of behalf of us pestering distributors, we managed to get one: a bottle of Tostado do Ribeiro from bodega Viña Costeira up in DO Ribeiro. It also, happily, timed well with a recent visit to the Galician wine region itself. So time to revisit a little this odlest of DOs and sample, for the first time, this mythical sweet wine ..read more
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