The Drinking Hour podcast: Champagne, sherry and cider

In episode 10 of The IWSC and Food FM's weekly podcast, The Drinking Hour, David Kermode talks all things Champagne, sherry and cider

Words by Club Oenologique Editors

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This week, David Kermode is joined by Essi Avellan MW to discuss all things Champagne. The British love affair with the wine looked like it might be fading, but during the pandemic sales soared, confounding expectations. Kermode finds out exactly why the drink is one of the country’s favourites.

Talking of love affairs, the British have been partial to sherry since the fourteenth century, and in this week’s podcast episode, Martin Skelton of Gonzalez Byass guides us through his selection.

Plus, did you know that cider can be considered a wine? Kermode discovers the similarities between the two drinks, and what makes fine cider worthy of attention.

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