The Drinking Hour podcast: highlights from Series 11

In episode 132 of The Drinking Hour, host David Kermode looks back at some of the highlights from Series 11, including an amble through Italy's fine wines with Sarah Heller MW, cocktail time with star bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana, dram discussions with master Scotch blender Sandy Hyslop and an animated telling of English wine's story from author Henry Jeffreys

Words by Club Oenologique Editors

series 11 drinking hour highlights

Host David Kermode presents highlights from Series 11 of The Drinking Hour podcast, a series packed with drink-fuelled discussions from across the world of wine and spirits. This series, Kermode was joined by Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan, with the cocktail whizz reflecting on a decade of bar ownership, and master distiller and director of inventory at Chivas Brothers, Sandy Hyslop, sharing his learnings from 40 years in the Scotch whisky trade. Author Henry Jeffreys also stopped by for a natter about the burgeoning English wine scene to coincide with the launch of his latest book, ‘Vines in a Cold Climate’, while Sarah Heller MW spoke to Kermode about her discoveries from a summer of tastings in Italy’s fine wine regions to compile Club O’s Italy Report 2023. Get a flavour of these conversations and more in this special highlights episode of The Drinking Hour.

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