The Drinking Hour podcast: English sparkling, Chardonnay, Tequila and mezcal

In episode five of the IWSC and Food FM's weekly podcast, The Drinking Hour, host David Kermode discusses English sparkling wine with Jacob Leadley of Black Chalk, what makes Chardonnay so special, and the magic behind agave spirits

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Glasses of sparkling wine on a tray

There’s a revolution happening in English wine. One of its insurgents, Jacob Leadley, joins host David Kermode, to discuss his Black Chalk winery and its vast array of awards.

Chardonnay is this week’s Desert Island Drink, picked by Mick O’Connell MW. He joins us from Dublin to wax lyrical about the versatile variety.

Dawn Davies MW chats tequila and mezcal, taking listeners through the varieties of agave, natural fermentation, and the traditional processes that create the Mexican spirits.

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