The Drinking Hour podcast: highlights from Series Seven

Host David Kermode presents his favourite moments from series seven of The Drinking Hour podcast, including conversations with veteran wine writer Hugh Johnson on his life in wine, and with Essi Avellan MW on her Champagne Report for Club Oenologique

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As the seventh series of The Drinking Hour podcast reaches its finale, host David Kermode casts his mind back to some of the most memorable guests on the series so far. Series seven saw Kermode joined by wine veterans like Hugh Johnson MW and Margaret Rand (the editor of Johnson’s much-loved Pocket Wine Book), as well as sparkling wine expert and author of Club Oenologique’s Champagne Report 2022, Essi Avellan MW.

Moving on to spirits, Kermode revisits his conversation with global rum ambassador Ian Burrell on rum‘s long and controversial history, and reflects on a previous podcast episode dedicated to London Cocktail Week.

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