The Drinking Hour podcast: pilot episode

In the pilot episode of The Drinking Hour podcast, host David Kermode talks festive drinks with Freddy Bulmer from The Wine Society and how wines win big at the IWSC with Alistair Cooper MW

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It’s not Christmas without a festive drink, whether it’s a dessert wine or a cocktail. But how do supermarkets meet the demands of their thirsty customers?

In the pilot episode of The Drinking Hour podcast, host David Kermode is joined by Freddy Bulmer of The Wine Society to discuss how the trends of 2021 will impact what we see on our shelves over Christmas. Plus, they discuss the twelve best wines of the season, with pairings covering sparkling, rosé, white, red, sweet and more.

If you’ve ever wondered what those medals on bottles really mean, Kermode also speaks to Alistair Cooper MW to determine exactly how the IWSC judges the wines in the competition. Find out what the experts are looking for, from typicality to balance.

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