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SWE Ep. 49 - Bullas

Spanish Wine Experience

Release Date: 08/10/2017

SWE Ep. 128 - The Monovarietal and the Blend show art SWE Ep. 128 - The Monovarietal and the Blend

Spanish Wine Experience

This week the chaps want to step away from focussing on one particular grape or DO wine region for a moment and instead hone in on a theme that has been interesting them a lot recently: the idea of blended (multi-grape) wines 'vs' the single variety wine. To talk more about this Roque and Luke were lucky enough to receive a rather fancy bottle of El Grillo from Bodegas El Grillo y La Luna in DO Somontano!

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SWE Ep. 127 - Atlantic Reds show art SWE Ep. 127 - Atlantic Reds

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This week Roque and Luke want to focus on the concept of the Atlantic Red, a style of wine that is becoming really popular in Spain. What is an Atlantic wine? What makes it so? Are there Atlantic wines that have nothing to do with the ocean itself? To talk more about this topic they drink a bottle of Golpe a Golpe Tinto from the Galician coast. 

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SWE Ep. 126 - Fondillón show art SWE Ep. 126 - Fondillón

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! And to celebrate? How about the fanciest wine yet tried on the podcast? Fondillón, a mythical and historically legendary, but sadly forgotten and very rare style of alcoholic sweet red from Alicante and beloved by kings. This wine has more in common with Port than normal table wine. So, to toast 2021 in style Roque and Luke grab a bottle of Laudum Gran Reserva from 1988! Enjoy! 

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SWE Ep. 125 - 2020 Special show art SWE Ep. 125 - 2020 Special

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So we come to the end of this most terrible year. 2020 has been a truly rubbish one. With a bottle of Avelino Vargas Aureo in their hands Luke and Roque toast the end of the year; chatting about how 2020 has affected the wine industry and their shop, how things have evolved and their favourite wine discoveries! See you in 2021!

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SWE Ep. 124 - Vendimia Tardia (late harvest wines) show art SWE Ep. 124 - Vendimia Tardia (late harvest wines)

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It's nearing the end of the year so before Christmas arrives, Roque and Luke decided they fancied something sweet to get in the mood! The world of sweet wines is vast, so instead of talking in general terms they thought they would start with Late Harvest wines - and the evolved styles that can be attained from playing around with the simple fact of 'when you pick your grapes'. To aid in this endeavour they drink, far too quickly, an astonishing Basque sweet wine called Astobiza!

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SWE Ep. 123 - Pago Aylés show art SWE Ep. 123 - Pago Aylés

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Another week another region; well, sort of. With every passing week it is getting more difficult for Roque and Luke to find 'new' regions in the country - as they've drunk most of them already. But we mustn't forget the Vinos de Pago - singular estate DO regions. This week's star is the sexy Senda de Leñadores from Aragon's Pago Aylés. Enjoy!

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SWE Ep. 122 - Vins de Primeur (feat. carbonic maceration) show art SWE Ep. 122 - Vins de Primeur (feat. carbonic maceration)

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It's that time of the year again. November arrives and the youngest wines in the wine world flood the market. Vins de primeur, nouveau wines, vinos jóvenes. These super young wines have their fame mostly thanks to Beaujolais in France. But Spain has their own version: Primero. To talk about these styles of wine, and the process by which they are made - carbonic maceration - a bottle of Primero squares off against Beaujolais Nouveau from Louis Jadot.  

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SWE Ep. 121 - Weird Grapes: Verdil show art SWE Ep. 121 - Weird Grapes: Verdil

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Another week, another wine, another weird grape. This week Roque and Luke have a look at Verdil; an almost-extinct varietal and very hard to find, from Valencia. They sample a crisp, cold bottle of Los Arraez Verdil from Bodegas Arraez!

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SWE Ep. 120 - Non Vintage Wines show art SWE Ep. 120 - Non Vintage Wines

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Now when thoughts turn to the idea of non-vintage wines - if they do indeed turn at all - the most 'common' wine that presents itself is Champagne. There are others of course. But, what about red and white wines? Well, to sample something brand new and rather kooky, Roque and Luke head, somewhat unexpectedly, to traditional Rioja and try Bodega Tobia's new non-vintage still wines.

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SWE Ep. 119 - Sherry Blind Tasting show art SWE Ep. 119 - Sherry Blind Tasting

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This week was SHERRY WEEK all across the world so in order to look more deeply into this most delicious and Spanish of wines - and also Luke's favourite wine it the world - Roque thought it would be fun to set up a blind tasting of different styles as a way of explaining how each is made. Will Luke guess the wines? Find out here!

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This week the SWE team take one last final trip down south to Roque's homeland of Murcia to try a big, bold bottle of DO Bullas. A Monastrell Syrah blend called Lavia from MG Wines. Will Roque burst into tears at the thought of never returning to his homeland? Come and find out and, of course, learn a little something along the way!