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SWE Ep. 90 - Almonaster la Real

Spanish Wine Experience

Release Date: 07/05/2018

SWE Ep. 144 - Pago Vallegarcia show art SWE Ep. 144 - Pago Vallegarcia

Spanish Wine Experience

Another week, another yummy wine, and another return to the wonderful world of the Vinos de Pago. This week Roque and Luke have a bottle of Petit Hipperia from one of the country's newest Vino de Pago zones. She's big, she's boozy, and she's got a horse on the label. 

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SWE Ep. 143 - Animals of the Vineyard show art SWE Ep. 143 - Animals of the Vineyard

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This week Roque and Luke talk animals, specifically those of the vineyards. From the bugs and bichos to birds, bats and beasts of burden, there is a lot of animal life involved both directly and indirectly in the vineyards. To lead them into this topic they have a couple of wines from Bodegas Enguera in Valencia. Enjoy!

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SWE Ep. 142 - Wine Qualifications show art SWE Ep. 142 - Wine Qualifications

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This week Roque and Luke dive into the geeky world of wine qualifications as both of them are embarking on their SWS course. But of course there's a variety of options out there for the interested alcoholic. Also, during a tête à tête about course rules Roque gets a special guest on for help!

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SWE Ep. 141 - Vino de Pitarra show art SWE Ep. 141 - Vino de Pitarra

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Have you ever heard of pitarra wine? No? Well we hadn't either until quite recently. Vino de pitarra is a type of very localised wine from Extremadura. Fortunately Luke just spent a few days over there and brought a bottle back. But what is it and how is it made? What does pitarra even mean? And is it any good!?

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SWE Ep. 140 - VT Murcia show art SWE Ep. 140 - VT Murcia

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Here's a new one for you. Vino de la Tierra de Murcia. Things are changing down south, and also changing for our old friends at Bodega Casa Rojo. They've moved away from their initial DO Jumilla wines and are now flying the flag for the far more unknown and new VT Murcia. So this week Roque and Luke crack open a bottle of Enemigo Mío and see what's what in Roque homeland!

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SWE Ep. 139 - Perfect Spanish Wine Cellar: 500€ show art SWE Ep. 139 - Perfect Spanish Wine Cellar: 500€

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We are back again, so soon, we know, with another one of our Perfect Spanish Wine Cellar pods. This time we have upped the price to 500€ so be prepared for longer lists and much fancier wines. This the cellar for the person who wants some of the finer things as well as more range than you'd get from 100€. Enjoy!

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SWE Ep. 138 - 3 Riberas show art SWE Ep. 138 - 3 Riberas

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Well look at that, we found another wine region for you guys! This one we have already tried and loved and have been selling in our shop. We just forgot we hadn't done a podcast! A tiny VT region in Navarra, 3 Riberas only has a handful of wineries. This is the most prestigious; a rosé project made by legendary winery Chivite in conjunction with top chef Arzak! Enjoy!

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SWE Ep. 137 - Perfect Spanish Wine Cellar: 100€ show art SWE Ep. 137 - Perfect Spanish Wine Cellar: 100€

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Welcome to a new series on our podcast. As well as the usual wine region, weird grape and informative episodes, we are launching a new genre that is for certain price points what should you, and can you get, to prime your perfect Spanish wine cellar! This week, a tricky 100€. Neither Roque or Luke know the other's choice: fireworks ensue. 

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SWE Ep. 136 - Ribera del Jiloca show art SWE Ep. 136 - Ribera del Jiloca

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Sorry for the delay! It's been a few weeks! Luke had horrendous allergies for over a week followed by some biblical food poisoning. But now the boys are back, and with a truly tiny far-flung VT region from Aragón: Ribera del Jiloca. To talk about the area, and all things Aragonés, they have two different bottles of red from Bodega Santo Tomás de Aquino. Cheers!

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SWE Ep. 135 - Orange Wine show art SWE Ep. 135 - Orange Wine

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And now for something completely different... Orange Wine is very much in fashion these days in the wine world. But most people would never think of Spain as a bastion of this kookier style of vino. Today the boys sample an orange wine from Bodega de las Estrellas; talk about what's going on, why it's going on, and whether they are Fire, Earth, Wind or Water types... Intriguing right?

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This week Roque and Luke see that there’s life beyond the DOs as they travel to the depths of the Sierra de Aralar in Andalucía to try a beefy unique bottle of red from the mountain village Almonaster la Real. A bottle of Bemoles - a blend of Monastrell, Syrah, Merlot - from Bodegas Cerro San Cristobal. They also chat wine books and, surprisingly, turnips!