Like a Fine Wine with Oz Clarke
Oz Clarke explores themes of life in new, UK wine focused audio series, Like A Fine Wine
With UK wine now regularly winning awards across the globe, Oz Clarke has been on the road this summer exploring the vast variety British shores have to offer. Joining him are his team of four tasters, largely novices, who learn increasingly more about wine and each other as the series progresses. Like A Fine Wine is not your average drink show, but a metaphysical journey into the human experience, with the symbolism of winemaking serving as the backbone.
Across five episodes recorded on location this summer, Oz Clarke and his team visit winemakers in North Wales, London, North and West Yorkshire and Sussex. Oz, Elaine, Malaika, Anthony and Louise will first hand meet the people behind some of the UK’s finest wine offerings and in each episode, deep dive into a key component of winemaking.
After a tour of the location, they join Oz around the tasting table to sample the wine, share tasting notes and learn more about the art of wine appreciation. As the wine flows and the conversation progresses, they’ll begin to delve into how that week’s winemaking topic relates to their own experience of life. For example, when they visit Ryedale Vineyard in North Yorkshire to discuss the importance of pruning, the group reflect on the things they have or wished they had pruned from their own lives and the effect this has had on them.
Quote from Oz Clarke
“I couldn't believe my luck. In this sunniest of summers, when often the only patch of greenery in sight was a vineyard, I was able to spend my time in those vineyards, from the north to the south of our wonderful country, being thrilled by the quality of wines they produce, and delighted by the personalities of those who produce them. I was traveling with a marvelous bunch of fellow tasters, and we found time, over our glasses of wine, to ponder the wider themes of our life and times, and find many reassuring connections with the vine and with wine.”
Like A Fine Wine has been produced by Sonder, thanks to funding from the Audio Content Fund and is due for broadcast from the 10th October across 21 different community radio stations UK wide. The series will also be available on demand across all podcast platforms.
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Vineyards visited as part of the program are;