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It’s The Drink Talking is the Premier Cru podcast for all things drink related, from Absinthe to Zinfandel. This podcast is not aimed at the booze bore, spirit snob or the wine wonk but instead provides an irreverent and inclusive, warm and welcoming weekly round-up, featuring tastings, the latest booze news and fascinating facts about the most famous and fervent advocates of alcohol. This weekly podcast is presented by the award-winning Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, plus The Mistress of Wine, the Madame Bollinger Medal winning Sam Caporn. The programme is a funny, informative, enlightening and educational listen, designed to improve your liquid life and ensure you drink better, not more.

It’s The Drink Talking is the Premier Cru podcast for all things drink related, from Absinthe to Zinfandel. This podcast is not aimed at the booze bore, spirit snob or the wine wonk but instead provides an irreverent and inclusive, warm and welcoming weekly round-up, featuring tastings, the latest booze news and fascinating facts about the most famous and fervent advocates of alcohol. This weekly podcast is presented by the award-winning Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, plus The Mistress of Wine, the Madame Bollinger Medal winning Sam Caporn. The programme is a funny, informative, enlightening and educational listen, designed to improve your liquid life and ensure you drink better, not more.
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It’s The Drink Talking is the Premier Cru podcast for all things drink related, from Absinthe to Zinfandel. This podcast is not aimed at the booze bore, spirit snob or the wine wonk but instead provides an irreverent and inclusive, warm and welcoming weekly round-up, featuring tastings, the latest booze news and fascinating facts about the most famous and fervent advocates of alcohol. This weekly podcast is presented by the award-winning Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, plus The Mistress of Wine, the Madame Bollinger Medal winning Sam Caporn. The programme is a funny, informative, enlightening and educational listen, designed to improve your liquid life and ensure you drink better, not more.

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Episodes

It's The Drink Talking 36: Value sparkling wines

4/6/2018
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The latest thrilling instalment of the very best booze podcast featuring more pub talk, tastings, tittle-tattle and tall tales. Featuring Sam Caporn, the Mistress Of Wine and the Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. This week Sam presents a tasting of good value sparkling wines. Plus there's funny stuff about alco-pops, messages in bottles and travelling to Hollywood to interview the Bacardi Breezer cats (what happened to them?).

Duration:00:35:27

It's The Drink Talking 35: Irish Whiskey

3/30/2018
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The trio of tipple titans return for another wise and witty look at all things booze related. Ben covers annoying pub signs and bars banning mobile phones. Tom tickles the team's tastebuds with some Irish Whiskey, And Sam's Legend Of Liquor nomination is a Napa Valley wine hero. Plus there's intriguing insights on the pros and cons of proposing on a crazy golf course, eyebrow trimming and wackaging. What's not to like?

Duration:00:32:18

It's The Drink Talking 34: Charitable Beers

3/23/2018
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The Mistress Of Wine and The Thinking Drinkers are back for another wise and witty look at all things booze related. This week, Sam has a story about a boyfriend made of wine-boxes and somehwatsurprisingly enthuses about a caviar flavoured champagne. What?? Ben chooses a brace of beers that are raising money for very good causes, whilst Tom lionises another Legend Of Liquor; this time from Hollywood's glorious, gin-soaked past.

Duration:00:34:45

It's The Drink Talking 33 - Esoteric Grapes

3/16/2018
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The latest thrilling instalment of the very best booze podcast. More pub talk, tastings, tittle-tattle and tall tales with Sam Caporn, the Mistress Of Wine and the Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. This week funny stuff about pink beer, what to eat with lamb this Easter, how not to carry a child down stairs and those whacky Russian leaders. Food for thought and drinks for consideration.

Duration:00:37:30

It's The Drink Talking 32: Tequila Blanco

3/9/2018
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The trio of tipple titans return for another wise and witty look at all things booze related. Ben's Spit or Swallow features a Fuller's brewery acquisition and a Portland business that combines a dog home and a taproom. Tom tests the team's tastebuds with a brace of Tequila Blancos, And Sam's Legend Of Liquor focusses on a very (in)famous American wine critic. Plus there's intriguing insights on what films dogs might want to watch, how the olfactory sense might put you off a drink for life...

Duration:00:34:08

It's The Drink Talking 31: Non-sexist beers

3/2/2018
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The latest thrilling instalment in the booze podcast. More pub talk, tastings, tittle-tattle and tall tales with Sam Caporn, the Mistress Of Wine and the Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. This week funny stuff about gold-leaf donuts, Cristal drinkers and how to make your own martini on a plane. Plus Ben chooses some non-sexist beers for a tasting. Food - and drink - for thought.

Duration:00:38:07

It's The Drink Talking 30: Chenin Blanc

2/23/2018
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The Mistress Of Wine and The Thinking Drinkers are back for another wise and witty look at all things booze related. This week, it's Tom's turn to Spit Or Swallow, so he discusses a new whiskey subscription service and the (mis)use of the agave plant. Sam introduces us to Chenin Blanc in her wine tasting. And Ben has a world famous, but slightly abstract Legend Of Liquor. Plus there's further banter about Cowspiracy, Designated Survivor and whether tunes can be racist.

Duration:00:39:13

It's The Drink Talking 29: Single malts

2/16/2018
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The latest thrilling instalment of the very best booze podcast. More pub talk, tastings, tittle-tattle and tall tales with Sam Caporn, the Mistress Of Wine and the Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. This week funny stuff about the pros and cons of CAMRA, Twiglets and hummus and Sam's Wine Flavour Tree. Plus there's a long overdue tasting of single malts. Food for thought and drinks for consideration.

Duration:00:34:20

It's The Drink Talking 28: Valentine beers

2/9/2018
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The Mistress Of Wine and The Thinking Drinkers are back for another wise and witty look at all things booze related. This week, there's love in the air as we approach Feb 14th. So Sam gets to Spit Or Swallow, with Valentine's Day very much in her bad and good books. Ben has a couple of beers for swinging lovers, which he's teamed up with asparagus. What says romance more than a hot, firm green shoot? And Tom's Legend Of Liquor absolutely god-like. Plus there's further banter about McMafia,...

Duration:00:34:22

It's The Drink Talking 27 - Riesling

2/2/2018
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The trio of tipple titans return for another wise and witty look at all things booze related. Tom Spits or Swallows with a 105 year old man and the Sri Lankan president. Sam leads a typically informative tasting, this week on Riesling. And Ben's Legend Of Liquor focusses on a unique brewery in the heart of Amsterdam's red-light district. Plus there's further thoughts on The Red Arrows, Dry January and Formula 1's Grid Girls.

Duration:00:38:54

It's The Drink Talking 26: Mezcal

1/26/2018
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The latest thrilling instalment in the booze podcast. More pub talk, tastings, tittle-tattle and tall tales with Sam Caporn, the Mistress Of Wine and the Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. This week funny stuff about drinking in the shower and a beer-based spa. Plus there's a tasting of the much misunderstood Mezcal. Food for thought and drinks for consideration.

Duration:00:28:00

It's The Drink Talking 25: Whisky beers

1/19/2018
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The latest thrilling instalment in the booze podcast. More pub talk, tastings, tittle-tattle and tall tales with Sam Caporn, the Mistress Of Wine and the Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. Goes down easy.

Duration:00:30:46

It's The Drink Talking 24: Alex Lowe

1/12/2018
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In the first episode of the New Year, Ben, Sam and Tom are joined by special guest Alex Lowe, an actor and comedian best known for his creation Barry From Watford. The quartet chew over a wide range of topics including the Edinburgh Festival, Cabernet Sauvignons, bar snacks, The Ashes, the inspiration for Barry From Watford and Dry January. And you can imagine what they think of Dry January.

Duration:00:44:16

It's The Drink Talking 23: Christmas beers

12/15/2017
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In the final podcast of 2017, the trio once again meet up in the Museum Of Comedy, in Holborn, to chew over the week's booze news. Sam starts with Spit Or Swallow, one of which is a rooftop vineyard and the other's a wine-tasting case. Ben is in charge of the tasting, so has a trio of top beers he thinks will be divine for dinner this Christmas; from pre-meal to the cheese course. And Tom rounds things off with another Legend Of Liquor; a man who was both a Nobel prize winner and a...

Duration:00:37:43

It's The Drink Talking 22: Port

12/8/2017
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In the latest, nay greatest, booze-based podcast, the trio return with another knockout selection of facts, flavours and funny stuff. It's Tom's turn to Spit Or Swallow, and expounds on both the budget and the sex lives of Prairie voles. Sam talks us through a tasting of good quality port, an ideal accompaniment to Christmas dinner. And Ben lionises another Legend Of Liquor, this time one of Britain's beer trailblazers. Chin...

Duration:00:33:41

It's The Drink Talking 21: Liquors

12/1/2017
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This week, Ben, Sam and Tom present their premier podcast from the Museum of Comedy in Holborn, which is not only a museum but also a venue and bar and is littered with comedy ephemera and memorabilia. And in this episode, Ben takes the lead, so selects a Spit and a Swallow; pub toilets and Sadiq Khan come in for scrutiny. You'll have to listen to find out more. Tom takes a tasting, and selects a couple of more unusual (but delicious) liquors for Christmas. And Sam lionises another Legend Of...

Duration:00:38:21

It's The Drink Talking 20: Fuller's & Friends.

11/24/2017
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In the latest instalment of the very best booze podcast, Sam takes the lead and chooses two things to Spit or Swallow. One is a new range of ice drinks and the other is the quite frankly bizarre concept of adult ball-pits. Ben's tasting is a selection of Fuller's And Friends - their new collaboration with 6 other British beer brewers. And for his Legend Of Liquor, Tom raises a toast to a man who's spent his whole working life making...

Duration:00:36:18

It's The Drink Talking 19: Pinot Noir

11/17/2017
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In our latest thrilling instalment, it's Tom's turn to Spit Or Swallow and he takes on pub snacks and a South African church that welcomes drinkers with open arms. And where, no doubt, one can witness the miracle of wine being turned into water. Sam introduces us to Pinot Noir, snd leads a tasting with examples from France and New Zealand. And Ben lionises another Legend Of Liquor, this time the pioneer of Pilsner....

Duration:00:39:05

It's The Drink Talking 9: Rum

11/15/2017
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In this week's episode of the premier drinks podcast, it's Ben's turn to Spit Or Swallow; so a famous toy figure is lambasted, whilst an unlikely recycling project is lauded. Tom introduces us to the world of rum, with a potted history and a tasting. And Sam picks another Legend Of Liquor... or rather a sisterhood of them. www.thinkingdrinkers.com www.themistressofwine.com https://twitter.com/thinkingdrinks https://twitter.com/mistressofwines

Duration:00:40:17

It's The Drink Talking 18: Tequila

11/10/2017
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In this latest episode of the definitive drinks podcast, Ben gets to take the lead with his Spit Or Swallow; this week he mulls over pubs versus coffee shops and why monks are set to begin brewing beer again in Britain. Tom leads a tasting on Tequila, that much misunderstood (and mistrusted) spirit. And Sam salutes a sparkling Legend Of Liquor (or two). Chin chin. www.thinkingdrinkers.com www.themistressofwine.com https://twitter.com/thinkingdrinks https://twitter.com/mistressofwines

Duration:00:40:06