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A fun, yet educational, alcoholic journey through the Spanish world of wine. Join us as we drink our way through what this country, and this city, have to offer! Rating 3,5 basado en 1 valoraciones




SWE - Casa Rojo Special

This week Luke and Roque dedicate the podcast to Casa Rojo winery. They have received a bottle of MachoMan from the winery and want to chat with them about their way of working, their philosophy, their products and their future projects.

Duration: 00:42:44

SWE Ep. 54 - La Mancha

This week Roque and Luke head back to the land of Quixote to finally take on the world's largest wine-growing region: DO La Mancha. They share a rather impressive bottle of Finca Antigua Merlot. All goes normally until Roque drops the biggest surprise in the history of SWE. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:36:59

SWE Ep. 53 - Terra Alta

This week Roque and Luke celebrate their one year anniversary with a bottle of DO Terra Alta called El Mago; an organic wine by 2013's Winemaker of the Year Franck Massard. The pair also have some surprise news in store, but you'll have to wait until the end of the podcast for that.

Duration: 00:36:56

SWE Ep. 52 - Lanzarote

Today the SWE team return to the Canary Islands. Roque and Luke are joined by special guest traveller Debbie Musgrove. She's been on holiday and brought the boys a bottle of wine - Famara - from Bodega Vega de Yuco in DO Lanzarote. They talk wine innovation and volcanic parks and start longing for holidays!

Duration: 00:37:20

SWE Ep. 51 - Calzadilla

This week sees Roque and Luke once again returning to their beloved Vinos de Pago. A bottle of Opta from DO Calzadilla. The sensual red hails from the lands near Cuenca. They will talk about «tinto de verano» and the usual nonsense.

Duration: 00:33:42

SWE Ep. 50 - Empordà

This week Roque and Luke head to Catalonia again, to the most north-easterly corner of Spain. DO Empordà; a remote and ancient wine region. They quaff a bottle of Terra Remota from a French couple making Spanish Vino! And the usual cavalcade of sommy silliness as Luke tests Roque's wine chops.

Duration: 00:37:13

SWE Ep. 49 - Bullas

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!

Duration: 00:35:40

SWE Ep. 47 - Finca Elez

This week Roque and Luke head Back to the world of Vinos de Pago with a classy little number from DO Finca Elez. An intense 2006 blend from Manuel Manzaneque. They dive into geekiness and debauchery as Luke tests Roque's patience for knowledge.

Duration: 00:39:14

SWE Ep. 47 - Rueda

This week sees Roque and Luke tackling one of the absolute stalwarts of Spanish white wines: DO Rueda. You order a white in Madrid, you get this. They opt for an interesting bottle of Nisia from Bodegas Jorge Ordoñez. They also quibble about sunlight and nonsensically muse about the usual wine based codswallop.

Duration: 00:38:40

SWE Ep. 46 - Monterrei

This week Roque and Luke head to Spain's smallest DO; Monterrei, found nestled in the hot depths of Galicia on the border with Portugal. They enjoy a bottle of Terras do Cigarrón which is part of the Martín Codax family. They also chat ideal dinner guests as well as how to pair wine with junk food snacks.

Duration: 00:37:59

SWE Ep. 45 - Conca de Barberà

This week Roque and Luke head back to that wine making giant Cataluña to DO Conca de Barberà and go for something a little more exotic. A rosé made by Josep Foraster from the indigenous Trepat grape. They also get geeky talking about winemaking techniques and discuss why a wine might have…milk in it?

Duration: 00:32:48

SWE Ep. 44 - Pago Casa del Blanco

This week sees Roque and Luke head back to the world of Pagos for a bottle called Pilas Bonas from DO Pago Casa del Blanco. They talk and play with wine gadgets and chat, among other topics, nonsense about wine mysteries. Salud!

Duration: 00:40:48

SWE Ep. 43 - Txakoli de Getaria

This week sees Roque and Luke returning the lands of the north, the mountainous Basque Country and the wonderful world of spritzy Txacoli! But this time it's DO Txakoli de Getaria, grown on the doorstep of San Sabastián. A glitzy and fun bottle from Txomín Etxaníz. Expect the usual nonsense and banter from everyone's favourite drunken fools.

Duration: 00:37:44

SWE Ep. 42 - Arribes

This week Roque and Luke head to the depths of the depths, to the border with Portugal and DO Arribes. A spicy and fiery bottle of Abadengo that uses the bizarre Juan Garcia grape as its base. They also talk wine colours and Roque tries to convince Luke with his sangria recipe.

Duration: 00:37:16

SWE Ep. 41 - Montsant

This week Roque and Luke get their faces round a smashing bottle of red from DO Montsant. A bottle of Can Blau from the originally named Cellers Can Blau. They bubble in the heat of summer, talk a touch of nonsense and get talking about wine festivals.

Duration: 00:36:48

SWE Ep. 40 - Calatayud

This week sees Roque and Luke returning to the heartlands of Aragón for a bottle from DO Calatayud created by Scottish Master of Wine Norrel Robertson at his bodega El Escocés Volante: the Flying Scot. Aaaand there's the classic banter ranging from wine smells to godly abilities. Salud!

Duration: 00:32:27

SWE Ep. 39 - Tarragona

On this podcast Roque and Luke take a voyage back to Catalan lands: DO Tarragona. They will try a bottle of Terrer d´Aubert 2013, from Vinyes del Terrer wineries. As well as answering the listeners’ questions they also act like complete pillocks.

Duration: 00:36:34

SWE Ep. 38 - Abona

This week sees Roque and Luke flying back to the Canary Islands, and back to old volcanic Tenerife. But, this time, to the south side and a bottle of mysterious wine called Chasnero from DO Abona. They talk volcanic soil and artwork and descend briefly into utter madness. Thanks to Dave Watkins for providing the wine!

Duration: 00:36:58

SWE Ep. 37 - Utiel-Requena

On this week's podcast Roque and Luke sample an odd wine from the tough lands of Utiel-Requena. A blend called Catamarán by Latorre Agrovinícola. They also talk barrels and wine stains with the usual dose of nonsense and geekiness.

Duration: 00:35:49

SWE Ep. 36 - Mallorca

This week Roque and Luke once again decide to guzzle another VT wine from the sun-dappled Balearic island of Mallorca! They tackle a supple and soft bottle of Randemar from Celler Tianna Negre and chat nonsense is the noisy and rambunctious surroundings of the Casa Gonzalez wine bar!

Duration: 00:37:40

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