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Pour yourself a glass of what you fancy and join Olly Smith as he pairs the great and the good with something sparkling, spirited or simply superb, whilst tickling their taste buds with laughs and life stories. Find out more at ollysmith.com

Pour yourself a glass of what you fancy and join Olly Smith as he pairs the great and the good with something sparkling, spirited or simply superb, whilst tickling their taste buds with laughs and life stories. Find out more at ollysmith.com

Location:

Surbiton, United Kingdom

Description:

Pour yourself a glass of what you fancy and join Olly Smith as he pairs the great and the good with something sparkling, spirited or simply superb, whilst tickling their taste buds with laughs and life stories. Find out more at ollysmith.com

Twitter:

@aglasswith

Language:

English

Contact:

07717337776


Episodes

S12 Ep3: Ching He Huang

2/22/2022
Olly is joined by Ching He Huang, a celebrity chef and cookbook extraordinaire who has been at the cutting edge of Chinese food for over a decade. A lover of champagne, Olly and Ching talk about her upbringing, breaking it onto our screens and the joys of Asian delicacies over a glass or two of Taittinger Prélude 'Grands Crus' cuvée. Find out more about Olly at his website ollysmith.com or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. You can find out more about Ching at her website...

Duration:00:34:47

S12 Ep2: Nigel Ng

2/8/2022
Olly is joined by comedian and YouTube sensation Nigel Ng, who's challenged Olly to find a wine that pairs well with Asian cuisine. Over a glass or two of Ilahe Vineyard's Pinot Gris from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, Olly and Nigel talk celebrity chefs, Sauternes and stand-up comedy. Find out more about Olly at his website ollysmith.com or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. You can find out more about Nigel, including details of his tour, at his website nigelngcomedy.com. The...

Duration:00:29:06

S12 Ep1: Paul Ainsworth

1/25/2022
In the first episode of 2022, Olly is joined by good friend and Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth, and over a Tom Collins (made according to Olly’s very own recipe) they discuss, amongst other things, growing up in hospitality, running a business during lockdown and Paul’s love for TV classic Only Fools & Horses. Find out more about Olly at his website ollysmith.com or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Paul can be found at paul-ainsworth.co.uk or on Instagram @paulainsw6rth. His...

Duration:00:30:51

S11 Ep6: Tori Longdon

12/7/2021
In this episode Olly is joined by Tori Longdon, conductor and co-founder of the Stay at Home Choir, who he pairs with a Matusalem 30-Year-Old Oloroso Sherry, as they talk the similarities between Sherry and choral music and Tori's career as one of the few female conductors working today. Find out more about Olly at his website, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. You can find out more about Tori at her website. The Matusalem Sherry featured is available through Majestic. This episode...

Duration:00:31:23

S11 Ep5: Asma Khan

11/23/2021
Olly gets to sit down for a face-to-face chat with chef and old friend Asma Khan at her Covent Garden restaurant Darjeeling Express to talk, amongst other things, all-female kitchens, finding her place at the hospitality industry table, serving lunch to Paul Rudd, and chai, all over a glass of Everleaf non-alcoholic aperitif. Find out more about Olly at his website, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Asma's Instagram is @asmakhanlondon. This episode is brought to you by Everleaf...

Duration:00:32:36

S11 Ep4: Ben Miller

11/9/2021
In this episode Olly pairs actor and writer Ben Miller with the fermented drink kombucha as they talk Caribbean filming, cuddly toys and kids books, including Ben's latest effort, Diary of a Christmas Elf. Find out more about Olly at his website, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. You can find Ben @ActualBenMiller on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:25:57

S11 Ep3: Tommy Banks

10/26/2021
In this episode, Olly gets to sit down and talk canned wine and cricket with chef Tommy Banks, pairing Tommy with not one but two wines from his own Banks Brothers range – Syrah Mourvédre No. 1 and Chardonnay No. 3. Find out more about Olly at his website, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. You can find out more about Tommy and his new Banks Brothers range of canned wines at their website.

Duration:00:31:18

S11 Ep2: Martha Howe-Douglas

10/12/2021
For his latest face-to-face chat, Olly pairs actress and writer Martha Howe-Douglas with a bottle of François Cotat's 2017 Sancerre Les Monts Damnés (available from Lay & Wheeler) as they talk ghosts, Ghosts and homemade wine. Find out more about Olly at his website, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. You can also follow Martha on Instagram @marthahowedouglas. Olly and Martha were chatting at The Mayfair Townhouse, so our thanks to the team there for their hospitality.

Duration:00:30:15

S11 Ep1: Josh Widdicombe

9/28/2021
Olly is joined by comedian Josh Widdicombe and they talk hangovers, soda streams and Watching Neighbours Twice a Day whilst they sip on the South American grape spirit pisco. You can find out more about Josh at his website. Find out more about Olly at his website, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Olly and Josh were drinking Barsol Quebranta Pisco, available from The Whisky Exchange. Olly's new book, The Home Cocktail Bible, is available to pre-order now, and is published in November.

Duration:00:24:32

S10 Ep6: Sir Trevor McDonald

9/14/2021
In this episode, Olly is joined for a face-to-face chat by a true legend of broadcasting, Sir Trevor McDonald. Olly has dipped into his own cellar for a bottle of Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes Premier Cru from Domaine Jacques Prieur to share with Sir Trevor and listen to his memories of programme making, places and presidents. Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Olly and Sir Trevor chatted at the River Cafe in London rivercafe.co.uk.

Duration:00:30:51

S10 Ep5: Sandrae Lawrence

8/17/2021
In this episode Olly pairs Sandrae Lawrence - journalist, cocktail aficionada and one half of the partnership behind the award-winning publication and podcast The Cocktail Lovers - with the wonderful, albeit quite unusual, Greek wine Rematies Monemvasia from the Ios Winery. Tasting almost like a lemon dry martini, it's a perfect fit for a cocktail lover. Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Check out Sandrae's work at thecocktaillovers.com.

Duration:00:28:45

S10 Ep4: Phil Tufnell

8/10/2021
For this face-to-face episode of A Glass With, Olly pairs cricket legend and King of the Jungle Phil Tufnell with a Bacchus from Phil's very own Tuffers' Tipple range, whilst they discuss their shared passion for cricket and wine. Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. You can find Phil's range of wines at virginwines.co.uk/tuffers-tipple. This episode was recorded at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, learn more at wsetglobal.com.

Duration:00:26:32

S10 Ep3: Nina Caplan

8/4/2021
In this episode, Olly pairs fellow wine journalist Nina Caplan with a Sauvignon Blanc from The Hidden Sea while they discuss film, family influences and how they found wine. Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Nina can be found at ninacaplan.com. This episode is sponsored by The Hidden Sea thehiddensea.com.

Duration:00:31:06

S10 Ep2: Anna Jones

7/27/2021
Joining Olly this week is Anna Jones, the award-winning modern voice of vegetarian cooking, who he's paired with Edinburgh Gin Classic (with tonic, naturally), while they talk ethical eating, potatoes and Anna's new book "One Pot, Pan, Planet". Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Anna can be found at annajones.co.uk or on Instagram @we_are_food. This episode is sponsored by Edinburgh Gin Classic edinburghgin.com.

Duration:00:29:27

S10 Ep1: Amanda Lamb

7/20/2021
In this episode Olly pairs TV's Amanda Lamb with a glass or two of Most Wanted's Montepulciano d’Abruzzo while they talk the sounds of Italy, breaking and entering as a goodwill gesture and Amanda's new show 'My Mortgage Free Home'. Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Check out Amanda's new show at discoveryplus.co.uk/show/my-mortgage-free-home. This episode is brought to you by Most Wanted Wines mostwantedwines.co.uk.

Duration:00:31:24

S9 Ep6: Britt Ekland

7/13/2021
Legendary actress Britt Ekland joins Olly all the way from Sweden to talk Midsommar and Men (both Wicker and With the Golden Gun) over a glass of Bollinger La Grande Année 2012. Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. For more details about Britt's next stage role in The Cat & the Canary go kenwright.com. For her charity work visit alzheimers.org.uk and alextlc.org. With thanks to Bollinger champagne-bollinger.com.

Duration:00:30:38

S9 Ep5: Tom Odell

7/8/2021
To mark the release of his new album, singer-songwriter Tom Odell joins Olly for a face-to-face chat over a glass or two of Château Pichon Baron Pauillac 2014 to talk, amongst other things, meditating, martinis and ‘Monsters’. Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Tom’s album ‘Monsters’ is out today (9th July), and you can find out more at tomodell.com. To learn more about the wine Olly pairs Tom with, go to pichonbaron.com/en/.

Duration:00:31:43

S9 Ep4: Georgina Hayden

7/6/2021
This time on A Glass With, Olly matches food writer and stylist Georgina Hayden's Greek Cypriot heritage with a bottle of Malagousia Gerovassiliou from his own cellar, while they discuss hangovers, healing through cooking and the Hellenic monks of Mount Athos. Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. You can find Georgina on Instagram @georgiepuddingnpie.

Duration:00:32:03

S9 Ep3: Phil Wang

6/29/2021
In a very rare return for a previous guest, Olly welcomes back comedian Phil Wang to the show, this time to talk all things whisky, not to mention wine, writing and Wangsplaining. Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Find out more about Phil at philwang.co.uk. Olly pairs Phil with a Tamdhu 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt tamdhu.com/our-collection/tamdhu-12-year-old.

Duration:00:32:02

S9 Ep2: Ed Gamble

6/23/2021
Olly is joined by comedian and Taskmaster champion Ed Gamble, who he pairs with a Prince Charmat Sparkling Brut, while talking touring, topping up his wine collection and the perfect drink with which to face a zombie apocalypse. Cheers! Find out more about Olly at ollysmith.com, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. Book tickets for Ed's upcoming Electric tour at edgamble.co.uk. Find out more about the fizz Olly and Ed drink at princecharmat.co.uk.

Duration:00:28:55