Adventures in Wine Podcast
David Chandler:

"In an absolute first for this podcast, our wine-loving friends spend several minutes drinking something that isn't actually wine. This deviation from tradition, though unthinkable under normal circumstances, is rendered unavoidable by the fact that Jason has decided to answer a question that David wasn't even aware needed to be asked - unless in a past life, his name had been Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie (i.e. Napoleon Bonaparte's wife) and the question that bothered his pretty, little head had been, "Whatever would mon petit chou like to drink, ce soir?"

Having almost drowned 'in a sea of ignorance' when studying Napoleon's life as a schoolboy, Jason positively redeems himself by expertly surfing onto the shore of knowledge on a giant wave of erudition and libatory learning about the great man's drinking habits, from the sparkling wine that he drank as a young cadet to the sweet wine he resorted to after exile and poor digestion had taken their toll. In the intervening years, there would have been bottles of heavenly Coulée de Serrant, a single varietal from a seven hectare plot in the Loire and an equally singular and velvety Gevrey-Chambertin from Burgundy. To cap it all, Courvoisier from the Charente, naturellement. Not wine, of course, but grapes were involved:

Saint-Péray: Domaine Rémy Nodin 'Cuvee Ernest' Mousseux Brut (non vintage)
Clos de la Coulée de Serrant: Coulée de Serrant 2021
Gevrey-Chambertin: Domaine Henri Richard 'Aux Corvées' 2019
Vin de Constance: Klein Constantia 2016
Courvoisier VS Cognac."



The series of 'Adventures in Wine' podcasts featuring Jason Yapp and David Chandler can be downloaded from the iTunes store here.