The Show: Tiger King
The Wine: Viognier Traminer Miroglio
The label on this bottle matches Joe Exotic’s shirts and this deliciously refreshing white will cool you down whilst watching everyone else melt in the Californian heat. Does Edoardo Miroglio have a mullet? Does he keep large cats? Ummmmm - No. Still a great wine match though.
The Show: Bridgerton
The Wine: Wiston Estate Blancs de Blanc
This English sparkling wine is elegant, demure, pure and extremely British with an undertone of intrigue and lovely acid lift. Plus We're fairly certain this is the first ever non-vintage blanc de blancs made and released in the UK! It's testament to the amazing potential and quality of the chalk escarpment of the Wiston vineyard.
The Show: The Crown
The Wine: Haut-Brion 1998
Well you’ve got to push the boat out sometimes and what could be more regal than a 1st Growth!
The Show: The Witcher
The Wine: Blank Bottle Smaug The Magnificent
It’s all about fighting beasts and monsters so it must be Smaug the Magnificent (although that’s from the Hobbit, but Geralt does look a lot like Legolas, just saying).
The Show: Lupin
The Wine: Saint-Joseph ‘Petit Pere’ Aymeric Paillard
A French gentleman thief and master of disguise, this super stylish Northern Rhone is exactly the kind of wine that we imagine Arsène Lupin would drink. This wine is also a master of disguise labelled under the humble, all-encompassing Saint-Joseph appellation where some wines are extremely dull and lazily made but then some wines knock your socks off like this one!
The Show: Stranger Things
The Wine: Imagine Vignoble du Reveur
Set in the 80s a bunch of kids witness supernatural forces – you can’t get more 80s than a fluted bottle and this beautiful off-dry Alsatian blend really hits the spot. The brand of Mathieu Deiss of the celebrated Alsace winemaking family. Assisted by his partner, Emmanuelle Milan, daughter of Henri Milan The label and name says it all!
The Show: Medici
The Wine: Indaco, Tenuta Setti Cieli
A ‘Super Tuscan’ as jaw dropping as the Medici’s mighty wealth – rich, and powerful. This is becoming not just a top Tuscan wine but an Italian first growth, but still really is a wine for those in the know. A Bordeaux blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Right after that musing, now onto some far more sensible things….where did I stuff all that cycling gear I bought….