My visitor is an award-winning wine podcaster and presenter who runs wine tasting company called ThirtyFifty and produces a weekly wine podcast, The UK Wine Show, which is persistently ranked within the high 10 Apple i-Tunes’ Food & Drink Podcast chart.
Born and bred in New Zealand, Chris hung out as a pupil working hands-on within the vineyards of Canterbury earlier than graduating with top quality honours in engineering.
In 2001, he moved to London U.Ok. and now holds the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits, the highest qualification. He now heads up a group of 20 wine specialists throughout the UK, between them operating greater than 500 company occasions, wine programs and personal tastings per yr.
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Before we dive into wine, inform me about representing New Zealand this yr on the International Triathlon Union’s World Championship in Spain. Which occasions make up the triathlon and is that this one thing you’ve been doing for some time? What side do you like most about triathlon?
Tell us what the title of your organization Thirty Fifty refers to? What different names did you contemplate? What made you consider Thirty Fifty?
Tell me in regards to the wine tasting you hosted in a scorching tub. What labored/didn’t?
Tell me about a couple of extra of your most uncommon wine tasting themes or areas?
What was essentially the most fascinating suggestions you’ve ever obtained from a participant in these tastings?
What was the oddest or most amusing factor that has ever occurred to you whereas tasting? This may very well be an occasion you hosted, or one that you just attended.
You launched the primary wine podcast within the UK again in 2006: what was the precise second whenever you realized you wished to do that? Where have been you? Were you ingesting a selected wine?
Why a podcast again then fairly than a Youtube present or another medium?
What have been the most important modifications in wine podcasts within the final yr or two, other than an growing variety of them and specialization?
Why do you assume wine is especially suited to the podcast medium?
Let’s flip now to Brexit: what do you consider the implications for wineries? For wine shoppers? Will there be any impression for North American wineries and shoppers?
What can be your recommendation to the British authorities in dealing with Brexit in terms of wine?
Chris meets Agnes & Herman Seifried