We begin our "Pour de France" pods by looking back at the first 3 stages through Provencal rosé-coloured spectacles; including the olive oil-soaked Grand Depart which was wetter than Rod Hull's roof. There's talk of Pinot, pile-ups and Picon, biscuits, bikes and botty wipes, , weapons of Grasse distinction, dead dancers, and salads with no 'jackets' required. https://buff.ly/34O0L6i
In the first episode, we taste the following delicacies from Nice and its environs:
Chateau la Mascaronne from Berry Bros & Rodd. https://www.bbr.com/products-20198004240-2019-berry-bros-and-rudd-provence-rose-by-chateau-la-mascaronne
Picon Amer Black Label https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/16577/picon-amer-black-label
Comte de Grasse Gin https://www.masterofmalt.com/gin/comte-de-grasse/comte-de-grasse-44-n-gin/
Nice Biscuits: https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/biscuit-barrel/sainsburys-nice-biscuit-250g
Garibaldi Biscuits: https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/Product/sainsburys-garibaldi-biscuits-200g
Isadora Duncan Syndrome http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,903596,00.html
What is The Thinking Drinkers: Around The World in 80 Drinks?
Come join Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, aka ‘The Thinking Drinkers’, on a fun, fascinating fact-fuelled journey of discerning drinking discovery.
Around The World in 80 Drinks is an amusing, interesting, unpretentious and interactive podcast that peers back at history through the prism of a pint glass, whisky tumbler and champagne flute.
Overflowing with entertaining alcohol-fuelled anecdotes and enlightening alco-demic insight, Ben and Tom uncork decades’ worth of elbow-bending experience to bring you the world’s finest wines, beers, spirits and cocktails – and broaden your booze horizons.
But here’s the best bit: ahead of each episode, Tom and Ben will reveal what they’ll be tasting in the next episode along with the best places to order them online.
That way, you can sip back, relax and enjoy them as you hear all about the people, the places and the past behind each glass.
So, slide onto the bar stool of enlightenment and, together, we can drink through this… discerningly.