Join Charlotte Kristensen, The London Wine Girl, as she speaks to winemakers around the world, in partnership with Virgin Wines. See www.virginwines.co.uk for exclusive offers on over 600 incredible wines.

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A View from the Vineyard

Episode 6 - John Forrest
Charlotte Kristensnen, The London Wine Girl, is joined by Dr John Forrest, owner of Forrest Wines based in New Zealand. John has been working in wine for over 30 years, and set up Forrest Wines in the 1980s when New Zealand wine had just started to become extremely popular internationally. Prior to setting up Forrest Wines, John worked as a research scientist - and it seems that John’s science background influenced his wine making! He has been a pioneer in creating low-alcohol wines following years of research and development into vineyard training and harvesting techniques. Today, John talks to us about founding Forrest Wines and his pioneering collection of low alcohol wines, how the New Zealand wine industry has developed since the 80s and his love of food and wine pairings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 5 - Andrew Baker
In partnership with Virgin Wines www.virginwines.co.uk - Charlotte Kristensen, The London Wine Girl, is joined by Andrew Baker, buying director at Virgin Wines. When it comes to wine, Andrew has done it all! He started his wine career in Oddbins almost 30 years ago and since then he’s studied wine, made wine, bought and sold wine and along the way has drunk lots and lots of the stuff! What Andrew doesn’t know about wine is probably not worth knowing. Today Andrew tells us all about his career in wine and shares some of his top wine tips.  In partnership with Virgin Wines. See www.virginwines.co.uk for exclusive offers on over 600 incredible wines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 4 - Sophie Lord
In partnership with Virgin Wines www.virginwines.co.uk - Charlotte Kristensen, The London Wine Girl, is joined by wine buyer Sophie Lord. Sophie has been working in the wine industry for 15 years. She is particularly fascinated by the way in which nature is connected to wine. When we see a finished bottle of wine in its nice packaging and labelled beautifully, we often forget that wine begins its journey in the vineyard. But grapes and the vines are at the mercy of many natural elements year-on-year! Sophie talks to us about the power of nature and weather challenges faces by several wine regions. We also discuss how wine producers are working with nature and the growth of organic and biodynamic vineyards.  In partnership with Virgin Wines. See www.virginwines.co.uk for exclusive offers on over 600 incredible wines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 3 - JD Rossouw
In partnership with Virgin Wines www.virginwines.co.uk - Charlotte Kristensen, The London Wine Girl, is joined by JD Rossouw, winemaker at Wildeberg Farm based in Franschhoek, South Africa. From before JD could even say the word bottle, he lived and breathed wine! While his mother was pregnant, she helped with pressings and punch downs in their family winery. JD went on to study winemaking at Stellenbosch university and has been making wine for the past 15 years. JD tells us about what it was like growing up around wine, studying winemaking and shares his insights into the South African wine industry.  In partnership with Virgin Wines. See www.virginwines.co.uk for exclusive offers on over 600 incredible wines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 2 - Nicola Allison
In partnership with Virgin Wines www.virginwines.co.uk - Charlotte Kristensen, The London Wine Girl, is joined by Nicola Allison, owner and winemaker and Chateau du Seuil in Bordeaux. Interestingly, Nicola is not French and she hasn’t always worked in wine. After living in New Zealand as a qualified doctor, Nicola and her family took over Nicola’s parent’s winery, Chateau du Seuil in 2001. Nicola and her husband are now involved of every aspect of the winery. Today Nicola tells us about all the challenges involved in moving her family to France and taking over the winery, how she found converting to organic farming, and her experience working in such a historic wine region. In partnership with Virgin Wines. See www.virginwines.co.uk for exclusive offers on over 600 incredible wines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 1 - Phil Tufnell
In partnership with Virgin Wines www.virginwines.co.uk - A View from the Vineyard, the FoodFM show that speaks to people from around the world involved in wine. Each week our guests share their wine story and we discuss how this unique drink connects geography, history, people, food and travel all together. Charlotte Kristensen, The London Wine Girl, is joined by legendary former English cricketer turned TV & media personality Phil Tufnell. Phil is adored by fans around the world, but something you may not know is that Phil’s been a wine lover for over 30 years. Phil has now released an exclusive collection of six wines labelled “Tuffer’s Tipples”. I’ll be finding out from Phil how playing international cricket introduced him to the magical world of wine and the exciting process behind his new collection. In partnership with Virgin Wines. See www.virginwines.co.uk for exclusive offers on over 600 incredible wines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Presented by
Charlotte Kristensen