A Glass With: new wine podcast attracts A-list stars

17 March, 2017

OLN’s resident MW Richard Hemming is teaming up with wine personality and all round jolly good fellow Olly Smith for a new podcast.

The dynamic duo’s A Glass With… podcast sees them interview a celebrity guest in each issue, and series one features some A-list names.

Popstar pink, cricketer Stuart Broad and Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall are among the stars that will bring a bottle to share with Hemming and Smith, while they discuss “wine and life”.

Hemming, whose latest OLN column discusses the need for personal passions and a love of sherry and Welsh growling indie rock, said: “It’s a great format: chatting over a shared bottle makes for a relaxed and friendly conversation, and our guests not only talk about their love of wine but give us some great insights into their life and career - including some world-exclusive announcements.”

Wine writer, presenter and consultant Smith, who recently described himself to OLN as the illicit lovechild of Boris Johnson and Matt Lucas, added: “I am over the moon to be hosting A Glass With. Our guests for series one were simply brilliant – funny, honest, frank and revealing. Everyone can dive into this podcast. It’s not just for wine lovers. We are already working on series two, and have some superb guests in store.”

Other guests on the show are comedian Stephen K Amos, Come Dine With Me voiceover supremo Dave Lamb and actor/winemaker Sam Neill.

A new episode of A Glass With will be released every Thursday between March 23 and April 27, before returning for a second series later in the year. Episode one stars Pink.




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Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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