Join Sunday Times Wine Columnist and Vice President of The Sunday Times Wine Club Will Lyons, and broadcaster Miquita Oliver as they share their love of wine and vinous culture with a host of wine-loving special guests.
They’ll be bringing you a behind-the-scenes peek at the many lives inspired by a love of wine – featuring lively conversations with some very well-known artists, actors, and athletes. So, pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass, and sit back for a wine inspired podcast full of laughs … and, of course, great wine.
Pulling crackers and drinking wine with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons is the broadcaster and musician Jamie Cullum - who loves Burgundy. As well as three great wines to taste Jamie talks about his latest album The Pianoman at Christmas, Will reveals the perfect Christmas tipple and Miquita tries to recall her youthful drinking days with a young Master Cullum.
Tasting the tannins with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons are Henry Firth and Ian Theasby aka BOSH! As well as three great vegan wines to taste; Henry and Ian pair the wines with recipes from their new cookbook 'BOSH! on a Budget', Will describes the history of the famous Beaujolais Run, and Miquita gives us an insight into the Caribbean cuisine of Ital.
Raising a toast with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons at Edinburgh's Prestonfield House is the bestselling author Ian Rankin - who is a fan of all things French. As well as three great wines to taste; Ian talks about Rebus and why he will never stop writing, Will uncovers the secrets of the Sunday Times Wine Club, and Miquita reveals she likes a sparkling rosé (as long as it's not too fizzy).
Quaffing away with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons is the author and broadcaster Emily Dean - who is on the lookout for some low-alcohol wines. As well as three great wines to taste; Emily talks about her podcast series 'Walking the Dog' and her canine companion Ray, Will explains the process of removing alcohol from wine, and Miquita asks "are all screwcap wines bad?".
Raising a glass with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons is the multi award-winning musician Gregory Porter, who is an avid wine collector. As well as two great wines to taste; Gregory talks about his new album "Still Rising" and reveals his vinous rider, Will explains the history of Bond and Bolinger, and Miquita learns all about "Two Buck Chuck".
Talking and toasting with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons is the author podcaster and Queen of the Castle Giovanna Fletcher - who loves and Italian red. As well as three great wines to taste; Giovanna reveals the recipe to a "Tom and Gi Special" and talks about her new book "Walking on Sunshine", Will says that it's ok to like a £4 bottle of wine, and Miquita recalls a scary memory of vineyard vertigo.
Popping corks with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons is the broadcaster, columnist and king of the courtroom Rob Rinder - who loves all wine but has "a gob like asbestos". As well as three great wines to taste; Rob talks about his memories of food and drink in legal traditions, Will reveals the history of champagne, and Miquita exposes a smell she cannot abide.
Letting things breath with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons is the former cricketer and broadcaster Isa Guha - who dreams of touring through the Barossa Valley. As well as three great wines to taste; Isa talks about the spirit of food and drink on Test Match Special, Will gives a safety lesson on popping corks, and Miquita learns about a hangover life-hack.
Pouring the wine with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons this week is the actor Nathaniel Parker - who loves and Italian wine. As well as three great wines to taste; Nathaniel talks about reprising his role as Henry VIII in the final part of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall series The Mirror and the Light, Will debunks the myths about Chardonnay, and Miquita continues her wine education.
Popping corks with Miquita Oliver and Will Lyons this week is the comedian and podcaster Ed Gamble - who loves a good dessert wine. As well as three great wines to taste; Ed talks about getting back on the road for his new tour Electric, Will has a peculiar tip for storing wine in an unusual place, and Miquita tries to learn how to properly use a spittoon.