WOTY?! Don’t mind if we do… Welcome to our TASTIEST show of the year (and that’s saying something!)

In 2022 we’re focusing on value to give you some ideas of delicious but affordable wines to see the festivities out.

We’ve got wines from France, Spain, Italy, Argentina, South Africa, USA, New Zealand – even Austria and England. (We did start off with just one Wine of the Year but couldn’t help ourselves throwing a few more outstanding wines into the mix…) 

But this show isn’t just about wine recommendations. This year we’re featuring some of your (often funny, always thought-provoking) feedback and questions. 

We touch on whether Wine Blast sends babies to sleep, how a champagne-Sauternes cocktail is better than paracetamol, why a storage fire inspired better drinking habits, what ISN’T hipster wine, how we saved a listener’s wine treasures and whether or not it’s a good idea to let wines breathe.

Not only that, but we unearth – via a listener’s brilliant question about what constitutes a ‘silly money’ wine – an entire Wine Blast episode that was never aired because……WE FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT.

We blame the wine.

In the midst of all this chaos, Susie touches on the importance of ageing disgracefully, Peter talks tasting with giraffes, we weigh up an alternative career as agony aunts and somehow find time to recommend everything from a value cremant to a red that’s like ‘aged claret on speed’. There’s even the odd magnum in the mix. As well as sherry. There’s always sherry.



Pegasus Bay Main Divide Riesling 2019, North Canterbury, New Zealand, 13%

Available from Majestic (from £10.99) or Internationally


  • Marks & Spencer Cremant de Bourgogne Brut NV, France – £12 (M&S)
  • Harrow & Hope Brut Reserve NV No 6 – £32 (Jeroboams or direct from winery)
  • Hope & Glory duo set – £50 (Hattingley Valley)
  • El Aviador Tempranillo 2021, La Mancha, Spain – from £5.99 (Majestic)
  • Weinert Carrascal Corte Tinto 2018, Mendoza, Argentina – £10.95 (The Wine Society)
  • Meerlust Merlot 2017 – from £19.99 (Majestic)
  • Magnum of Salice Salentino Riserva Vallone 2018, Puglia, Italy – £19.80 (The Wine Society)
  • Magnum of Berry Bros & Rudd Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2019, USA – £52 (BBR)
  • Michael Opitz ‘Buddy Talk’ Burgenland Red 2019, Austria – £42.80 for 2.25l (BIB wine)
  • Gonzalez Byass Apostoles Palo Cortado 30-year-old – £19.99 for half (Waitrose)

Get In Touch!

Looking ahead, we’d love to hear your thoughts on subjects to tackle in 2023 – so do get in touch! And thanks again for tuning in and joining us this year.

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