The first episode of The Punch Down has been recorded in the annuls of history (or at least on YouTube!).
Joe and I had our wine glasses at the ready (see below for what we were drinking), as we charged into the fray of geeky wine topics. Joining us was our intrepid first guest, Eric Asimov – wine critic for the New York Times and author of How to Love Wine – a Memoir and Manifesto.
Some of the topics we took on were tasting notes (are they just a lot of marketing waffle that don’t actually explain the wine?), wine scores (are they just a way wine critics entertain themselves when tasting 100s of wines in a day?) and who Eric thinks is doing a good job of writing about and explaining wine in a way we can all understand (you’ll have to watch to find out!).
If you joined us and watched the show, thank you so much! We’d love to hear your feedback! Did you enjoy it? Please leave a comment below and let us know what you thought and what you’d like to see more/less of.
If you missed this inaugural attempt, you can catch up here:
During the show, Joe was sipping on Tariquet Classic 2011 from Gascogne in France and I was enjoying the Seven Springs Pinot Noir 2011 from Overberg in South Africa – produced by my good friend Tim Pearson.
Thanks once again to Eric for being such a good sport!
Episode 2 is coming mid-January and we hope you’ll join us then!
Here’s to trying something new, learning something new and enjoying every glass a whole lot more!
Tara – Wine Passionista