Episode 35: WTF, OMG, LOL
This week on The Crush, there’s not two, but THREE of us comin’ at ya.
Whitney and I are joined by a special guest, one of London’s hottest sommeliers, Emily O’Hare. Emily is now the head sommelier/wine buyer for the River Cafe. Congrats Emily!
We’ve all recently returned from press trips–Whitney from Friuli, Emily and I both from Verona for Vinitaly (and me from Istria, Croatia as well). Get the scoop on the good, the bad and the ugly of wine press trips. (Hint: they involve lots of wine. And LOTS of food.)
I rather love this action shot in a vineyard in Istria with our two Crush Quickfire guys to the left and right of me (see below). Plus, that’s Tamlyn Currin, writer for Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages in the sunglasses:
Plus, WTF? and OMG? Not just text speak, now the names of wines. Cringe. Here’s the website in case you have a burning desire to buy some.
And we talk wine boys–of the British variety. I put TWO (it’s an episode of multiple numbers) suave and debonair gents in the Crush Quickfire hot seat.
Here’s one of them at a (fabulous) fish dinner in Istria: