Next On-Air Wine Tasting – Bay Radio Sunday Brunch Programme!

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 The next On-Air Wine Tasting on Bay Radio will be on Sunday 11th September from 12:00 – 13:00 hrs Spanish time. I’ll be suggesting two wines to accompany the Recipe of the Week, supplied by co-presenter Noelle (with hubby, Bob). It’s a fun slot where you can learn a little about Spanish wine and maybe choose one (or both!) of the wines next time you are shopping!


Croquetas de Jamon:
There are possibilities here – a rosado would be good, and as this is the land of super rosé wines there are plenty to choose from.
However I think the best match would be a fruity Monastrell from Jumilla or Yecla. Some oak ageing wouldn’t go amiss but I think a crianza with it’s minimum of 6 months oak would be the limit, lest we lose the upfront fruit.
So I think the ideal would be a Semi-Crianza or Roble Monastrell. Such terms are not legally defined. Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are, with minimum time in oak and bottle specified. Semi-Crianza is perhaps self-explanatory, as it indicates that there has been oak ageing but not enough to satisfy the criteria for a Crianza.
Roble, essentially means the same – Roble is the Spanish word for Oak. Sometimes the number of months in oak will be recorded on the label, sometimes not. 
PS Don’t forget the next On-Air tasting will be Sunday 5th June 12:00 – 13:00 hrs; Listen Live by internet: !!

Next On-Air Wine tasting on Bay Radio

Oh No - and empty glass! We'll top it up on Sunday 5th June, 12:00 hrs - 13:00 hrs !

Bay Radio’s Sunday Brunch programme hosts a unique Live Wine Tasting each month, where presenters Noell and Bob are joined by me to recommend wines to go with Noelle’s super recipes.

If you’re stuck for wine/food combinations this is the programme for you (as well as the weekly recipe/wine recommendations that are posted on the Bay radio website)!

The next On-Air tasting will be on Sunday 5th June, 12:00 hrs – 13:00 hrs and you are of course cordially invited to join us!

Don’t forget Spain’s Bay Radio, including this programme of course, is also available all over the world by internet – Click ‘Listen Live’.