BYO Podcast – Episode Five: “Secret Santa” Blind Tasting

4 January 2018 by Alex

Episode 5

For the uninitiated, ‘Bring Your Own’ is a podcast and video web series (in conjunction with Bottled Films) about wine and the people who make it, made by the people who drink it. Each episode has a theme centred around a wine region or style, and takes the form of a free-flowing, informal, and educational conversation.

Getting into the festive spirit for our fifth episode, we gathered a few wine lovers to play “Secret Santa” and exchange some vinous gifts. Of course, we wanted to put a BYO Podcast twist on the tradition with a little blind tasting challenge. Each guest today has brought a special bottle of wine as a gift to be Blind Tasted by another guest. Each person will know who provided the gift, but will have to taste the wine blind and try to guess what the wine they’ve received is.

Special thanks to the great team at The 10 Cases in Covent Garden, in Central London who hosted us for the filming of the episode. Find them online at

SPOILER ALERT! The wines our participants were tasting in this episode are below the video:

Vassaltis Vineyards Aidani, PGI Cyclades, Santorini Greece 2015
Consolation “Juliette” Roussanne Sauvage IGP Cotes Catalanes, France 2015
Joseph Swan Zinfandel Mancini Ranch, Russian River Valley, California 2012
Clos Signadore Patrimonio Rouge, Corsica 2013

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