Liquid Companion

Wine writer Andrew Jefford explores the world of drink.

Episodes

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0101Ale19980926In ancient Egypt, almost every house had its own brewery, and beer was an integral part of almost every meal.
0102Wine19981003From South Africa, a look at how New World methods of winemaking differ from more traditional ones.

Plus a focus on how the country is dealing with the dramatic social and political changes that have occurred this decade.

0103Liqueurs19981010Andrew travels to Rotterdam to interview the chickens that produce the raw ingredients for advocaat and to sample the joys of Thrills Vanilla and Parfait Amour.
0104Fortified Wines19981017Andrew Jefford journeys down the River Douro to discover how little has changed since the time when wines were fortified to help them travel and prevent spoilage.
0105 LASTWhisky19981024Andrew Jefford braves the horizontal rain of Islay to discover the secrets behind Scotland's most flavoursome whisky and asks to what extent the distillers of today maintain the traditions of the past.
0201British Wines20010630He looks at British wines, asking why wine-makers here strive on, despite the unpredictable climate and the quality of the competition.
0202British Pub20010707He turns his attention to the British pub, where the power has shifted from the breweries to the big pub chains.

He asks if this change has resulted in more choice for the consumer or more security for pubs.

0203Whisky20010714He assesses the future of the whisky market, and discovers a few blends that are far from humble.
0204Wine Critics20010721He turns his attention to his own profession: who exactly are these self-appointed wine critics, and how much influence do they really have on wine producers and consumers?
0205 LASTBordeaux20010728He asks whether the best Bordeaux are for buying, keeping and drinking, or if they are a commodity for collectors and investors.
A01Ale19980926Andrew Jefford lifts the lid on the world of drink.

1: `Ale'.

In ancient Egypt, almost every house had its own brewery, and beer was an integral part of almost every meal.

A02Wine19981003
A03Liqueurs19981010Andrew Jefford lifts the lid on the world of drink.

3: `Liqueurs'.

Andrew travels to Rotterdam to interview the chickens that produce the raw ingredients for advocaat and to sample the joys of Thrills Vanilla and Parfait Amour.

A04Fortified Wines19981017
A05 LASTWhisky19981024`Whisky'.

In the last of a five-part series, Andrew Jefford braves the horizontal rain of Islay to discover the secrets behind Scotland's most flavoursome whisky and asks to what extent the distillers of today maintain the traditions of the past.

B01British Wines20010630Wine writer Andrew Jefford explores the world of drink.

He looks at British wines, asking why wine-makers here strive on, despite the unpredictable climate and the quality of the competition.

B02British Pub20010707Wine writer Andrew Jefford explores the world of drink.

He turns his attention to the British pub, where the power has shifted from the breweries to the big pub chains.

He asks if this change has resulted in more choice for the consumer or more security for pubs.

B03Whisky20010714Wine writer Andrew Jefford explores the world of drink.

He assesses the future of the whisky market, and discovers a few blends that are far from humble.

B04Wine Critics20010721Wine writer Andrew Jefford explores the world of drink.

He turns his attention to his own profession: who exactly are these self-appointed wine critics, and how much influence do they really have on wine producers and consumers?

B05 LASTBordeaux20010728Wine writer Andrew Jefford explores the world of drink.

He asks whether the best Bordeaux are for buying, keeping and drinking, or if they are a commodity for collectors and investors.