Author of Inside Bordeaux and publisher of janeanson.com, Jane Anson is one of the leading commentators on the wine’s of the Gironde region. I caught up with her to chat about the many links, both historic and current, between Bordeaux and Rioja. It’s a fascinating tale of priets, pioneers, wars, trade, railways, vineyard plagues, envy, collaboration and missed opportunities. What more can you ask for to start the new year?
Don’t forget, Cork Talk is now available on Spotify. You can listen to this week’s episode, plus my back catalogue of interviews with some of the world’s most extraordinary wine figures.