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John Downes MW curating wine lists on British television

John Downes MW curating wine lists on British television

John Downes MW has been working on his mission to bring attention and curiosity to the Master of Wine title. Despite the knowledge of this renowned title in the wine, spirits and food industry, the Master of Wine may be lesser recognised as a household name.

For his part, Downes uses his regular slot on TalkTV to get the ‘Master of Wine’ title in front of viewers across the U.K., who generally tune in for news updates and other current affairs topics during David Bull’s weekend breakfast show.

Last weekend (19 March 2023), John was on the show presenting a selection of English sparkling wines that are fit for any celebratory occasion.

He also curated a Valentine’s Day wine list back in February that you can read below, and was sure to bring a laugh and smile to many faces.

ST AMOUR … perfect for the French romantic.

Romeo & JULIENAS … for the classical romance.

FERRARI NV. Blanc de Blancs … for the fast-track, speedy romance.

MERCUREY … as the temperature rises; for the steamiest of romances.

OLD VINE CHENIN BLANC … just as older couples have exciting relationships, old vines produce some tasty wines.

JOURNEY’S END Shiraz-Malbec … Valentine’s Day also has its sad side; this is for broken love affairs.  Will hopefully lift the spirits!

OZ SPARKLING SHIRAZ … if your romance is ‘Down Under’, this will bring back the sparkle.