Scran episode 15: Secrets of a wine connoisseur - with Diana Thompson

Listen to episode fifteen of Scran, the podcast that is passionate about Scottish food and drink.

Published 20th Mar 2020
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Do you know how to pair wine and food? Does glass shape really affect wine taste? This week Scran answers all these questions and more as Rosalind chats to founder of Wine Events Scotland Diana Thompson.

Diana hosted Edinburgh's first Fizz Feast festival last year and is set to launch Edinburgh Uncorked this year, along with the fifth instalment of Fizz Feast.

Diana chats about how wine price doesn't necessarily matter, how to taste wine and what her favourite supermarket buys are. Plus which glass is best - as shape really does matter.

Caitlyn Dewar from the Edinburgh Evening News is in the studio talking about her favourite wines and the rise of the wine bar.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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