The third in a several-part series of episodes in which I discuss my own favorite stories, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, by pairing the major wine regions of Europe with different places in the journey through in Middle-earth.
For these first episodes, and especially the Tolkien-themed ones, I've tried to compile a list of what I recommended (and also get to add some stuff I forgot when recording). So, to start of here's what we were drinking during this episode:
Caradhras- Port- To keep you warm!
Moria- Valpolicella (& the Veneto)
-BTW, the 4 Noble Grapes of Alsace are Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürtztraminer, & Muscat. No Pinot Blanc :(
The Great River: The Loire Valley (esp Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé)