Episode 8: The Two Towers Part 1


The fourth 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:

2016 Weingut Lagler Grüner Veltliner Federspiel

  • Rohan: Austria! (Wachau & Grüner Veltliner first)

-Berger, Loimer, Bründlmayer, Nigl, Nikolaihof, Lagler

  • Fangorn- Return to the Loire Valley, now with Loire! Chinon! The third and last of the Forest Wines.

-Pierre Sourdais, Charles Joguet, Domaine Bernard Baudry

  • Treebeard: Rkatsiteli- one of the oldest-known grape varietals in the world

  • Helm’s Deep- Austria again! Burgenland!

-IBY, Hans Nittnaus, Pittnauer “Pitti”