Last Taste of Summer—

Olly Smith Last of the Summer Sun This Morning

In a bid to still offer a taste of summer in September, Olly embarks on a ‘Last Taste of Summer’ tour of the hottest European destinations including Bordeaux, Treviso, San Sebastian and Sardinia to discover the food, culture, history and of course show viewers the perfect wine to accompany each trip.

WATCH THE EPISODES:

Episode 1 – Bordeaux Olly starts the series in the famous French wine region of Bordeaux.

Episode 2 – Sardinia Less than three hours away from the UK, Sardinia is an island which boasts over six months of sunshine a year!

Episode 3 – Treviso The gorgeous Italian City of Treviso is often overlooked in favour of its neighbour, Venice – but is that about to change..?

Episode 4 – San Sebastian The final episode of Olly’s four part travel series ‘Last Taste of Summer’ takes him to San Sebastian to discover this Basque city’s wealth of gastronomic delights.

Live studio tasting Olly reveals which wines are available back home in the supermarket for those that want to relive the flavours of summer and brighten any dull day this Autumn.

“In ‘Last Taste of Summer’ I’m travelling to places that are perfect for grabbing the last of the summer sun. They’re all great value destinations as well as fast and easy to get to. Most of them take less time to reach than my normal rush hour commute back home! I’ll be showing the places that the locals tend to hang out in, the hidden gems that can save a few pennies as well as deliver some of the most memorable food and drink experiences of your life.” (x)

RECOMMENDATIONS

Episode 1 – Bordeaux 

Olly starts the series in the famous French wine region of Bordeaux, and suggests three wines from the region that can be bought on UK soil.

Exquisite Collection Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (Aldi, £5.29)

Château David Bordeaux 2012 (Sainsbury’s, £6.50)

Château Bois Pertuis Bordeaux 2012 (Asda, £8.98)

Episode 2 – Sardinia

This week Olly Smith is less than three hours away from the UK, on the Mediterranean’s second biggest island – Sardinia, an island which boasts over six months of sunshine a year!

Venturer Vermentino 2013 (Aldi, £4.79)

Moncaro 2013 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Marche (Waitrose, £5.99)

Surani Costarossa 2012 Primitivo di Manduria (Majestic, from £8.24)

Episode 3 – Treviso

In this episode he’s off to the gorgeous Italian City of Treviso – which is often overlooked in favour of its neighbour, Venice – but is that about to change..?

Prosecco DOCG (Aldi, £7.49)

Finest Prosecco DOC (Tesco, £8.99)

Taste the Difference Prosecco di Conegliano (Sainsbury’s, £10.00) – Currently on offer at £7.50

Episode 4 – San Sebastian

The final episode of Olly’s four part travel series ‘Last Taste of Summer’ takes him to San Sebastian to discover this Basque city’s wealth of gastronomic delights. 

Following this episode, Olly revisited all four locations and shared his tips of which wines are available back home in the supermarket for those that want to relive the flavours of summer and brighten any dull day this Autumn.

BORDEAUX

Bargain: Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (Aldi, £5.29)

Blowout: 2011 Drapeaux de Floridene, Graves (The Wine Society, £13.50)

SARDINIA

Bargain: Taste the Difference Pecorino IGT 2013 (Sainsbury’s, £7.00)

Blowout: Diantha 2013 (M&S, £9.99)

TREVISO

Bargain: Soffio No. 3 Prosecco (Majestic, on offer at £6.66)

Blowout: Col Vetoraz 2013 DOCG (Jeroboams, £16.95) 

SAN SEBASTIAN

Xoriguer Gin (The Whiskey Exchange, £22.65)

Gin Mare (Waitrose, £38.35)

 

 

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