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31 May 2024

Episode 628

34 minutes

This week we toast to the drinks industry with an episode all about beverages. We sit down with The Connaught Bar’s Agostino Perrone to find out why people still have a taste for classic cocktails – and what makes a memorable martini. Plus: we’re in the Basque Country to explore its historical cider production and our resident wine expert Chloé Lake introduces us to her pick for the month’s best bottle.

31 May 2024

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Chapter 1

11 minutes

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Chapter 1

‘The Connaught Bar’

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Master bartender Agostino Perrone talks to us about his new book, ‘The Connaught Bar’, and reveals what makes this spot (and its famous martini) so special.

11 minutes

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Chapter 2

9 minutes


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Chapter 2

The Basque Country’s cider-making tradition

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Monocle correspondent Michael Booth heads to the Basque Country in northern Spain to find out about its time-honoured cider production.

9 minutes

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Chapter 3

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‘The Menu’ news

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The week’s top food-and-drink headlines.

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Chapter 4

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Wine of the Month

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Our resident wine expert, Chloé Lake, introduces us to the inaugural instalment of ‘Wine of the Month’.

10 minutes

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Wine of the Month

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